Sunday Dinner: Colonial Peanut Soup

I tried (I really did) to find the contributor of this interesting soup, but I could not. The recipe is from the Texas Peanut Producers Board by way of the “Taste and Tales from Texas” cookbook. Because our state also produces a lot of peanuts, especially in the lower part — and this is a […]

Sunday Dinner: Hospitality — It’s Biblical

The holidays are over, ball games are won and lost, school is back in session, Christmas “thank yous” are written, and life is settling down for a couple of months of winter. Instead of sharing a recipe with you today, I suggest that before you begin planning your next Sunday Dinner, we talk about something […]

Sunday Dinner: Cherry Desserts

We could learn a lot from young George Washington: The first thing is to always tell the truth. Now the story does not tell us where young George got the hatchet, because he should not have been playing with it — and certainly not one large and sharp enough to cut down a cherry tree, […]

Sunday Dinner: Easy Dessert

Everybody likes desserts, even if our bodies tell us we should go easy on the serving size! You will like today’s recipe because it makes enough to serve 10 to 12 people at a family gathering or for a church supper. You can make it a couple of days ahead and let it hang out […]

Sunday Dinner: More Old Recipes

There are so many changes in the world, and even in our own little areas, that it is sometimes a challenge to keep up with them. One change is in our menus, whether at home or in a restaurant. The “meat and three,” which has been around forever, was a good division of proportions, giving […]

Sunday Dinner: Shrimp Gumbo

Contrary to my normal practice of preparing the recipes I share with you each month, I have not made this one — but I will. The reason? A kitchen fire … and it wasn’t my fault. It was the colt’s fault because he is so cute. A few weeks ago, I was preparing lunch with […]

Sunday Dinner: Stuffed Green Peppers a la Mary

Continuing our recipes from yesteryear today, I am offering you a good one from “Southern Cooking” published by Ruralist Press in 1928 and edited by Mrs. S.R. Dill. I’m pretty sure the copyright has expired. The title page identifies Mrs. Dill this way: “Editor of the Home Economics page in the Magazine Section of the […]

Sunday Dinner: Fruit Salad

It may be the oldest Baptist church in South Carolina, and if it isn’t, I’m sure someone will let me know! Welsh Neck Baptist Church, located in Society Hill (which is in the eastern third of our state, about 20 miles or so from the North Carolina line), is one of the oldest Baptist congregations […]

Sunday Dinner: Waldorf Hotel’s Famous Salad

Summer is here, and it’s time to have fun with relatives, friends and acquaintances. I have written about this before, even recently, but it needs repeating: Be hospitable. The Bible gives us many examples of hospitality. One is in Acts 2 that says, “Breaking bread in their homes, they shared their meals with unaffected joy.” […]

Sunday Dinner: Jay’s Cabbage, Chinese Style

You will like today’s recipe because it is easy to prepare, is inexpensive, makes a large amount, and produces a good-tasting dish. I tried (I really did) to locate Mrs. Edward L. Byrd, who contributed today’s recipe. I was not surprised at my failure, because the recipe comes from “The Pastors’ Wives Cookbook” published in […]