Four Mile Ridge Weekend Food Forecast, Week 4

Merry Christmas from our “neck of the woods!” It’s the most wonderful time of the year! And the perfect weekend for a sharing seafood, in case the holiday has you feeling a bit “crabby.” Chicken Chesapeake (linked) is my all-time most popular recipe on my blog and a Four Mile Ridge favorite. This is the … Continue reading

Four Mile Ridge Weekend Food Forecast, Week 3

The Christmas season is upon us, but the weather continues to feel like spring on Four Mile Ridge.  Usually we’ve had a few snow days (my favorite, btw) by now and I’ve been doing soups and roasts, stews and loving every minute of it.  But, who knows how long these temperatures will last, so I’m … Continue reading

Chocolate-Cherry Blizzard Cookies

I am just praising the Good Lord above that I survived this week. Teachers deserve Hazard Pay these last few weeks before Christmas.  Somedays, there just isn’t enough Ibuprofen.  I owe every teacher in the building at least two. I have donned my comfiest of comfy pants, JT is napping (no nap at school today … Continue reading

Triple Chocolate S’mores and Hot Cocoa Super-Stuffed Cookies – 2015 People’s Choice Cookie

Soft.  Chewy.  Chocolatey. And a #fourmileridge original recipe.  Support your local blogger!  Add the link for this recipe to the Christmas cookie folder on your computer.  Or print it and add it your binder.  Who says all holiday cookies have to be traditional?  The perfect complement to a cuppa Joe, or your favorite hot chocolate. … Continue reading

Four Mile Ridge Weekend Food Forecast, Week 2

I turned 45 this week. That’s a lotta candles.  Nah.  Small cake. Only drawback to being 45 is makeup costs twice as much.  I use twice as much and look only half as good. Us 3! Mountain City Cookie Contest was today, December 5th.  Here’s last year’s winner!  If you haven’t made these yet, you … Continue reading

Creamed Chipped Beef over Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits

It’s classic breakfast food. Stuff that sticks to yer ribs.  Pioneer Food.  Perfect for deer hunters, hardcore shoppers and smart folk. Breakfast food for breakfast.  Or dinner.  Even lunch. Make a double batch of these biscuits.  You’ll need 8 cups of flour, a pound of butter, salt and baking powder and a LOT of buttermilk. … Continue reading

Four Mile Ridge Weekend Food Forecast, Week 1

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. I have no idea where our fall blizzard is, but the air continues to feel like spring on most days.  It’s fantacular!  I told Joss T that the scenery was too ugly to photograph, so she suggested I take a picture of the sky!  What a thinker! … Continue reading

Betty Lou’s Cranberry Relish

Happy Thanksgiving! I am so blessed.  I thank God every day for all of my blessings.  This little sweetie is one of many. Thank you, all, for continuing to check out my recipes and read my posts . . . I love blogging, and although it continues to be a work in progress, I love … Continue reading

Sausage Cranberry Dressing

It’s been a wild week. I met Sally, my favorite blogger, photographer and writer of cookbooks in Pittsburgh.  I was completely tongue-tied.  Smack me. We had our Thanksgiving luncheon at school.  Amazing. I ran into Ree at the Walmart. Sid and I had a great time at Peppa Pig Live.  After we arrived a half … Continue reading

Mini-Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting

JT turned 4! The cupcakes started to disappear before we even sang Happy Birtday to you. Love you, Mac. I’ve been baking!  A lot! I felt so guilty sticking that fork in him..  His little beady eyes were pleading. . . I ate him.  Had to. So, with Thanksgiving right around the corner, I knew … Continue reading

Very Cherry Cupcakes

I recently posted an ad on FB for dishwashers and taste testers and I was tickled to see that most people will, actually, Work for Food. I guarantee you I would; bring on the Very Cherry Cupcake paycheck. The first time I made these, I made them in the mini muffin pan.  I ate four … Continue reading

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