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Canned Sweet Potato Casserole

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Canned Sweet Potato Casserole

 

This recipe for Canned Sweet Potato Casserole is a recipe I got from my mother. She has been a true Country Cook for many years. As we grew up she cooked nearly every meal from scratch! The opportunity of purchasing all the luxuries and pre-made foods were not afforded to us as we grew up poor but not deprived.

My dad always worked and provided for his family and always kept the bills paid and groceries on the table. I am very fortunate to have had two loving parents who took very good care of us as we grew up.
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FEATURED MAIN DISHES

Southern Chicken and Dumplings Recipe

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Southern Chicken and Dumplings

 

Southern Chicken and Dumplings have been made every since there has been a South!  I think that makes for a long time!  America was born in 1776 and I am sure Chicken and Dumplings have been around for much longer than that!

To say a recipe is a southern recipe, I am not sure what delegates that?  I have eaten many meals at my mothers table and many of them would have fit in anywhere in this country!  They were all homemade and delicious!  Being homemade can not be a claim on southern made no more than being from Kentucky can be a claim on Daniel Boone! [Read More...]

Loaded Baked Potato Casserole

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Recipe for Easy Loaded Baked Potato Casserole

This recipe for Loaded Baked Potato Casserole is no doubt one of the best down home dishes for potatoes! We here at Back Roads Living are not fancy chefs as some of those TV folks! they come up with all those fancy shmancy names that the majority of us do not understand anyway. :)

As I was looking around, I found this one and it looks delicious. This is a recipe for us to keep. The casserole will do us for several meals. Yes, we love to heat up leftovers! Potatoes are delicious when reheated! A dish like this would be wonderful with some scrambled eggs on the side when used as leftovers! We love scrambled eggs with potatoes! [Read More...]

How to cook Pinto Beans and Corn Bread

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How to cook Pinto Beans

Growing up here in the southern part of Kentucky, we learned early how to cook pinto beans and corn bread. They are commonly called soup beans here. We grew up on,… well, I would not call it a farm. Not sure what to label it but we raised farm animals and a large garden.

The reason I say that is because we had many of the country pets and critters but not as many as a large farm would have. I guess you would just call it,.. Back Roads Living or Country Life! [Read More...]

Beef Stroganoff Recipe

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Beef Pasta

This Beef Stroganoff is a very easy recipe and easy on the budget. Of course you can get this is the pre-made Hamburger Helper boxes but you can also make it yourself and add your favorite ingredients. Homemade is so much better. The picture is a simple dish made with just the bare or necessary ingredients. We will add suggestions for a tastier dish below. [Read More...]

Morels, Dry Land Fish, Mountain Mushrooms

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Morels

MORELS ~ DRY LAND FISH

Morels are a delicacy here in the Mountains of Kentucky. They are also known as Dry Land Fish, Hickory Chickens and Mountain Mushrooms here! The two most popular names I have heard them called are, Dry Land Fish and Hickory Chickens. Even with all the popularity of this moral, I find many people who still have never heard of them. This is a mushroom that people take off from work and will even go as far as taking a vacation day to go look for them during the best times. Hunting morels or as many folks have called them, Dry Land Fish and Hickory Chickens, has been a tradition for as long as I remember. I have included a recipe for these at the bottom of this article. [Read More...]

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Pumpkin Bread Recipe with Canned Pumpkin

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Pumpkin Bread Recipe with Canned Pumpkin

 

Easy Pumpkin Bread Recipe with Canned Pumpkin

This easy Pumpkin Bread Recipe with [easyazon_link cloaking="default" keywords="Canned Pumpkin" localization="default" locale="US" nofollow="yes" new_window="yes" tag="bacroaliv-20"]Canned Pumpkin[/easyazon_link] is going to make it to your keeper recipe box! As with most recipes it can be adapted a little bit to meet your taste. We posted a recipe for “Pumpkin Crunch Cake “ earlier and it was a delicious treat and many others thought so too!

Gosh, we love pumpkin desserts! Pumpkin Pie, Pumpkin Bread, Pumpkin Muffins, Pumpkin Cake, Pumpkin Cookies, Pumpkin, pumpkin, pumpkin …..you get the picture! :) The closer it gets to fall of the year and that is very close upon us now, we look forward to the rich and pleasant aroma of all the spices this time of year brings to the kitchen as the desserts baking. [Read More...]

Pumpkin Crunch Cake Recipe

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Pumpkin Crunch Cake

 

How to make Pumpkin Crunch Cake

This Pumpkin Crunch Cake is no doubt going to replace a lot of folks Pumpkin Pies for Thanksgiving! It really is that good! The combination of ingredients in this delicious dessert will have you coming back time and time again!

This will be one of those dishes that “EVERYONE” will want the recipe for! There are some variations you can make and still have a wonderful and delicious cake. Read on and lets make a Pumpkin Crunch Cake that will be a delight to all! [Read More...]

Boston Cream Poke Cake Recipe

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Boston Cream Poke Cake

How to make a Boston Cream Poke Cake

I first started looking into making this delicious Boston Cream Poke Cake after our “Banana Pudding Poke Cake” became so popular.  We have folks looking at the banana pudding poke cake so often that we decided to make this Boston Cream Poke Cake and see how good it taste!

Well, This is another one of those easy and delicious recipes you will want to add to your recipe arsenal!  This is an easy cake to make and is a good one for the beginner chef! Go ahead and let the kids help.  Clean up is minimum and the recipe is a breeze!  We hope you enjoy this as much as we do! [Read More...]

Strawberry Buttercream Frosting

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Homemade Strawberry Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Buttercream Frosting is not a difficult frosting to make.  The recipe is not complicated and would be a good recipe for beginners to make.  So, if you want to let the kids help out with a frosting, this strawberry buttercream frosting would be a good one to invite them to help with.

Buttercream frosting is a a good frosting to use when you need a cake icing or icing for Cupcakes.  It is a very smooth frosting. [Read More...]

Almond Joy Cake Recipe

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Almond Joy Cake

Almond Joy Cake W/Coconut Frosting

I have always loved Almond Joy Candy Bars! Remember, Almond Joy has nuts, Mounds don’t.  Because, sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don’t!

Well, for this Almond Joy Cake Recipe, you need to feel like a nut!  We are using Almonds and decorating with Almond Joy candy Bars and sweetened coconut!  Yes, my kind of cake, nutty and sweet!  This is one of those cakes that a big cup of coffee will go a long way with.  Yes, you can drink milk with it and it taste wonderful but coffee and these flavors just go together like two peas in a pod! [Read More...]

BIBLE READINGS

Biblical Baptism Quotes

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Baptism Quotes

Baptism Quotes and it’s significance

As we look at [easyazon_link asin="B0059WV72E" locale="US" new_window="yes" nofollow="yes" tag="bacroaliv-20" add_to_cart="default" cloaking="default" localization="default" popups="default"]Baptism Quotes[/easyazon_link] we cover a lot of area. Many people only relate baptism to the water baptism that John performed in the river jordan. There is more to the term Baptism than just this. We will see some quotes on baptism in this article dealing with the water baptism and with the other baptism also!  This article will mostly be directed to the water baptism. [Read More...]

Soul Searching – Making deposits to our souls

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Loving Life

Soul Searching – Making deposits to our souls

We  need to take some time for soul searching. Our souls are a lot like personal bank accounts. If we keep making withdrawals, but never make deposits, we are going to end up “broke”.. or well… broken.

As women, it is our human nature to put others before us. Because of this, often times we are very run down. We are wives. We are daughters. We are sisters. We are friends. We are moms. We are bosses. We are employees. We are leaders. We are BUSY. We have an overabundance of labels to describe exactly who we are. Somewhere in the third or fourth label, we forget all about ourselves.. You are you, and I am me.. and WE need to make sure we are keeping our spiritual bank accounts in the green! We so need to be soul searching. [Read More...]

Planting – A Time To Plant

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Planting

Dad spent the early days of spring at the barn preparing the first steps towards a time for planting. He re-conditioned the hoes, shovels, pitchforks, axes and rakes. Old handles were replaced with hewn white hickory wood. He then soaked them in the creek to swell the wood for a tight fit. [Read More...]

David and Goliath – Facing your Goliath

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David and Goliath

Before I share today about your own personal giants we all face, I would like to share about the actual story of David and Goliath. I don’t want to just assume that everyone has heard this story before. So, if you haven’t, this one is for you!

Studying 1 Samuel 17, All about David and Goliath! [Read More...]