Tomato Pie and First Day Jitters
Win a SPECIAL signed copy of The Southern Bite Cookbook!
Biscoff Cream Cheese Pie
Okra and Tomatoes and Being Honest With Ourselves
Cabbage Creole and the Southern Food Blogger Retreat
Better Baked Beans and the Dangers of Waiting
Crusty Broiled Tomatoes – Southern Living Heirloom Recipe Cookbook
Squash Fritters
Tres Leches Poke Cake

Tres Leches Poke Cake (3 Milk Poke Cake)

If you’ve been following me for any amount of time, then you’ve probably heard me mention my buddy, Brandie, over at The Country Cook.  And if you’ve been following Brandie for any amount of time,…read more »

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Get the Today Show Recipes: Quick Quiche, Fruit Salad, Shrimp and Grits

Are you looking for all the recipes from my Today Show appearance and can’t get your hands on them?  Well, I’ve got you covered.  Below you’ll find all of the recipes in one place.  You…read more »

Vanilla Wafer Cake

Vanilla Wafer Cake and Tossing the Bad Apples (a Today Show recap)

Whew!  What a wild and amazing last few days it’s been.  Having the opportunity to be on the Today Show has never been on my radar screen, so to be able to have 30 minute…read more »

Peppery Ranch Cheeseball

Peppery Ranch Cheese Ball – Guest Post

Hey y’all!  Things are a little crazy around these parts as we get things ready for my Today Show appearance, but I’m so excited to bring you this amazing recipe and guest post from one…read more »

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Watch me on the Today Show!

When I started this blog back in 2009, I had no idea the amazing places it would take me or the amazing people it would allow me to meet.  In my wildest dreams, I never…read more »

Sweet Corn Spoonbread

Sweet Corn Spoonbread and a Great Big “Thanks!”

Do you ever have those moments where you feel like you’re living someone else’s life – like surely this can’t be really happening to you?  Well, I’ve been having one of the moments for the…read more »


Today is the Day!!

Well, today is the day.  In all of my wildest dreams, I never imagined I would be writing a post quite like this.  I never set out to write a cookbook, but now that I…read more »


Guacapocalypse??? Not hardly.

If you’ve seen any news lately, you’ve probably heard about the impending “Guacapocalypse” and a shortage of our beloved avocados. Well, never fear! I have the great fortune of working with Avocados From Mexico (you…read more »

Strawberry Bread

Strawberry Bread

Y’all… I LOVE this Strawberry Bread!  It’s the perfect dessert, snack, even breakfast!  Since it uses frozen strawberries, you can have this taste of summer year-round! As you’ll see, the recipe calls for a light-colored…read more »


Pre-Order The Southern Bite Cookbook and Get My Free Breakfast Bites Mini E-Book!

I’m so excited to share this fun offer with y’all!   Starting today, if you pre-order a copy of my cookbook by March 11, you will get a FREE exclusive mini Breakfast Bites e-book*. Y’all…read more »

Red Beans and Rice

One-Pot Red Beans and Rice

Things are about to get crazy around these parts!  It’s hard to believe that the near 18 month journey is about to culminate in the release of my first cookbook.  I’ve seen the finished product…read more »

Cream Cheese Chicken Stuffed Shells

Cream Cheese Chicken Stuffed Shells

So many of the recipes that I share here on are family recipes that have been passed down through the generations – recipes that my mother, grandmother, and even great-grandmother prepared for our family.…read more »

Mexican Cornbread

Mom’s Mexican Cornbread: The National Cornbread Cook-Off

It’s time to warm your skillet, pull out your recipes, and put your thinking cap on!  The National Cornbread Cook-Off is in full swing and accepting entries!  The folks at Martha White® are looking for…read more »

Pot Likker Soup

Potlikker Soup

If you’re a true Southerner, then you know exactly what potlikker is.  It’s the delicious, vitamin-rich broth that’s left over when cooking greens – be they collards, turnip greens, kale, etc.  In my family,  it…read more »


The Southern Slow Cooker Bible: Win 1 of 3 Copies!

As a blogger, I get approached about doing cookbook reviews all the time.  So much so, that’ I’ve had to stop doing them in the interest of time.  But every now and then a book…read more »

Grits and Sausage Casserole

Grits and Sausage Casserole and Being “That” Kid

I watched as her pale, thin fingers thumbed through the sandwich.  She pulled out the tomato and sat it down on the wrapper beside her.  She looked to be 14 or 15.  Her hair was…read more »

Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies

Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies: Perfect for your Valentine!

If you’re looking for a fun and different treat for your valentine this year, here ya go!  These quick and easy Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies start with a simple chocolate boxed cake mix and are…read more »


#GuacBowl : Bacon and Blue Cheese Guacamole

  To celebrate the “Big Game” and a favorite game-day snack, guacamole, Avocados from Mexico is hosting its first ever Guac Bowl on Pinterest and they have asked me and three other bloggers from around…read more »

Pesto Chicken Skillet

One-Pot Pesto Chicken Skillet

Every now and then something simple affects me in a profound way.  Take this quote that my wife posted on social media the other day:  “Comparison is the thief of joy.”   At first, I…read more »

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Heather’s Buffalo Chicken Dip

Today marks my and Heather’s 7th anniversary and as usual it will come and go with little fanfare.  When we planned our wedding, we chose the holidays because it is our favorite time of year. …read more »

Graham Cracker Toffee

Graham Cracker Toffee and Win a KitchenAid Mixer!!!

The holiday season is always filled with lots of baking and candy making in my kitchen.  I love making special treats for friends, neighbors, the postal carrier, and even the guys that pick up the…read more »

Deep Fried Pecan Pies

Deep Fried Pecan Pies

Each holiday season, the amazing folks at the Betty Crocker Kitchen select a list of culinary trends they feel will be hot in the coming year.  Betty Crocker’s Red Hot Holiday Trends is a fun…read more »

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Mushrooms

I LOVE Brussels Sprouts.  Love them.  But lots of folks don’t.  One of the biggest reasons for that, I think, is that most folks haven’t had them prepared correctly.  Now wait before you jump to…read more »