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! […]

Mary Beth’s Kitchen: Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

When I stopped teaching to be home with my children, I made afternoon snacks. The first one I did was lemon poppy seed muffins. Many times, I would have the muffins hot out of the oven, and then we would go on the front porch. My children loved swinging, and I would pull up a […]

Mary Beth’s Kitchen: Woodshed Chicken Salad Sandwiches

When I was teaching third grade at Central Elementary School, I would read a book to my class every day after recess. Some of my favorite books were the “Boxcar Children” series. So when I had my own children, I read the “Boxcar Children” books to them. Then in 1991, a teacher named Diane Blain […]

Mary Beth’s Kitchen: Crustless Quiche

My favorite lunch or dinner is my Crustless Quiche. You can serve it with a salad of fresh vegetables and your favorite salad dressing. The quiche keeps very well for a couple of days in the refrigerator. May God bless you and your family this fall! “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; […]

Mary Beth’s Kitchen: Waffles

My favorite breakfast in the summer is my whole wheat waffles with organic maple syrup and fresh fruit. I use fresh blueberries because they are a superfood. Blueberries are low in calories but high in nutrients. They are the “king” of antioxidant foods and help reduce DNA damage, which may protect against aging and cancer. […]

Mary Beth’s Kitchen: Chicken Nuggets

The recipe this month is for Chicken Nuggets and comes from my “Healthy, Simple, Southern Style Cooking on One Income” cookbook (see link below). A great accompaniment to this dish is my grammy’s Tomato Salad. She was a healthy cook from Germany, and we enjoyed many of her fresh and easy recipes, especially during the […]

Mary Beth’s Kitchen: Grammy’s Potato Salad

In my family growing up in Greenville, our Easter meal was different than the southern meal because my grammy was European. We had leg of lamb, Grammy’s potato salad, and, of course, Easter eggs that we had dyed the night before. So when I got married to a wonderful southern man from the lower part […]

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 […]