Lemon Meringue Pie With Cookie Crumb Crust


Lemon pie is a staple in the south, especially in the hotter months. Often referred to as "lemon icebox pie", it is commonly kept in the fridge and served cold as a refreshing ending to any meal. Of course you can purchase a lemon meringue pie at any grocery store and most fast food chains, but once you've had it made from scratch all store bought versions will pale in comparison. As a girl, ... Continue Reading

Today’s “Home Brew”- Secret to great iced coffee without great expense


I love my coffee, especially when its strong and rich with a bold flavor minus the acidity which, in my mind, detracts from the flavor. Now for those of you not from 'round here, the South is said to have four seasons: Almost Summer, Summer, Still Summer, and Christmas. Based on this, you can imagine that there are times of the year when a iced coffee is relished far more than hot. If you've ... Continue Reading

Eat Out On The Cheap & More Money Saving Strategies!


Today I wanted to bring you some more money saving tips while I toil away on the eCookbook I'm working up for you! I had hoped to have this post up earlier but its been one of those crazy days. Sometimes I feel certain I could be a rich woman if I sold tickets to witness the things I go through in the course of trying to get a post up! ~laughs~ Save Money When Eating Out We very seldom eat out ... Continue Reading

Freezer Cooking Class Part 2 (LOTS of recipes!)


This is part two of my sister in law's freezer and mega cooking class! Visit part one here. Thank you for supporting Southern Plate by telling your friends to visit as well! Friend to friend is the best way to help Southern Plate grow!  Gratefully, Christy :) Mega/Freezer Cooking Phase Three: On this day, I made, Hashbrown Casserole Deluxe, Ham and Broccoli Quiche, Potato Soup, and Beef ... Continue Reading

Freezer Cooking : How, Why, What, and When!


Today we have a very special guest blogger. I've known her for over ten years now and we have a LOT in common! She's from Alabama, I'm from Alabama. My name is Christy Jordan, hers is Christina Jordan. She has a boy and a girl, I have a boy and a girl. Oh and she is also married to my husband's twin, even if they were born seven years apart. My sister in law has always been a good cook and ... Continue Reading

Reuben – My St. Patty’s Day Treat


Happy St Patrick's Day! Today I'm bringing you a quick and easy way to get your Corned Beef and Cabbage in! There is this place in Decatur, Alabama that I just love - even though I have only eaten there three times. ~makes a mental note to get out more ~ Anyway, they serve these great sandwiches, freshly sliced meats and cheeses and then toasted to perfection. The name of the place is "The ... Continue Reading

Save More Than You Spend On Groceries


Today I am excited to bring you another great website and the wonderful person behind it who has taught me how to re-think my groceries. Couponing is all the rage in my town right now. A group of us meet at Starbucks every Sunday night to chat and unwind and lately the chatter has repeatedly turned to how everyone is saving on their groceries! Honestly, I was confused and skeptical when it came ... Continue Reading

Winners of Giveaways This Week!


We have our winners in the Food lion and Hickory Barn BBQ Giveaways! Special thanks to Anjie of Frugal Freelancer for generously donating the Food Lion gift card and coupon organizer and to my brother for donating dinner for two to a local winner! The winners are: Deb (whose email begins with mdscoy) - Food Lion Giveaway Trisha Anderson of Athens - Hickory Barn BBQ Dinner for ... Continue Reading

It’s Pi Day!! Happy Birthday, Mr. Einstein!


HAPPY PI DAY!! First off, some of you may be thinking I left the "e" off but I promise I didn't! Pi is a mathematical number, symbol, ratio, formula - whatever floats your boat- which represents the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. We just shorten that number to 3.14,which is why March Fourteenth (3.14) is Pi day! This is also Albert Einstein's birthday so Happy Birthday ... Continue Reading

Why We Need Show Tunes – Poor Man’s Treat


I'm about to stop watching the news folks. I pretty much have it memorized like a kid on their hundredth airing of Toy Story. Economy, recession, depression, financial, bailouts, wall street, cutbacks, foreclosure, deficit, Washington, Washington Washington. Enough already! Tonight I realized that all of the gloom and doom is rubbing off  of me and I'm here to tell you I'm not having it. You ... Continue Reading