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Appalachian Food

Honey Nut Bread

We’ve been enjoying some really good honey in the Blind Pig House. First: Chitter went to visit family friend Larry Stalcup and picked up some of his honey to sweeten the hot tea she’s been drinking this winter. Second: Blind Pig reader, Evan, gifted us with some of his Daddy’s honey. I guess  you could say we’ve been in honey heaven. My favorite way to eat honey is mixed with butter and slathered on a hot biscuit. If you’ve never…

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traditional drink for 12th Night the eve of Epiphany

Have you ever drank Lamb’s Wool?

A couple years back I found an interesting apple drink in my favorite Appalachian Cook book: Sidney Saylor Farr’s More Than Moonshine. The recipe…

Best recipe for Coconut Macaroons

Easy Recipe for Coconut Macaroons

  I’ve always loved anything coconut. Pap was crazy about it too, I think that’s where my great love for…

orange slice cake

Orange Slice Cake for Christmas

Paul, Tipper, Granny Gazzie, and Steve – Christmas 1980s When the girls were small and couldn’t find something they wanted to…

Christmas Ambrosia or Fruit Salad

Ambrosia at Christmas Time

Many folks in the mountains of Appalachian don’t think it would be Christmas without Ambrosia. Granny always made fruit salad…

Souse Meat and Liver Mush

Souse Meat and Liver Mush

Canned sausage  “Mountain Cooking” by John Parris Souse Meat and Liver Mush – Laurel Branch Hog-killin time in the hills…

Sydney Saylor Farr more than moonshine

Butchering Day was a Social Occasion

  More Than Moonshine – Appalachian Recipes and Recollections by Sidney Saylor Farr “Meats: Game and Tame Butchering time during…

the tradition of butchering hogs in appalachia

Hog Killin Weather

  One of my favorite cold sayings is cold enough to kill hogs or the variation cold enough to hang…

Janet Smart cooking with family

Cooking With Family

Instead of sharing one recipe with you today, I’m going to share a whole book full! I first met Janet…

Apple peel pie

Applepeel Pie

“Apples was scarce one year. Real scarce. My grandmother had a half bushel of apples. She canned the apples, and…