Jodi Lea Stewart

Loving and Writing About the Southwest and the South

*All grammatical errors intentional* 1933. December 24, 7:30 p.m. If I wanted Doodles to sleep warm as buttered biscuits, I’d have to do some more quilt tucking. I pressed it in good and tight all along her side and under her chin. There. Now she wouldn’t shiver in her sleep or roll off to the…

*This recipe is more than 90 years old. 1 quart potatoes, peeled and chopped 1 med. onion, chopped bacon pieces and drippings for seasoning as desired salt and pepper water cornmeal chopped green onions, optional Peel and chop about 1-quart potatoes. Cook with a medium onion, chopped. Salt and pepper to taste. Use some bacon…

  Sassafras Root Water (at least 1 quart) Cream and sugar (optional) Dig up several roots from a sassafras tree (or order online). Rinse thoroughly until clean. Depending on the size of the root(s), place in a large pot or teakettle. Boil to desired strength. The tea will be a pale-pinkish-brown. The pinker the tea,…