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Win, Place, Show: 3 Derby Day Sweets

There are three crucial skills every Kentucky born-and-bred lady acquires by the time she reaches the age of dinner parties and cocktail hours: how to mix up a stellar mint julep, how to pick out the perfect hat for the Kentucky Derby, and how to make at least one of the official sweet indulgences of the Run for the Roses. If you're looking to add a touch of authentic Kentucky flair to your derby party this year, whip up one of these boozy and butter rich desserts or candies while figuring out how to bet a box trifecta on your favorite horse. More

Preserved: Chocolate Pear Jam

I am a firm believer that chocolate counts as a breakfast food. So when I saw the recipe for Chocolate Pear Jam in Mary Tregellas' book, Homemade Preserves & Jams, I knew I had to make my own version immediately. To give the recipe my own spin, I added a big splash of amaretto. The flavor combination of rich chocolate, juicy pear, and nutty almond is absolutely incredible. More

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