The Kentucky Hot Brown sandwich was created at the Brown Hotel in Louisville in the 1920’s. It is a true Louisville original, an open-face turkey sandwich covered in creamy mornay sauce, and garnished with tomatoes and bacon. I first tasted a hot brown after my triplets were born. Neighbors and parishioners from our church prepared […]
Favorite American Recipes
After spending over 20 years living in America I've learned to cook many American dishes. Trust me, my kids vote for mac 'n cheese more often than Mom's trusted Irish mashed potatoes. I celebrate my adopted home of Kentucky with my "Kentucky Hot Brown" recipe and I'll share other American family favorites in the coming months and years.
The first time I ever tasted a corned beef brisket was in Elmira, New York at a St. Patrick’s Day party in 1988. Many people asked if it tasted just like my mom’s corned beef. They were astonished to learn we don’t eat corned beef and cabbage in Ireland. In Ireland we tend to pair […]
Memories of Sunday dinners in my Irish childhood home always involved a roast, either roast beef, pork or chicken. My mom roasted meat in the oven, then made gravy separately on the stove top. When I came to America my aunt, who immigrated here from Ireland back in the 1940’s, introduced me to the most […]