Category: Libby’s Recipes & More

A collection of favorite recipes from Libby Allen of Latta, SC, and from our readers as well as food-related advice and articles from the USDA and other sources. To submit a reader recipe, mail it to Recipes, c/o The Dillon Herald, P.O. Drawer 1288, Dillon, SC 29536, fax it to 843-841-1930, or e-mail it to

NATIONAL NUTRITION MONTH: Consider Modifying Recipes To Reduce Salt, Fat, And Sugar

This March celebrates the 50th anniversary of National Nutrition Month®. Although some people could go to extremes by throwing away favorite recipes or banning beloved ingredients, Kimberly Baker, Ph.D., R.D., L.D., assistant Clemson Extension specialist and director of the food systems and safety program team, said, “Think about modifying recipes to make them healthier. Reducing fat, salt and sugar is a good place to start.”

Thanksgiving Safety: Don’t Let Food Poisoning Gobble Up Your Good Time!

Cooking the Thanksgiving Day feast can be stressful for many reasons, especially when it comes to the turkey. Perhaps you find yourself cooking for Thanksgiving for the first time this year?

Red Cross Offers 10 Thanksgiving Cooking Safety Tips

As Thanksgiving approaches, it’s a time to celebrate with loved ones and brush up on home fire safety.

Don’t Let Food Poisoning Ruin Your July 4th Festivities

Food poisoning is an uninvited guest that can ruin any party. During your festivities keep these food safety tips in mind.

Bring Food Safety To Summer Vacation

As summertime brings families and friends together for outdoor celebrations, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) wants to make sure your summer festivities are food safe.

USDA Offers Grilling Tips To Pros And Beginners

As millions of Americans get ready to commemorate Memorial Day and welcome summer, the U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds people to keep it safe this weekend: follow the latest CDC guidance for COVID-19 and remember your food safety practices.

USDA Shares Easy At-Home Advice For Handling Food Safely This Thanksgiving

This week, Americans will enjoy a delicious meal on Thanksgiving Day with family and friends – either in person or virtually. Taking the necessary steps toward safe food handling and sanitation will help protect you and your loved ones this year.

Award-Winning Cornbread Recipes

Check out these past winning National Cornbread Cook-off recipes and more at Join the Martha White community at and Featured recipes are Tennessee Onion Soup Gratin and Harvest Apple Cornbread Panzanella.

Peanut Butter Cup Icebox Pie

Here is the 2013 Martha White® Holiday Muffin Mix Challenge winning recipe by Joanna C. of Whiteville, Tenn., who was named Grand Prize Winner and the Crowd Pleasers Category Winner for her Peanut Butter Cup Icebox Pie.

The Ultimate Southern Grilled Cheese Sandwich

The third-place winner, Susan R. of Round Rock, Texas, took home $1,000 for her Ultimate Southern Grilled Cheese Sandwich in the 2014 Martha White®/Lodge® Cast Iron National Cornbread Cook-Off.