Mary Beth’s Kitchen: Lady Baltimore Cupcakes

Lady Baltimore Cake has long been a favorite in South Carolina. I chose to share this recipe because of its connection to the Upstate. This recipe was first introduced to my hometown of Greenville, when it was featured in Ladies Home Journal in 1889. It later appeared in a 1903 book about the settlement of […]

Mary Beth’s Kitchen: Lincoln’s Favorite Cookies

Continuing our overview of past U.S. presidents, I’d like to skip ahead to our 16th president, Abraham Lincoln. On Feb. 12, 1809, Lincoln was born in a small log cabin near Hodgenville, Ky. He and his family moved to the frontier of Indiana at the age of eight. Two years later, his mother, Nancy, passed […]

Mary Beth’s Kitchen: John Adams — Second U.S. President

I hope you all enjoyed the first presidential cookie recipe and were able to share it with loved ones while learning a bit of U.S. history in the process. For the second installment of this series, naturally we’ll be learning about our nation’s second president, John Adams. Adams was born into a comfortable life as […]

Mary Beth’s Kitchen: Presidential Cookies

In light of the uncertain times we are living in, I decided to share something a little different with our readers. Everyday life is, for the time being, a lot different for most of us — and even more so for parents with school-aged children. On top of trying to maintain some sense of normalcy […]

Mary Beth’s Kitchen: Foods to Eat When You’re Sick

When you’re sick, you need to eat foods that build your immune system. When we give our families sugary foods, it weakens the immune system, making it harder to get over illnesses without secondary infections. I learned how to use these foods to help my family quickly get over illnesses and surgeries and strengthen their […]

Mary Beth’s Kitchen: Chicken Broth

This is a healthy, fat-free chicken broth. It’s easy, inexpensive and has many nutritional benefits. This broth is nutrient-dense with amino acids and minerals, which make it easy to digest while boosting immunity and also fighting inflammation and joint pain. Healthy chicken broth not only protects your gut, it can also improve skin, hair and […]

Mary Beth’s Kitchen: Fresh Fruit Cups

Take any fresh fruit that is in season at that time of year and toss together. I serve any of these fruit combinations in the morning about 15 to 20 minutes before breakfast. This makes sure that my family gets another serving of fruit for the day. The reason it’s eaten before breakfast is that […]

Mary Beth’s Kitchen: Kathy’s Southern Yeast Rolls

I am one of three girls. My oldest sister was a home economics teacher, and her recipe that we all loved the most is Kathy’s Southern Yeast Rolls. This recipe is very easy to make. It will pair wonderfully with the roast beef with gravy from last month, serving as a sandwich bread for a […]

Mary Beth’s Kitchen: Roast Beef with Gravy

This recipe for Roast Beef with Gravy is my family’s favorite in the winter. We make sandwiches from the leftovers the next day. The leftovers can also be shredded and added to vegetable soup for a richer flavor. This recipe and the leftovers will help keep you warm in the chilly winter weather. May God […]

Mary Beth’s Kitchen: Southern Squash Casserole

My favorite recipe for the holidays is my Southern Squash Casserole. It’s a special time of year for remembering how America is so blessed, and reminds me to pray harder this coming year for our country. Hope you all have a wonderful holiday season! May God bless you and yours, and may God bless America! […]