Apple Fritters and Fall Days

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My first memories of apple fritters come from a family trip to the Smokey Mountains in Tennessee when I was about seven years old. Up until then, I'd never had them before but it was obvious that my parents were no strangers as they hunted down one particular restaurant just to partake of the treat, served alongside apple butter for dipping. Apple lovers seem to hold these little hand held ... Continue Reading

BIG News About Velveeta and Me! (and Mama’s Mac and Cheese)

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Nowadays, families are spending less time eating out and more time at the dinner table. With our busy schedules, weโ€™re looking for no hassle recipes that our families will love. Thatโ€™s why the makers of VELVEETA are encouraging families to VELVEETA it!-to create a dish that is quick and easy but a guaranteed home run at the dinner table! To showcase the versatility, taste, and convenience of ... Continue Reading

Good N Easy Cake with Homemade Whipped Cream


I first had this cake when I was eight years old. How I know my exact age when first trying it is something I'll get to in a minute - hang on folks, we got a tangent coming on! When I was a little girl, my dad always bought us season tickets to the UAH Chargers hockey games. Yes, there is Hockey in Alabama. Hard to imagine, I know, but we have always had a great hockey team. In fact, the ... Continue Reading

Ground Beef Stew (with a secret!)

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My Grandaddy loved stews and soups. He had a special bowl that he liked to eat stew out of and Grandmama always served him in that bowl. I do much the same thing with my coffee, even though I know it may seem a bit silly. One of my favorite things to do is get up a little earlier than everyone else and creep into the kitchen to make the first cup of coffee in my special cup, then go sit down in ... Continue Reading

Chocolate Fudge That Can Take Over The World

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Did you know that you can subscribe to Southern Plate by email to receive an email from me each time I post a new recipe? Click here. To view a full index of all of the recipes I've posted (well over two hundred), click here. Thank you so much for visiting! Gratefully, Christy Ladies and Gentlemen, this is not just a recipe I am bringing you today, this is ammunition. ~crowd widens their eyes ... Continue Reading

Fried Bologna & Other Southern Sandwiches

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Southern Plate is more than just me typing and chatting away. In fact, YOU are the most important part of With that in mind, I hope you'll take time to leave a comment and share your favorite sandwich from your childhood. See bottom of this post for more details! Gratefully, Christy :) When my mama was a girl they had a tradition of going out riding through the countryside ... Continue Reading

How To Make Hair Bows, Video & Step by Step!

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I've always loved hairbows, really big ones! I was one of those little girls who identified with Laura Ingalls, but still thought Nellie Olsen was the luckiest girl in Walnut Grove to always have those big old bows perched atop her head! Now that I have a little girl, one of the things I have the most fun with is dressing her up in an assortment of bows. Fortunately, she enjoys them as well or I ... Continue Reading

Old Fashioned (AND SUPER EASY) Berry Cobbler

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Berry pie, berry pie I'm gonna make him a berry pie I wanna be the apple of his eye So I'm gonna make him a berry pie This post is brought to you because of Dolly Parton - and bless her heart, she has no idea! You see, there is a song of hers on called "Berry Pie" that Katy and I have taken a shining to - and by "taking a shining to" I mean that we have taken to listening to it on a repetitive ... Continue Reading

Shoofly Pie and Subtitling Southerners


If you ever want to get a hankering to make pies, see that movie Waitress. I watched the entire thing thinking of nothing but baking. Keri Russell did a pretty good Southern accent too (thank you Kerri, and bless your heart). This is a point of contention among Southerners because all too often actors and actresses will play a southern character and have the most exaggerated accent, with a drawl ... Continue Reading

Freezing Apples – and what the old folks taught me

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I learned at a young age the value of the wisdom which can only be gleaned by those who have lived a lifetime before us. My parents taught me to listen and they drove the lessons of my grandparents home through repetition and life application. These are things I was fortunate enough to be taught by example and Iโ€™ll just bet you have already been taught them, too. Still, it never hurts to have a ... Continue Reading