Honey Grove Preservation League

Saving and Documenting the History of Honey Grove, Texas


Pickle recipes from Mrs. Robert Sowels, Cecile Cunningham, Mrs. W. H. Longmire, Edith Keen and Mrs. J. W. Cummings.

Sandwich recipes from Mrs. Fred Renfro, Mrs. W. H. Dixon, Mrs. John Dotson and Mrs. E. G. Latta.

Bread recipes from Bessie Ready, Mrs. Nevil Felty, Mrs. Kittie Roberts, Mrs. R. L. Bright and Mrs. C. E. Patillo.

Cake recipes from Mrs. John L. Witcher, Mrs. L. G. Garrison, Mrs. J. A. Bates and Mrs. Ruby Allen.

Home demonstration clubs, organized under the direction of the Texas Agricultural Extension Service, provided numerous services to rural women in Texas.


In Fannin County there were apparently many of these clubs in the many small communities, and in 1933 a Cook Book was published, with recipes indicating the name of the woman submitting the recipe and the name of the club she belonged to.  Thanks to John Rex Witcher for providing this cookbook for scanning.


The complete Cook Book is available here.  Selected pages are shown on this page.


Among the clubs listed in the Cook Book are those from Allen's Chapel, Arledge Ridge, Augie, Bailey, Cottage Bend, Ector, Edhube, Elwood, English, Gober, Harrison, Ivanhoe, Lannius, Leonard, Long Branch, Nobility, Ravenna, Taylorville, Trenton, Tulip, White Shed, and Windom. 


Perhaps your grandmother has a recipe in this book!


Home Demonstration Clubs