Easy Fried Pies


A few weeks ago (my goodness, how this month has flown by!), I brought you my Granny Lela's Fried Peach Pies and promised you an easier way. I may get distracted, but I always try to follow through so here is that post for those of us who don't have time or perhaps just don't have the desire to make our fried pie dough from scratch. Most folks who make fried pies have taken this shortcut at one ... Continue Reading

Pioneer Brand Gift Basket GIVEAWAY!


WINNER! Congratulations to Tammy who was comment #254 and said "These are the only waffles my husband likes!". Tammy, I've emailed you. Please email me back with your mailing address! Y'all stay tuned, I have some HUGE giveaways coming up really soon! Thank you for reading Southern Plate! Gratefully, Christy The good folks at Pioneer Brand are giving away this WONDERFUL Gift Basket to a ... Continue Reading

Crunchy Beef Casserole (and my casserole dish collection)


Most folks have never had to think about taking a photo of a casserole and I doubt few have spent the time I have wishing they were more photogenic. I guess it's just a fact of life that casseroles aren't pretty things, but they sure are good. This recipe came from Granny Jordan's well worn files and got a handwritten rating of "very good", her highest praise. It's warm, soothing, filling, and ... Continue Reading

Macaroni Salad


Macaroni Salad is one of my mother's favorite summertime dishes but I have to be honest here, until a few weeks ago, I had never tried it. ~waits for the collective gasp~ I know, I know, I'm a horrible person who has lived a wasted life. Thanks to my sister in law, Tina, I can now say that I am a card carryingย  member of the macaroni salad fan club. We made this at her house in Georgia for the ... Continue Reading

Easy Peasy Batik Dyed Shirts – Summer Craft!


Welcome to Southern Plate! Subscribe to my email updates by clicking here. Sit back, get comfy, and make yourself at home on my virtual front porch! You're a welcome addition! Although technically, this is a craft for the kiddies to enjoy, it is the one thing I look forward to doing most (in terms of crafts) each summer. I have way too much fun making these shirts for my kidders each year. ... Continue Reading

How to Put Up Tomatoes (The super easy way!)


If you are new here, Welcome to Southern Plate! It's so wonderful to have you! I do hope you'll subscribe by clicking here. Receive an email from me each time I post something new to the site. The email list is never seen by anyone other than myself. Thank you for reading and please come back often! Join in on the conversation by leaving a comment below! It's that time of year again (in ... Continue Reading

Congealed Salad – with my favorite ingredient!


Aside from fresh from the garden vegetables and iced tea, nothing says summer gathering to a Southerner like congealed salad. However, outside of the Southern United States, most folks refer to them as Gelatin or Jell-O salads. We just like to be different. The possibilities of a congealed salad are endless, much to the delight of it's devotees. My great grandmother, who lived the majority of her ... Continue Reading

First Anniversary Video, Lemon Bars, and Special Guests!


Lemon Bars on Southern Plate from Christy SouthernPlate.com on Vimeo. *If you have problems viewing this video, please visit the help section on Vimeo, by clicking here. Recipe is below in this post! I'm so very excited about this post! I hope you'll watch it and comment below! This is my first ever, full video tutorial for Southern Plate. To make it even more special, it includes two very ... Continue Reading

Lela’s Fried Peach Pies


This post is for all of my facebook friends who have been waiting so patiently! I posted the photo two days ago as a teaser. I'm so mean! ~snickers~ Find me on facebook by clicking here. Do you tweet? Follow me here! These are my great grandmother's pies. Lela loved to make fried pies and the only kind we ever remember her making was peach. Mama loved her peach pies and ate them all the time ... Continue Reading

Almost No Sugar Ice Cream Grahamwiches


If you're new to Southern Plate, WELCOME! You might want to check out my FAQ page and I'd love for you to subscribe by email if you'd like as well! I send out emails whenever I post a new recipe and occasional subscriber only goodies also. Either way, it's GREAT to have you here! Gratefully, Christy In this post, I'm going to show you how to make these delicious Grahamwiches with the only sugar ... Continue Reading