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Fried Cherry Pies

It’s like a scene from an old movie about the south – a grandfather and a little boy walking out of a gas station with an RC Cola and a MoonPie, getting into a 57 Chevy and taking to the road.  It happened like that for me, but with different vittles.  Yes, I said vittles, […]

Fried Green ‘Maters

When I hear “Fried Green Tomatoes” I immediately think of the eponymous book by Fannie Flagg and the movie it was made into.  It wasn’t something we had growing up, because we raised our tomato flock (yes, flock) to be eaten red or canned.  It wasn’t until I branched away from home that I actually […]

Easy Peach Cobbler

July is halfway over, and that means Prunus Persica are everywhere. I live in the Palmetto State, which is a total misnomer. Yes, we have lots of Palmetto trees–and don’t you dare call them palm trees–you find those tall things out in California or on a beach in Hawaii. A more proper name might be […]

But I don’t want pie…

But I don’t WANT to make a pie… too much effort! It’s too hot! Every excuse is available but the fruits of the summer are upon us and it is time to get our kitchens humming. Yep, it’s rhubarb and strawberry time here at Pistachio House Northwest, finally! The sun is coming out, the weather […]

Oven BBQ Pork Ribs

I came in to pork ribs late in life.  I remember avoiding them growing up when my father would pull out the grill.  He always grilled chicken leg quarters and basted them with the hottest vinegar and pepper sauce I’ve ever tasted.  Mom and I would chow down on that while he savored an entire […]

Strawberry Pie

After corn, the next sign of summer’s bountiful harvest is when the U-Pick strawberry fields open for business.  These acres of low bushes are spotted in rural communities across the south and you can get ripe berries for not much more than $5 for a 3-4 pints.  Try finding that in the grocery store.  Plus, […]

Spring Chopped Salad

  I don’t really have a story behind this salad.  In a farm town, salads are iceberg lettuce and thousand island dressing and have croutons, shredded cheese and those mysterious and hard bacon bit things on them–definitely not healthy.  Sometimes they have hunks of leftover ham from Sunday dinner thrown in.  Unhealthy, but now palatable. […]