Paula Deen’s Lemon Blossoms

Back before she got so orange and loud and over-the-top with the butter thing, I really loved Paula Deen. The early episodes of Paula’s Home Cooking on Food Network featured some really good, down home cooking. Like many of Food Network’s cooks, she wasn’t a trained chef which made her very relatable to people watching…

Butterscotch Pie

As you may have noticed if you’re a regular around here, I am very fond of pie. It’s not as mainstream, it seems,  as cake or as trendy as cupcakes but to me, pie is the quintessential Appalachian dessert. My mom makes delicious made-from-scratch cream pies like chocolate and coconut. She doesn’t have a recipe…

Pea Salad

Pea Salad is one of those great side salads that you often see on salad bars in these parts. (The really good salad bars, you know, that have like a dozen varieties of creamy, fatty salads.) I’ve always been a fan but then I’m also a fan of peas. And salad. So pea salad is…

General Tso’s Chicken

I love Chinese food. My first experience with it came in the late 80s/early 90s when a Chinese restaurant opened in a town that neighbored my hometown. Chinatown of London, Ky was probably the first Chinese food that many people in my our area ever tried. Maybe it’s because it was the first but no…

Apple Dumplings 

This is one of my favorite recipes and one of the most popular dishes that I’ve ever served.  For years these apple dumplings were a tradition at our homecoming gatherings. People always ask for the recipe and are shocked when I tell them the ingredients include…Mountain Dew! Believe it or not, the soda and butter…

Broccoli Casserole 

Hey everyone! I hope you and yours had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Turkey Day is probably my favorite holiday. I mean, what’s not to love about a holiday that’s all about food. And thankfulness. And more food. It’s pretty awesome. We always spend Thanksgiving with my family. My mom is a wonderful cook and I look…

Fall Y’all

Summer lingered on here in Kentucky just as long as it could but Fall has finally nudged the door open enough to take residence. I love this time of year and I fear that due to its late arrival, Fall won’t stick around long. But weather here is crazy so who knows?  As homemaking goes,…