How to Make Perfect Snow Cream

You can spend four years in Houston and not see snow once.  In the snowy Rust Belt they remain ignorant.  But in between where the proper snow is a rare occurrence exists a magical treat known as snow cream.  Snow cream is, simply put, an ice cream substitute made from fresh, powdery snow.

And I, a hillbilly transplanted to a Rust Belt ready with veritable feet of good snow, will teach you the trick to making perfect snow cream.

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Music Monday: Wagon Wheel by Old Crow Medicine Show

With the news that Old Crow Medicine Show is on permanent hiatus (I always view these things as permanent, whatever the language of the announcement), it is time that I feature one of the great acts of the Old Time resurgence.  With Old Crow Medicine Show and the Carolina Chocolate Drops gone, who else other than Chatham County Line and Railroad Earth will carry that torch?

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Top Ten Tuesday: New-To-Me Favorite Authors of 2018

My top ten new-to-me favorite authors from 2018 includes three country noir writers.

Every Day Should Be Tuesday

This is my favorite of all Top Ten Tuesday posts.  To the point that you can find favorite new-to-me authors posts going back past when I actually started participating in Top Ten Tuesdays.  Some blog prompts are so great you have to go back in time to maximize their potential.  (Check out my prior posts for 2017, 2016, 2015, and 2014.)  I must admit that it was kind of a tough year for me, reading-wise, but I still managed to find some great authors.  Even if I did have to count both members of a writing couple to get to ten.

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

A picture of my Kindle because I read most of the books below in electronic fashion

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Television: Ozark season 2

I was lauding Justified just yesterday (the entire series is now available in a blu-ray set, by the way), but Ozark is gearing up to give it a run for its money as the preeminent country noir television show.  Netflix’s yarn about a Cartel money launderer who sets up shop on the Lake of the Ozarks had a damn fine first season.  Season two ups the game.

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