Chicken Patties – & what I don’t like..

Stick in a bun

  I love being able to recycle food into new dishes - mainly because I hate to waste food when I could provide one more delicious meal from it, and also because that is the way of my ancestors. Today I'm going to show you how to take leftover chicken and turn it into these delicious chicken patties. This is perfect if you have fried chicken (take off skin and shred it up!), rotisserie chicken, or ... Continue Reading

What You’ve Been Cooking (A Digest of recipes!)


I'm always so honored when anyone makes one of my recipes for their family, and I dearly love to hear back from you! So today I thought I'd share with y'all what some of the Southern Plate Family is cooking up! I know you will enjoy reading through the comments and seeing what everyone has made lately. If you'd like a recipe, just click on the name and the window for it will pop right ... Continue Reading

Interrupting Chicken – Story Time Video


I'm excited to bring you another story time video today - Be sure you scroll down for more videos after this one! Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein Listen to more of my favorite stories below! Tacky The Penguin How Many Veggies?  Featuring a surprise phone call from Larry The Cucumber! Pirate Pete’s Talk Like A Pirate   Enemy Pie Little Red Hen When ... Continue Reading

Buttermilk Peach Pie – and Flying on Bicycles

buttermilk peach pie

Do you love Southern Plate? Subscribe to my emails by clicking here and never miss a single recipe! While I finish up my second book, you can click here to order my first one. Also, I sure would appreciate it if you'd tell your friends to join us over here on! There's always room for more at the Southern Plate table. Gratefully, Christy If you're anything like me, the ... Continue Reading

Best Ever Vanilla Chai Mix – Sounds Southern if you say it right :)

final chai

In the mood for more traditional Southern cooking? Click here to check out Crispy Breaded Pork Chops with MeMe's Mashed Potatoes and Milk Gravy, or try some fried cabbage and Sweet and Sour Green Beans. For dessert, how about peanut butter  or  coconut pie? YUM! Now that we've done all that mental cooking, it's time to sit down with a nice hot drink.... A few months back I met my friend ... Continue Reading

Smucker’s Giveaway


This contest is now closed. Congratulations to Carolyn Noblet, whose name was chosen at random to win!  My kids are huge PB&J folks. When we were dating, my husband lived on them, literally. He kept a loaf of bread, a jar of peanut butter, and a jar of jelly in his desk drawer and that is what he ate - every single day. Of course, since we got married he has had a lot more variety in his ... Continue Reading

Symphony Brownies – and Teaching Joy


So how is this whole parenting thing working out for ya? Not for wimps, huh? I've been at it myself going on thirteen years now and my respect for my mother (and awe at her still having hair in her head) has deepened daily. Trying to raise two individuals, who each entered into this world with their own distinct personalities, is clearly one of the toughest jobs I've ever taken on, but also the ... Continue Reading