Pa Dubie’s Tater Soup

*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...

Sassy Sassafras Tea

  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...

Sassy Sassafras, the Root Beer Tree

My grandfather, Thomas Elmer Woods, learned a lot from the Five Civilized Tribes: medicine, ceremonial dancing, and how to survive. After his mother died soon after giving birth to him and his twin sister, his sister was sent to live with relatives in the Pacific...