November 25, 2015

This was quite a challenge to put together on account of how we just wanted to get to the eatin’ part of this recipe. So, I apologize if any of these photos are blurry or look rushed. We were rushed!

I suspect this French Toast is about as close to eating apple pie for breakfast as you can get. In fact, I might just pick this over apple pie if I had to choose betwixt the two. This recipe has evolved over time and I’m pretty sure we finally hit perfection. It boggles the mind. And don’t be surprised if you find yourself staring at an empty plate just a few short seconds after you sat down to eat it. My wife and I sat ther...

November 24, 2015

I’ve been making bread now for about 35 years and, I tell you what, there is nothing like homemade bread hot out of the oven with butter. Mmm mm! And this particular bread is really something. Your grandma would be mighty proud of this here recipe.



Now, I use a KitchenAid mixer to make my bread. It really kneads the dough up just right. If you don’t have one, though, you can do it all by hand…which I recommend if you're stressed or angry. It’s actually quite "therapedic."


Okay, let's begin...



2 tbsp yeast

2 tbsp sugar

2 cups of filtered room temperature water (not tap water)

1/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup cold pressed o...

November 18, 2015

In the fall and winter, tasty meals surround us all season long. One of my favorites is a dish that fits the cold weather occasion perfectly. When the leaves turn and start to fall, and that morning chill fills the air, I always get excited to cook this meal. Now, if you're not willing or able to tackling a turkey this year, chicken and cornbread dressing makes a fantastic Thanksgiving alternative. So, get out your pots and pans! Thanksgiving is right around the corner!!

I like starting this dish the night before, and this is a great method if you're trying to keep things as stress-free as possible. You can do all of...

November 12, 2015

I wanted to introduce y'all to a very special lady in my life. Now, she's not THE most special lady in my life--that's my wife--but she still inhabits a very special room in my heart, a room filled to the brim with music.


This is my banjo, Louise. She's a Gibson Masterton, Earl Scruggs Custom made banjo. Only two were ever made and I'm very proud of her. Earl himself signed the inside of it. After the Gibson company made it for me, Porter Wagoner took me to meet Earl, and got him to sign the inside of the banjo. That was a real highlight in my life to meet the master of the 5-string banjo. I did have a photo of that m...

November 11, 2015

I wanted to send out a very special thank you to all of our veterans. This is a Civil War song that my wife and I wrote some time back. I wanted to share it today as a tribute to all of the brave men and women, past and present, who have served and sacrificed for this great country. John 15:13




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