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Dana Seelig

CoffeeTree Books welcomes author and chef Dayna Seelig as she shares recipes from her newest cookbook on Thursday, Oct. 10, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

“Kentucky Spirited Treasures: Bourbon, Wine and ‘Shine” is a collection of appetizers, main dishes, and desserts that use one or more spirits to enhance the dish and create a uniquely Kentucky creation. Thirty-three of the 60 plus recipes are appetizers and main dishes. Each recipe includes a picture as well as tips and tricks to ensure success.

All recipes are carefully chosen and tested using Kentucky spirits. They include both new creations and family favorites.

Seelig is a retired professor of 27 years from Morehead State University. She was raised to appreciate traditional southern cuisine that included canning, preserving and cooking with her grandmothers. She was raised in Lexington and on a thoroughbred horse farm in Flemingsburg. Cooking and baking provide a relaxing outlet for her creative energies and she loves to watch her friends and family enjoy each other around a table of food.

She lives in Mt. Sterling with her husband, Mike. Both sons, Rian Brown and Justin Brown, are wonderful cooks and have their own specialty items. And the tradition is being passed along to the next generation. The first question their two grandchildren, Hadlee and Quinn Brown, ask as soon as they come to her house is, “What do we get to bake today?”

Dayna can be followed at www.kentuckyspiritedchef.com, Kentucky Spirited Chef on Facebook, and @kyspiritedchef on Twitter.

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