These are various comments, some cooking advice, etc from various researchers. I hope you enjoy reading their pearls of wisdom!
Diane, I have to tell you that I have no idea who began these recipes that I wrote up to leave behind for my children. I learned them as a very young child in S GA. They were learned by osmosis. As most of our families today are on some kind of diet/food restriction, I make these only at holidays, but make them I do as my children and grandchildren clamor for this type of food. Later on, I will send our sweet potato pie recipe, and if you ever fix it, you, too, will clamor for more! Turkey and chicken dressing recipes will be coming along soon. As with all these recipes, I learned them by osmosis and wrote them down only so that my children, who need recipes/directions, could make some at home. It goes without saying that one salts, peppers, seasons to personal taste, unless measured out in a recipe. If I send a cook book recipe I will cite the source, until then, these are from my children's OLD-TIMEY COOKING cookbook by Mom and Granny. Fran West Powell Absolutely wonderful, Diane - could not wait to sneak a peak as soon as I read your note here! I've only looked at all those wonderful categories in full then zeroed in on the book by Mrs. Dull - She was known for her Southern Cooking & I have my Mother's copy of her book which was given to my Mother by her Sister - it shows both the original copyright date of 1928 and the date of 1941. The Dedication by Mrs. Dull inside reads: "Dedicated to My Friends, the Women of Atlanta, of Georgia and of the South" My maternal Grandmother as well as all 4 of her daus of whom my Mother was the oldest revered Mrs. Dull's cookbook - so for my oldest dau's birthday 1 year, I got her a new copy of the old book - then carried it w/my sister & I up to our maternal Grandparents' home which we then owned jointly on Lookout Mountain. We went thru the book, marking the recipes that we knew were ones that our own Mother had used - many are still very traditional recipes still used by our family for holidays. It not only was a pleasure to give that copy to my dau, but also a way of handing down within our own family, treasured memories as well as future ones to be made. Thank you for doing this page for those of us so interested in all phases of our families & where we can continue to add new ones from those loved by others also. I will add that Civil War Day's cake or "Poor Man's Cake" from my paternal Grandmother, whose paternal Grandparents were from Duplin/Sampson Co lines prior to their coming into GA. You are indeed a treasure of a friend, an inspiration plus a reminder of all we hold dear. Sarah Howell Studstill I love the old recipes.... they remind me of my grandmother's cooking..... and that's real genealogy!! christian_person prince Food meant survival. The limited foodstuffs available in our early history made cookery even more important. Mary Childress
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