Okra Gumbo

Miss Estelle Fournet Looking at Cooking with Mildred Swift 1 chicken weighing 4 to 5 pounds (old fowl may be used)1 cup chopped onions1 pint canned tomatoes6 tablespoons shortening2 bay leaves1 tablespoon clove1/2 teaspoons thyme2 tablespoons salt (or salt to taste)4 quarts boiling water2 quarts sliced okra1/2 cup chopped celery Clean and cut the chicken … Continue reading Okra Gumbo


Onion Soup

Mrs. Evelyn Moore Looking at Cooking with Mildred Swift 2 cups thinly sliced onion1/4 cup butter2 cans bouillon or chicken broth1/2 cup waterPepper and paprika, if desired1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce° (or more)2 slices bread, toasted1/4 cup grated Parmesan° cheese Cook onion until limp in butter in a saucepan. Add bouillon, water, Worcestershire Sauce°. Simmer (do … Continue reading Onion Soup

Creme Vichyssoise

Looking at Cooking with Mildred Swift 1 medium onion, sliced3 tablespoons butter or margarine2 cups chicken broth2 cups potatoes, sliced thin1 teaspoon salt (or more)1 1/2 cups milk1 cup half and half1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce°dash hot sauce1/2 teaspoon celery salt Brown onions in margarine. Add potatoes and broth. Cook until potatoes are done. Press through … Continue reading Creme Vichyssoise

Vegetable Soup

Mrs. Lyman McDonaldLooking at Cooking with Mildred Swift 1 1/2 or 2 pounds brisket2 medium onions, chopped1 No. 2 can tomatoes1 carrot, chopped1 cup sliced okra1/4 macaroni or spaghetti1/2 cup chopped celeryparsleysalt, pepperany other vegetables you desire Cover brisket with 2 or more quarts of cold water. Simmer until the meat falls from the bone. … Continue reading Vegetable Soup

Oyster Stew

Mrs. Warren TaylorLooking at Cooking with Mildred Swift 1 stick butter or margarine1 1/2 pints oysters1 quart milk (pasteurized)1 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon pepper1/2 cup oyster liquor 1 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce°1/4 teaspoon Tabasco Sause°1/4 teaspoon celery salt1/4 teaspoon onion salt1/8 teaspoon garlic salt2 teaspoons chopped green onion topsPaprika and chopped parsley for topping Melt fat. Add … Continue reading Oyster Stew


Mrs. Ben BreardLooking at Cooking with Mildred Swift 3 pounds ground round steak (coarse grind)1 large piece suet3/4 cup chopped green pepper, finely chopped3/4 cup finely chopped celery2 large onions, chopped very fine2 tablespoons flour2 cans tomatoes (No. 2)2 quarts water2 pods garlic mashed2 tablespoons paprikadash red pepper1 tablespoon or more salt4 tablespoons or more … Continue reading Chili

Potato Soup

Amy Simpson, Verda SimpsonFarmerville First Baptist Church Sesquicentennial Cookbook 1847-1997 3 cups potatoes, diced1/2 cup celery, chopped1/2 cup onion, chopped3 1/2 cup water Cook until tender. Add: 2 tsp saltBlack pepper3 Tbsp oleo2 chicken bouillon cudes2 1/2 cup milk, scalded8 oz sour cream1 Tbsp flour Stir in milk until it thickens.