Sunday Dinner: More Old Recipes

There are so many changes in the world, and even in our own little areas, that it is sometimes a challenge to keep up with them. One change is in our menus, whether at home or in a restaurant. The “meat and three,” which has been around forever, was a good division of proportions, giving […]

Sunday Dinner: Shrimp Gumbo

Contrary to my normal practice of preparing the recipes I share with you each month, I have not made this one — but I will. The reason? A kitchen fire … and it wasn’t my fault. It was the colt’s fault because he is so cute. A few weeks ago, I was preparing lunch with […]

Sunday Dinner: Stuffed Green Peppers a la Mary

Continuing our recipes from yesteryear today, I am offering you a good one from “Southern Cooking” published by Ruralist Press in 1928 and edited by Mrs. S.R. Dill. I’m pretty sure the copyright has expired. The title page identifies Mrs. Dill this way: “Editor of the Home Economics page in the Magazine Section of the […]

Sunday Dinner: Fruit Salad

It may be the oldest Baptist church in South Carolina, and if it isn’t, I’m sure someone will let me know! Welsh Neck Baptist Church, located in Society Hill (which is in the eastern third of our state, about 20 miles or so from the North Carolina line), is one of the oldest Baptist congregations […]

Sunday Dinner: Waldorf Hotel’s Famous Salad

Summer is here, and it’s time to have fun with relatives, friends and acquaintances. I have written about this before, even recently, but it needs repeating: Be hospitable. The Bible gives us many examples of hospitality. One is in Acts 2 that says, “Breaking bread in their homes, they shared their meals with unaffected joy.” […]

Sunday Dinner: Jay’s Cabbage, Chinese Style

You will like today’s recipe because it is easy to prepare, is inexpensive, makes a large amount, and produces a good-tasting dish. I tried (I really did) to locate Mrs. Edward L. Byrd, who contributed today’s recipe. I was not surprised at my failure, because the recipe comes from “The Pastors’ Wives Cookbook” published in […]

Sunday Dinner: Hampton Plantation Shrimp Pilau

If you are from the eastern part of our beautiful state, you will know this recipe is pronounced “per-low,” and not as the spelling suggests. Whether you live from the sea to the mountains, you will like this dish because it is pretty basic to South Carolina cuisine. Recently, I carried it to a church […]

Sunday Dinner: Mississippi Mud Cake

(Edited April 27, 2017) It has been more than 40 years since I first saw, baked and enjoyed today’s recipe. It is from “The Meal Ticket,” a cookbook published by the Westminster Jaycees in 1974-75 “in honor of the Town of Westminster Centennial 1875-1975.” It is typewritten on half sheets of 8½ x 11 paper […]

Sunday Dinner: Eggplant Casserole

We see them in newspapers, magazines and on canned-food labels, but the best place I like to find them is in local cookbooks. I’m talking about recipes, because we know that if the contributor has his or her name attached, the recipe will be a good one. That is true of today’s recipe. It is […]

Sunday Dinner: Let’s Resolve to Be More Hospitable

We are a month away from it all. The tree is down and out, the fruitcake, ham/turkey, collards, and black-eyed peas are eaten, children are back in school, people are back at their jobs, and we are in the second month of the new year. Your resolutions have been made (and possibly abandoned), so I […]