Southern Plate CookBook turns One!

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Happy Birthday to the Southern Plate Cookbook!

Today marks the one year anniversary of the official release of my book, and what a wonderful year it has been! I really put my heart into this book and I am so very grateful to everyone who has taken it into their homes and made a place for it in their hearts as well. I cannot thank you enough for your kind words and support. I am so very blessed to have you as part of the Southern Plate Family!

In honor of today, I thought I’d share a couple of videos. The first is me talking a little bit about the book, with some cute appearances by my kids (not that I’m biased ~wink~), and the second is the video of me seeing my book for the first time and sharing that experience with you!

Video Courtesy of William Morrow

I’ve gotten to travel around the country, do lots of fun local and national tv appearances, and even film with Paula Deen (whose quote appears on the cover of my book). It’s been a fun ride but I can’t imagine having taken it without you!

 Here are some fun posts from last year around the time my book debuted:

**See important note at bottom of post

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So I think I need to celebrate today.

I feel like I should make a cake but more importantly I’d love to celebrate with you.


If you have the book, please leave a comment below

(If you don’t have the book, I’d still love to hear from ya!)


Tell me your favorite recipe or story from the book or if there was something in particular that struck a chord with you.


I’d love for you to share your heart with us in the comments!


 Maybe we should sing…

**Important Note: Please note that all dates at the bottom of these posts are from last year. I’m not doing a tour this year but I’d love for you to come to my Holiday Cooking show in Muscle Shoals, Alabama on November 10! We’re so excited about this year’s Holiday Cooking Show. It will feature a marketplace you can walk through ahead of time to browse, shop, and try all sorts of wonderful samples. After that, everyone will come into the auditorium for my cooking show and DOOR PRIZES GALORE! The great thing about this show is that after I finish preparing each item on stage, the UNA Culinary students will be coming out in the audience to give everyone a sample of what I just made! So we’ll visit, laugh, eat, laugh some more, and just have a wonderful evening together. This year also adds a child’s ticket price as well so bring the kiddies because I’ve got some special surprises in store for them! This is the only cooking show I’ll be doing so make plans to come on out and be sure and purchase your tickets today by clicking here. This is entirely a volunteer effort. All proceeds benefit the University of North Alabama HES Department.

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  1. I bought the book about 5 months ago and love it. my fave so far is the banana bread recipe. soooo simple and tastes great

  2. So glad you reposted the video so that I could share your moment. How very exciting – and how very real you are in sharing your excitement and then turning it around to thank your fans. I have truly enjoyed becoming part of your Southern Plate family.

    P.S. I almost write “I didn’t know you then,” since your SP “family” makes it feel as though we really have met, although I must make do with a virtual connection.

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