As another year draws to a close and we set about on the grand adventure of a new one, I thought I’d share with you the top posts on SouthernPlate.com during 2014. These are the posts that received the most traffic and I am presenting them in no particular order, other than them being the top posts :).
I do hope you might be able to take time to visit each one. Some of them have stories and bits of wisdom I’ve gleaned from life, and all of them have a recipe that is loved by my family. Y’all are the ones who made them the most popular and I sure do appreciate you visiting me and trusting me to pass on my heart and recipes to ya. Have a blessed Sunday!
This is an awfully good recipe that works with just about any kind of fruit, blueberry being my favorite and peaches being my mothers. Also on this post, I share my thoughts on how music affects your mood and why I am so disciplined in what I allow myself to listen to.
This is a shortcut take on my Grandmother’s from-scratch recipe that was inspired by y’all! Because you’re brilliant. Just in case you didn’t know that already 🙂 If you’ve never had a butter roll, you have missed out on a warm gooey bite of heaven. It’s kinda like a cinnamon roll, only cooked in a butter sauce. Butter rolls are to cinnamon rolls what hot krispy kreme doughnuts are to store-bought boxed doughnuts. Oh yeah, it’s that good.
We first had Angel Chicken after my accident, when a friend brought it over for our supper one night. It became an immediate family favorite for us, and apparently for many of you, too!
Your granny always saved bacon grease so you do, too! As it turns out, though, a lot of folks aren’t quite sure how to use it! On this post, I compiled a nice long list of things to do with that fabulous liquid gold and even included a fascinating photo gallery of reader’s bacon grease jars!
The healthy, crunchy, incredibly flavorful way to get your snack fix 🙂
I loved seeing that this post made the list of top posts for 2014 because it is the very first food blog post I ever wrote – ever. This post actually started Southern Plate! My original goal was 400-500 readers and with this post and a whole lot of God, we ended up with over 50,000 in the first month alone. Guess a whole lot of folks like homemade Banana Pudding! Whenever my faith in mankind wavers, that right there is just about be enough to restore it!
This is truly the best pound cake I have ever tasted. It is an absolute must have at our family Thanksgiving and Christmas and we serve it in thick slices with Mama’s custard sauce poured over it – sublime!
When my daughter was younger, y’all always saw her with huge hair bows in her hair at all times. I made them myself, custom designed to match her outfits and for a fraction of that I would have paid for ready made bows. This is my simple way of making them, with a video and step by step photos so you can choose whichever you find the most helpful. I’m glad to see others enjoy making hair bows as much as I do!
These recipes help you to stretch your family’s food dollar as well as keep the supper table lively and delicious.
I’m gonna start calling this recipe “Old Faithful” because it has been the all time, most popular post on SouthernPlate since I first posted it. Even families with the pickiest of eaters report back that everyone loves this dish. I love that you just throw everything in the slow cooker (sometimes called a Crock Pot) and supper (that everyone loves) is waiting when you come home. It’s like a slow cooker miracle!
We love Disney and from the looks of it, we’re not alone. My post on how to spend less and enjoy more received a record number of visits this past year. Look for an updated Disney post in the next few months but until then be sure and check out my top ten tips on this one! P.S. That cute little boy in this photo is now taller than both of us, but the tips in this post are ones we still use whenever we visit WDW!
I’m looking forward to chatting and sharing with you more in 2015! Gratefully,
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