1 tsp. cinnamon plus 1/8 tsp. ground cloves.

Is it from Brunswick, Georgia, or Brunswick County in southern Virginia? Who cares! It's GREAT eating!
This recipe is a family recipe, handed down.
Oh, and they are not from Brunswick, GA or Brunswick Co., VA....


• 5 to 6 lbs. of chicken
• ½ to 1 lb. pork – large diced
• 1 lb. ground chuck or round
• 1/3 c warm water
• 2 qt. drained or 40 oz. frozen lima beans
• 2 #2 cans crushed tomatoes
• 2 qt. Diced Irish potatoes ( most of a 5# bag)
• 1 ½ qt. chopped onion or 2 ½ bags of frozen onion
• 3 pts drained or 20 oz. frozen corn
• ½ stick butter
• ¼ t red pepper
• Salt to taste
• Dash Worcestershire Sauce

In a large pot, (12 qt) cook the chicken and pork in salted water,just enough water to cover meat, and cook until meat is tender. Remove the meat from the broth, reserve broth. Take the chicken meat off the bone and return to the stock water. Cut up the pork into smaller cubes and return to the broth.

In a bowl add the ground beef and 1/3 c water. Use the water to break up the beef. Add the beef to the pork and chicken. Stir into the broth mix the limas, tomatoes, potatoes, onion, corn, butter, red pepper, salt and Worcestershire. Simmer for 3 to 4 hours.
Tip: you can re-boil the chicken bones if you need more broth

This recipe (minus the onions and egg) was also the "secret sauce" on the burgers they made. No it isn't any chain burger joint you have heard of, but one I worked at during high school. Great salad dressing, great on burgers!

1 c. mayonnaise
1/3 c. ketchup
1/4 c. pickle relish

Can also add:
1 tbsp. chopped onion
1 hard cooked egg, chopped

From the Italian side of the family - Fuhgetaboutit!

Cheese Mix

• 2 lb Ricotta
• 1 lb Mozzarella (grated)
• 2 t grated Parmesan or Romano cheese
• 3 eggs
• 2 t crushed parsley
• Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 350.
When Ziti is cooked put a small amount of sauce in baking pan to cover the bottom then add half of the cooked Ziti. Spoon cheese mix over Ziti, being generous. Add remaining Ziti and cheese the same way. Cover good with sauce being sure sauce goes all the way through. Bake until all bubbly and cheese is all melted.

Sauce Mix


• 1 small can Tomato paste
• 2 cans crushed Tomatoes
• Dash Olive Oil
• 2 T Basil
• 1 t garlic powder
• 1 t oregano
• 1 t minced onion
• salt and pepper to taste


Fry tomato paste in a small amount of olive oil, then add basil, garlic powder, oregano, minced onion and salt& pepper. Add crushed tomatoes and meat. Let cook on very low temperature, for about 2 hours.

Here's a recipe from my Texas roots. I heart me some true Mexican food and who can't resist a little something sweet?


3 c flour
3 t baking powder
2 t salt
1 T shortening
Honey (optional)

Sift flour, baking powder and salt. Cut in shortening then add lukewarm water to make a soft dough. Let rise 1 hour. Roll out ¼ to ½ inch thick. Cut squares about 3 inches. Fry dough. They should puff in the center.
After cooking and while hot, sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mix, or powdered sugar, or dip in honey.
Butter and honey is also great added after cooking inside the puff.
1 cup of tomato sauce
1 1/4 cups brown sugar
2 tbs. vinegar
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
pinch of ground cloves and allspice.