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Turnip Fries

You either love’m or hate’m!  I found them quite tasty, but not crispy.  I may try baking them next time.

I used a large turnip and tried to cut it into equal fry-like pieces.  I deep fried mine, but the most popular way to cook them seems to be to bake them with parmesan cheese and spices.  Yum!

See links to more recipes at the bottom of this post.

Baked Turnip Fries at Cook Local

Crispy Turnip Fries

Turnip and Sweet Potato Fries

Crispy Turnip Fries 2


Forkland Fall Festival yummies

As I promised…

Forkland Festival

Forkland Festival

here’s the Forkland Festival food pics.  Yum, yum!


Country Ham and Biscuit

Country Ham and Biscuit

I was so busy taking pics of other people’s food in between bites of yummy CH&B, that I only got a pic of my last little bit.  I passed over the Ribeye Sandwich for this delicious Country Ham and Biscuit.


Chili Cheese Fries

Chili Cheese Fries

My youngest daughter went for the Chili Cheese Fries, her favorite.


Ribeye Sandwich

Ribeye Sandwich

My hubby’s Ribeye Sandwich.  They cook onions and peppers to top the ribeyes right on site.  The smell is wonderful and draws a big crowd.


Yummy Butterfly Fries

Yummy Butterfly Fries

Butterfly Fries are a festival favorite and big time seller.


Hot Roasted Corn with butter

Hot Roasted Corn with butter

My older daughter picked up some roasted corn.  I think we all had a bite of this hot, buttery treat.


Funnel Cake

Funnel Cake

And last but not least, my hubby’s all time favorite, Funnel Cake.


While at the festival, we also purchased a homemade fried Apple Pie and a jar of Honey to take with us.  


The Forkland Festival is a must on our fall vacation event list.  If you’re ever in that area in October, be sure and stop by.

For more information on this wonderful fall festival, go here.

Grilled Burgers and Spicy Fries

My Grillmaster lights the grill once again! 

It was a weeknight and I was wanting a simple supper, something that didn’t involve messing up a bunch of mixing bowls, pots and pans, and dinner plates.  I didn’t feel like the clean-up. 

So I picked up some burgers, already pre-formed!  I was looking for easy, too.   I glanced at the prices of the french fries in the freezer section and remembered the half bag of whole potatoes I had at home just waiting to be turned into delicious homemade fries.

As I went through my mental list at the grocery, I picked up some buns, a Vidalia onion, some iceburg lettuce (I know), and some hamburger sliced dill pickles, our favorite. 

When we arrived home, my Grillmaster set about preparing the grill…charcoal only for him.   I prepared the condiments for the burgers and my youngest daughter scrubbed and helped slice the potatoes for the fries.

What a meal!  I took my mom (who is fighting cancer, on a bunch of meds, and nothing tastes good) a burger.  She ate half of it and declared it was the tenderest grilled burger she’d ever had.


I know the cheese is not melted.  Poor fellow, I forgot to give it to him and it never entered his mind to put some cheese on the burgers those last few seconds on the grill.  So when he brought them in, I took a few of the hottest ones and threw some cheese on them.  

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TIP: When we light the grill, we usually do enough meat and veggies for more than one meal.  This night we grilled a huge pack of barbequed chicken legs and some deer tenderloin wrapped with bacon to have another time.  Leftover grilled goodies make for a quick and easy lunch!

Ugly Green Bean Fries (Low Carb)


Ugly Green Bean Fries (Low Carb)

16 oz bag of frozen beans (I used whole green beans)
1 tbsp of butter or bacon grease
1 tbsp of olive oil
salt, pepper, garlic powder

Put green beans in a plastic bag, pour in fats, season to taste. Shake the green beans in the bag to coat with the fat and seasonings.   Bake at 400º for 45 minutes or until brownish and crispy.  Cool and enjoy with Heinz 1 Carb Ketchup (the best!).

Check out my other low carb recipes!

Squash Aussie Fries with Spicy Ranch


I was really wanting some of Outback’s Aussie Fries and had some fresh yellow squash. Here’s what I came up with…

I didn’t measure anything.
Squash “Aussie Fries”

Long neck yellow squash (or might use  zucchini)
cheddar cheese, shredded
bacon, cooked and chopped
Olive oil, salt, & pepper (plus other spices to your taste)

Cut squash lengthwise into fry shaped pieces
In a cast iron skillet, heat some light olive oil.  Cook fries on all sides until lightly browned.  Remove from skillet and place in oven proof baking dish.
Sprinkle with shredded cheese and bacon pieces.
Heat in oven until cheese is melted.

Serve with Spicy Ranch Dip or make your own by adding 1 tablespoon of cayenne to your own ranch dip recipe.