When I was married, my mother, Lea Hork, made a recipe-photo album for me. She typed up her favorite recipes, added personal comments about the recipe, and then clipped them. She then made a scrapbook full of photos from my childhood and included the favorite recipes. As each of us kids were married, she'd make another album for them. My youngest sister was married after my mother passed away, so I carefully made an album for her, copying what my mother had done for me.
I still have the album, although I took it apart because it was one of those magnetic photo albums and I didn't want the photos to be ruined. Luckily for me, the magnetic part of the album "released" and now of the photos were "stuck" between the back and plastic.
The book especially comes out at Thanksgiving so I can make Cornbread Stuffing for the turkey. This is the Southern way of making stuffing. I find typical sage dressing just too wet for my tastes. Our Thanksgiving Dinners included: turkey, giblet gravy, cornbread stuffing, mashed potatoes, candied sweet potatoes, peas with pearl onions, garlic French bread, and cranberry sauce. Pumpkin and mince meat pies were for dessert.
My mouth's watering just thinking about it!
Lea's Southern Cornbread Stuffing: (suitable for 20 lb turkey)
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