Jockeys and Juleps

I will be the first to say I love an excuse for a good party, but especially when it involves juleps and and perfect paper from Dixie-Design Collective. When you combine Southern Hospitality with long-established traditions you end up with charm filled soirée! I wanted to share my love for the Derby (fun fact, those ribbons and horses are mine from when I used to ride) with those planning their own gatherings this year! I’ve incorporated culture from derbies past to bring you winning circle inspiration! What a fabulous time I had designing and styling this shoot, not to mention working with some talented vendors! From the Hot-Brown Bites, to the Churchill Downs water color cookies, every detail of this collaboration was perfection. I hope y’all love the details and Southern recipes as much as I do.

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Southern Style Deviled Eggs

  • 6 Eggs
  • 1⁄4 Cup Blue Plate Mayonnaise
  •  3 Tablespoons Yellow Mustard
  •  1 Tablespoon Sweet Pickle Relish
  • Dash of Cayenne pepper
  • Dash of Salt
  • Dash of Pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon Paprika (For Tops)
  1. Boil Eggs then rinse with cool water and peel.
  2. Cut eggs in half (lengthwise). Use a spoon to remove yolk into mixing bowl.
  3. Stir in cayenne pepper, mayonnaise, mustard, salt and pepper. Add additional parts of ingredients as needed.
  4. Fill whites with egg yolk mixture, heaping it lightly.  I sometimes spoon the mixture into a piping bag or plastic bag with trimmed edge to fill the whites.
  5. Sprinkle the tops with paprika and refrigerate before serving.


Hot Brown Bites

  • 2 Packages of Phyllo Tart Shells
  • 1 Cup Turkey (Finely Chopped)
  • 1 Cup Cherry Tomatoes (Diced) and a few for the tops of each tart
  • 2 Tablespoons of Captain Rodney’s Boucan Glaze
  • ½ Cup of Shredded Parmesan Cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons of Mayonnaise
  • 6 Slices of Bacon (Chopped)
  1.  Cook bacon according to package details and chop.
  2. Combine, tomatoes, cheese, mayonnaise, turkey, glaze and bacon in a mixing bowl. Mix well.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  4. Place phyllo shells on a lined cookie sheet. Spoon in mixture and top each tart with two additional tomato pieces.
  5. Bake for 10 minutes or until bubbly. Serve warm!


Cheese Straws

  • 1 Cup Butter
  • 2 Cups of Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • 2 Cups All-purpose flour
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Table salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon Worcestershire
  • 2 Cups Rice Krispies
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine cheese and butter. Next, whisk together flour, salt and cayenne mixture.
  3. With mixer on low add flour mixture to cheese mixture until combined.
  4. Remove from mixer and add Rice Krispies and Worcestershire. Use a large spoon or clean hands to thoroughly combine ingredients. If you feel like it is too dry ad a tablespoon of water.
  5. Scoop out (using a cookie scoop) a tablespoon of the mixture onto a lined baking sheet.
  6. With your hand roll into straw shapes. Flatten each straw with a flour dipped fork.
  7. Bake 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  8. Let cool thoroughly before serving.


Mint Julep

  • 2 oz. of Bourbon (We use Woodford Reserve)
  • 1/2 oz. Simple Syrup
  • 3 Fresh Mint Leaves
  • Crushed Ice
  1. Rub the mint around on the inside of the julep cup or glass.  Add simple syrup, bourbon and crushed ice. 
  2. Stir well and garnish with extra ice and mint.



Cake by Ashley Mac's

Cookies by Reabakes

Paper by Dixie-Design Collective

Photos by Lauren Bryant Photograhy

Design, Styling and Florals by Huckleberry Collective