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

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.

Southern Corn Meal Cookies

Southern Corn Meal Cookies are essentially buttery sugar cookies made with both flour and corn meal, which makes an incredible difference. This cookie is delicately crisp, with an interesting texture and an unexpectedly appealing rich grain flavor.

Food Prep And Storage Safety Emphasized As More Families Cook And Eat At Home

Many families are cooking at home now more than ever due to COVID-19. Janice Lopez-Munoz, Public Affairs Specialist for the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service, spoke to the Dillon Herald recently about the best practices for food safety during preparation, with leftovers, and with take-out food.

Though Memorial Day Activities Are Different This Year, Food Safety Remains A Priority

Every year, millions of Americans commemorate Memorial Day to honor the sacrifices so many have made to protect our country. This holiday weekend might not be like past years, so while we keep public health recommendations in mind, let’s not forget food safety practices to prevent foodborne illnesses.