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Appalachian Food

Butter and Cheese

Churned Butter and Cottage Cheese “We used dairy products in a variety of ways. Whole milk, skim milk, buttermilk, and clabbered milk were part of our daily diet. Even “Blue John” (skim milk that has turned sour) was used in breads and gravies when the whole milk had to be saved for churning. On Stoney Fork, if we wanted to describe people in the very depths of poverty, we would say they ate cornbread and Blue John gravy for breakfast.…

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Easy Cinnamon Cake

One of my friends at work shared this easy peasy recipe with me. She said it was perfect when you…

Streak-ed Meat

Cornbread, green onions, and streak-ed meat streaked bacon, streaked meat, streaked middling, streaky lean noun Same as striped meat. A…

Sweet Potato Pie Memories

“I used to make the best sweet potato pie you ever put your tooth on. Sweet potato pie is wonderful!…

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Breakfast

Breakfast My parents were up early, as there was a lot to be done in the day. We had a…

Lemon Loaf Cake

I recently stumbled upon a recipe for lemon olive oil cake. With the hopes of spring on my mind I…

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Bread in Appalachia

Biscuits, Cornpone, and Cracklin’ Bread – More Than Moonshine – Sydney Saylor Farr “People in almost any country in the…

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Amish Fruit Cake

On a regular basis my computer desktop get so cluttered with files that I can’t find anything. Eventually I get…

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Dishpan Pie

“You know, we didn’t have no cans to can nothing in. We dried our blackberries, and in the winter, we’d…

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Corn Pudding

I had never eaten corn pudding until a few years back when one of our friends made it for a…