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Cookbooks carry on family traditions

By Staff
COOKBOOK COMING OUT SOON – The deadline is nearing for submissions to The Meridian Star's cookbook. All types of recipes are needed and you may submit in one than one category. Photo by Paula Merritt/The Meridian Star
By Penny Randall / staff writer
Oct. 9, 2002
When Billie Culpepper of the Martin community noticed The Meridian Star was reviving its cookbook, she was one of the first to submit her recipes.
Culpepper, who moved to the area in 1977 from Texas, said she always looked forward to the annual cookbook first published more than 30 years ago. The cookbook has not been published for several years, but after many requests The Star has decided to rejuvenate it.
Culpepper is among many who have sent in recipes by e-mail, fax and regular mail. Many others are still needed to fill the book and the Oct. 30 deadline is nearing. The cookbook will be published in November.
Variety of recipes
All types of recipes are needed family recipes, cookbook favorites or your own tried-and-true concoctions. Low-fat, fat-free, low-sodium and sugar-free recipes also are requested.
Culpepper submitted six recipes. One is a sugar-free fruit salad made with sugar-free pudding.
She also submitted a few family recipes, including her aunt's Million Dollar Salad.
An easily-made broccoli bread was given to her by her mother-in-law, Lorene Culpepper.
Cookbook categories encompass many different tastes such as: appetizers; breads and rolls; game, seafood and barbecue; meat, poultry, main dish casserole; side dishes; salads, soups and sandwich spreads; cakes, icings and frostings; quick and easy dishes; men in the kitchen and even kids in the kitchen.
Submit as many recipes as you like.
Culpepper, who retired recently from the retail industry, said she has always loved to cook.