Asian Slaw – Guest Blogger!

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My friend, Heather, called me yesterday to get this recipe. I had given it to her a few years back and she had misplaced it and wanted to make it for her upcoming fourth of July gathering. Fortunately, I remembered seeing it on my blogging buddy Rhoda's site and just sent her there to get it! That got me to thinking that this would make an excellent guest post and since Rhoda is so quick on the ... Continue Reading

Chocolate Sundae Cake: Sinfully Good, Sinfully Easy

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If you enjoy Southern Plate, please help support the site by telling your friends! Thank you so much! In the south, our menu selection changes entirely with the season, and each new season is something to be excited about. Right now, we're all celebrating sunshine and heat, gardens and the outdoors. When the temperature reaches as high as it does here, that means cold food is a welcome ... Continue Reading

Bountiful Gardens and Bountiful Children’s Activities!

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Things have been hopping around Bountiful! Gardens are growing, kids are learning, and the oven (as always) is cooking away! I thought I'd show you some of the things we've been up to around here and how the gardens are coming in. With the kids out for the summer, I've been having a lot of fun doing crafts and little projects with them (two weeks into summer, my son said "Ma, this has been the ... Continue Reading

Slow Cooked Pork Roast and EASY Peasy Father’s Day Menu

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I've had a lot of people ask how the gardens are doing (you're so sweet!). Stay tuned to my next post for an update on those and more goings on at Bountiful! This is one of my husband's favorite meals and mine, too! The pork roast is so tender it falls off the bone and I have to spoon it out of the crock pot to put on a plate. It cuts easily with the slightest pressure of a fork and the ... Continue Reading

Daddy’s Hot Dog Chili -AND Hip Hostess Winners!

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TWO Southern Plate Readers Will Be Choosing Hip Hostess Aprons today! Mama Jane was the winner chosen at random for The Hip Hostess Apron Giveaway! Mama Jane, all you have to do is visit The Hip Hostess and choose your favorite apron, then email that to me along with your mailing address christy@southernplate.com. Another reader will be choosing a Hip Hostess apron as well. Shirley left the ... Continue Reading

Sweet And Sour Green Beans

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This is one of those recipes that was told to me over the phone, beginning with "You fry you up some bacon...". Now in my experience, any recipe that begins with those instructions is gonna be good. I've never actually written this one down until now and I've never seen it written down so the way I cook it may vary slightly from the way my sister in law makes it, who is the person that gave me the ... Continue Reading

Fire and Ice Salad

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  This is a staple at barbecues, family gatherings, and reunions. During our Southern Summers, we love the juicy and refreshing experience of eating this salad! Although I had seen it plenty as a child, the first time I actually tasted fire and ice salad was when I was pregnant with my daughter. My husband's company hosted family night at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, renting the entire ... Continue Reading

Quick and Easy Jelly Filled Doughnuts

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Special thanks to Tina of Mommy's Kitchen for letting me know that today is National Jelly Filled Doughnut Day! She even suggested I re-post this in honor of such a prestigious holiday. As I am working on a tutorial for tomorrow and didn't have anything to post today, I decided to take her up on her advice! Hope you enjoy these! Gratefully, Christy Those of you who have been reading Southern ... Continue Reading

Household Recipes: Homemade Laundry Detergent

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I am a hardcore couponer.* My kids are even in on it. Whenever we go to the grocery store together they both want to know ahead of time "Do we get any coupons?". I usually pick out a coupon I had planned on using (for a kid friendly item to make it more fun) and give one to each of them. Their job then is to find the item or items in the grocery store and put them in the buggy. They also get to ... Continue Reading

Treasure Found: Granny Jordan’s Chicken Casserole / Salad

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I'm bringing you a little treasure which I discovered buried among our belongings at the old house this past weekend. This is a recipe of Granny Jordan's, whom I've mentioned here several times before - and if you haven't tried her frozen cranberry banana salads, you've lived a wasted life. (Sorry to break it to you so bluntly, but its true!) As I've always said, Granny Jordan was the epitome of ... Continue Reading