Sunday Dinner: Hampton Plantation Shrimp Pilau

If you are from the eastern part of our beautiful state, you will know this recipe is pronounced “per-low,” and not as the spelling suggests. Whether you live from the sea to the mountains, you will like this dish because it is pretty basic to South Carolina cuisine. Recently, I carried it to a church […]

Sunday Dinner: Mississippi Mud Cake

(Edited April 27, 2017) It has been more than 40 years since I first saw, baked and enjoyed today’s recipe. It is from “The Meal Ticket,” a cookbook published by the Westminster Jaycees in 1974-75 “in honor of the Town of Westminster Centennial 1875-1975.” It is typewritten on half sheets of 8½ x 11 paper […]

Sunday Dinner: Eggplant Casserole

We see them in newspapers, magazines and on canned-food labels, but the best place I like to find them is in local cookbooks. I’m talking about recipes, because we know that if the contributor has his or her name attached, the recipe will be a good one. That is true of today’s recipe. It is […]

Sunday Dinner: Let’s Resolve to Be More Hospitable

We are a month away from it all. The tree is down and out, the fruitcake, ham/turkey, collards, and black-eyed peas are eaten, children are back in school, people are back at their jobs, and we are in the second month of the new year. Your resolutions have been made (and possibly abandoned), so I […]

Sunday Dinner: Pork Tenderloin in Apple Marinade

Today’s recipe is an easy one, and you may have prepared tenderloin in a similar way. It can be made ahead of the time you need it, giving you more time to prepare the other parts of the meal. It is from Mary Frances Roberts of Overbrook Baptist Church in Greenville. I have used recipes […]

Sunday Dinner: Zucchini Blender Bread

From both parents, I got the “hugging” gene. My late husband Ed did not get such a gene from either parent. When both sets of my aunts, uncles, cousins, etc., met, it would take 10 minutes or more for everyone to be hugged at least once. Even if they had not seen each other in […]

Sunday Dinner: Sausage-Rice Casserole

“This is good,” I heard from four of my nearby diners at our monthly church supper. Two of our children also had pronounced it a good dish when I offered them a forkful for tasting, and I want you to try this one. It is Sausage-Rice Casserole, and I found it in the “Pastors’ Wives […]

Sunday Dinner: Zucchini, Pepper and Tomato Salad

This recipe is similar to one published recently, and they both contain good, fresh vegetables. I saw a similar recipe in a column a couple of years ago, but I made several changes so that it’s almost a whole new thing. It is somewhat like making potato salad; there are many ways to assemble it, […]

Sunday Dinner: Fresh Corn Recipes

There are a lot of good things about summer, but many of us would put fresh corn near the top of the list. Your supermarket will probably offer corn most of the year, but here in our South Carolina summer you can buy it at a local farmers’ market or, even better if you have […]

Sunday Dinner: Fresh Vegetable Marinate

Today’s salad was made for hot summer days. Several home magazines have printed similar ones this summer, but I’m sure none was as good as Fresh Vegetable Marinate from Rachel Stucker of Providence Baptist Church in Pageland. The recipe was published in the church cookbook, from which I have used other selections. In it are […]