From "The Real McCoy," Benita McCoy-Lyons, welcome to Kentucky Scratch Cooking.
As a direct descendant of the infamous Hatfield-McCoy Feud, Benita let's you in on a chance to know a thing or two about the McCoys. In fact, her great-great Grandfather was the first person killed in the feud; and his son shot the last shot with a Winchester rifle. She now has the lever action 1800’s gun from the Smithsonian Institute Archives; which was handed down to her through her ancestors.
Benita would be happy these days if everyone who knows about the famous feud also knew about the Rich Culinary Tradition of her native Appalachia. Scroll below to find out more.
Benita McCoy-Lyons - Kentucky Author and writer of Kentucky Scratch Cooking
Benita learned some of the recipes from her McCoy ancestors. A gift handed down from each generation of the McCoys to another; The love for good old-fashioned cooking. "Scratch Cooking," that is.
Scratch Cooking 2 contains many secret recipes of the McCoy ancestors and their friends. Recipes like biscuits & gravy, fried apple pies, Aunt Loretta's corn pudding, and good old shuckie beans, red pepper relish, bread and butter pickles and more...like the pictures below of Joan's Maple Teriyaki Salmon Fillets with Tarter Sauce and Fresh Green Beans, Lex Wright Salad and Kushaw Pie. Even the REAL story of what happened between the Hatfields and the McCoys.
Joan's Maple Teriyaki Salmon Fillets with Tarter Sauce and Fresh Green Beans-page 150 and page 19 of Scratch Cooking 2
Lex Wright Salad - page 175 of Scratch Cooking 2
Kushaw Pie - page 46 of Scratch Cooking 2
Check back often to discover on-line recipes for 2013!
Benita McCoy-Lyons (4th generation McCoy) has been the resident Chef for WKYT-TV in Lexington, KY since 2005.
Video archives of these segments can be seen on WKYT.Com Get real recipes, with real food, real recipe tips and real ideas from of course "The Real McCoy," Benita McCoy-Lyons serving up those recipes from her heritage and family for generations.
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