Southern Plate Cookbook Update!

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This sign was sent to be yesterday by Andrew Malcolm to congratulate me on finishing the book. It was made online but BOY did it make my day with a round of giggles!

This morning I turned in the manuscript for the Southern Plate Cookbook which is being published by Harper Studios, a division of Harper Collins. The book is a combination of stories, classic Southern recipes, and some of the most gorgeous photos of Southern food I’ve ever seen. I have worked with an amazing team in putting this book together and I am just about to burst with excitement because I want you to see it so badly!

This is YOUR Cookbook, put together by using your input on what you wanted to see, what recipes you cherished most, and what recipes have been lost that you want most to reclaim for your family. I did include some of the most popular ones on Southern Plate but also made sure to add several exclusive good old fashioned recipes as well – the ones I’ve been asked for the most since starting Southern Plate. I feel just like a child whose colored you a picture and can’t wait for you to get home so I can present it to you! Thank you SO MUCH for giving me this opportunity and for helping me to write this book.

It will be available for pre-order this summer and will be in all major bookstores by the fall. I have one more wish, to make the dream come true for me, I’d sure love to get to meet you! I hope to see you at a book signing once it’s out. I’ll post my schedule as soon as it’s finalized. If you’re a member of the Southern Plate Family, I owe you a hug!

*Note: My self published cookbook is no longer available. Thank you to everyone who purchased it and everyone who has been kind enough to ask if there are any more. I sure do appreciate it and feel confident that you’ll enjoy my new book even more!

I’d love to hear your comments and suggestions for where book signings should be held in the comments below!


Christy 🙂

There is nothing more pleasant in life than to pass on to others what

one has learned for oneself.



  1. Wichita, Kansas we are centrally located – no matter where you are going you will pass by at some point. Lots of great cooks here. Taste of Home has an annual event here and it has been well attended! We’d love it if you came.

  2. Of course you have to come to Montgomery, AL!!! :o) Pleeeeeeeeeeease!!!! We look forward to seeing you!!

  3. Encinitas California is beautiful anytime of the year and I could meet you. I suppose I could drive 20 miles to San Diego if I had to!!

  4. Knoxville TN—-very close to your “beloved” Smoky Mountains….maybe you and your family could take a relaxation break while you are so near!

  5. Christy ,
    We would love to see you in Olathe Kansas or Overland park Kansas . there are all kinds of book stores around here. I love your recipes.

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