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. Oh, my, Christy!! This is so excitin’ for you!! I am not at all surprised! All this excitement just makes me want my cookbook to get here faster! 🙂

  2. Well girl YA know I always say you cook like my Mama, so I guess we’re all just one pick Southern family!

    CONGRATS!!! Paula is a wonderful person and I am so thrilled that she sent you such a great quote- and your peanut butter balls DO rock!

  3. Whoa… what a thrill! I can see you and your family standing there on the street having a little happy fit – little did the people witnessing it realize they were watching the next cooking superstar! Can’t wait to hear that you’ve been invited onto her show to share some recipes!! Congrats!

  4. Christy…..This is so AWESOME!!! But we already knew this!! Luv me some Paula….But Girl….YOU ROCK!!!
    Congratulations…. you deserve this and much more.
    Waiting so impatiently for my book to get here!!!!

  5. Congratulations! Miss Paula knows her cookin’ and recognizes talent. You deserve to feel excited! You’ve given us all some extra-special recipes (made me tear up a time or three with happy memories and a way to cook those memories). Just keep doing what you’re doing, Christy! We all love you and Southern Plate!

  6. I would like to go ahead and put in my application to be your sous chef when you get your show on Food Network.! Honey, if Paula says your recipes make her mouth water, you should be very happy. That is the highest form of praise that I could ever imagine. I have no doubt in my mind that you are going to be a very famous young lady in the near future. I will be standing back saying, “Hey, I know her.” GO GET ‘UM GIRL!!!!!!

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