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This sweet streusel cake is loaded with brown sugar and cinnamon and has been a Christmas morning tradition in North Carolina since at least the 1790s.

1 quart fresh or frozen blackberries 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar 3/4 teaspoon Salt, divided 1/2 teaspoon Lemon extract 1 1/2 cup All-purpose flour 2 teaspoons Baking powder 1/4 teaspoon Ground nutmeg 2/3 cup Milk Cream or whipped cream optional Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a Dutch oven, combine the blackberries, 1 cup […]

A modern version of my grandmother’s century-old pound cake recipe, made with real butter. It has a fine crumb and a delicious lemon flavor.

Cane Syrup is one of the by-products of sugar cane refining. The C. S. Steen Company of Abbeville, Louisiana, produces Steen’s Syrup, a pure and excellent ribbon cane syrup. This recipe is an adaptation of one of theirs. 21/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves […]

his is similar to my grandmother’s recipe. Adjust the sugar to taste as rhubarb is very tart. “It will make your mouth roll up!,” as granny used to say. 1 Pie crust, top & bottom 1 pound rhubarb, washed, cut into 3/4 inch chunks 1 pint Strawberries, washed, hulled 1 1/4 cup sugar 5 tablespoons […]

For the crust: 2 2/3 cups All-purpose flour 2 tablespoons Sugar 2 teaspoons Salt 12 tablespoons chilled, unsalted butter, cut into pieces 4 tablespoons vegetable shortening, cut into pieces 6 to 8 tablespoons Ice water For the filling: 8 Cups fresh peaches,Sliced 2 Cups Sugar 1/4 Cup Flour 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon Ground nutmeg […]

1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened 1 cup sugar 2 eggs, lightly beaten 2/3 cup dark molasses 1 cup whole milk 4 cups sifted flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 teaspoons powdered ginger 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground cloves 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg 1 teaspoon baking soda In a large mixing bowl using an electric mixer, […]

This is a recipe from the Gullah, who inhabit the islands in the South Carolina Low Country. 2 large sweet potatoes 2 eggs, beaten 1⁄2 cup sugar 1 teaspoon nutmeg 2 tablespoons margarine, melted 1⁄2 teaspoon salt 1 cup dark cane sugar Peel and grate sweet potatoes. Add other ingredients and mix thoroughly. Pour into […]

Star of stage, screen, and Dinner on the Grounds! 4 whole eggs, separated 2/3 cup sugar 1/8 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons cornstarch 3 cups milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 bananas sliced vanilla wafer cookies For the meringue: 5 tablespoons sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract Beat 4 eggs yolks slightly. Add sugar, salt and cornstarch. […]

A treat we always had every winter, this is a delicious dessert. 1 cup persimmon pulp 1 egg, beaten 1 1/4 cups white sugar 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 1/4 cups milk 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup butter, melted Preheat oven to 350 […]