Cheese Grits with Tomato Gravy (adapted from The Black Family Reunion Cookbook, 1991)

The Black Family Reunion Cookbook (1991) is a glorious cookbook compiled by the National Council of Negro Women.   The recipes honor NCNW’s founder, Mary McLeod Bethune, and commemorate the organization’s annual Black Family Reunion Celebration, which honors “the historic strengths and values of the Black Family.”  The recipes are peppered with stories of Ms…….

Broiled Seafood Sandwich (Oregon, 1974, adapted)

Broiled Seafood Sandwich is a light, easy-to-make dish suitable for a light lunch or warm weather weeknight meal.  It originates from No Regrets (1974), a recipe compilation from the Junior League of Portland (Oregon).   Unlike many of my vintage cookbooks from this era, No Regrets contains an unusually large number of seafood recipes, perhaps because……