Category: recipe

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”

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’”

The Appalachian Tale

Memories, recipes, and Tales of an Appalachian Boy.