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 — […]

Sunday Dinner: Chipped Beef Dip

Well, I’m just mad about the whole thing. I don’t really mind being “of a certain age” because people are nice to me. I’m not even offended when I don’t understand what young people are talking about half the time, and it doesn’t bother me when I occasionally lose things at home. Most of the […]

Sunday Dinner: Plantation Squash

There is a running joke among home gardeners who try to give each other their yellow summer squash. If you don’t have a generous squash-growing neighbor, you can get squash at almost any farmers’ market or supermarket during summer and throughout the year at the latter. And that’s a good thing. The yellow summer (crook […]

Sunday Dinner: Chicken Pie

Ah! Sunday dinners and family reunions! Where would these be without chicken pie, that staple for the family and for covered dish gatherings? Many of today’s magazines show exciting recipes you will surely want to make, but for consistent goodness you can count on a chicken pie — especially today’s recipe. Simplicity is the thing […]