Paula Deen’s quote about Southern Plate!

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A few months back we were on a family trip and setting off on a long walk back to the hotel. The kids were kind of quiet after a day of fun and so I thought I’d check my email on my phone as we walked together. An email from my editor with the subject line “Paula Deen LOVES Southern Plate” popped up and my eyes just about popped out of my head! “Oh my goodness. Oh my goodness” was all I could manage to say as I clicked to open it.

My husband was at my side in an instant, “What? What’s wrong?” to which I replied with more “Oh my goodness!” as my voice grew even louder. Finally, I looked up with a face white as a sheet. “Paula Deen read my book.”

To which he started in with his string of “Oh my goodness”. We all stopped on a street corner as I read the quote to them, and my entire family began jumping up and down excited, with me in tears at what an amazing honor this was.

I’m thrilled to be able to share the quote from Miss Paula with you today!

“The recipes in Southern Plate made my mouth


I have never heard of any other school serving

peanut butter balls, except for mine- and that was

45 years ago! This wonderful cookbook made me

feel like I was reading something of my own.”

— Paula Deen

You can all imagine how honored and beside myself I am at Miss Paula’s graciousness! A big hug to everyone in the Southern Plate family for helping to make this happen and a huge thank you to Miss Paula, a legend in any Southern cooks mind!

The next few weeks are going to be filled with even more exciting news for the whole Southern Plate Family so stay tuned and please know that I am so very grateful to all of you!



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  1. That is WONDERFUL news! What an honor from a Southern lady we all love, respect and admire in the culinary world! Congratulations!

  2. Awesome Christy! I am so happy for you! I love your site and your recipes! I am a southern girl too and I can truly relate to ALL of your recipes! Congratulations again…can’t wait to get your book myself!

  3. Congratulations and many more blessings your way….so well deserved…and hey, girl, I GOT MY BASKET delivered!!!! I love it and will be putting some fall flowers into it and on my dining room table 🙂

  4. I have Southern Plate Cookbook on pre-order for my Kindle and I can hardly wait to receive it – Congratulations ! ♥

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