Pine Rosin

Black Walnut Pound Cake

Sorghum Syrup

How to Make Cornmeal Mush

Pap told me his family often had cornmeal mush for breakfast, and sometimes they had it for supper too. His mother would pour leftover mush into a pan or other container and let it set up. For supper she’d slice the pieces of mush and fry it in grease. They poured sorghum syrup over it much like you’d eat pancakes. Cornmeal was readily available to folks like Pap’s family who grew their own corn for making meal as well as…

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The Streamline Cannon Ball

The Streamline Cannon Ball

For today’s Pickin and Grinnin in the Kitchen Spot I’m sharing another video from our Month of the Train Series…

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Tin Foil Wrapped Star

“Course we didn’t have any electric lights, so our Christmas trees didn’t look like they do now. We were never…

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December in Pigeon Roost

The 1974 Winter Edition of the Foxfire Magazine contains a compilation of newspaper articles written by Harvey Miller. At the…

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Riddles

  I could never figure out riddles when I was little. Actually I still can’t.  I have a cousin who…

Best Black Walnut Cake EVER!

One of my favorite things to make when the holidays roll around is an Arsh Potato Cake. The word arsh…

The Streamline Cannon Ball

I Hate That Passenger Train

For today’s Pickin and Grinnin in the Kitchen Spot I’m sharing another video from our Month of the Train Series…