How To Make Iced Sweet Tea (Video)


A lot of folks have asked me how I make my sweet tea so today I'm bringing you a video showing you exactly how I do it. Hope you'll join me for a glass! This is how we make our sweet tea but everyone has their preference. If you prefer a weaker tea, use fewer tea bags. If you like it sweeter, taste it and then add more sugar to suit you. Note: Most restaurants use a much more sugar than this ... Continue Reading

6 Cool Summer Pies


Today's post is a follow up to last week's 6 Make Ahead Summer Cakes and I'm excited to bring you 6 cool summer pies just in time for the Fourth of July Weekend! These are tried and true, honest to goodness, old fashioned recipes that will pluck at your heartstrings and make your stomach smile. Just click on the name of each pie to go to the recipe post! Gratefully, Christy Old Fashioned ... Continue Reading

Bark George! Story time video


I dearly love today's story. Katy Rose brought it home from the school library one day this past year and asked me to read it to her.  We both quickly found ourselves laughing throughout the whole book, especially the ending! I hope you enjoy it as much as we did. Thank you for all of your GREAT comments on my storytime videos! I love getting to hear back from you and you've encouraged me so ... Continue Reading

Beefed Up Baked Beans – (and a conversation about nicknames)


If you use Facebook, please "like" this post by clicking the button above. Thanks so much! This morning as I was walking through the den going on my daily dirty clothes scavenger hunt, someone said the name "Sally Mae" on tv and I stopped and looked up in surprise just as if they'd said "Christy Jordan". I chuckled at myself as the memories flooded back of all the times I've answered to ... Continue Reading

6 Make Ahead Summer Cakes


Summertime and the Grilling is easy! With so many of us cooking out, visiting friends, and hosting get togethers, a cool summer cake that can be made well ahead of time is great to have on hand for a fuss free and refreshing dessert! Today I'm bringing you a compilation of some great refrigerator cakes - many that can be made two or three days ahead of time! Check out all of the great links below ... Continue Reading

Bama Chili, served Cincinnati Style :)


If you're looking for more classic Southern recipes, click here to go to a special section with a listing of some of my favorites! First of all, let me say a few things about Cincinnati style chili and I want to apologize to all Cincinnati folks for not making it exactly like yours is, but I needed to adapt it for us non-native peeps so everyone could see how brilliant your serving method ... Continue Reading

Our Kentucky Road Trip


Family Adventure Days began when my husband and I realized that while we were all together at home on the weekends, we weren’t actually tuning into each other as a family. With the temptations of video games, tv, and the internet at home, we decided to set aside one day each weekend (or sometimes a few days as in this case) that we are able to leave the house and get out and have some fun together ... Continue Reading

Yes Day! – Story Video

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Thank you for letting me read you another story! This video is a bit scattered but that is because it co-stars Katy Rose and Teaspoon! I hope you enjoy it and be sure and check out the other story time videos below. Gratefully, Christy Get your copy of Yes Day! by clicking here Listen to more of my favorite stories below! How Many Veggies?  Featuring a surprise phone call from ... Continue Reading

Granny’s Chow-Chow ~ From Joyce Bacon


From time to time I send out a call for submissions to email subscribers so that they can share their heritage recipes and stories with us. I sent out one a few weeks back and got so many wonderful submissions! I can't wait to share them all with you but plan on doing it bit by bit so we have time to enjoy each one. Today's Guest Kitchen recipe and story is from Joyce Bacon and I know you'll enjoy ... Continue Reading

What You’ve Been Cooking – Digest 6-17-11


Welcome to another edition of the Southern Plate Digest! I had so many great submissions and I've been working on getting them all linked to the recipes most of the day today. I ended up only doing about half of them because my kids really want me to get off the computer :). I want to thank everyone on the Front Porch Forum and Facebook who contributed and I hope you'll enjoy the comments and ... Continue Reading