Monday, December 21, 2015

Henry Bain Sauce

This one is for all you Louisvillians who love this super tasty but often very expensive to purchase sauce. The sauce originated with the headwaiter of the famous Pendennis Club right here in Louisville. If you are not a Louisvillian and love a sweet and spicy steak sauce, this one is a must try.

Henry Bain Sauce

1 (8-ounce) bottle chutney
1 (14-ounce) bottle ketchup
1 (12-ounce) bottle chili sauce
1 (11-ounce) bottle steak sauce
1 (10-ounce) bottle Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon hot sauce

Process chutney in a blender or food processor until smooth. Add ketchup and next four ingredients and process until blended. Chill at least 2 hours.

Note: For testing purposes only Majors Grey's Chutney and A-1 Steak Sauce were used.

HINTS: This recipe makes a large batch. Purchase some nice glass or plastic containers from your local dollar store, tie a pretty ribbon around the top and give as thank you gifts for Christmas. 

Great on steak, chicken, or pork. 

Works well as a condiment or marinade.
The original recipe was published in Southern Living Magazine is January 2001.

This is my most requested dessert.  I don’t make one I make at least 2 at a time and there is always a fuss because someone ALWAYS wants more! 


 1 Keebler Shortbread crust  
 8 ounces milk-chocolate pieces (Hershey Kisses, Dove pieces)
 3 tablespoons milk
12 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
½ cup confectioners’ sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla (I add more)
1 ½ pint baskets of strawberries, rinsed, dried and tops cut off
1/3 cup seedless blackberry jam

Melt the chocolate pieces and 3 tablespoons milk in a glass bowl in the microwave until melted, being careful not to get it too hot and stirring every 30-45 seconds.  Pour mixture into crust and spread to level.
Refrigerate until firm to the touch. 

Blend together the cream cheese, confectioners’ sugar, and vanilla until smooth.  Spread evenly over the chocolate layer in the crust. 

Arrange strawberries on top of the cheese layer, pointed ends up. 

Melt the jam in a glass bowl on low in the microwave.  Brush or drizzle the jam over the strawberries. 


Use a very sharp knife to cut and you can top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings if desired. 

I try to source all of my recipes.  This one came from a magazine over 20 years ago.  I no longer have the clipping, only a had written recipe.  Enjoy! 

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Buffalo Flavored Pretzels

Buffalo Flavored Pretzels

Looking for an easy snack idea for the holidays besides a different flavor of Chex Mix.  These pretzels are always a huge hit!.  Keep the recipe handy for the next tailgate and they are a must for your Super Bowl Party.