Category: Desserts

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’”

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”

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”

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”

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”

Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries

A few years ago Mick and I stopped at a little store we like to go to for spices I need for pickling and they have some great kitchen gadgets. There is also usually a donut stand outside making fresh donuts that are the… Continue Reading “Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries”

The Appalachian Tale

Memories, recipes, and Tales of an Appalachian Boy.