Shortcut Senate Bean Soup and Mary Poppins Visits Bountiful

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I like bean soup. Here is my personal recipe. Begin post now... ~giggles~ Just kidding. Y'all know I can't bring you a recipe without talking your ear off first! Senate Bean soup is a big old tradition in D.C. that has been served in the Senate restaurant every day. By the way, where IS the Senate restaurant and how do I get to eat there on my next trip to D.C.? So anyway, the recipe is all ... Continue Reading

Jordan Rolls – And Why Interruptions Are The Key To My Success


I'm gonna start out by telling y'all that it is probably not a good idea for me to post today. My normally scattered mind is even more so, thinking on a million different things as I race to finish up my book. I'm trying to make sure my heart is in every story and that I haven't overlooked a single cherished recipe. My hands are shaking when I stop typing because my heart and nerves say "Go! Go! ... Continue Reading

10 of YOUR Favorite Southern Plate Posts!


I love hearing back from you better than just about anything (including my Grandmother’s fruit salad!) so today I’m going to bring you a list of some of posts y’all commented on the most from Southern Plate. For those of you who are new here (hope you’ve pulled up a chair and got comfy) this is a great way to meet some of your Southern plate family. Feel free to chat in the comments or say “Hey! ... Continue Reading

Sixteen Low and No Sugar Recipes from Southern Plate!


Please leave a comment below and let us know if you've tried any of these - or just how your day is going! I just love hearing from y'all! Today I thought I'd bring you another compilation post of  low or no sugar recipes that are on Southern Plate. I put one of these up last year but I've had so many more recipes to add to it that I just did a complete update and ended up with 16 of my ... Continue Reading

My 10 Favorite Quick And Easy Suppers (and a video!)


As I finish up my book, I thought I'd bring you my personal top ten favorite quick and easy meals. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do. I have a video at the bottom as well with a little update on what I've been up to and how things are coming along. If you've tried any of these recipes before, please holler at us in the comments below! If you haven't tried any of these recipes, we'd love it if ... Continue Reading

2 Minute English Muffin Breakfast – I Want To Raise My Kids In A Barn!

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I want to live in a barn. I always have. Don't get my wrong, I dearly love Bountiful (and have already dug in my heels and hung my heart on the wall ), but I have this dream of finding an old barn and completely remodeling it into a big old house, with heavy oak beams and polished wood floors. The outside would have to be red, barn red to be exact, and I'd likely have someone paint "SEE ROCK CITY" ... Continue Reading

Simple and Delicious Tomato Soup (Sewanee, How I Love Ya!)

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Sewanee, Tennessee is one of the most beautiful places in the South. Although I've only left the South twice in my life, were I better traveled I'm sure I'd say it was one of the most beautiful places in the entire world as well. Every time Mama and I drive through this town or walk along the mountain trails its as if our daily stresses are leached directly from our souls. There is a peace here ... Continue Reading

Simplified Quesadillas – And Chance To Win $75 in Gift Cards from Kraft

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Congratulations to Janice Winfrey on winning this giveaway! I drew a number at random and she's the gal! I'm sending you an email to let you know, Janice! Thank you all so much for participating! ~HUGS~ Gratefully, Christy Things are so busy nowadays for families, for single people, for parents, and even for kids. We have schedules, people to take care of,  meals to shop for and cook, ... Continue Reading

Watch the Photo Shoot for the Southern Plate Cookbook!


Good Morning everyone! Today is day two of the photo shoot for the Southern Plate Cookbook, which is being published by Harper Collins and will be in all major bookstores (and more) in the fall of this year. The cookbook will feature stories, recipes, and plenty of gorgeous food photography as well family photos of some of my wonderful grandparents whose recipes will be included. The ... Continue Reading