Category: recipe

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”

buttermilk peach skillet custard

Last week I had some peaches that we picked up in South Carolina that I needed to use up. I had a cobbler recipe that I worked on last year, which my mother-in-law really likes, but I wanted to try something new, and I… Continue Reading “buttermilk peach skillet custard”

If you like it, it’s because I put a ring on it.

Well, here it is…. Valentine’s Day. Remember when we were kids in elementary school and we had to get Valentines for every kid in the class, even those you didn’t like? Then when we got older it got a little more serious and you… Continue Reading “If you like it, it’s because I put a ring on it.”

Hey dumplin’

The other day a friend asked me if chicken and dumplings could be made like a pot pie. I said, why not. I had made a few other pot pies so I thought about it for a couple of days and made it for… Continue Reading “Hey dumplin’”

I retired from the game, but not the party.

My dad used to yell at the tv while he watched something that I had no interest in. If it made him that mad, why in the world would I want to watch it. That was my first introduction to football. When I was… Continue Reading “I retired from the game, but not the party.”

Pennies, Dollars, & Gold Pot Pie

In the Appalachia’s there are lots of superstitions and traditions that many people still hold on to today. Who knows if people still believe in them, but it does keep us connected to our past and to one another. Mary used to always have… Continue Reading “Pennies, Dollars, & Gold Pot Pie”

Thanksgiving Leftovers Pot Pie

If you are like us, you make more food than you can eat for Thanksgiving. Even though leftovers are part of the holiday, a couple of days of them and you are ready for a change. That’s where we are now. There is still… Continue Reading “Thanksgiving Leftovers Pot Pie”

Jimmy and the Mighty Peach

Charlie and Mary had a couple of peach trees on their property, along with a cherry tree, strawberry patch, and a huge garden. Between that and the hunting and foraging they did, they provided most of their own food. There was only one food… Continue Reading “Jimmy and the Mighty Peach”

Squash Pie

Growing your own food, or helping grow it like we do with Mick’s parents, means there is usually plenty to go around. We put up all we can by canning, pickling, and freezing. But, not all of it gets put up. I love to… Continue Reading “Squash Pie”

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Memories, recipes, and Tales of an Appalachian Boy.