Chinese Chicken Salad


I had planned on saving this recipe for the cookbook I'm currently writing but we had so many people ask about it that I just had to go ahead and share it with you now. This is super easy and a take on a popular salad that you've probably had before. What I like about it is that it keeps in the fridge really well so I can make a batch on the weekend and eat it for lunch for three or four days and ... Continue Reading

I’m going to Ecuador


I strive to make a place where people of all faiths and walks of life feel welcome, because you are. This is my virtual kitchen and I want any one of you to feel like you can just walk in, prop your feet up, and visit a spell. With that in mind, I'm letting you know that this post will be different in the respect that I will be talking openly and frequently about my Christian ... Continue Reading

YAY! Win a White Lily & Cuisinart Prize Package!


Thank you to everyone who entered this great giveaway and thanks again to White Lily for providing it! Congratulations to Christy Howlett and  LaJeania Jenkins, whose comments were chosen at random to win! Y'all keep on reading Southern Plate because your participate in the Southern Plate family is what brings all this cool stuff our way!  If you're on Facebook, please click the "Like" button ... Continue Reading

47 Helpful Supper Recipe Links – and Listen to The Southern Fried Radio Show

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I hope you are having a wonderful Monday and looking forward to a great week. I'm playing catch up on my book this week and getting ready to get my first passport stamp as I head to Ecuador next week with Operation Christmas Child! I'll have more on that later on this week as well as a special link if you'd like to keep up with my travel journal as that trip unfolds. Today though, I wanted to ... Continue Reading

Overnight Stuffed French Toast – and Why I’m A Morning Person

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If you're on Facebook or Pinterest, please use the buttons above, thank you! I'm going to be bringing you a recipe that isn't a sweet soon, but I wanted to have this delicious recipe to you before Valentine's day in case you'd like to make it for your sweetie's breakfast. Assemble everything the night before and then just pop it in the oven in the morning and breakfast is served! Before I go ... Continue Reading

Heritage Notes – Gomin’, Warsh, and Subtitles


Today I'm proud to bring you Mama's third installment of Heritage Hints and Notes. I know you'll enjoy it as much as I did. We'd love to hear from you in the comments below and be sure to check out her other Heritage posts by clicking here. Gratefully, Christy   I come from a long line of proud, hard-working country people, and despite what you might see on television from time to time or ... Continue Reading

Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Pie – and “They”

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If you're on Facebook, please click the "Like" button above, thank you! So today something cool happened. Alright, actually several cool things happened but I’m gonna focus on one here because if I took the time to write about every little detail in my life that I felt was cool or neat or served as evidence to enforce my view that the world is mostly a good place full of good people, y’all ... Continue Reading