Happy New Year

Long ago an old guest once said to me, “Son, don’t knock the weather because without it half the folks in the world wouldn’t even know how to begin a conversation.” I have been watching the frigid weather conditions north of the Smith& Wesson Line, and I still wonder how we managed to lose the War of Northern Aggression.  We … Read More

I Wonder…

Strange thinks keep me awake at night. I have never been a good sleeper because I have never mastered the ability of turning my brain off when my body is desperately craving sleep. I have read all kinds of advice from gurus on sleep, and have come to the conclusion that they are all full of horse manure. It reminds … Read More

Dog Shoots Man

I must admit that my subject headline above really caught my eye the other day. In reading the article, it seems that the hunter had laid down a loaded shotgun, off safety, and walked away to do what men sometimes do in nature when no females are around. His dog stepped on the gun, and inadvertently pulled the trigger shooting … Read More

Riverview Recipe: Peanut Butter Pie

1 9” baked pie shell ½ c. powdered sugar 1/3 c. crunchy peanut butter ¼ c. corn starch 2/3 c. sugar ¼ tsp. salt 2 c. scalded milk 3 egg yolks, beaten 2 tbsp. butter or margarine 1 tsp. vanilla 3 egg whites for meringue 6 tbsp. sugar     Combine powdered sugar and peanut butter; blend until the appearance … Read More

Riverview Recipe: Marinated Roast

5 lbs. eye of round or sirloin tip roast 1 clove garlic, cut in slivers 1 tsp. salt 1 tsp. pepper Marinade: ½ c. wine vinegar ½ c. Wesson oil ¼ c. Worcestershire sauce onion salt dash pepper Sauce: 2 tbsp. flour 1 c. red wine ¼ tsp. salt dash pepper     The day before cooking, make 8 slits, … Read More

Riverview Recipe: Foil-Roasted Wild Duck

1 duck salt and pepper 1 onion ¼ c. red wine ½ tsp. thyme 1 pat butter   Rub inside of duck with salt and pepper. Put onion inside. Place on large piece of heavy foil, and pour wine over. Sprinkle thyme on duck and place a pat of butter on it. Wrap closely. Bake in 325 degree oven for … Read More

Riverview Recipe: Banana Bread

½ c. butter or margarine 1 c. sugar 2 eggs 1 ½ c. flour,  sifted 1 tsp. baking soda ¼ tsp. salt 1 c. mashed ripe bananas 1 c. chopped pecans   Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix butter, sugar and eggs together. Fold in dry ingredients sifted together; add mashed bananas and nuts. Bake in loaf pan 40-45 minutes. … Read More

Riverview Recipe: Cheese Straws

8 oz. sharp cheddar cheese, grated fine 2 c. plain flour ¼ to ½ tsp. red pepper 1 stick margarine, melted ½ tsp. salt     Combine cheese, flour, salt and red pepper; mix well. Add margarine and blend thoroughly. Roll out thin and cut into strips. Place strips on cookie sheet and press with fork. Cook 12 to 15 … Read More

The sad saga of Fudge, the dog!

Now, I know this seems like a strange title for a blog, but there is a method to my madness. As I have watched the news and read my papers for the past few weeks, I keep seeing more and more sexual harassment headlines. Make no mistake about this, as the father of two grown daughters in the workplace, I … Read More

Thanksgiving and It’s Blessings

Yes, Virginia there is a Santa Claus, and yes, Riverview is open on Thanksgiving Day and weekend. We are also open on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, but we do shut down for a solid six days around Christmas. This gives our guides and kitchen staff a much-needed break in order to be fresh for the second half … Read More