Gathering around good food

This time of year always brings friends and family together. Everyone is baking tasty treats, making casseroles & putting the finishing touches on the Turkey or Ham. While you are gathering around to eat good food this Holiday, we’ve got a recipe to share with you. This Spinach Artichoke Dip is always a crowd-pleaser and a good appetizer to keep everyone in high spirits before the entree arrives!

Spinach Artichoke Dip
(Feeds 15)
Adjust recipe according to guests

3lbs cream cheese softened
1/2 one red pepper
1/2  one yellow pepper
1/2 one onion
1/2 box frozen spinach (thawed)
1 3/4 cup chopped artichokes
1 tbsp salt
1 tbsp black pepper
3/4 tbsp chicken base
1 tsp garlic

Strain spinach and drain excess water. Mix all ingredients together. Voila!

Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash

“Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality.” -Washington Irving



Author: Brandi Monnett

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You spoke, we listened!

We asked our customers what they wanted to hear or see more of from us here at Bluebird and we were thrilled by many good ideas and suggestions from everyone. We would like to start off by highlighting one of our employees this week.

Valerie Baker: Operations Coordinator and Procureman

How long have you been at Bluebird?

Val: From the very beginning. In February 2018 I will have been here for 6 years.

What has been your favorite aspect of working here?

Val: Having a good work family to be around and work with.

What are you especially proud of accomplishing at this establishment?

Val: Processing on all levels. Making things run more efficiently.

What are some future endeavors you look forward to here at Bluebird?

Val: Growing our team. Everyone having their own role & working well in that role.

                                                                          Valerie Baker


I think it’s important to always keep professional and surround yourself with good people, work hard, and be nice to everyone. –Caroline Winberg



Author: Brandi Monnett

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Thanksgiving week has arrived!

Enjoy the holiday!

“An attitude of gratitude brings great things.” –Yogi Bhajan



Author: Brandi Monnett


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The Holidays are Upon Us

Here at Bluebird we get excited about the smell of fresh-cut pine trees, twinkling lights & gathering around good food.

Keep us in mind this Holiday season, we will be offering catering options to help make things run a little more smooth for you & your family. Contact Lindsay for details & planning.

Don’t forget to stop by for a Bluebird gift card, perfect for just about anyone on your shopping list!

What goes great with warm peach cobbler? Apple Cider of course! We will be offering complimentary cider throughout our dinner services this holiday season.




Author: Brandi Monnett

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Welcome to the Bluebird Cafe Blog!


We are particularly excited to announce the launch of our very first blog here at the Bluebird Cafe! We are a small farm-to-table style restaurant based in Stanford, Ky. By sharing information with readers about our restaurant & all things Bluebird, we hope to make a connection with the local community, individuals who appreciate locally-sourced fresh ingredients & any other curious observers.

Some topics you can look forward to seeing on our blog:

  • An occasional recipe from the infamous Chef Hawkins (he’s sure to keep the best to himself)
  • Up & Coming Bluebird Events, Dinners, Collaborations
  • Spotlights on our partner Marksbury Farm & other local farms we work with
  • Contests & opportunities to connect
  • Answers to commonly asked questions
  • Local events in Stanford, Ky

We want to engage our readers therefore we encourage thoughts, comments & questions.

Thank you for reading, visiting & contributing. We are excited to have you here!



Author: Brandi Monnett

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