Chicken & Dumplings~~West Virginia Style
Another Civil War could erupt over what makes up a dumpling! In some places, it's an egg noodle. In other places, it's a thicker "slippery" noodle. In my part of the country, it's a spoonful of cooked biscuit dough. Short on time? I've got some shortcuts to share with you, too. =^..^=
Mama's Appalachian Corn Bread Recipe
I'm not exactly sure why but women in Appalachia are expected to cook. I don't know if it's DNA or cultural expectations, not sure...it's just something we all in this family were expected to know how to do. Though women's roles have changed along with the rest of the country, knowing how to cook these old recipes still survives. But I have a girlfriend, raised right here, who has never learn to really cook. Her husband said he knew she was no cook when they were dating because anytime he…
Preacher Cookies (Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies)
The other day I made what we call, "Preacher Cookies". My family used to make them for pot lucks at church all the time. I guess that's why we call them Preacher Cookies. Quick, easy, and fast recipe to make with no baking. Here's our old recipe for them. Preacher Cookies Preacher Cookies or Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies 1 stick butter or margarine 2 cups of sugar 4 tablespoons of cocoa 1/2 cup milk 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup peanut butter (sometimes I like to use the crunchy) 3 cups quick…
Comfort food: Traditional Appalachian mountain recipes to warm the body & soul
In the childhood days of my father and mother, winter was not a particularly pleasant time. Staying alive in the rough mountains was neither easy nor a situation to be taken lightly.