Cherry Enemy Pie


I'm thrilled to bring you this delicious cherry pie today. I just love cold fruit pies and this one is a new spin on my Fresh Strawberry Pie for the cherry lovers among us! Since it uses canned cherries, this is one of those pies you can keep all of the ingredients on hand for and make whenever the mood strikes you. I had the best time this past weekend at the National Cornbread Festival. I was ... Continue Reading

My Favorite Quick Fix Snack – (greek yogurt meets molasses)


Sometimes you happen upon perfect combinations that just call out to the Southern tastebuds. Watermelon and Salt, Bacon and biscuits, Tea and sugar :) Today I couldn't resist sharing my new favorite combination. I've been eating this at least once a day for about a month now, especially when I was working on my book. And as soon as I'm done writing this, I'm going to fix myself another one ... Continue Reading

Delicious Roasted Asparagus (and other weird vegetables)


Do you have any vegetables that you never cook because you just have no idea what to do with them? I think we do that more than we realize. If we didn't grow up eating it or haven't ever seen anyone cook it, we just walk on by without even noticing. I used to have two vegetables like that but now I'm down to only one because thanks to this recipe, asparagus is no longer just one of my favorite ... Continue Reading

What! Cried Granny – Story Time Video

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What! Cried Granny By Kate Lum Listen to more of my favorite stories below! How Many Veggies?  Featuring a surprise phone call from Larry The Cucumber! Pirate Pete’s Talk Like A Pirate Interrupting Chicken Tacky The Penguin   Enemy Pie Little Red Hen When I Was Young In The Mountains Click, Clack, Moo Cows That Type Bark, George YES ... Continue Reading

Fried Apples (Made from applesauce!)


If you're on Facebook or Pinterest, I'd sure appreciate it if you could use the buttons above to help support Southern Plate. Thank you! Do you love to order fried apples at restaurants? I love them just about any way I can get them (click here for my fried apples recipe) but recently I had this fun idea...Okay so I get a lot of fun ideas and it's probably for the best that I immediately ... Continue Reading

Corn Dogs (and Belly Buttons)


To read my post on how I celebrated finishing my second book, please click here. My daughter's librarian is brilliant. Katy Rose is in first grade, a HUGE grade for developing a love of reading. While most schools try to entice kids with points for reading a certain list of books that have been deemed worthy of the points system (which I know works well for some), my Daughter's librarian has ... Continue Reading

Celebration Weekend ~I finished my book!~


I hit "send" on my second book this past Friday, April 13th. While finishing up my book I blogged lightly on and took the past week completely off from Southern Plate to focus entirely on finishing my book and making my deadline (keeping people posted on the Southern Plate Facebook page as I was able). For book details, see bottom of this post. My family was thrilled, I was ... Continue Reading

Easter Fun and Menu Ideas 2012


Be sure to join the Southern Plate family on Facebook! Easter is BIG DOINGS where I'm from so today I'm going to share with you some fun ideas for the kids and some yummy ideas for your table! Game and Activity Ideas My mother makes Easter FUN by taking part in all sorts of neat activities with the kids (of all ages!) Old Fashioned Party Games - We all gather at Mama's house for Easter ... Continue Reading