cracker barrel + a tiny church in yuma, az


Mary is a San Diego native and has been a food blogger for 11+ years. She is an avid reader, a lover of puppies, and loves trying new food. Foods she loves: sweets, peanut butter, pasta, Triscuit crackers with cream cheese, and extra nuts on top of her sundaes. Food she dislikes: pickles, really spicy food, runny eggs, olives, and too much arugula.

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  1. I love roadside oddities like that! We stopped by one of those tiny churches somewhere in Canada (on the Bruce Peninsula, getting back to Toronto). This church was even smaller than the one we went to. We did similar pix too, haha. You look like you are givine a fiery sermon and about to say, “Repent Sinners!”, haha! ๐Ÿ™‚

    One of these days, Bert, TC and I will have to do a roadtrip to Yuma. One of Kirk’s contributors is Ed from Yuma and he has a lot of great posts that make me quite curious.

    • mary says:

      Hi CC! I know your love of roadside oddities, too, I thought you’d appreciate this ๐Ÿ™‚ I love stuff like this, too, always a fun photo opportunity. Oh yeah, I forgot about Ed from Yuma – I didn’t know we were going to Yuma though, otherwise I would have looked up some of his posts beforehand.

  2. I’ve never had good chicken and dumplings! I always think its something I’d like but every version seems kind of bland and the dumplings are sooo gummy. Have you tried the one at urban solace here in SD? People seem to like that one but didn’t do much for me. Maybe I just don’t like chicken and dumplings….

    And the tiny church is adorable! HAha. You are clearly preachin’ in your picture ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • mary says:

      Hi J.S. – I haven’t had the version at Urban Solace! I usually make chicken & dumplings at home, but the dumplings I make are drop biscuits that cook on top of the soup so they are fluffy and light. There used to be a restaurant here a long long time ago called Po’ Folks and I would always order the dumplings there, which were the long strips (kind of like the chicken and dumpling soup at Souplantation). I do find a lot of the time the dumplings taste too gummy but I’m secretly holding out for trying a magical batch again that makes me fall in love with them. San Diego probably isn’t the best place to find them, haha. Whenever I visit another Southern state, I’m going to seek out good dumplings!

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