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

Southern Plate Radio : The power of choosing your attitude

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This week on the Southern Plate Radio Show, I talk about the power of choosing your attitude and offer up tips that I use to help make choosing the right one possible. Empowering yourself starts and ends with you. 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 Network. Listen to Past ... Continue Reading

Cream Cheese Stuffed Monkey Bread – and Podunk Piddlies

Cream Cheese Stuffed Monkey Bread - Soooo good! - 19

My family is big on nicknames.  I've written about my childhood nickname in the past and how I seldom hear "Christy" in my family because they still refer to me as the name I was given by my brother the day I was born. As I've grown older, I've gotten even worse (or better, depending on your view) about nicknames, especially with my little sidekick, Katy. Oh goodness, all the nicknames I have ... Continue Reading

Huevos Rancheros- Fresh, Fast, Flavorful!

Huevos Rancheros

My friends at Kroger were kind enough to send me samples of their latest fresh offerings from the deli, PeakFection Guacamole and Salsa. They wanted me to try them out and share my thoughts. What really stands out in the flavor department is that they are made with fresh ingredients acquired at the peak of perfection. I actually opened each container and had a spoonful immediately and I gotta tell ... Continue Reading

DIY $20 Survival Food Bucket

DIY 20 Food Bucket

I've received many comments and emails since my Pracital Preparedness post from folks wanting to know where to start and how to build a deeper food storage from there. Food Buckets are an easy solution to this. They are buckets packed with food that has been prepared for long term storage (put in mylar, oxygen removed, etc) and feed a single person or a family for a definitive period of time. A ... Continue Reading

Southern Plate Radio – Is It Crazy To Be Prepared, or Crazy Not To Be?

Practical Preparedness- Simple steps you can take today to prepare your family for whatever may come

In this week's episode of the Southern Plate Radio Show, I follow up my Practical Preparedness post by answering questions and talking about "Is it crazy to be prepared, or crazy not to be?". To read the post I refer to in this episode, please click here.   Would you like to listen to more Southern Plate Radio? You can download podcasts by searching your podcast provider for the Survival Mom ... Continue Reading