If you haven’t been following me on the Southern Plate Family Facebook page you may be wondering why you haven’t heard from me in a few days. I have a good excuse, honest. I just got home from a little road trip to Savannah, Georgia, where I spent a day filming with Miss Paula Deen. I’ll be in an upcoming episode of her “Paula’s Best Dishes” show on the food network. We had a wonderful time together and I have to tell you, that is one hard working lady and as good hearted as the day is long. She actually left her house before we did to fly to New York and host the Today Show the next day!
I can’t post pictures until I have permission from the Food Network but I’ll be telling you more about my time filming and cooking with Miss Paula in an upcoming post.
Yesterday Susan Hatcher asked on Facebook: Help me out on bread dough. I bought some frozen from Kroger for the first time and don’t have a clue what to do with it.
Well boy howdee Susan, do I ever have a post for you! I have a lot of fun with frozen bread dough and post some of my favorite recipes using it on Southern Plate from time to time. I have tons more I’ll post over the next few years but today I wanted to bring you (and Susan) a compilation post of all of the great Frozen Bread Dough posts on Southern Plate so far.
This convenient wonder can help you turn out beautiful kitchen creations for dinner, dessert, and beyond in no time flat! Enjoy!
Stuffed Pizza Sticks
These are delicious as a snack or even a fun meal for your family! Customize them to your own family’s tastes.
Homemade Cinnabuns – The Easy Way!
You could pretty much control the world if you kept these babies coming, warm from the oven and slathered in cinnamon cream cheese icing.
Another easily customizable recipe with a gorgeous outcome!
Cinnamon Love Knots
Half dinner roll, half sweet cinnamon treat, these are one of my fun favorites to make with the kids.
Super Easy King Cake
Not in a Mardis Gras mood? Just ditch the sprinkles and you have a DELICIOUS cream cheese filled coffee cake ring.
I have many more recipes using frozen bread dough but these will get you off to a great start. Subscribe by email to never miss a single recipe and be sure and join us over on Facebook to keep up with day to day happenings. As soon as I have permission to post photos from my visit with Paula I’ll let ya know!
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Oh wow – what great ideas! Christy – your website is the first place I come to when I just need a really great idea for dinner or dessert. I’m so happy you got to film with Paula Deen. You both are first class gals all the way!!
You are so lucky to have worked with the GREAT Paula Deen! She is one of my favorites, other than you of course. I hope someday you will have your own cooking show telling all your wonderful stories and about how you love your children and family so much. That is what it is all about, good family, good food, good friends. Keep on keeping on no matter what negatives are thrown your way.
Handled just the way Jesus would, I believe. Lovingly. I, on the other hand, would probably not immediately have thought in that way, though I should. Hopefully I can catch you on PD.
Christy, as ever, you are so wonderfully gracious to all, especially naysayers 🙂 That’s something I really admire. I’m also so happy for you that you got to be on Paula Deen’s show! I’ve never actually seen her show (for some reason my love of cooking does not translate to a love of cooking shows), but I’ve thumbed through one of her cook books and seen a couple clips of her on shows and she just seems so nice. I picked up a brand new recipe box at the thrift store that happens to be from her company, I love it because it’s so cute. I also have a couple of lovely Paula Deen bread pans. I know you’re a big Paula Deen fan so I’m sure it was really exciting for you to go on the show. As for the recipe links you posted today, I can vouch for the King Cake big time. I made it recently and we loved it!
Oh my goodness gracious Christy, I have been telling my cousin for the last couple of years that you & Paula Deen ought to cook together on her show because ya’ll would be like 2 peas in a pod!!! Congratulations!!! Definitley let us know when it will be airing.
Do you ever consider health?
Sure do, Sandra!
I hope you are having a wonderful and sunshiney day today!
Since this is the second time you’ve mentioned something like this I thought I’d take a moment to explain more of my philosophy to ya.
Mental health is my first consideration when it comes to others. Kindness to others my second, and I entrust everyone to look after their own dietary needs and considerations whether it be following my recipes or their own. It is important for me not to judge or condemn others as to their personal choices and I understand that budget plays a big role in dietary considerations.
I also know that each and every person who reads this blog is a smart cookie and knows that I’m not telling folks to sit down and eat an entire cake. Moderation in all things is the key. Personally, I avoid any newfangled erratic statements like “One drop of corn syrup could devastate civilization!” 🙂
Southern Plate is about family, memories, and the food we grew up with and serve our families today. I’m glad you are a part of that family and hope you enjoy being a part as much as we enjoy having you a part of it. There are numerous blogs on the internet devoted to all sorts of eating lifestyles and this one is and will always be devoted to our family atmosphere and the other things I mentioned at the start of this paragraph. From time to time I’ll have artificial sweeteners, food coloring, and margarine in recipes but that is just my life and how I cook in my kitchen so that is how I am going to cook on my personal blog (the one you are reading right now). I’ll also add liberal sprinklings of humor and gratitude towards life and the wonderful family we have here on Southern Plate so stay tuned! We might dye it green from time to time or add a little Splenda, but the outcome will be just as sweet for you if you leave out the coloring, use real butter, and opt for sugar instead.
Love and gratitude to you,
Love your response to Sandra .. most of us actually do have a brain and know what to and not to make and even substitute one thing for another to make something ‘health-ier’ when preparing your featured recipes.
You go, Girl .. keep on keepin’ on and way to go in cooking with the absolutely fabulous Paula Deen .. she’s a little spitfire and I LOVE her .. and you as well .. <3
I wish you were my neighbor! Seriously, except I can’t leave my family for Alabama. I enjoy everything you write. Your attitude brightens my day and I am glad you are back. Not only do I just love to read your blog, but as a busy mom I appreciate being able to find practical recipes using ingredients I have on hand (mostly purchased with coupons) that my family LOVE to eat. thank you for inviting us into your kitchen… a great place for friends to gather.
~ “Temporance and labor are the two best physicians of man; labo sharpens the appetite, and temporance prevents from indulgng to excess.” ~ Jean-Jaques Rousseau
I feel the same way! Everyone has to make and eat the food that best fits their family. Your style of cooking is what my family enjoys. We practice moderation as well. That’s the key to everything in life, right? I certainly do not expect you to be my dietitian or doctor.
Well written statement Christy. Thank you!
Christy, you are very kind when people when people such as Sandra write you e-mails. I subscribe to several “recipe” web-sites and I have a problem with carbs (Type 2 diabetic). When I see recipes with high carbs, I just delete them and I certainly don’t blame the posters of the recipes. Anyway, just wanted to let you know that I admire your “restraint” very much.
Perfect response in a non negative way Christy! You are good. Just found this website today and I can tell you I love it already. Im from wisconsin but moved to the Mobile AL area over three years ago and love finding websites like this. Thanks so much.. Renee M.
You go Christy!!!
I agree with you wholeheartedly! I have never been able to understand why someone who comes to the site (any site) and leaves a negative remark! If you don’t like it, X-out of the site and move on!
What a breath of fresh air to see someone responding sweetly to someone who is being sarcastic and negative.
We could use a lot more Christys in the world!
As the great Julia Child said, “Small helpings. Sample a little bit of everything. These are the secrets of happiness and good health.”
In other words, Moderation is the key to life!
Thanks for the great web site:)
Sandra…..I just wonder if you think so wrongly of this site, why you frequent it?
Do you ever consider not visiting this blog?
Sandra: Get a grip! Life is way too short to not enjoy goodies now and then. I agree with Christie, no one suggests that you eat an entire King Cake on your own for heaven’s sakes! Southern cooking can sometimes be calorie laden, but you as the cook have the discretion to make changes that you feel are better for you and your families health. I think each of us can decide what those exceptions might be. Eat something scrumptious, drink a lot of water and take a long walk outside! Enjoy life!
Honey chile….you must have gotten up on the wrong side of the buttered biscuit. This is the South where food is a way of life. A true Southern lady sets a fine table and serves the best of food. So….if it ain’t real butter, sugar, flour, bacon grease, whole milk, etc,, it ain’t real Southern and I guarantee you it won’t taste right or as good. I was raised on ‘real’ food and I am in excellent health until I get fired up over folks who forget their manners. So,,,,,,if you have a problem with the recipes here, please…there are other sites where tofu, artificial sweeteners, low fat cheese, granola, or whatever else floats your boat can be found. Happy sailing.
If you do not like her food Sandra, I am sure you could stop coming to her site! I think Southernplat does a great job of providing great food. I do not think anyone would mind if you did not post again………..unless you posted an apology
Health? That isn’t my first thought when I think of southern cooking, lol. My first thought is flavor.
I just assume if I am eating something high in fat, calories, etc. that I should balance it with less of something else. Sometimes food is just for pleasure, not necessarily for good health.
Get a grip Sandra!! Obviously you aint from the south!! I am a proud Ga. Peach and was raised on these recipes. My parents slaughtered hogs, cows, chickens and rabbits. My dad was also known to bring a big ‘ol turtle’ home from a fishing trip from time to time. My mom ate dandelion salad and bacon grease. She fixed “cat heads” and a “pone” of cornbread for every supper meal. I am very proud of my family traditions, my ancestors, my family and all the recipes we have passed down from generation to generation!! Please don’t put a damper on this blog- the people here love Christy’s site. I would suggest that you find another site that suits more to your taste!!
You only live once
Christy, I am going to have to ask you this: WHERE IN THE WORLD CAN I FIND THE RHODES DOUGH? I have looked ALL OVER North Alabama for it! Publix/Kroger/Wal-Mart/Target .. and none of them have it. I was going to make my own King Cake this year, and instead, I had to just gorge myself on storemade.
(Which is never a bad thing. King Cake is like pizza. NO SUCH THING AS BAD KING CAKE.)
I have bought it at Publix, Wal Mart, and Krogers. The thing is, it is always *hard hard hard* to find. You have to really look because they never have it in a good place. Go to where the frozen biscuits are and then start a little treasure hunt, bend down, crane your neck, and squint your eyes until you see an orange package. Seriously, it is always difficult to find but it is there. Krogers often has an generic brand (I think Kroger brand) and this works just as well.
I generally get mine at WalMart but they tend to hide it even worse than the others. Once you find it one time, you’ll have much better luck from there on out!
Sarah, I bought my bread at Kroger. I’m not sure its named the same and it was in a very strange place.. the frozen entree section not the frozen bread section. It was on the bottom shelf. If all else fails.. ask someone that works there 🙂
Sarah, I buy mine at Ingles and Walmart. Like Christy said…you have to look high and low and crane your next to find it but it’s there in the freezer aisle where the biscuits are. I don’t know what part of N. Alabama you live in but there is an Ingles in Centre AL (23 miles NE of Gadsden.
Ingles store 601
1550 West Main St.
Centre AL 35960
I made 2 of the King Cakes … and they turned out great. Will be trying pizza sticks next!