Category: recipe

Pie aren’t square

I remember an old clip from The George Burns Show where Gracie is talking with a girl who is staying with them for the weekend and she is doing her homework. She says to Gracie “Pi are square” and Gracie replies “Oh silly, pie… Continue Reading “Pie aren’t square”

Want some cake old man?

Mick’s birthday is today, so it started with a big breakfast, which lead to a little nap in his favorite chair. Once we got cleaned up we headed out to just take a drive, which almost always involved driving to or past the lake.… Continue Reading “Want some cake old man?”

Snow Days

Sometimes I miss the snows I remember us getting as a kid. It seemed when a storm came through we would always end up with a foot or more of snow, and it seemed to happen several times a year. There were years that… Continue Reading “Snow Days”

Hi Punkin’

When I was a kid mom called me Punkin’. I remember asking her why and she just said “cause you’re my punkin’.” and so it was, I was Punkin. I don’t remember when she stopped calling me that. She may have called each one… Continue Reading “Hi Punkin’”

Sometimes i just get stewed

When I first moved out on my own, I moved from the little Virginia town I grew up in, and was the only home I had known for 25 years, and moved to Nashville, Tennessee. I got pretty homesick sometimes, and back then if… Continue Reading “Sometimes i just get stewed”

Peachy Moon Crisp

Crisps are named because of the crispy oat topping that they’re made with, but when Fall arrives, we think of crisp Fall evenings and the aroma of warm spices like cinnamon and nutmeg filling the kitchen. Peachy Moon Crisp Ingredients: 5-6 ripe peaches, peeled,… Continue Reading “Peachy Moon Crisp”

Hey tater

I love baked sweet potatoes, sweet potato fries, and even sweet potato casserole. I’ve made sweet potato bread and sweet potato pie, but one of my favorites might be this Sweet Potato Cornbread. Sweet Potato Cornbread Makes one 6.5 inch skillet of cornbread Ingredients:… Continue Reading “Hey tater”

Tastes like fall, y’all

Mary probably had the biggest sweet tooth of anyone I’ve ever known. She didn’t eat large portions of sweets, but she had something sweet everyday. She would make desserts from their peaches and cherries all the time, and I remember an apple dumpling once… Continue Reading “Tastes like fall, y’all”

Summer Apple rosemary cake

We keep apples in the fridge all the time. I eat one for breakfast several mornings a week because its easy to take on the road, and Mick eats one for a snack in the afternoons. I think he gets that, and many other… Continue Reading “Summer Apple rosemary cake”

the freedom to make ice cream

Growing up we didn’t spend money on fireworks to put off at the house. I think it was illegal anyway. But, we did get some sparklers and sometime fire crackers, and there were the bang snaps too which were kinda fun. However, we did… Continue Reading “the freedom to make ice cream”

The Appalachian Tale

Memories, recipes, and Tales of an Appalachian Boy.