The Recipes you'll find in this cook book have come down through our family for many generations. Some of them are newer than others, fifty years or less. A few of them have been passed down from mother to daughter, or grandmother to granddaughter, for over two hundred years. There has also been an occasional grandson thrown in from time to time just for good measure. All of them are tried and true favorites that your family will love just as much as ours always has.
Although quite a few of the recipes are very healthy, none of them were created with that purpose in mind. What you will find in here is just Good Ole Southern Style recipes that will keep your family coming back for seconds and thirds. Many of the recipes were never written down before now, having been personally taught how to prepare the dishes by their elders.
Most of these heirloom recipes have now been converted to Real Measurement: teaspoons, tablespoons, and cups instead of pinches, dashes, and handfuls. Many of the recipes got their start over fire pits and on wood stoves, these now have burner and oven temperature settings for you convenience as well.
None of the recipes are etched in stone, I want all of you aspiring Southern cooks to feel free to change or modify them to suit your own individual tastes. That's what Southern cooking is all about, putting a meal on the table that you and your family will love to eat. Many a Southern Belle has snared the man of her dreams through his taste buds.