Category: recipe

In the mood for comfort food

This weekend it has been rainy and cold. I don’t think we’ve been outside the house for more than an hour total. It’s been a great weekend to just stay in and cook. Mick talked to his mom this morning and the first thing…

Gristmill Gravy

Ingredients: 3 tablespoons bacon grease 1 cup cornmeal 1 cup buttermilk (or whole milk) 1 cup hot water salt & pepper to taste Directions: After frying bacon, or using reserved bacon grease, get the grease hot over med-high heat. Add cornmeal and stir until…

The proof is in the Cornbread

The proof is in the cornbread.

It’s a homemade candy kind of Christmas

It’s been a few years since I’ve made candy for Christmas. Mick’s mom gave me her recipe for fudge and I did make that last year. So, that was definitely on the list of candy to make. I made a batch of Moonmallows the…

Yuletide Tales and Eggnog Cookies

These eggnog cookies taste like Christmas, but when you bake them your whole house smells like Christmas!

Cinnamon Rolls aren’t hard, unless you want them to be

As I continue working on my cookbook, I find myself getting distracted by the idea of coming up with new recipes. When my aunt gave me so many of my grandmaw’s recipes she mentioned her cinnamon rolls. We didn’t find a recipe for them…

June’s Prapple Crisp

June made us Apple and Pear Crisp, so of course we renamed it Prapple Crisp!

Peach Spoonbread

I’ve worked in or around restaurants nearly all my working life. My first job was at The Virginian Truck Stop where I did everything from clean the bathrooms to prep, bussing tables, and washing dishes. Even when my primary job was not with a…

The mighty blueberry bush

When I bought my first house there were a few fruit trees, wild blackberries and a blueberry bush on the property. I got a couple of pears the first year, but the apple trees were still too young to produce. The peach tree died…

Grandmaw’s handwritten recipes

I told you a couple of weeks ago on social media that I had an announcement to make and if you hadn’t already guessed what it was, its that I am writing a cookbook to go along with this blog! I know I told…

Waste Not, Want Bread

One of the things that you learn growing up poor, is to not waste anything if you can help it. And, it seems that whatever you turn something into, comes out even better. We used to get bananas all the time growing up, being…

I had a hankerin

Last night I was hankerin for some No Bake Cookies, so I got things started. However, I soon realized that I didn’t have everything I needed, like enough cocoa or enough oatmeal. It’s kind of hard to make them without those 2 things. I…