Cornetha’s Strawberry Candy – And Southern Style Embarrassment


Wanna meet some good people? Join us on the Southern Plate Family Page on Facebook! This is a recipe I got from my Grandmother Cornetha. She and my Papa Reed (Mama's Daddy) got married when my mother was fourteen, adding a whole other branch to our family tree. Honestly, at this point we got one of those HUGE oak trees with all of the branches jutting out all over the place (you know I had ... Continue Reading

A Full Easter Menu (What We’ll Be Having)


Be sure to join the Southern Plate family on Facebook! I have a few more posts to bring you this week that will center around Spring foods you might want to include in your Easter menu but I wanted to get you a post up to some of my favorite Southern Plate recipes that my family will be enjoying as we all get together this Sunday to celebrate Easter. This day is BIG DOINGS in the South and I can ... Continue Reading

Family Adventure at The Beach! *Plus A Giveaway*


Be sure to read the bottom of this post- Three families will win a Family Movie Night Prize Package of one of my all time favorite movies! When I was in my early teens, my parents began taking us to Panama City Beach once every two years or so. Except for my very first beach vacation, PCB is the one I remember whenever I think about the ocean so I was thrilled to be able to take my kids there. ... Continue Reading

Adopt Me, Texas! – King Ranch Casserole


As much as I love Texas, you'd think I'd been there more than once. You'd think I'd spent that one trip doing more than staying in my hotel and going to one mall. If you knew how much I loved Texas, you'd swear I had family there (besides my adopted Brother in insanity, Bill Gent) or had spent summers there as a child. The fact is, I've spent a grand total of three days in Dallas in 2004, ... Continue Reading

Blueberry Muffins – Made With Baking Mix!


I was fortunate enough to get to visit Canada a few years back and while there treated to the loveliest vision – my first real live slice of blueberry pie. Until then, I had only seen it on magazine covers and photographs in books. Mama and I used to talk about how good it must be and how we’d like to try it sometime. We can get blueberries here, of course, but they cost so dear that buying ... Continue Reading

Omelet Made Easy


Back in my younger days, one of my favorite things to do with friends was head over to Shoney's on Wednesday nights because that was the night where they served their breakfast buffet for dinner.  To a teenager this was pure bliss - all of my favorite foods and no one had to get up early to enjoy them. Of course there was never a shortage of volunteers to join our breakfast group and our night out ... Continue Reading

Peanut Butter Cookies & A Few Giggles


Children have such a natural joy within them. Just being around them you can see it constantly bubbling to the surface in smiles and giggles and silly jokes. Sometimes they burst into spontaneous song about My little ponies, what they had for breakfast, or nothing at all. Makes me smile just to think about it. The joy of a child is entirely unhindered. They keep us young, but mostly they remind ... Continue Reading

Butter Stewed Potatoes


I was a tickled that so many people wanted to know how I made the potatoes that were pictured with last week's meatloaf. Stewed potatoes are something I make fairly often for my family because they are so stinking easy to whip up and make a filling side dish to go with just about everything. I can also honestly say that there have never been any left, no matter how much I make. That's right y'all, ... Continue Reading

Christy Visits Texas -Brings Back Slow Cooker Meatloaf!


Today's post has been mulling around in my head for a few months now and it was all I could do to wait until today to write it. I had this neat idea a while back when I was thinking about how much I would love to get to visit some of y'all. I got to thinking of how neat it would be if I could see what types of foods you eat in your neck of the woods, what your family does together, what your town ... Continue Reading

Southern Plate’s Peach Cobbler Muffins


Want to print out just the recipe and don't know how? Visit my FAQ page, it's the first question I answer! I also send out printer friendly versions of many recipes regularly to my email subscribers so subscribe today! Every now and then I get a hitch in my step to do something and can't seem to move beyond it til I done did whatever it was I had a hankerin' to do (that sentence makes a lot ... Continue Reading