How To Deep Fry A Turkey – Plus Buffalo Ranch Turkey Recipe

How To Deep Fry A Turkey

John and his wonderful wife have been friends of mine since we first met. They are an amazing family and run a company anyone would love to work for. Today, John shares tricks, tips, and guidance on how to deep fry a turkey. And he should know, he invented the indoor turkey fryer! Get the recipe for John's Buffalo Ranch Turkey below! [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:598] ... Continue Reading

5 Great Dessert Recipes From My Visit With Sister Schubert!


Last week I had the privilege of going to visit Sister Schubert (yes, the one of rolls fame) in her home in south Alabama. I was joined by four other bloggers and getting to spend time with those sweet ladies in addition to Sister was just icing on the cake. Talk about a blessing! But first, a little about Sister. Yes, everyone calls her that, even her sweet husband, George. In fact, she ... Continue Reading

25 Free & Inexpensive Ways To Have The Best Christmas Ever

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Please help inspire us by adding your ideas in the comments at the bottom of this post! Christmas times a comin! Today I'm sharing some of the things we do around Christmas time that are free or inexpensive and bring unending joy to our lives. The absolute best parts of Christmas don't have to cost money to be amazing and memorable. In fact, Prepare yourself because if you  do everything on ... Continue Reading

I’m Going To Visit Sister Schubert!


Last week my mother and I were talking about how it just makes a meal to walk into a house and smell bread baking. No matter what is served, a warm roll, generously smeared with a pat of butter is the perfect accompaniment to a home cooked meal. But sometimes we don’t have time to bake that bread or sometimes we just want the convenience of having someone else bake it for us - and every ... Continue Reading

Cream Cheese Divinity

Cream Cheese Divinity

I love traditional Southern Divinity, the holidays just aren't the same without it. Mama and I both make up batches and divvy it out like it was gold doubloons among our families and friends. It's just that good. So here is the thing, this recipe is not traditional divinity. I didn't develop it to be that. I developed it to be an awful lot like it but simple for anyone to make and good in its ... Continue Reading

Easiest Red Velvet Cookies

Red Velvet Cookies

I don't know about you, but I'm guessing you are probably a lot like me. Once this time of year rolls around we imagine ourselves in the kitchen each day, whipping up cakes, cookies, and all manner of holiday confections for our loved ones, neighbors, and friends. In my imagination, I'm always wearing a big old smile as my family looks on adoringly in appreciation of how I do all of these ... Continue Reading

10 Make Ahead Thanksgiving Dishes

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Just in time for your Thanksgiving planning, today I'm sharing with you 10 recipes that can be made ahead of time! Add in a juicy and flavorful slow cooker turkey breast that you pop in the crock pot the morning of and you can have your whole meal ready without breaking a sweat on the big day. Make sure to pin and share this post on Facebook for easy finding later! Cornbread Dressing This ... Continue Reading

Chat and a Fun Printable from Katy!

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Katy and I sat down for a little chat and to share a fun printable she made with y'all. Print it out for your kids (or yourself) by clicking here. And here is a link to the Oreo Ice Cream Cake we are making today that we talked about in the video. ... Continue Reading

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