Vegetarian Chili with Buckwheat, Lentils and Black Beans

There is a new chapter in the life of The Country Dumplin’ and that is Chapter 27: Grandchildren. It’s a fantastic journey which includes laughter, joy and adventure. I want to be here to enjoy it, so I made a life style change. I now watch my cholesterol and trans fat intake and it was…

Sausage Bake: New on The Country Dumplin’

This recipe comes to you from my daughter Lauren. She is an amazing and innovative cook. The original recipe she sent me used chicken as the base protein. However, the day I made it for the website, I didn’t HAVE chicken (I know, how do you run out of chicken?). What I had was hand-made…

Going wheat free: Where, oh where has my bagel gone?

When one decides to choose a wheat free diet, as opposed to being medically diagnosed with a condition such as Celiac Disease, there are several things that are immediately lost. The first is the ability to shop in most grocery stores and excess weight. On a recent trip to my local grocer I noted that, with…

Zen and the art of bow hunting

Thanks to Randy Swope of Sikeston, MO for contributing this content. The life of a bow hunter is lonely. We crave for the solitude and secrecy. When the subject of hunting arises, we listen more than we speak careful not to give away locations or specific deer sightings. If I may, I will share a…

Walking Fall: LBL

Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area is located in western Kentucky between the Kentucky Lake (Tennessee River) and the Lake Barkley (Cumberland River) water systems. “When the Cumberland and Tennessee Rivers were impounded to create Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley, an inland peninsula was formed. In 1963, President John F. Kenney designated the peninsula…