Free Magazine: Exclusive Recipe and Column!

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I have some perks today! I'm so excited to be able to bring you this FREE E-Issue of Southern Beauty Magazine, which includes an exclusive Southern Plate Column and Recipe (page 92 ~giggle~). Simply click on the magazine below to open up the full magazine and read free to your heart's content! (Click read more to see magazine) ... Continue Reading

Grandma Lucy’s Pimento Cheese – It’s a Southern Thang

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Today I'm bringing you a much beloved recipe from the South. From what I read and hear, it isn't nearly as popular outside of our little geographic region as it is here, but folks in these parts consider it a staple in every home! Long before the days of snack cakes and convenience foods, Pimento Cheese sandwiches dominated minds when it came to a "quick bite to eat" or a "little lunch". They ... Continue Reading

Some Of My Favorite Kid Friendly Halloween Crafts


I'm just barely getting these ideas to you in the nick of time - Three of my favorite kid friendly Halloween crafts that are also great for classrooms and even class parties! My mother always took time out of her busy day (raising three kids and taking care of a house!) to do arts and crafts with us, especially around the holidays. She always said that it takes too long between birthdays and ... Continue Reading

Gingerbread Trick Or Treaters!

If you enjoy reading Southern Plate, you might enjoy subscribing by email to receive an email from me each time a new recipe is posted. Click here to subscribe! Aren't these little fellas adorable? I wanted to bring this to y'all last year but time got away with me and before I knew it, it was too late for a Halloween post. This year I just barely made it in time - WHEW! These are time ... Continue Reading

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Today I'm bringing you another puff pastry recipe in honor of Pepperidge Farm's 1,2,3 Puff! Contest. Submit your original Puff Pastry recipe for a chance to win an all expense paid trip to New York City for two! Considering that I've always dreamed of going to New York City, I really want some of y'all to enter (and win!) so that I can live vicariously though you :). For complete contest rules ... Continue Reading

Meatballs Make Many Meals!


This past weekend I came across ground beef in five pound packages for $6.25. A few years back I would have considered that expensive but these days it is at least four dollars cheaper than what I normally pay. I did good, though, I only bought twenty pounds. I say that is good because last time I came home with about fifty. Of course, had I the money for more I would have surely gotten that much ... Continue Reading

Meatloaf Casserole: And Why Life Is Good RIGHT Now


My Family Today I want to bring you a great recipe recycling leftovers into a delicious new dish, but I also want to share my heart with you a little bit and I know you'll indulge me like you always do. For many of us, times are more difficult now than we can remember them ever being. Even if your lifestyle hasnโ€™t changed the impact of others having changed so much is still there. This is ... Continue Reading

Lane’s Honeybun Cake

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We have a VERY SPECIAL guest blogger today - my seven year old nephew, Lane! Let me tell ya, no one has ever been prouder to be on Southern Plate than him. I had no idea that he wanted to post until my sister said a few weeks ago "Lane thinks if he makes his Honey Bun Cake and takes pictures you'll put him on Southern Plate." My immediate response was "Well of course, I will!" My mother helped him ... Continue Reading

Loaded Potatoes – Make ‘em and Freeze ‘em!

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Todays post is quick and easy to throw together and serves as a wonderful side dish but the versatility allows you to use leftovers to turn this into a main entree! The fun thing about it though is that you can make several ahead of time and freeze them to use in a jiffy at a later date. Reheating may then be done either in the oven or microwave, so this is a win win either way you look at ... Continue Reading

One Slow Cooker Recipe: 2 Different Meals: Both Quick and Easy

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A member of our Southern Plate Family asked me if I'd put more slow cooker meals on the website with fall coming up. When she posted this on the Southern Plate Family Facebook Page, my wheels started spinning. Who doesn't love being able to put a meal on the table with a slow cooker?ย  With our Fall schedules in full swing this is the ultimate time saving way to eat well while saving both money and ... Continue Reading