NoogieFest at Gilda’s Club!


On October 20 the Junior League of Louisville put on an annual event for the children of Gilda’s Club. Our volunteers put together games and prizes for the kids and spent time with them for a few hours helping them celebrate Halloween! Look at our wonderful volunteers in their great costumes!

Thank you to all of our great volunteers and the committee who gave their time to put together this wonderful event!


Junior League at the St. Matthews Farmers Market













On Saturday, August 4th the Junior League of Louisville set up a booth at the St. Matthews Farmers Market located at Beargrass Christian Church.  As luck would have it, a last minute cancellation gave us a prime location right at the entrance of the Market on Shelbyville Road.  We had League volunteers pass out samples of recipes from our cookbooks, talk about the League, and how the sale of our cookbooks help fund our mission.  It was a wonderful opportunity to get out in the community and build excitement about JLL and our upcoming cookbook, Bluegrass Gatherings that will be launching in Spring 2013.  The Farmers Market was very busy and the samples were a hit, especially the Gone-in-a-Day cookies from Splendor in the Bluegrass (see recipe below).  We hope to come back to the St. Matthews Farmers Market in September and again next Spring.

Gone-in-a-Day Cookies
Splendor in the Bluegrass pg. 249












1 cup (2 sticks) margarine, softened
1 cup sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 to 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup crushed cornflakes
1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
1 cup shredded coconut
⅛ teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup vegetable oil
3 ½ to 4 cups sifted flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt

Cream the margarine, sugar and  brown sugar in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy.  Beat in the egg and vanilla.  Add the oats, cornflakes, pecans, coconut, cinnamon and oil and mix well.

Sift the flour, baking soda and salt together.  Add to the oats mixture and mix well.  Chill in refrigerator.

Shape into 1-inch balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheets and press with a fork dipped in water to flatten.  Bake at 325 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes or just until golden brown; do not overbake.  Cool on the cookie sheets for several minutes.  Remove to a wire rack to cool completely.

JLL Cookbooks


Cordon Bluegrass

This immensely popular cookbook consists of 291 recipes,including a Derby section – 6, Appetizers and Beverages – 45, soups & salads 55, entrees 60, vegetables 45, bread, eggs, cheese, pasta & rice 36, and desserts 45.  Most of these recipes were submitted by Junior League of Louisville members. The book totals 280 pages.

The success of Cordon Bluegrass funded major community impact in Louisville in the 1990s, including projects at Home of the Innocents, Cabbage Patch Settlement House, Portland Pride, Interactive Art Gallery at the JB Speed Museum, Family Place, and more.


Splendor in the Bluegrass

This cookbook has 230 recipes in a 272-page hard cover bound book and includes recipes from local chefs and restaurants including Kathy Cary, Lilly’s; John Castro, Winston’s; Agostino Gabriele, Vincenzo’s; Jim Gerhardt, The Oakroom at The Seelbach Hilton; and Lynn Winter, Lynn’s Paradise Cafe.

The cookbook includes cooking and entertainment tips and facts, a wine guide, beautiful pictures depicting Kentucky’s treasures from noted local photographers, and excerpts from well-known Kentucky authors.


COMING SOON: Bluegrass Gatherings  (Spring 2013)

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

The Junior League of Louisville works with a number of different organizations supporting the search for a cure. We partner with the Kentucky Cancer Program to have a dinner for breast cancer survivors on October 9, and the Junior League’s own Living Pink events! Living Pink will be hosting a cooking class at Gilda’s Club on October 15!

We are gathering again for the Keep In Touch retreat the weekend of November 2 where we will support survivors and victims with activities and our time.

The JLL sends our members to helped support the Pink Tie Ball, photos can be seen on their website: