Win Tickets to Veggie Tales LIVE


This contest has ended. Congratulations to the following winners! Cordova, Michelle Nelson Rome, Alyssa johnson Midland, Maggie Bailey Prattville, Stacey J   Veggie Tales LIVE Is on tour again!   We absolutely love this show and I'm thrilled to be able to offer a giveaway of 8 Tickets to each of the four shows listed below. Each winner will receive ALL EIGHT TICKETS so ... Continue Reading

Beat The Chefs Q&A and behind the scenes Things to Watch For!

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Beat The Chefs airs Thursday nights at 9/8 Central on GSN directly following The American Bible Challenge! I had a BALL filming Beat The Chefs for GSN and I've had a lot of fun watching the show with y'all while we chat live each week on Facebook. I thought I'd compile a post of fun things to look for and frequently asked questions so we can all enjoy knowing the behind the scenes ... Continue Reading

Bacon Grease Uses (and Photo Gallery of your Bacon Grease Jars!)

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If you're on Pinterest or Facebook, I'd love it if you could use one of the buttons above -Thanks! :) Oh the wonders of Bacon Grease!!! Southerners are known for our love of bacon grease and the zeal with which we save this "Liquid gold" but I've found that a lot of folks are saving bacon grease without really knowing what to do with it so I decided to write this post in hopes of giving you ... Continue Reading

Garlic Mozzarella Mashed Potatoes


These deliciously different mashed potatoes are a companion post to my Blackened Pork Chops and the perfect accompaniment. To get the blackened pork chop recipe, please click here. To learn how to make these potatoes, keep reading. I'm sparing you a long winded tale because I've already done that on my pork chops post ;) See? I can be brief....every now and then ~grins~ You'll need 4 ... Continue Reading

Blackened Pork Chops (and those special nudges)

Southern Plate Blackened Pork Chops

If you're on Pinterest or Facebook I'd *really* appreciate you using one of the buttons above! Thank you! This recipe works just as well for chicken as it does pork, but blackened chicken will take a back seat when you pat this spicy rub on a juicy, thick cut, boneless pork chop. Blackened Pork Chops with Garlic Mozzarella Mashed Potatoes. Both recipes are available today! Looking for a quick ... Continue Reading

AnyTime, Any Kind Muffins – and why you don’t need lipliner in an earthquake


If you're on Facebook or Pinterest and can use one of the buttons above it would be really appreciated! :) Let me dive right in and tell you why these muffins are wonderful and why you need to make them TODAY. *You mix up the batter ahead of time and you probably have most, if not all of the ingedients already. *The batter keeps for up to a month in your fridge, provided you use fresh eggs ... Continue Reading

Pete The Cat, Rocking In My School Shoes!

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Pete The Cat Rocking In My School Shoes By: Eric Litwin For more information about this book, click here.  Listen to more of my favorite stories below! When I was Young In The Mountains 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 ... Continue Reading

Phenomenal Red Velvet Cupcakes


If you have Pinterest or Facebook, I'd love it if you could help me out by using one of the buttons above. Thank you! If you were raised anything like I was, you're scratching your head right now saying "Red Velvet cake in AUGUST?". Well yes, I know it seems odd. This wonderful cake is usually made around the holidays but since it's gone mainstream I've seen red velvet everywhere all year ... Continue Reading

Pickled Onions – Bits of heaven for an old Southern soul


If you're on Facebook or Pinterest, I'd sure appreciate it if you could use one of those buttons above. Thank you! I'm going to start this post out with a disclaimer: half of you will hate even the thought of this recipe,  but the other half will take one bite and set about doing paperwork to rename all of your children after me. Pickled onions are not for the novice who is new to ... Continue Reading

Garden Skillet Supper

Southern Plate Garden Skillet

If you're on Pinterest of Facebook, I'd sure appreciate it if you could use one of the buttons above! Thanks :) GARDEN TIME! Veggies are in full swing, making this a Southerner's favorite part of summer. Yes folks, all of the heat and humidity are finally worth it when we get to bring in buckets of big juicy tomatoes, squash, and bell peppers. My stomach growls just thinking about it!  I ... Continue Reading