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Dirt Road Adventures – It’s All About The Food

Happy Sunday and Welcome to Dirt Road Adventures! Can you believe it’s the last Sunday in September?

Hey Y’all, I hope you have had a great week.

Guess what??? Persimmons are falling like crazy!

Y’all know what that means, right? It’s time to make persimmon pudding!

Actually, it’s time to get my daughter to make persimmon pudding! LOL

Happening on the Dirt Road

I’m here to tell you it’s been a busy and fun week.

We have had company for the weekend and are so happy to have our guest cottage full.

We had a wonderful Fall Campfire Party last night around our fire pit and served Pulled Pork Nacho’s, Pulled Pork Sliders and my Mama’s Persimmon Pudding.

Last week I shared about our trip to Asheville, NC and talked about all the places we ate.

It got me to thinking about how we plan our trips and really how we rate the places we stay. It seems those recommendations are based on good food and atmosphere. If you missed last weeks Traveling in Asheville post, you can see it here.

Eating in Hendersonville, NC

As we left Asheville, we traveled through Hendersonville, NC and it’s a perfect spot to stop for lunch.

They have a cute downtown area with several restaurants spilling out onto the sides walks.

We ate at Arabella for brunch. We had grit bowls, which were delicious and so were the mimosa and mojitos.

Greenville, SC

Next stop was Greenville, SC and once again food was upper most in our minds.

We have visited Greenville many times and therefore had already made a reservation for Larkin on the River. We ate outside overlooking the falls, which is a highlight of Greenville.

The area around the falls is a beautiful park and downtown area with shops and restaurants. We have had the pleasure of watching many weddings and even an outdoor play on previous visits.

Unfortunately, this was a one night trip so that we could eat at Larkin’s! LOL

We did get to stroll the river, park and downtown before leaving Greenville.

Adventures at the end of the Dirt Road

Last week was so busy preparing for our party and guest.

We did have these unexpected guests one evening. These two showed up and amazed us with their colors and how tame they were. Apparently, they are carrier pigeons taking a rest by our ponds.

I also, finalized some of my Fall Decorating and here are some of my favorite Fall decor additions.

First, I’m loving these Coffee Flavored Testers from Antique Candle Co. You can order the set here and help determine the best scents.

Floral Treasure preserved dried flower wreaths are never a disappointment.

Y’all all loved my porch for Fall and my inspiration was the Shedding Leaves Florals from Piper Classics. The Garland can be seen here. The candle ring is stunning and can be used as a small wreath. See it here. In addition, here is a large stem bundle.

Fall Porch Decor

In Case You Missed It….

In addition, I had a busy blogging week.

First, I shared How to Plaster Leaves for Fall Projects. There are so many ways to use these leaves and these are my three projects.

First, I shared How to Make a Wreath using those leaves and using that same technique, I added hanging leaves to my porch lighting. See both tutorials here.

I also used these leaves to make DIY Fall Plate Chargers for my Fall Harvest Table. This was my original idea when I plastered the leaves, but I can think of so many fun ways to use them. What would you do with these leaves?

Then our Virtual Supper Club shared all of our Fall Harvest Tables and our menu’s including all the recipes. If you missed my table, see it here. I shared Table Decor Ideas for Fall and my Mama’s Persimmon Pudding Recipe.

You don’t want to miss all the recipes shared on this post. Click here for all the details.

Adventures off the Dirt Road

Why Didn’t I Think of That?

Each week, there are so many wonderful blog posts, and I’m sharing some of my favorites with you today.

There are so many creative ideas, and I’m always asking myself, “Why didn’t I think of that”? LOL

Recipe Adventures

Continuing with the “It’s all about the Food” Theme, I wanted to share some fun recipes.

One of the cutest posts I saw this week is from Niki at The House on Silverado. She, like myself is a big Ted Lasso fan. She shared How to Make Ted Lasso’s Biscuits with the Boss, which are called Shortbread in the US.

If you’ve not seen Ted Lasso, it’s on Apple TV and you should subscribe for at least long enough to watch the two seasons. It’s the best feel good show I’ve seen in a long time. Niki and I are not the only ones who think so, because it won big at the Emmy’s this past week.

Yummy! Ahna at Hammer n Hugs shared this delicious Peach Baked French Toast Recipe.

I actually made this recipe for my weekend guests.

Here’s the update: This is a winner! Everyone loved it.

The BEST Peach Baked French Toast Recipe

Last night we served Pulled Pork Nacho’s at our Fall Campfire Party and in case you missed it, here is Brad’s Pulled Pork recipe.

Check out this No Bake Low Carb Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe from Stacy Lives.

Bits and Pieces

Embracing Summers End by Ann at Dabbling and Decorating.

How to Plant a Fall Garden in a Flea Market Find by Stacy Ling at Bricks N Blooms

7 Fall Perennials in Cottage Garden by Kim at Shiplap and Shells

DIY Fall Painted Pillow by Leslie at My 100 Year Old Home

Warm Up Your Indoor Spaces for Fall by Jenn at Down Shiloh Road

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I look forward to sharing my next adventures with you.

Kim | Shiplap and Shells

Sunday 26th of September 2021

I always love your Dirt Road Adventures and all your features. I can't wait to catch up on all your wonderful blog posts from the week. Thank you for sharing my garden post this week Rachel.

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Monday 27th of September 2021

Kim, You are so welcome. Thanks for stopping by.


Sunday 26th of September 2021

Thanks so much for sharing Rachel. Sounds like a fun and busy week for you. Loff ve em all the fun recipes too👏🏻👏🏻

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Monday 27th of September 2021

Ann, Thanks so much.

Teddee Grace

Sunday 26th of September 2021

That peach French toast looks wonderful. May just have to try that. And thanks for the links to Piper Classics. Had never heard of them previously and the garland, in particular, has caught my eye.

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Sunday 26th of September 2021

Teddee, Thanks so much for stopping by. Yes, the french toast was a huge success and Piper Classics has wonderful items at reasonable prices. See Shop my Home Master Bedroom for all the bedding I got from there.


Sunday 26th of September 2021

Ahna's dish does sound pretty amazing! Great week off the dirt road! Loved hosting a fall hervest dinner with you! Thanks for sharing my thrifted container planting! Happy Sunday! xo

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Sunday 26th of September 2021

Stacy, Thanks for stopping by. I loved sharing your post.

Ahna Fulmer

Sunday 26th of September 2021

I hope you enjoy the baked peach French toast recipe! Its a favorite of mine! My brother and SIL live in Asheville, NC. The Tobacco Barn is one of my favorite places to go!

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Sunday 26th of September 2021

Ahna, You recipe was a success! Everyone loved it! I have found some great items at the Tobacco Barn for my house. Thanks for stopping by.