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

Libby’s Recipes: Russian Tea

This recipe is one my mother frequently made during the winter months. It just reminds me of the holidays, especially Christmas. With all today’s sweetening options, you could easily cut back on the sugar.

Back To School Food Safety Tips Offered

Back to school, back to the books, back in the saddle, or back in the car for those of us shuttling students to and from school. The new school year means its back to packing lunches and after school snacks for students, scouts, athletes, dancers, and all the other children who carry these items to and from home.

Pineapple Casserole

I made this pineapple side dish last night and we had it with chicken. It also pairs well with pork.

Libby’s Recipes: Veggie Dip

Now for a simple little recipe, veggie dip.

Cheese Biscuits

This is a rerun of the first recipe I put in my column. It was one of my mother’s signature recipes. So, so good.

Libby’s Recipes: Brown Sugar Cake

0 Brown Sugar Cake 1 box light brown sugar 1 stick margarine (at room temperature) 3 eggs 2 cups self-rising flour 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 cups chopped nuts Mix sugar, margarine and eggs using a mixer. Add flour and vanilla. Stir in nuts by hand. Bake in 9 x 13 pan at 350 degrees about…

Libby’s Recipes: Cheesecake Bars

I have not yet tried this recipe but am told it is good.

Libby’s Recipes: Angie’s Meat Loaf

This week’s recipe comes from my sister’s in-laws in Taylorsville, NC. Judy really like it; she says the topping sets it apart.

Libby’s Recipes: Stew Beef Casserole

Now for this week’s recipe. Per special request by Ricky Taylor, I was asked for casseroles and meat and potato dishes. Enough of the sweets, he said.

Libby’s Recipes: Raisin Nut Pie

How about a fruit pie to start the New Year?