She’ll be Comin’ ‘Round the Mountain

My great granny was a proper southern woman.Full of grit, faith, and I don't think I ever saw her without lipstick and painted fingernails.Her kisses were inigmatically sharp and abrasive! She smelled of peppermint and stale cigarette smoke. And I loved my granny so so so much!My great grandfather built their home on a hill … Continue reading She’ll be Comin’ ‘Round the Mountain

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Christmas Dinner Menu

One of my favorite parts of the holiday season is the sharing of recipes and food. Preparing and eating dishes I know my great granny or friends have made and enjoyed is heart-warming to me. Not quite like having them with me for dinner, but it's as close as I can get in some cases. … Continue reading Christmas Dinner Menu

Rainy Autumn Saturday

It has been raining here literally since I woke up at 7:45 this morning (likely before) and still hasn't let up. As such, we set about indoor activities today. My son went with our good friends (and incidentally his favorite sitter) for a fun day at the pumpkin patch and a costume party. I don't … Continue reading Rainy Autumn Saturday

Pork Roast Double Take

 I'm all about economical food without sacrificing nutrition. As such, on the menu for this week was a pork roast. I got the Boston Butt cut, and cooked it in the Crock-Pot for 6 hours on high. To season it, I dry-rubbed it with salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and chili powder, and to … Continue reading Pork Roast Double Take

Troubleshooting Sourdough Starter

He humbled you by letting you go hungry; then He gave you manna to eat, which you and your fathers had not known, so that you might learn that man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the LORD.  -Deuteronomy 8:3 And thank goodness for that! … Continue reading Troubleshooting Sourdough Starter

Why Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts Suck

There have been a lot of financial changes in our household within the last month. My husband quit his electrician apprenticeship in order to be home with us more and focus on finishing his seminary degree. Praise God, I had been praying for a way for him to be home with us more and not … Continue reading Why Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts Suck

Multiplying Pasta with Meat Sauce

​Jesus took the five loaves and two fish, looked up toward heaven, and blessed them. Then, breaking the loaves into pieces, he kept giving the bread to the disciples so they could distribute it to the people. He also divided the fish for everyone to share. Mark 6:41, NLT I don't know how God does … Continue reading Multiplying Pasta with Meat Sauce

Thunder and Lighting Recipe

I referenced this in my pickle post and realized some may have no idea what I was talking about. So, for your culinary benefit, here's a thunder and lightning recipe. There's really no wrong way to do this one and it's always delicious. *Can be made a few days in advance and keeps well in the fridge … Continue reading Thunder and Lighting Recipe

How I Clean Cast Iron 

Everyone I've ever spoken to says, "NEVER CLEAN YOUR CAST IRON SKILLET!!"  What they actually mean is don't wash your cast iron with soap and water, coarse brushes, or abrasive cleaners. The truth is, cast iron occasionally gets a bit dirty. Some may say that a cast iron skillet that is appropriately seasoned will never … Continue reading How I Clean Cast Iron