Monday, October 13, 2014

The Maggie Awards


Look! Sawyer's Rose and I make the big screen for a few seconds. It was such an honor to have the story final in this year's Maggie awards for historical romance. Sawyer's Rose got an honorable mention which I do not take lightly and means the world to me. It was so much fun to catch up with my writer friends, listen to lectures and pitch my story to a number of editors who all want a look! I am hopeful once again and when I catch up on sleep and get a few minutes, I plan to send Sawyer out to see just what happens. Stay tuned!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The Chuck Wagon: North GeorgiaTrout

North Georgia trout can be small but pretty tasty. We catch our own and fry them up fresh right at the camp site in a cast iron skillet.

Clean and gut the trout and remove the skin.
Soak the trout in buttermilk and then press into cornmeal with added salt and pepper. Drop the trout into hot oil and fry until golden brown! Yum Yum! For added spice add cayenne pepper to the cornmeal mix.

And for something totally different, coat the trout in regular yellow mustard instead of butter milk and then coat on cornmeal and fry them up. You won't be disappointed.

 Fresh caught by Dakota.
Soak in buttermilk.
Coat inside and out in cornmeal with salt and pepper added.
Serve 'em up hot!

Our trout came from Wildcat Creek Campground in North Ga.