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...]


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 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...]

Deviled Eggs Recipe

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Deviled Eggs

Deviled Eggs have been a favorite of mine ever since the first time I ever ate one. They never lasted long around our house as us kids were growing up. A house full of kids and my mom had her hands full cooking for us all. This was a delicacy for us! I loved Deviled Eggs as much as I did dessert! I think I would have rather had them!

These Deviled Eggs are so easily made but there are still some folks who have never had the opportunity to enjoy them and this is a recipe for you. As said, this is a very easy item to prepare and anyone can do it. Yes, I mean anyone! If you can boil water, you can make these. Go ahead, get you some eggs and give it a try! [Read More...]

Fried Onion Rings

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Fried Onion Rings

I am an an onion eating maniac when they are fries, sauteed, baked, etc. I am not a big fan of them raw but man I love em heated up! this is a bunch mixed with fries. It just has to be good! Oven Fries and  Fried Onion Rings are going to be on my table soon! [Read More...]


Crescent Roll Apple Dumplings

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Crescent Roll Apple Dumplings

Did someone say, Crescent Roll Apple Dumplings?

Actually they did! After doing a little research on these luscious items, I had to make them. Hands down, I had to! There was no way I was waiting until I could go to the grocery and get anything!

After reading the ingredients and the results everyone was having, it was make them now, with what I had on hand! I did have to improvise but I am going to do them exactly like the recipe next time. [Read More...]

Old Fashioned Banana Pudding Recipe

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Old Fashioned Banana Pudding Did someone say they wanted some, Old Fashioned Banana Pudding?

Well, as a true banana lover I am always looking to enjoy a dish of anything banana. I make Banana Pancakes, I mash banana’s up in peanut butter with a little honey and eat them on bread like a sandwich. I slice banana’s lengthwise and eat them on bread with peanut butter, etc.. [Read More...]

Chocolate Cigars, The Non-Smokers Gift!

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Chocolate Cigars

I know, who would have thought of Chocolate Cigars?

Well it appears they were thought of many many years ago by a company called Hawley & Hoops candy factory. This company manufactured the candy cigarettes also. The business was housed in a building located on Jersey Street in NY City.

Chocolate cigars are a wonderful item to use as gifts for those who are non smokers or who are allergic to smoke. I do not smoke and can’t be in a room or confined space with smokers but I would love a box of these! I love chocolate and some of these are just wonderful! [Read More...]

Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker Recipes

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Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker Recipes

Ingredients for Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker Recipes

I have always loved Ice Cream and The Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker makes it a simple project to make. There are several Ice Cream Makers by Cuisinart and they range in price just like most other small appliances.

While reviewing the Cuisinart Ice Cream Makers I found the Cuisinart ICE-100 Compressor Ice Cream and Gelato Maker to have a 4.5 Star Rating. This is about as good as it gets for appliances.. Out of over a 180 ratings this one stands up to the test! [Read More...]

Homemade Strawberry Cake W / Chocolate

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Homemade Strawberry Cake

I love a good Homemade Strawberry Cake but my favorite is with Chocolate Cake and Cream Cheese Frosting!

I still remember when I was a kid, my grandmother had a wonderful strawberry patch behind her house in the upper end of her garden. this was the place to find me and my cousin when strawberries were coming in (Ripening). [Read More...]

The book of James in the New Testament Chapter 1:

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The Book of James is a favorite book in the Bible for me.

Believe it or not here on the Back Roads we think on these things and ponder them!

We have been in many services where God has been present and we have been fortunate to see many people come to Christ over the years. Ye must be born again! This is the message we want each and every one to understand! Without this you can not live in the presence of God.

Come on by and travel down a Back Road and lets be friends and discuss the book of James! [Read More...]

Shaping a more Godly Character

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BibleI know in my life there is lots of work to be done to achieve this goal of a more Godly Character. I sure have a lot of flaws to work with here

Creating a Godly Character and Spirit

As I post on my Blog each day I work hard to taylor and chisel it to appeal to the Google Search Engines and to be pleasing and acceptable to you the reader. I try to give it character. Since you are the final say if my Blog is successful or not I have to try to write and be honest and keep you in the know as to what is going on and how I can be a benefit to you. We have to earn a trust! I work hard to do that and hope that many or most of you feel that way about us here at Back Roads Living. [Read More...]

What do you have inside? Who is your keeper?

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It’s all inside! Darkness or light it has to be one or the other!

What do you have inside?

It is all inside! J.C. Penny used to run a commercial that the punch line was, “It’s all inside”
As I was reading the book of John this morning I was thinking how Jesus was explaining to Nicodemus about the spiritual aspects of being born again! Although Nicodemus was an elder in the Jewish Community he didn’t understand the statement, “Ye must be born again”! (John 3: 1-10) [Read More...]

Do we walk with Jesus

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GalileeAre we walking with Jesus?

Acts: 1-11, ….Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.

The above photo is a picture of the sea and shoreline of Galilee where Jesus walked.

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