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”
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”
Mary made Rice Pudding and bread pudding all the time. It was creamy and sweet and seemed to take forever to make. It probably didn’t but something that good was hard to wait for. Sometimes she would serve it warm, but usually, it was… Continue Reading “Baking up sweet memories”
You scream, I scream, we all scream for snowcream!
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… Continue Reading “Cinnamon Rolls aren’t hard, unless you want them to be”
June made us Apple and Pear Crisp, so of course we renamed it Prapple Crisp!
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… Continue Reading “Peach Spoonbread”
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… Continue Reading “The mighty blueberry bush”
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… Continue Reading “Grandmaw’s handwritten recipes”
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… Continue Reading “Waste Not, Want Bread”