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

Course: Side Dish

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.

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.

Cilantro Lime Carrot Slaw

Cilantro Lime Carrot Slaw

I created this from the clean pantry and fridge challenge that I put myself on for the new year. I had this ginormous bag of baby carrots that were taking up way too much room in my vegetable drawer. I used them in my first […]

Southern Green Bean Casserole

Southern Green Bean Casserole

  The Iconic Thanksgiving Side Dish This year an estimated 20 million people will make green bean casserole. The most famous version is the iconic version on the side of the Campbell’s cream of mushroom can.   Dorcas Reilly created the recipe in 1955 while […]