Carrot Cake Bars

Carrot Cake Bars  - Rich, thick carrot cake bar cookies with cream cheese icing

This looks like a piece of cake but it is really a dense bar cookie, all dressed up to look like cake. It sure is good, too! Before we get into that I wanted to visit with you a little bit. It's only Wednesday but goodness, what a wonderful week it has been since I sent my newsletter out Saturday. And I gotta tell ya, I didn't see it coming. I've just had a week of encouragement. Emails in ... Continue Reading

BIG 100 Appliances Giveaway from SouthernPlate and Hamilton Beach!

BIG 100 Appliances Giveaway SouthernPlate

10 Winners Chosen Each Day Beginning November 3! I'm excited to bring you my annual Christmas giveaway, sponsored exclusively by Hamilton Beach. This year, I'm teaming up with Hamilton Beach to bring you some of my favorite appliances that I know you'll love! These make such practical gifts and they are affordable, too! I've had Hamilton Beach appliances in my own home for over 16 years and ... Continue Reading

Snow Capped Treat Bars

golden grahams treats wm

An over the top version of the classic Rice Krispie Treat... Do you know all of the jingles from the old days? Used to, when folks wanted you to buy their product, the least they did for ya was come up with a catchy little diddy that you could walk around singing. These days...well we just won't get into marketing these days. Actually, I don't see much of it around my house anymore so I just ... Continue Reading

Win an Indoor Turkey Fryer, Turkey, AND Cookbook!

Win Masterbuilt Giveaway

Congratulations to Rhonda W. Tillman! Her comment was chosen at random to win this prize package. Thanks to everyone who entered and look for my big Christmas giveaway starting this week! Rhonda has  been emailed so if you think this is you, please check your email.  I'm thrilled to bring you a fantastic prize package today from my dear friends at Masterbuilt. Y'all know I love this company ... Continue Reading

Southern Plate Radio : Interview With Kellie Pickler

Kellie Pickler & Mirabelle

In this week's SouthernPlate Radio Show, I talk with Kellie Pickler about her latest role as a Veggie Tales character, what's next in her career, and what vegetable she'd rather have on her birthday than cake! Subscribe to the SouthernPlate Radio show on iTunes by subscribing to the Survival Mom Radio Network. Listen to past shows below:  Oct 14 Fall Fun Ideas for Families (with Brady and ... Continue Reading

Recipe Roundup! 12 Most Popular Recipes This Week

Recipe Roundup

I've been posting a lot of fun recipe links to Facebook and Pinterest so I thought I'd put them all in one post in case ya missed any. I'll also be emailing this out to my subscribers, as I do with all of my new posts, so make sure you subscribe on the right hand side of the page if you don't already. It is the absolute only, sure fire way to get all of my new recipes. Chicken Fried Steak This ... Continue Reading

Lifesavers: The Door We Forget To Open


We often lose sight of the incredible blessings we have because the small hitches and drawbacks of life tend to overshadow them in the daily requirement to deal with them. (When we have a problem we must address over and over, we can't help but keep it at the forefront of our thoughts.) That is why it is important to actively call out our blessings each day. To pull them from the back of our ... Continue Reading

Dutch Oven Smokehouse Chicken

Dutch Oven Smokehouse Chicken - Slow cooked in a tenderizing sauce with a skin that crisps in the final steps, this chicken is amazing and made in your oven at home!

Smoke House Chicken is slow cooked in the oven in a tenderizing sauce that causes the meat to become fork tender beneath a skin that is crisped and browned in the final step of the cooking process. Serve it with a heaping helping of Alabama White Barbecue Sauce and you might feel as if you've gone to Glory. In order to make the smokehouse chicken like I grew up with, you'd need a pit ... Continue Reading

Fall Fun Ideas for Families!

Fall Family Fun

Listen in this week as my kids join me in talking about some of our favorite fall activities as a family. Get inspired and get some new ideas for fun budget friendly outings you can take during this glorious season!  Listen to Past Shows! Catch up on Southern Plate Radio shows that you’ve missed by clicking the links below or listen on iTunes by subscribing to The Survival Mom Radio ... Continue Reading

Stuffed Pepper Soup

Stuffed Pepper Soup - Comfort Food At It's Finest!

I love soups and stews this time of year. Actually, I love them all year long but my family looks at me funny when they come home from a 100+ degree day in August to find a big pot of chicken stew with hot cornbread on the stovetop, so I have to get my kicks in the fall and winter months in order to tide me over through the summer. Once that first bit of chill hits the air, I'm off to the ... Continue Reading