Tag: Recipes

Brady’s Texas Black Bean Salad

When my great-great-Chickasaw-Choctaw grandmother Margaret Delitha Ralph crossed the Red River by covered wagon into Texas she was only 14. Born in Arkansas just five days after the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, Margaret settled in central Texas near Brady Creek. She married a cowboy, James Morgan, who spent most of his days on the…

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Corky’s Pico de Gallo

If our father were alive during these days of pandemic restrictions, there’s no doubt he would be finding all kinds of ways to stay busy and productive. Walter “Corky” Dennis retired from a memorable career as police officer and homicide detective for the San Antonio Police Department in the 1980s. He immediately began work as…

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Ruby’s Coconut Meringue Pie

Here’s a favorite like Grandma used to make, because she did. There was nothing as good as Ruby Floyd’s Coconut Meringue Pie. I can still taste it in my mind while writing this. Ruby Alma Morgan was born in Brady, Texas in 1910 to our greatgrandparents Margaret Delitha Ralph Morgan (a Chickasaw-Choctaw, known for her…

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Grandpa Arthur’s Green Beans

Our grandfather, Bassett Arthur was a cook in the Navy Seabees primarily in the Philippines during World War II. After the war he remained a chef and cook at restaurants in Brady and Abilene, Texas. A trip to Abilene always included an opportunity to watch (and help the best I was capable of as a…

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Grandpa Arthur’s Macaroni Salad

Our grandfather, Bassett Arthur was a cook in the Navy Seabees primarily in the Philippines in World War II. After the war he remained a chef and cook at restaurants in Brady and Abilene, Texas. He just happened to be the great nephew of Charlie Bassett, the legendary first sheriff/marshal of Dodge City. Kansas (The…

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