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Reunion Recipes part 2

July 21, 1998

photo: JOE CROCETTA / staff photographer

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Reunion Recipes part 2

part 1

Reunion EntreesConvenience-store coleslaw just won't cut the mustard this year.

We know it's hard to decide what food to prepare for a family reunion, so we asked readers to submit their favorite recipes.

The responses were a nice mix of desserts, entrees and side dishes - tried-and-true recipes that keep folks coming back for more.

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On Wednesday, July 15, we featured dessert recipes.

Here are some favorite entrees and side dishes.

- Teri Johnson, Staff Writer




Gail Hunter of Smithsburg says Grandma Hunter's Brown Bread is so good that some people say it could be a dessert.

The recipe came from her husband Samuel's grandmother, Mary Irene Hunter, who died in 1976.

"It was one of the things she always served. It's a way to remember her," says Hunter, 52.

Grandma Hunter's Brown Bread




2 cups hot water
1 cup raisins
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 1/4 cups flour
1 egg, beaten
nuts, optional


Combine hot water, raisins and shortening. Let mixture cool.

Combine baking powder, baking soda, sugar, salt and flour, then add egg and nuts. Add to hot water mixture and stir together.

Bake at one hour plus a few minutes at 350 degrees on middle rack of oven. Bread is done when a toothpick that is inserted comes out clean. Makes two small loaves or one big loaf.

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