Today Show Appearance (Behind the Scenes, too!)


Watch my Today Show Segment here and then scroll down for behind the scenes photos and details! Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy To visit my post with step by step photos of how to make Lela's Fried Peach Pies, click here. I CANNOT BELIEVE THEY PLAYED SWEET HOME ALABAMA FOR ME! I didn't know they were going to do that and when I heard the music ... Continue Reading

Christmas Miracles in Alabama


Christmas morning came pretty early for me this year when Brady came into my bedroom at 4:00 AM to ask if we could get up and open presents. I turned over to find Katy Rose had made her way into our bed during the night and my husband was diligently sawing lumber on the other side of where she slept in between us. I talked to Brady in hushed tones and sent him back to this room, only to have him ... Continue Reading

Nestle Giveaway $100 Visa Gift Card and Basket Of Stocking Stuffers


This contest is now closed. Congratulations to Patti Keil for winning. I've sent her an email with information on how to claim her prize. I do hope you'll take time to read the comments if you can, I know you'll be as moved as I was. Merry Christmas! I've enjoyed being a part of the Nestle Holiday Exchange and am happy to bring you one more giveaway courtesy of Nestle and Southern Plate. ... Continue Reading

Homemade Turtles, Book Signing, and a Challenge for you!


So you have a book signing and you want to make something because you know your mother is going to be there and she can go down the line and hand it out for you, but you've been sick and are really not up to a grand production in the kitchen - what do you do? Or how about Christmas is coming up like a speeding freight train and you really want to make just - one - more - thing but don't have a ... Continue Reading

Oreo Cookie Balls- 3 Ingredient Easy!


Time is flying and Christmas is nipping at our heels. I've had a busy week with school parties and behind the scenes Southern Plate work so in order to help me get caught up on the work involved in getting my own family ready for Christmas, my friend Jyl of The Post It Place has graciously offered to guest blog for me today. Now I just need her to follow up this blog post by bringing me some of ... Continue Reading

Well that was funny…


I had a lovely little gift for Brady's fifth grade teacher and it was wrapped so pretty and nice. As he started to get ready to go to school, though, his hands were full with other things and so I went into the pantry and grabbed the first bag I came to that had handles on it so he could just hook the present over his arm. I didn't think anything about the bag until I arrived later on for ... Continue Reading

iPad Giveaway from Kraft!


~We have a Winner! Congratulations to Anita N. Anita has been contacted and has already replied. Merry Christmas!~ This holiday season, Kraft Foods teamed up with celeb Chef Marcus Samuelsson to bring in an exclusive recipe collection new content pack for on their iPad app Big Fork Little Fork. In celebration of this new addition, Kraft Foods is giving away a 16GB Wi-Fi iPad to one lucky ... Continue Reading

Need The Southern Plate Cookbook By Christmas?


First off the good news: a lot of folks have the Southern Plate cookbook on their Christmas wish lists! And now for the interesting news: lots of places are sold out! I know a lot of folks were going to Sam's Club and Costco to get their books but now many are telling me their warehouse clubs no longer have any. Mine hasn't had any for weeks and they had a few hundred to begin with. I've heard ... Continue Reading

Homemade Caramels -You’ll be spoiled!

Homemade Caramels Recipe

Many stores are selling out of the Southern Plate Cookbook. If you'd like to ensure there is a copy under your tree for Christmas, order or reserve your copy today! When I was a little girl we had a little store in our neighborhood which we all called "the store around the corner". I don't even know if it had a name other than that but kids from all over would ride their bicycles there to get ... Continue Reading

Nanny’s Oatmeal Pie – From Sherry Massey


Today's post is courtesy of Sherry Massey, who is generously sharing memories of her precious Nanny with us, along with her Oatmeal Pie. Thank you so much, Sherry. I know the rest of the Southern Plate Family will enjoy this post as much as I did. Gratefully, Christy I didn’t see my grandmother, Audrey May Cox, often as a child.  My sister and I spent one week each summer with her and we ... Continue Reading