Ramparoni Roll

The name ramps (usually plural) is one of the many dialectical variants of the English word ramson, a common name of the European bear leek ( Allium ursinum ), a broad-leaved species of garlic much cultivated and eaten in salads, a plant related to our American species.

Here in West Virginia Ramps, a Garlicky Onion, have been used for many generations in many dishes. I myself love the smell, taste and simplicity of the ramp, but those who know, will tell you that they have a smell that linger for a while, be it on your skin of in your belly.

With that being said folks who love ramps tend to find many different ways to add the beloved ramp to different dishes. Since West Virginia is the home of the pepperoni Roll it seemed most fittin’ to add it to the wonderful Pepperoni Roll.

Anyone who knows Pepperoni Rolls knows that there are three types of pepperoni rolls here in West Virginia. Take for instance for have the Traditional that was created in Beautiful Fairmont West Virginia which is made with yeast dough and pepperoni cut into smaller stick sized pieces. The second type is more common throughout the Mountain state is paper thin slices like you would find on pepperoni pizza. The there is the third style, and this wonderful treat can be found in the home of the West Virginia Strawberry Festival, Buckhannon West Virginia, to be more specific the Donut Spot.

Here is the catch, if you wanna try this tasty treat, be prepared to stand in line as the Ramparoni Roll is only made for a short time in the spring and only in small batches. TRUST me when I tell you get there early and buy many of them because they run out really quickly. The Ramparoni Roll, a unique food from a sleepy little town with HUGE flavor!

Can you dehydrate Dandelion Flowers?

Yes, you can dry dandelion flowers in a dehydrator. The process is simple and only takes a few hours. First, cut the stems off the flowers and remove any leaves. Next, spread the flowers out on a dehydrator tray and set the temperature to between 40-60 degrees Fahrenheit. Dehydrate the flowers for 3-4 hours, or until they are dry and crisp. Once they are dried, you can store them in an airtight container for later use.


Please be sure to wash thoroughly, press dry with a paper towel.


With the weather around here going from 30’s and snow to 70’s and clear skies, it has my wife and I wanting to fire up the BBQ. Tonight I was looking threw all of our recipes trying to find something different to make. So Next time we fire up the BBQ this is going on it, please let us know if you try this recipe in the comments below and please share it with your friends and family.


11/2 cups water

1/2 cup cider vinegar

1/4 cup sugar

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

11/2 teaspoons salt

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

1 pound unpeeled red potatoes (3-4 medium)

1 medium onion, peeled and cut in half

6 slices bacon, crisply cooked and chopped

2 tablespoons snipped fresh parsley

1 heavy-duty foil pan (12 x 9 × 1 1/2 inches)


Prepare grill for direct cooking over medium coals. In Stainless (6-qt.) Mixing Bowl, whisk together water, vinegar, sugar, flour, salt and black pepper using Stainless Whisk.

slice potatoes and onion into vinegar mixture in bowl. Add bacon and parsley snipped with Professional Shears; mix gently. Spoon into foil pan. Cover with aluminum foil.

Place pan on grid of grill; cover grill. Grill 30-35 minutes or until potatoes are tender.

Cook’s Tips:

Be sure to scrub potatoes well to remove any dirt from the skins before you slice them.

Deer sausage with Pepperoni seasoning

One of my most favorite deer sausage recipes. Check out the recipe below! #God #LaurelHighlands #marioncountywv #westvirginia #family #diy #Gardening #Canning #foodPreservation #Firearms #Hiking #fishing #deer #sausage