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Recipes from European traditions (1/2/2019) - JELLY ROLL 4 eggs separated into 2 bowls. Add 4 to 5 Tbs. water to yolks depending on size of eggs. Add pinch of salt to whites. Beat whites until…
Good cooking (12/26/2018) - Six sources basically agree on the meaning of the word homemaker, which by the way was not in our language until 1867.   Here is the longest and most accurate…
Homemaker recipes (12/26/2018) - TANGIER CORN PUDDING Janet Burgess 1 c. sugar 3 Tbs. cornstarch 2 eggs 1 (16.5-oz.) can cream style corn 1 (13-oz.) can evaporated milk Preheat oven to 375°F. Butter an…
Plenty of cookies for Santa Claus…try these (12/19/2018) - Americans consume more than 2 billion cookies a year or 300 cookies for each person annually. Mathews Memorial Library with its annual cookie contest has added at least 350 more…
Christmas cookie recipes (12/19/2018) - ORANGE ALMOND COOKIE Joan Keith 1½ c. sliced almonds ¼ c. flour ¼ tsp. ground cloves ¼ tsp. salt 1¼ c. sugar Zest of 2 oranges, finely grated 3 large…
Point Baptist tradition (12/12/2018) - Mother Nature decided not to cooperate with Gloucester Point Baptist Church’s annual Fall Fair on two occasions. Heavy rains and winds on the original and then the rescheduled date ended…
Sweets for the season (12/12/2018) - BLACK BOTTOM CHEESECAKE PIE Barbara Mangrum This was not Barbara’s first win at the church’s annual Fall Festival. In previous years she had won first in cakes and third in pies.…
Sweet sensation (12/5/2018) - Several popular brands of chocolate-covered cherries are on the market, but they should look out. There is some strong competition coming their way. The ladies of Singleton United Methodist Church…
Recipe for chocolate-covered cherries (12/5/2018) - FONDUE 2 lb. powdered sugar 1 stick butter, softened 1-1½ tsp. vanilla 3 oz. evaporated milk or heavy whipping cream or more to reach the right consistency Mix all ingredients…
All together now (11/28/2018) -  For 28 years, members of the Ware River Circle of The King’s Daughters and Sons have brought to the public a beautiful Christmas Open House, allowing people to tour some…
Recipes from King’s Daughters circles (11/28/2018) - CREAM CHEESE COOKIES 1 egg yolk 1 c. margarine 1 c. sugar 3 oz. cream cheese ½ tsp. vanilla 2½ c. flour Raspberry preserves (not jelly) Cream margarine with cream…
Excellent appetizers (11/28/2018) - The term “appetizer” seems to have appeared nearly simultaneously in England and America in the 1860s to provide an Anglophone equivalent for the French hors d’oeuvres. In the 1890s appetizers…
Scholarship hostesses showed how to do a tea properly (11/20/2018) - In its efforts to raise money for the annual scholarship awarded to a Mathews High School senior pursuing a career in the medical field, the Captain Sally Tompkins Chapter of…
Recipes for a proper tea (11/20/2018) - COCONUT MACAROONS Gwen Wood 2 egg whites Dash salt ½ tsp. vanilla 2/3 c. sugar 3½ c. flaked coconut* (about ¾ of a large bag of coconut) Beat until soft…
One-pot cooking (11/14/2018) - She is a mother of two boys, six and nine years old, wife of Andy Brown, a deputy in the York County Sheriff’s Office, and a Registered Nurse working in…
Recipes for the Instant Pot (11/14/2018) - INSTANT POT CABBAGE SOUP WITH BEEF  28 oz. can diced tomatoes 1 lb. lean ground beef or sausage 1 lb. chopped green cabbage (about 5 c.) 4 c. beef stock…
Successful entertainer pleased to share her secrets (11/7/2018) - Kay Rice has saved and written recipes, moving from a very small to a much larger notebook. She tells how the meal was done and what didn’t work when it…
Recipes for large groups (11/7/2018) - SPICY TOMATO CHEDDAR “This recipe is quick to make, portable and can be made in advance. It also makes a nice hostess gift. Package in an attractive jar and decorate…
Trial and error brought kitchen success for Susie Welker (10/31/2018) - “My mother was queen of her kitchen,” said Susie Welker, meaning she got no home cooking lessons before her marriage. “I had to learn by trial and error,” Susie confessed.…
Recipes from Susie Welker (10/31/2018) -  PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE  (IN MICROWAVE) ½ c. butter or margarine 2 c. sugar 5 oz. evaporated milk (2/3 c.) 1 c. peanut butter (I prefer chunky) 1 jar (7-10 oz.)…
‘Life close to nature’ – Bohannon farmers nurture medicinal herb and egg farm (10/24/2018) - The most frequent question about this column is “How do you find all the people you write about?” There are many avenues down which a writer travels to find interesting…
Medicinal recipes (10/24/2018) - LIVER RESCUE APPLESAUCE 1 to 2 apples, diced 1 to 4 Medijool dates, pitted (optional) 1 stalk celery, chopped (optional) Blend the diced apples and other desired ingredients in a…
October is Pasta Month (10/17/2018) - October is National Pasta Month, celebrating one of the world’s most accessible foods. Nearly every country has its own unique version of this popular staple. Perhaps one of the most…
Pasta recipes (10/17/2018) - BBQ CHICKEN & PASTA 1 pouch-ready Pasta Rotini ½ c. prepared BBQ sauce ½ c. water ½ c. cherry tomatoes 1 c. prepared chicken or rotisserie chicken  ¼ c. Monterey…
‘Heritage Receipts’ reappears (10/10/2018) - In 1976, the second annual Mathews Market Days was held on a plot of land between Moughons, Inc., and Foster-Faulkner Funeral Home, in addition to a small lot across the…