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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 […]

Coconut Pie

This isn’t a cream pie, but a rich, delicious custard I remember well from my childhood growing up in a small North Carolina town. 1/2 cup butter 1 1/2 cups white sugar 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 2 eggs 1 cup milk 1 cup flaked coconut 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1-9 inch pie crust Preheat oven […]

Salmon patties became a Southern staple in the early 1920’s after chain grocery stores such as Piggly-Wiggly made canned food even cheaper and more available to working class Southerners. They were a regular feature of weekday suppers when I was growing up in the 1960s, and are considered by many to be a soul food classic.