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The Appalachian Tale
I am here chasing my Tale.
I am here chasing my Tale.
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The store beneath the stairs
When I was at Toms Brook Elementary, the downstairs was 1st through 4th grade and the upstairs was like Jr. High with 5th through 7th grade. We didn't mix the two much unless we had to go to the gym, cafeteria, or the principal's office. When we got to go u...
The store beneath the stairs
The store beneath the stairs
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When I bought my first house there were a few fruit trees, wild blackberries and a blueberry bush on the property. I got a couple of pears the first year, but the apple trees were still too young to produce. The peach tree died of something and fell over on...
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Appalachians are the salt of the earth
Last week I went to New York City for work. It was the first time I had been and it was a bit overwhelming at first. I had always wanted to go and am very grateful for the opportunity. We went for a food show, one of the biggest it seems. One of the things ...
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In preparation for a barn raising
We spent most of the weekend working outside, in between the storms, relocating many of our shrubs, bushes, and plants in preparation for our next project. Work like that makes me feel more connected to grandmaw Barton. She was always working in her yard. S...
In preparation for a barn raising
In preparation for a barn raising
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When reaching the peak, don't weep.
I've said it many times, my mom didn't cook much. That doesn't mean that she wasn't a good cook. One of her greatest cooking talents was making meringue. She always achieved that perfect peak. But, I only remember her making meringue for one thing... her Fl...
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Grandmaw's handwritten recipes
I told you a couple of weeks ago on social media that I had an announcement to make and if you hadn't already guessed what it was, its that I am writing a cookbook to go along with this blog! I know I told several of you and I've made small mentions of it, ...
Grandmaw's handwritten recipes
Grandmaw's handwritten recipes
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Who got the White Chocolate Bunny?
Happy Easter, everyone! I hope it's been a great day for you, filled with family and fun. We had Mick's family over, as we do most holidays. We fixed a ham, mashed potatoes & gravy, Mick's now famous baked beans, green beans, my potato salad and deviled egg...
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Waste Not, Want Bread
O ne of the things that you learn growing up poor, is to not waste anything if you can help it. And, it seems that whatever you turn something into, comes out even better. We used to get bananas all the time growing up, being about the cheapest fruit you ca...
Waste Not, Want Bread
Waste Not, Want Bread
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I called it!!
Growing up in a large family, you rarely have anything that you can call your own. So when you have an opportunity, you grab it as quickly as you can. Since I was the youngest, my brothers always seemed to have the upper hand. I always got hand-me-downs for...
I called it!!
I called it!!
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