Hello Fellow Hillbillies, Country Folk, and City Slickers,
I am David Richards, and I grew up in the Appalachian Mountains of West Virginia, where the love of God, Family, Friends, and Good Eatin’ is the way of life…I have heard all of the hillbilly jokes and name calling that comes from being a true hillbilly from the mountains. I don’t care what you call me as long as you call me when it’s time to eat. That’s why I am putting this cookbook together. If you’re going to call me over for supper I want the best grub and fixins that a hillbilly can eat. I hope you enjoy these recipes for many years to come.
Everybody has a “Sweet Tooth.” I think the term “sweet tooth” was coined by some good hillbilly mountain folks. As a hillbilly myself, I have heard all the jokes about us not having teeth or very little of them…well, who’s counting anyway? Whether you have a full rack, half rack, one tooth, or going bare back, we all still have a sweet tooth for great desserts after a big hardy hillbilly meal. That’s why I have put this section of fine desserts in my cookbook. I hope you, your family and the friends that come to visits you will enjoy. So now you can be the sweetheart of the hollow…Git out your bakin’ pans, pie pans, or iron skillets and crank up the stove…it’s time for that heavenly dessert.
Before we hillbillies put grub on our plate and stuff our face…we take time to say Grace. So take the time to say your Grace, and here’s a little prayer for you to say…
God is Good, God is Great, thank ya for the grub that’s on my plate. Help this Hillbilly to be content…Whether it be a coon, possum, or rattlesnake, Lord let taste like a big juicy steak……….Amen!