This is my “Mama”. She taught me how to cook, tie my shoes, and say I’m “glistening” instead of “sweating”. She also gave me my heirloom rolling pin which I tend to mention quite often and never pass up a chance to photograph.
Mama has been cooking full blown meals since she was thirteen. For her, it isn’t a meal unless it involves a meat, at least two vegetables, a bread, dessert, and tea.
She is an amazing cook as was evidenced by the extra folks crowding around our dinner table each and every night growing up. Even now, I don’t know a soul who would pass up a chance to eat one of her meals.
Pretty much all of my recipes and definitely my love of cooking, came from her. Mama was helping out with brainstorming, tutorials, and ideas for this site.
Hey Everybody! I’m Christy. I am the originator of Southern Plate and come from a family of great southern cooks. People who can take ingredients they have on hand and not just “make do” but make magic at the dinner table. Fresh vegetables, cornmeal batters, our beloved White Lily flour, and tattered hand written recipes are in my blood and in my kitchen.
Armed with these recipes, my HomeEc degree, and Mama and Grandmama on speed dial, I hope to bring a bit of our heritage to you.
We’ve lived in the south all of our lives. Our ancestors were among the first families ever to settle in the Tennessee Valley. It doesn’t get more southern than this.
In 2020 I handed over the reigns of running Southern Plate to Stacey Lynn. She wasn’t born in the South but got there as fast as she could. Her love of cooking everything Southern made me excited to pass the baton to her while I pursue my dreams of Bible Study and Fellowship.
Well, that is enough about us..
Now go to the grocery store and get cooking!