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

Cuisine: Southern

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.

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 […]

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.

Heirloom Tomato & Blue Cheese Brunch Tart

Heirloom Tomato & Blue Cheese Brunch Tart

Spring is Getting Closer in the South Sundays are the perfect day for a great brunch. With Spring right around the corner the Alpharetta Farmers Market will soon be open. My favorite spring items are the tomatoes. I really love the fresh green tomatoes, but […]

Super Easy Crock Pot Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Super Easy Crock Pot Pulled Pork Sandwiches

My favorite way to make pulled pork is on my smoker, low and slow. After traveling the first of the week for my day job and then a day of jury duty, I don’t have the time. Not to mention that the polar vortex even […]

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 […]