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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”

Baking up sweet memories

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”

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… Continue Reading “In the mood for comfort food”

Yuletide Tales and Eggnog Cookies

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

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… Continue Reading “Peach Spoonbread”

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… Continue Reading “Waste Not, Want Bread”

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… Continue Reading “I had a hankerin”

The Appalachian Tale

Memories, recipes, and Tales of an Appalachian Boy.