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! We’re weird like that too!”
There are a lot of posts that have over five hundred comments but I just chose some of my favorites among the most commented list. We have a really unique thing going on here at Southern Plate, it seems like folks come and instantly feel a connection through memories of food and family and y’all scoot down and set another place at the table every time! I want to thank you for making SouthernPlate.com so special for everyone and for me especially. I can’t tell you how wonderful it is to have all of you in my life.
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I also want to thank everyone who takes the time to email me. I appreciate your emails so very much. The one thing that bothers me about Southern Plate is that I’m not able to personally respond to each email I receive. Please know that I do read them though, each and every one. You make me feel so good and keep me motivated and grateful for this website and all of my extended Southern Plate Family. I dearly hope I get to meet you all someday.
Folks often tell me that they feel as if they know me through my writings or like we’re related because we share so many common threads and I just want you to know that I feel the same way too. So if you see me out and about or if I head over to your neck of the woods come this fall for a book signing, I dearly hope you’ll give me a chance to meet you – and I sure wouldn’t mind a chance to give you a hug!
Back to work on my book now. My deadline is in nine days! I’ve had a lot of emails asking about the first book, which was a self published one. We sold out of it every time we got any in and it’s out of print now. However the new one will be published by Harper Collins and should be available in every major book store come fall!
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I gave readers a little tour of Bountiful shortly after we got settled in here. I’m gonna have to do a new one of these eventually
This was such an enjoyable post for me thanks to all of you. I cannot tell you how much the pearls of wisdom you shared meant to me. I enjoyed writing the post very much, but I can assure you that your responses touched everyone who stopped by.
You know, some folks would be offended if you call them weird, but here in the south, we wear our oddities like a badge of honor. Strange sandwich combinations are a perfect example of this and the response to this post was amazing, entertaining, and mouth watering!
I imagine this one has been such a success because it’s pretty much a foolproof way to make light and fluffy biscuits every time. If anyone has had problems with producing hockey puck biscuits in the past, they’re in for a treat ! I posted this back when I first started Southern Plate.
In my mind, there is absolutely nothing more wonderful than fresh fried corn. From looking at all of the comments and wonderful stories y’all shared on this post, I’m not alone!
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I had so much fun with this post. Terri (a Southern Plate reader who became family just like y’all) came to visit Bountiful and we made a video in honor of Southern Plate’s first anniversary! Bill Gent did a call in during the video and keep your eye out for our Hee Haw cameo ~winks~. Special thanks to Devin (another Southern Plate reader who became family) for her great filming and editing!
This recipe went over very well with everyone who tried it but had a really surprising result on my end! After posting it, I got the following email:
Christy, I showed my husband, Rick, your recipe and he loved it. He is the chief operating officer for P.F. Changs ( and a Southerner from Tennessee). He mailed you a gift certificate yesterday for Changs as a thank you for mentioning the restaurant. Hope you and your husband will enjoy a night out. ~Cathy
HELLO SMALL WORLD -and Awfully nice folks from P.F. Changs! We got a lovely card in the mail with P.F. Changs gift card which we used on New Years Eve, The first New Year’s Eve we’ve ever gone out! We had planned on going just the two of us but Katy was so excited about her babysitter and we decided that Bradybug needed a little one on one time so we took him at the last minute. It was his FIRST trip to P.F. Changs and we all had a really wonderful time!
I ordered him a Roy Rogers. Any of y’all remember Roy Rogers and Shirley Temple drinks?
Chicken Lettuce Wraps! We ordered them as our appetizer and split them. Yummy!
I also had egg drop soup (which I adore) and double pan fried noodles with chicken, which I split with Brady (you get a TON of food).
As proof that you get a TON of food, this is the Great Wall Of Chocolate. I’ve never gotten dessert here before but we all three split this one and there was STILL some left!
I mostly ate the berries, Ricky mostly ate the cake, Brady mostly ate the icing ~grins~.
We make a good team
I’m a simple gal, I love hamburgers! On this post y’all shared all of your wonderful hamburger ideas! ~blushes as her stomach growls~ Green bean fries are pictured in that photo. I tried them out for the first time and was not a fan so pretend you see french fries instead
This is one of my favorite homemade convenience foods to have around the house (I think I’m gonna go dig some out of the freezer soon as I get this posted!) but this post was a lot of fun because I asked “If you could have dinner with any living person, who would it be and why?”.
The responses were fabulous, but it did get a little hairy for me there a bit. You see, I was raised that you don’t talk politics or religion at the dinner table (out of respect for your guests and their views) and I have a strict policy on Southern Plate that that I won’t discuss politics or religion here and it was inevitably brought up with some folks wanting to have dinner with political figures (including my dad when he weighed in! lol). It was all great though, as y’all showed respect for each other as families do and I gotta tell ya, I’d be tickled to have dinner with all the folks y’all mentioned! A neat little surprise for me was when one of the folks I said I’d like to have dinner with chimed in on the comments ~squeal~. Thanks, Andy!
You simply cannot have any type of get together in the South without at LEAST one deviled egg tray! We enjoyed chatting about raising chickens and different egg variations and plates in these comments. Oh my, I really want deviled eggs now!
Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another,
“What! You too? I thought I was the only one”