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 […]

Mary Beth’s Kitchen: Summer Chicken Salad

“Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.” (Hebrews 13:2) Summertime is a wonderful time to eat outside, and picnics can be anywhere. When my children were young, we would have dinner on our picnic table. The recipe I am going […]

Mary Beth’s Kitchen: Crock-Pot Chicken

I believe Sunday is a wonderful time for enjoying our families and friends. I want to share with you something I do while I am cooking. It is called “Praying Stop Sign to Stop Sign.” Pray for everyone on your street and for the salvation of their households! Pray from the stop sign on the […]

Mary Beth’s Kitchen: Stocking a Cold & Fresh Pantry

There are three other areas to include in a pantry. The refrigerator and the freezer are the cold pantries. Also, there is a fresh fruits pantry — it can be in your refrigerator or the freezer, or on the counter in your kitchen. All of the pantries complete how we stock our healthy food, and […]