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Appalachian Food

Tore Biscuits or Split Biscuits

Last week’s Crumble or Pour post made me study on other important bread matters. You know like whether you should tear your biscuits before dousing them with gravy or split them open. It took me a good 15 years of marriage to realize The Deer Hunter splits his biscuits while I tear mine in little pieces. After I realized the biscuit discrepancy in our marriage I was left wondering who taught me to tear my biscuits and who taught The…

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Crumble or Pour First?

“My friend Elliott Miller was hospitalized. During his recovery, one of the first meals he ordered from the hospital menu…

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Cooking by Lamp Light

“There was no electricity in those days, so we carried oil lamps from room to room and cooked in the…

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Apples at Christmas

The Deer Hunter came in carrying a huge box of apples the other day. One of the suppliers in town…

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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…

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…

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Butternut Squash Frittata

The girls brought in some butternut squash someone gave them a few weeks back. I was looking for something simple…

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Apple Bread

I found this recipe for Apple Bread in Duane Oliver’s cookbook “Won’t You Stay for Supper? More Hazel Creek &…