When I was young in the mountains – Story Time Video


This is a special story time video for all of the kids, but many adults will enjoy this sweet story of days gone by. When I Was Young In The Mountains By Cynthia Rylant Click here for more information about this book or to order a copy. Listen to more of my favorite stories below!   How Many Veggies?  Featuring a surprise phone call from Larry The Cucumber! Pirate ... Continue Reading

Frozen Banana Pudding


If you're on Facebook of Pinterest and could use one of those buttons above to share this with your friends, I'd surely appreciate it! Oh Banana pudding. The recipe that has sustained many a Southerner through long journeys away from home just by sheer memory of the taste. The recipe that has had songs written about it, poems penned in honor of it (okay so I haven't seen one but I'll write one ... Continue Reading

Treasury of Peanut Butter Recipes (With allergy options!)


My family LOVES peanut butter. No matter what I cook all week long, we still manage to go through a large jar of peanut butter just about every week. It's just one of their favorite treats! So today I thought I'd bring you a collection of peanut butter recipes on SouthernPlate.com. I've got many more that I'll eventually get up here but these are the ones I've posted thus far.  Look for more ... Continue Reading

Our Trip To Dollywood

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Be sure and click here to enter my big Dollywood Giveaway! Grand prize is a complete vacation package. Contest closes at midnight tonight! Today I'm going to attempt to tell you a little about Dollywood, but you really need to experience it to take it all in. This is an immaculately clean, family friendly park full of attractions, rides for all ages, shows, and great food. It spans over ... Continue Reading

From Scratch Bran Muffins


If you're on Facebook or Pinterest, please consider using one of the buttons above to help support Southern Plate, thank you! I promise I'm gonna show you how to make these delicious, old fashioned, easily customizable, from scratch bran muffins in this post, but I gotta drive around the bend a bit first... Have you ever eaten at a Picadilly restaurant? My great grandmother used to consider ... Continue Reading

Peaches and Cream Cornbread with Maple Sausage


I’m giving away a complete Dollywood/Smoky Mountain Vacation! Click here for details.   Martha White has graciously given me permission to share with you some of my favorite recipes from the competition. So I’ll be doing that the rest of the week and then sending out an exclusive recipe in my email newsletter on Friday. If you don’t subscribe by email and would like to, just click ... Continue Reading

Cornbread Stuffed Bell Pepper Rings – National Cornbread Finalist Recipe!


I'm giving away a complete Dollywood/Smoky Mountain Vacation! Click here for details. On April 28th I was honored to serve as a judge at the National Cornbread Festival in South Pittsburg, Tennessee. Little did I know, this would be one of the most difficult jobs I've ever had. I'm sure all of the judges would agree with me on that, though! Each and every dish was truly amazing, blending ... Continue Reading

Win a COMPLETE Dollywood / Smoky Mountain Vacation!


THANK YOU to everyone who entered. This giveaway is now closed.  The winners are:  Grand Prize - Karen Bentley Second and Third Place Prize - Candy Rogers and Nancy Gordon To all who entered, thank you for supporting Southern Plate and look for more great giveaways soon! As someone who fully understands the value of having fun with your family, I'm thrilled to be able to offer a giveaway ... Continue Reading

Blushing Apple Juleps

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If you're on Facebook or Pinterest, please consider giving Southern Plate a hug by using one of the buttons above. Thank you! When was the last time you sat outside and sipped on something? When I was little, that was what folks did during their downtime. They'd drag a chair underneath a shade tree, pour a big glass of iced tea or lemonade and sit and sip as they visited. You used to love ... Continue Reading

Cornbread Omelets – and the treacherous adventure of being me :)


I had planned on this being a prettier post photography wise but I ended up needing to run to my doctor's office and get some stitches in my head about halfway in (More on that later). So this morning I was faced with the option of writing it using the photos I had or re-doing the entire thing - and I really didn't want to rephotograph it- so I decided to take Tammy Warr's advice on Facebook when ... Continue Reading