Paul Newman Cake

Long before we had recipe blogs or social media or even Food Network, recipes made the rounds the old fashioned way-by being handed off to friends, family, co-workers, or anyone else who might ask. My mother has dozens of recipes that were carefully and loving typed by a co-worker on a typewriter in the mid-70s,…

Soup Beans

No food represents Appalachian cooking more than the humble pinto bean. Known as soup beans to most of us around here, these yummy legumes are filling, ¬†affordable, and easily stored which made them an excellent choice for our ancestors who passed this dish down generation after generation. As a child, I alternated between eating them…