2 Ingredient Hot Water Cornbread

watermark hot water cornbread

  Hot Water Cornbread is a recipe as old as the Tennessee Hills. Speaking of which, do you know how you can tell if a cow is from Tennessee? The legs on one side ae shorter than the other..hehe. That's an old one, referencing how hilly the state is. So if cows are grazing, it is most likely on the side of a hill...ok explaining jokes takes the wind out of their sails, doesn't ... Continue Reading

Cracker Pie


If you're on Pinterest or Facebook and could use one of those buttons above I'd greatly appreciate it! This is a simple pie with simple ingredients and it's easily altered to suit whatever you have on hand. I like to use a can of drained fruit cocktail but it would also be good with a can of drained pineapple. I use saltine crackers but I've heard of other folks using Ritz type crackers. Mama ... Continue Reading

Money Saving Tip: Go Bananas!


Today's money saving tip is all about Bananas and how buying them can save you lots of money AND give you a yummy treat! My #1 Reason why I you should buy bananas: PRICE! This bunch of bananas, 8 large ones, cost $1.40. Even though that is far more expensive than they used to be, bananas are one of the best values in the produce apartment.  That is just 17 cents per banana! As ... Continue Reading

Slow Cooker Pasta Fagioli (Small Batch) & Finding Clovers


For important information on how you can support your favorite food bloggers, please click here. Yesterday I came in from the back yard with a hand full of four leaf clovers... You know, some people think that four leaf clovers are hard to find but when I was a little girl my mother could always walk right up to a clover patch, look down for a few seconds, and pluck one right up. It ... Continue Reading

Win a $100 Gift Card to the Famous Highlands Bar and Grill & A Chance to Go To the James Beard Awards in NYC!

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Congratulations to Karen, whose partial email address is chiparn! Her comment was chosen using random.org to win this great prize. Special thanks to everyone for entering! Gratefully, Christy In the course of my life, when I travel for tv appearances and events hosted by the magazines I’ve worked for, I’ve been treated to several fine dining experiences. While I appreciate the experience ... Continue Reading

How To Support Your Favorite Food Bloggers:


If you see a facebook group or website that posts my photos and writing onto his or her page instead of linking to SouthernPlate.com directly, they are in violation of both the Federal DMCA Act and Copyright Law. The reason why this is bad is because it costs a great deal of money to operate SouthernPlate.com and other websites where content is illegally taken from, my server bill alone is more ... Continue Reading

Buttermilk Lime Pound Cake


I can't tell you how much I appreciate all of the prayers and condolences from everyone on my Facebook Page. Your prayers have been heard, felt, and are deeply appreciated. Although our loss has been difficult to accept, we are comforted by the assurances of our ever loving heavenly Father. After some time has passed, I'll share more on where my heart is right now on SouthernPlate. Gratefully, ... Continue Reading

Quick Asian Skillet (Budget Friendly!) – and why you want an Oak


If you're on Pinterest or Facebook and could use one of the buttons above, I'd sure appreciate it!    This dish with it's sweet blended honey sauce coating tender bits of meat, assorted veggies, and noodles has become a weekly favorite at our house since I first whipped it up about two months ago.  I always seem to have everything I need on hand, especially considering the ease of substituting ... Continue Reading

Help Fight Hunger with Your Regular Grocery Shopping!


Support Nestlé in the Fight Against Hunger - All you have to do is shop for your own groceries! On any given day in the United States, 1 in 6 people are faced with hunger and have no idea where their next meal will come from. During the entire month of April, Nestle is teaming up with Wal Mart and their Fight Against Hunger campaign by donating 728,155 meals across the country - and you can help, ... Continue Reading

Money Saving Tip: Rethink Bulk


I've gone back to buying in bulk lately, mainly to save money. There are a few things when, if purchased in bulk, save far more than the best sale or even coupons can! Common Questions about Bulk Buying: What if you don't need that much? Only purchase items with a long shelf life or go in with another family, purchase together, and divide it among yourselves. What if I don't have a ... Continue Reading