Refried Bean and Cheese Quesadillas {A Meatless Monday Recipe

These refried bean and cheese quesadillas, filled with refried beans, roasted poblano peppers and cheese and can be made with unlimited vegetarian toppings. | TheMountainKitchen.com

It’s Meatless Monday! Are you feeling like having some Mexican food for dinner? If so, here’s a quick and easy recipe for Refried Bean and Cheese Quesadillas! These refried bean and cheese quesadillas, are filled with refried beans, and cheese and can be made with unlimited vegetarian filling and toppings, including poblano peppers, salsa, black olives, pickled … Read More

Mama Rosa’s Christmas Peanut Butter Fudge

With only a few simple ingredients you can make rich, smooth and creamy melt in your mouth peanut butter fudge. Simply delicious fudge in minutes! | TheMountainKitchen.com

This peanut butter fudge is probably one of the easiest candies you can make this holiday season. With only a few simple ingredients you can make rich, smooth and creamy melts in your mouth peanut butter fudge in just a matter of minutes. This peanut butter fudge recipe comes from David’s mama, Rosa. Mama Rosa lives in Ohio … Read More

Smoked Venison Backstraps Wrapped In Bacon {Pecan Wood No Brining

From the woods to the table, smoked venison backstraps are melt-in-your-mouth tender with a lick of hardwood smoke, smoky bacon, and barbecue sauce.  | TheMountainKitchen.com

We are excited to share this venison recipe with all of our fellow hunters out there. Even more exciting is just how good these smoked venison backstraps are! From the woods to the table, these smoked venison backstraps are melt-in-your-mouth tender with a flavorful lick of hardwood smoke, smoky bacon, and barbecue sauce. It’s deer hunting … Read More

The Spivey Deck Project 2017 {The Reveal and Video Tour!

The Spivey Deck Project 2017: Sharing before and after shots and a video tour! We look forward to using our new outdoor space for many years to come!  | TheMountainKitchen.com

The Spivey Deck Project 2017 is complete! Today I want to share with you the before and after shots of our deck project and later I will take you on a video tour of the finished deck project. As I mentioned a while ago, David and I decided to remodel our deck this summer. We … Read More

18 thoughts on “The Spivey Deck Project 2017 {The Reveal and Video Tour!

  1. Oh, Debbie… I love this! It’s a bit like our deck and screened in porch on the back of our house. The porch was there when we purchased our home, but there was no door or deck or stairs to take a person to ground level. WEIRD to build something that way, but we bought the house anyway knowing that we would have a deck and stairs constructed. which we did later that same year. We use that area a lot… like an extended room off the kitchen. Ours is screened, but no windows…. we checked into have it enclosed into a four season room, but they wanted $50,000 to do the job. We said “no way”. You are going to enjoy this a lot throughout the years ahead.. You can check out ours by using the search term porch or deck on my blog if you would like to see it.

    • Hi Diane! Thanks so much for sharing the link. I love what you did with your porch. It makes much more sense now. I kind of know the feeling because our stairs went away from our the front yard, which was awkward. I don’t blame you for not going with windows… ouch! Thanks for stopping by and for sharing! 🙂

  2. As if your place didn’t already look like a dream – how FABULOUS!!! Well done you two! But, you made me nervous b/c our big plans for next summer is to do a really big back porch with pavers. LMAO! Luckily I’m just in charge of feeding the buddies who will help. 😀 Absolutely love the remodel – looks so fantastic, how perfect!! <3

  3. Janet

    Love this project and your gorgeous property ! You will enjoy this forever! What a wonderful view you have. We live in the flat land in North West Ohio. It’s pretty boring but I can’t complain since I don’t like driving though mountains n the winter. I just love the deck and man the view is a piece of heave. I have view envy.

  4. Bruce

    In 1970 while stationed in the Air Force in D. C., my wife and I made the drive along Skyline Drive. We stayed one night in a mountain top motel with a view like yours. We still fondly remember that trip. I built a couple decks for ourselves, but added handicap ramps due to my son in a wheel chair (atv accident). I have built several decks for others when I was in the remodeling business too. You did a great job!

  5. And to think I loved your deck before all this. Now it’s simply point blank awesome! Oh the deck envy tho. I must have breached 6 out of the 10 commandments reading this post. Looks fabulous save for one thing…You gotta let your man put his BBQ grill out there! There’s room now. No more excuses missy.

    Hey to David!

    • Thank you so much for the compliments. LOL! We are working on getting that Weber out there. We ran short of time before the weather starts getting too cool. We have to figure out a way to make sure the ashes and cinders don’t melt the new boards!

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