Sunday Dinner: String Beans Excellente

“I want you to give Nena this recipe,” my fellow church member and lunch guest Ray said of his wife, Nena, as they joined me for lunch one day recently. I promised I would, so now I am sharing it with you. Those of us “of a certain age” keep things because we know that […]

Sunday Dinner: Lime and Tomato Salad

Being an honest and truthful person — both good characteristics for a Baptist — I will say about today’s recipe that you may want to add something. A few days ago, I was looking for a recipe from the several cookbooks I had spread out on the kitchen table and found this one. I prepared […]

Sunday Dinner: Carrot Soufflé

Today’s recipe is a good one that you and your family will enjoy. It tastes good, is easy to prepare, looks pretty on the table, and is healthy. I found the recipe in the cookbook published by Calvary Baptist Church in Graniteville. To help you with your geography, Graniteville is about halfway between Aiken and […]

Sunday Dinner: Ugly Duckling Cake

“I made that when I was a youngster,” my friend Marie said as we talked in the aisle of the supermarket where I had gone to buy ingredients for Joyce Tonroy’s Ugly Duckling Cake. The supermarket aisles are my primary social gathering spot. Marie and I have known each other since our children were in […]

Garrison unveils favorite recipes in new collection, ‘Sunday Best’

Just in time for Mother’s Day, Juanita Garrison, The Courier’s cheery cooking columnist, is sharing some of her favorite recipes in a new book, “Sunday Best” (Courier Publishing, $17.95). Garrison pored over more than a dozen years’ worth of recipes submitted by Courier readers and added a few of her own for this collection, which […]

Sunday Dinner: Haystack Dinner Recipe

Today’s recipe is a good one for a cold, windy Sunday — and it makes a large dish, so you will need to call in the neighbors to help you eat it or you will have leftovers for a week. It is from Jean M. Carter of Long Creek Baptist Church, located in the Long […]

Sunday Dinner: Lentil Soup

The weather, having delayed its autumn and winter days until January, has denied us our days of bowls of hot, tasty, nourishing soup — but now our wintry winds are prevailing, and soup it shall be. There are many ways to make soup — with the variations in meat, if any; the vegetables, if any; […]

Sunday Dinner: Resolutions

Happy New Year! What a good thing this new year is! A time for starting over. A time to pledge to do those good things we forgot or delayed or were unable to do last year. A time to live a worthy life. A time to love our neighbors. A time to be loyal to […]

Sunday Dinner: Quick Fruitcake

It’s fruitcake time! Over the years, fruitcakes have been unfairly the subjects of jokes, probably because the comedians have not eaten this one by Frances Edwards. Fruitcakes are a Christmas holiday tradition that I hope will never go away — a good fruitcake, that is. This recipe is from her deceased mother, and every year […]

Sunday Dinner: Sausage and Egg Casserole

When was the last time you had guests for breakfast? I like doing that. The breakfast menu is not as demanding as those for lunch or dinner and is well-received because everybody is hungry. Another plus is that you can set the table the previous night and have everything ready except cooking the food — […]