10 Down Home Dishes for the Derby Races & Giveaway Winner!

It seems like there's always something fun coming along to celebrate with food! With Cinco De Mayo over ('hope it was a festive one for you!) tomorrow, May 7th marks the ever popular Kentucky Derby Races. For this fun event, invite some friends over and serve up a delicious Southern inspired meal! Not sure what to put on your menu? No worries... here are 10 Down Home Dishes for the Derby Races. By the way, read on to find out who the lucky winner is for this week's Sunday Fun Day Giveaway!...

Buttermilk Ranch Mac & Cheese

  Chicken Fried Steak & Gravy

 Tonya Holland's Buttermilk Fried Chicken

 Peach BBQ Pork Ribs

 Smothered Pork Chops

 Bourbon Sweet Potatoes with Candied Pecans

 Caramel Pecan Cupcakes

 Loaded Cornbread Muffins

 Cajun Chicken & Sausage Gumbo

 Pecan Tassies

 And finally, the winner of the Edward Marc Chocolates for this week's first Sunday Fun Day Giveaway is.... comment # 58!

Congratulations Melly! Please email me at itsjoelen(at) so I can have your chocolates shipped to you!

Stay tuned on Sunday for the next Sunday Fun Day Giveaway!


  1. Each dish looks better then the next! I am now craving that buttermilk chicken!

  2. Those caramel pecan cupcakes look perfect for the derby party I'm going to! Found it just in time for a trip to the store :)