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Simple Life, Simple Food, All Inspired by my Appalachian Roots

Recipes

Southwest Spicy Pimento Cheese

Southwest Spicy Pimento Cheese

I remember eating pimento cheese as a child, the kind that comes in a tub from the dairy section, but it didn’t really come into it’s own with me until I moved south. I first rediscovered it when I lived in Knoxville, TN but it […]

West Virginia Hot Dog Chili

West Virginia Hot Dog Chili

Growing up in the Southern West Virginia Coal Fields, We ate a lot of hot dogs in the summer. West Virginia’s love their hot dogs, but they also have a distinct style. This Chili is my Mom’s recipe one the favorite summer recipes, soon to be yours as well.

WV Hot Dog Slaw

WV Hot Dog Slaw

If you lived south of the fabled slaw line in West Virginia, you ate slaw on your hot dogs. This slaw was a favorite of many a generation in our home town at the baseball park and will soon become your go to for summer cookouts as well.

Brussel Sprouts with Butternut Squash

Brussel Sprouts with Butternut Squash

This oven roasted Brussel sprouts with butternut squash side dish is loaded with all of the wonderful fall flavors. Fresh cranberries, apples, pecans and bacon. It makes a great side for a fall weekend dinner or a great addition to your Thanksgiving table.

Pecan Smoked Bourbon Peach Cobbler

Pecan Smoked Bourbon Peach Cobbler

This easy to make pecan smoked bourbon peach cobble is a great way to end a summer cookout with friends. It will quickly become a go to that will bring the fresh cast of Southern summer to your back yard.

Lemon Dill Caper Sea Food Sauce

Lemon Dill Caper Sea Food Sauce

This has long been my go to sauce when I was making anything seafood. I have made it for over 18 years now. I believe I watched someone make some variation of it on the food network many years ago. I have always made it […]

Healthy & Hearty Vegetable Soup

Healthy & Hearty Vegetable Soup

On a cold crisp day there is nothing that makes you feel warmer inside than a great bowl of soup. This bowl of hearty and healthy fresh vegetable soup is full of flavor and easy to put together. It will leave you feeling warm and satisfied and give you a healthy new start to the weekend.

Orange Bourbon Cranberry Sauce

Orange Bourbon Cranberry Sauce

It’s Tuesday and Thanksgiving is only days away, but it’s a great day to go ahead and make the Cranberry sauce. It will take one thing off your plate on the big day. Cranberry sauce has been getting a bad rap lately. When made from […]

Southern Cast Iron Skillet Buttermilk Cornbread

Southern Cast Iron Skillet Buttermilk Cornbread

This classic southern cast iron skillet corn bread will become your go to side for all things warm and comforting this fall.

Authentic Diner Style Breakfast Potatoes

Authentic Diner Style Breakfast Potatoes

There is nothing that I love more than breakfast when it comes to food. Its hands down my favorite meal of the day. If I have to eat breakfast out I always try to find an old style diner. If it has a counter and […]