The most famous Derby Eve party in Kentucky is the Barnstable-Brown party in Louisville, hosted by twins Priscilla and Patricia, once know as the Doublemint Gum twins of TV commercial fame. This is the party where the late Anna Nicole Smith met photographer, Larry Birkhead a few years ago. My invitation must have gotten lost in the mail because I didn't receive one. Oh well, no problem, I just heard on TV I can tune in tonight to see a live broadcast.
Still planning your Derby Party? Here is another recipe for you.
2 Cups sharp cheddar cheese, grated
6 Tabsp. butter, melted
1 Cup flour, sifted
2 Tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cayenne pepper
Cream the cheese and butter in a mixer at slow speed. Mix in the remaining ingrediends. Place on a cutting board, patdown flat and cut into 4 inch strips. Place on a well greased baking sheet so they do not touch. Bake at 325 degrees for about 25 minutes or until they are crisp and dry (not brown).