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”
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.”
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”
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”
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”
In the Shenandoah Valley, summer was full of warm breezes. We didn’t have an air conditioner until I was much older, so we stayed outside in the evenings as long as we could, usually way past dark. Mom would hang blankets over the windows… Continue Reading “Chasin’ Fireflies”
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!
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”
The proof is in the cornbread.