Printed from:

Welcome to Columbia Magazine  

Christmas 2017: Grandma Bagby's Boiled Custard

By Linda Waggener

My cousin Beth Leftwich Lomax has been doing some Christmas cooking and reporting. She wrote, "Just got through making Grandma Bagby's boiled custard. I could hear her telling me to keep stirring. Do not walk away from the custard on the stove. Keep it at just the right heat. Don't let it boil. You will know when it is done because it will feel different. AND. . . she was right. That wonderful woman taught me to sew, quilt, can, freeze and many other things. I am so grateful to her."

And I'm grateful to Beth for reminding me of all the family and the ways of the people I love this season. I didn't learn about boiled custard making as a child, but did learn about sweet green pea salad, grits casserole and lima bean casserole. Better get into the kitchen!

This story was posted on 2017-12-24 13:47:33
Printable: this page is now automatically formatted for printing.
Have comments or corrections for this story? Use our contact form and let us know.

To sponsor news and features on ColumbiaMagazine, please use our contact form.


Quick Links to Popular Features content is available as an RSS/XML feed for your RSS reader or other news aggregator.
Use the following link:

Contact us: Columbia Magazine and are published by D'Zine, Ltd., PO Box 906, Columbia, KY 42728.
Phone: 270-250-2730 Fax: 270-751-0401

Please use our contact page, or send questions about technical issues with this site to All logos and trademarks used on this site are property of their respective owners. All comments remain the property and responsibility of their posters, all articles and photos remain the property of their creators, and all the rest is copyright 1995-Present by Columbia! Magazine and D'Zine, Ltd. Privacy policy: use of this site requires no sharing of information. Voluntarily shared information may be published and made available to the public on this site and/or stored electronically. Anonymous submissions will be subject to additional verification. Cookies are not required to use our site. However, if you have cookies enabled in your web browser, some of our advertisers may use cookies for interest-based advertising across multiple domains. For more information about third-party advertising, visit the NAI web privacy site.