There’s a lot that can be said about the DAR-Daughter’s of the American Revolution! In 1939, opera singer Marian Anderson was denied the opportunity to perform in DAR Constitution Hall because of her race. Thankfully that policy has been changed dramatically. Read about it HERE.
This DAR cookbook highlighted an amazing place in Paris, KY, Duncan Tavern.
My Aunt Alma was the curator and cook there for many, many years. The cookbook is full of southern favorites and was one of my mom’s most-used sources for recipes!
Like many people, some family favorites get lost or just can’t quite be replicated by the next generation. My grandmother Ava made the BEST Parker House rolls and since she passed, everyone in the family has tried their hand, multiple times, to recreate her rolls. I have about 5 different recipes that are claimed to be HER recipe. We’ve come awfully close. Grandma was a fantastic cook and the sweetest woman ever. Maybe part of the mystique is that her food came with lots of love behind it.
Here is a recipe written by my mother, in her Kentucky DAR Cookbook, for Grandma’s rolls.
Cheese straws are the perfect appetizer to go with cocktails! Cousin David has the reputation of being the best at making Cheese Straws. Here are some recipes mom had marked in her cookbooks.