Southern Plate Digest 1-14-11

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It’s been an odd week here in Alabama. A lot of us have experienced being snowed in for the first time in our life and I think just about everyone (in Alabama and beyond) have kept winter at bay by cooking up a storm in their kitchen!

I thought I’d compile a list of what everyone has been cooking (special thanks to all the folks who answered my question on facebook this morning to make this list easier to compile!) with link to the recipes in case you get a hankering to head in the kitchen and whip some of these up.

So, What’s Been Cooking in the Southern Plate Family?


BBQ Joint Stew

Lots of folks have made this since I posted it earlier in the week.

Rachel Wesley said:I fixed your BBQ Joint stew last night and the first word out of my husbands mouth was, ‘Wow!’ It was definately a hit.”

Banana Crumb Cake

Kelly Watson said: “I made your banana crumb cake! Since it made 2 cakes we got our snow boots on and walked the other one to our pastor and his wife (just down the block). Everyone LOVED it!”

Chicken Planks

Crock Pot Chili

Kimberly Duncan said: I made your chicken planks the other night.. Won over several northerners! 🙂 Last night we had your chili and again, Big Hit!! I’m from southern Missouri but live in Wisconsin.. My kids are constantly dragging their friends home to ‘eat real food’!! Haha!! Oh, and the Banana Crumb Cake, everyone’s new favorite!! :)”

Chicken Stew

Bama Steak Sandwiches

Celest Koncul said: “I made your chicken stew and we loved it! Had your Bama steak sandwiches last night-that has become a stand by for me.Keep em coming,please!”

Double Chocolate Chip Muffins

Debbie Strum said: ” Just made the Double Chocolate Chip Muffins and OhmytheyareSOOOgood!!! I feel so content now. Gonna have to put more cocoa powder on the shopping list. You’ll have NO REGRETS making these! And trust me, they’re just as good the next morning. Well, if there are any left! Gonna splurge and have another one with some hot chocolate. Christy, no wonder yer younguns think you’re the “bestest cooker” and Mama in the whole world! DANG WOMAN! 🙂

Mama’s Hoe Cake

Mary Mounts said: I had never heard of “hoe cakes” until I saw your recipe. I’ve made it 6 straight days now and both my hubby and I love it, especially with butter in the middle. A million thank you’s Christy.

These are just a few of the recipes folks have been whipping up this week from Southern Plate. I hope you’ll visit the links and make a few of them appear on your table soon, too. Be sure to check out the Southern Plate cookbook if you haven’t already!

I’d also like to thank Melissa Herring for posting this photo, which is sooooo true! ~giggles~

Southerners Enjoyment Of Snow Over Time

(Click on photo to make it larger)

Have a wonderful Friday!



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  1. Christy, I am in New York, I have read your cookbook from cover to cover more than once, Read your blog everyday and have made alot of your recipes that my family love. My grandaaughter said you cook better than Paula Deen. Just stay as sweet as you are and thank you for being my new southern friend.

  2. Hi, Christy! Just a note to let you know your recipes don’t just seem to be, but ARE absolutely wonderful. I truly enjoy your website & get quite a bit of inspiration from you. Your gracious southern charm shines through..please never change due to the misguided judgments & rumblings of divisive, negative people. Best wishes from a northerner with southern roots.

  3. Oh Christy, I have never thought you were a Yankee Basher! I don’t see how anyone could not tell how sweet and genuine a person that you really are, (and anyone reading this, she really is, I’ve met her, and we’ve become
    “cousins”). And… always respond back in such a kind way to those that have negative things to say to you. I will leave you with this post that a friend left on facebook today, it has to do with the South:
    I’m saying this is the South. And we’re proud of our crazy people. We don’t hide them up in the attic. We bring ’em right down to the living room and show ’em off. See, no one in the South ever asks if you have crazy people in your family. They just ask what side they’re on.—Designing Women
    Love ya, Christy

  4. Christy,
    You are grace under fire !!!
    Your website is a blessing to me and so many others. It feels like catching up with
    family and friends everytime I get the chance to stop in for a few minutes. I always
    leave your place with a smile and a renewed perspective. I have laughed and cried
    through terrific posts left by other readers and yourself. Thankyou for taking the time to share yourself with so many. This former Yankee salutes you.

  5. Christy,
    I am so sorry that someone would take offense to your wonderful website and your great southern traditions of cooking and the awsome southern slang that we here in Tennessee LOVE. I have never felt that you have discriminated or been in any way bashing YANKEES. Just keep doing what you do best and those of us who know how to appreciate you and this website, and there are many, will continue to do so.

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