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

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.

This Month In S.C. History: Family Receipts

As the holidays approach, our thoughts turn to cooking and baking for family and friends. The archives of the South Carolina Historical Society (SCHS) contain a wonderful collection of family recipes, or “receipts” as they were frequently called.

Tips Given On How To Prepare And Have A Safe Thanksgiving Meal

It’s turkey time, and the meal is one of the main highlights of Thanksgiving Day.

Fill Your Picnic Basket With Food Safety To Avoid Getting Sick This Memorial Day

Memorial Day kicks off the official start of summer. The U.S. Department of Agriculture wants to remind you to prevent foodborne illness before you light up that grill and pack up the cooler.

Video: Eating Healthy On A Budget Is Possible

Eating healthy on a budget through smart shopping is not as difficult as one might think.

Recipes: Eating Healthy On A Budget

Recipes from “Eating Healthy On A Budget” video

RALI, Blueprint For Health Hold Premiere Of Video Series

RALI (Rural Area Leadership Initiative)-Dillon County and Blueprint For Health held the premiere of their video series, “Eating Healthy On A Budget,” at an event at Twin Lakes Country Club.