Good cooking often becomes a tradition among Texas families. Recipes handed down from grandparents, aunts and uncles, and mom and dad become classic family dishes for the generations that follow. The members of the Dallas County Medical Society Alliance (DCMSA) have taken some of their own favorite family recipes and included them in A Thyme to Remember.

In A Thyme to Remember, which offers more than two hundred recipes as diverse as the Texas population, you’re sure to find a delicious dessert, a new vegetable dish, or a main entrée. Also included are recipes for appetizers and beverages, salads, breads and soups, brunch dishes, and cakes, cookies, and pies. The special recipes that have been “handed down” or are original to a member of the DCMSA, are identified by a hand icon on each page and include the following:


Saint Patrick’s Day Corned Beef Casserole
Stilton Cheese Soufflé With Chives
South African Zulu Bobotie
Chocolate-Raspberry Coffee Cake
Ball Park Soft Pretzels
Spicy Baked Eggplant
Red Chile Enchiladas
Cauliflower and Peas With Ginger
Post Thanksgiving Turkey Soup
Wild Rice Soup
Old Nellie’s Grits
Bouillabaisse Salad With Caviar Dressing
Marinated Dill Carrots
Kentucky Mint Tea
Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Bread
Gumdrop Bar Cookies
Godiva Chocolate Two-Minute Mousse


Perhaps the most distinctive feature of the cookbook is the index of nutritional information in the back that outlines the approximate calories, fat, protein, carbohydrates, cholesterol, dietary fiber, and sodium per serving of each dish. For example, Salmon Mousse has 142 calories, Wild Rice Salad has 20 grams of protein, and Tomato Basil Santa Fe Pizza has 40 total fat grams.

A Thyme to Remember commemorates the eightieth anniversary of the DCMSA, one of the oldest medical support organizations in the United States. All proceeds from the cookbook will benefit the DCMSA philanthropies.