Mary Beth’s Kitchen: Crab Meat Salad

The recipe this month is Crab Meat Salad. It is my family’s favorite summer salad — especially my son’s. After my husband passed away, my son would come over and cut my grass. When he was done with yard work, I would have his favorite summertime lunch ready — which was Crab Meat Salad. He’s […]

Mary Beth’s Kitchen: Chicken Nuggets

The recipe this month is for Chicken Nuggets and comes from my “Healthy, Simple, Southern Style Cooking on One Income” cookbook (see link below). A great accompaniment to this dish is my grammy’s Tomato Salad. She was a healthy cook from Germany, and we enjoyed many of her fresh and easy recipes, especially during the […]

Mary Beth’s Kitchen: Grammy’s Potato Salad

In my family growing up in Greenville, our Easter meal was different than the southern meal because my grammy was European. We had leg of lamb, Grammy’s potato salad, and, of course, Easter eggs that we had dyed the night before. So when I got married to a wonderful southern man from the lower part […]

Mary Beth’s Kitchen: Maple Mustard Chicken Thighs

May is my favorite month of the year: flowers blooming, wonderful weather, eating outside — and, of course, grilling. So this month, I am giving you a recipe that you could do for Mother’s Day: Maple Mustard Chicken Thighs. I had never liked chicken thighs, but my daughter and her husband recently invited me to […]

Mary Beth’s Kitchen: Pimento Cheese Spread

March was always a fun month at our house — we could finally be outside again! One of our favorite things to do for dinner was to go to Clemson, where there was a big hill suitable for flying kites. We would buy a kite for all of us and pack a picnic dinner. It […]

Mary Beth’s Kitchen: Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

My daughter said, “Mom, Valentine’s Day is this month, so do your spaghetti with meat sauce recipe!” She is now married, and I was so surprised that she remembered our Valentine’s Days from her childhood. On Valentine’s Day, I would make a special dinner for the family — and their favorite was spaghetti with meat […]

Mary Beth’s Kitchen: Chili and Beans

Winter is here, and this is the time of year to spend with our loved ones and friends! Sitting around the table or fireplace. Playing board games and doing devotions at the table. Eating together at the table and talking about everyone’s day. Turn off the phones and screens in your home, and get to […]

Mary Beth’s Kitchen: A Holiday Treat — Jumbals

December is here, which means it is time to begin planning for the Christmas holiday season! So today I am going to give you a cookie recipe from my favorite American president, George Washington. This recipe, called Jumbals, is from the 18th century, and the flour they used then was fresh-ground whole wheat berry (this […]

Mary Beth’s Kitchen: Lemon Blueberry Muffins

Today I want to start introducing you to superfoods. These superfoods are immune-boosting foods that give you health and longevity. The Lemon Blueberry Muffin recipe for this month has three superfoods in it. Superfoods: Lemons — give you Vitamin C and phytonutrients (limonoids). Laboratory studies have shown that limonoids, natural plant compounds found in citrus, may […]

Mary Beth’s Kitchen: Southern Vegetable Soup & Corn Bread

Fall is here, and children have gone back to school. Soon the evenings will be cooler, and football Fridays are back! So, of course, I have to pull out my recipe for vegetable soup and corn bread. Luckily, we can still go to our vegetable stand and get fresh corn, okra and Vidalia onions. (Cooking […]