Songbird Sweet Potato Skillet & The CMA Awards (Giveaway)
Cornbread French Toast - Turn the Southern staple into a delcious breakfast!
Cornbread French Toast and the Power of No
This Sweet Potato Cake has a delicious icing made with marshmallow fluff! It's a true taste of home! No one will know it started with a simple muffin mix!
Mama’s Sweet Potato Cake with Marshmallow Buttercream Frosting
Grilling Tips with Ball Park Park’s Finest
This one-pot Chicken Tamale Pie is an instant family favorite and it's SO easy!
Chicken Tamale Pie
Great idea for easy back-to-school breakfasts!
Easy Back-to-School Breakfasts
These Easy Pickled Onions don't require any cooking and are great on just about everything!
Easy Pickled Onions
Ball Park Park’s Finest Grillathon – Win a Trip to NYC
Easy Hamburger Steaks

Hamburger Steaks

I just love a good hamburger steak.  I grew up eating them.  I’m sure we all did.  And sometimes there is just nothing quite like it.  Often times, my mother would wrap a piece of…read more »

Pimento Cheese Biscuits

Pimento Cheese Biscuits

How does a Southerner make a buttermilk biscuit even better – has adds pimento cheese to it, of course.   Y’all, seriously.  These biscuits are crazy delicious and super easy. I know a lot of people…read more »

No-Churn Oreo Ice Cream

Easy No-Churn Oreo Ice Cream

I’ve been seeing these recipes for no-churn ice cream float around for a while now, but I was hugely skeptical.  I decided to give it a try and low and behold, this stuff is AMAZING. …read more »

2015 Virtual Potluck Logo

Virtual Cornbread Potluck and a Giveaway!

The National Cornbread Festival is just a few weeks away (April 25 &26) and I’m thrilled to once again be judging the Martha White®/Lodge Cast Iron® National Cornbread Cook-Off!  This is the cook-off’s 19th year,…read more »

Best Strawberry Sheet Cake

Best Strawberry Sheet Cake

Two things I need to mention here.  First, I’m sorry for all the strawberry recipes.  Its just that time of year and, well… it’s just that time of year.  Second, I don’t often throw around…read more »

How to Make Buttermilk

Cooking Lesson: How to Make a Buttermilk Substitute

There’s nothing worse than getting home and realizing you’ve forgotten something for a recipe at the store.  For me, it seems like it’s always buttermilk.  Here’s a quick and easy way to turn plain milk…read more »

Honey Mustard BBQ Sticky Chicken

Honey Mustard BBQ Sticky Chicken

Perspective is a powerful thing.  I’ve said it so many times before.  It’s often incredibly easy for us to stand on the dead, dry grass on our own side of the fence and admire the…read more »

Biscuit Bar

How to Host a Biscuit Bar

As spring comes around the corner we can also start to see the arrival of social events like bridal showers, baby showers, and even brunches.  One of my favorite things to do when hosting morning…read more »

Muffaletta Grilled Cheese

Muffuletta Grilled Cheese

March Madness is here and whether you’re hosting a party or heading out to one, sandwiches are a must!  The folks over at Cobblestone Bread Co. make it easy by offering up some of the best bread…read more »


Win a Three Brothers Bakery Pecan Pie

Happy Pi(e) Day!  To celebrate, I’ve teamed up with the folks from Three Brothers Bakery to give away one of my most favorite pies – Pecan Pie!  See the easy options below to enter!  You have until…read more »

Strawberry Delight

Strawberry Delight

The minute I see that first case of Florida strawberries arrive in the grocery store, my mind immediate switches into spring mode – imagining all I can do with those sweet little babies.  This urge…read more »

How to Blanch

Cooking Lesson: Blanching Fruits and Vegetables

Ever wondered how to blanch fruits and vegetables?  Ever wondered why you should?  In this short video, I answer those questions for you and show you just how easy it is!

Recipe Pinspiration 3-15

A Little Recipe Pinspiration!

There’s no doubt that Pinterest has changed the way we look at food and organize our recipes!  So, I’ve collected some of the most-pinned recipes from some of my favorite blogger friends to share with…read more »

Fiesta Chicken Soup - Southern Bite

30 Minute Fiesta Chicken Soup

As families, we face many daily challenges.  One of them is to get a home cooked meal on the table.  We’re dashing from one practice to another.  It’s a dance recital here, a ball game…read more »

Baking Powder Video

Cooking Lesson: Testing the Freshness of Your Baking Powder

I often get asked questions about why baked goods didn’t rise. Most of the time, the answer is that the baking powder used was expired and didn’t provide the lift that most baked goods need.…read more »

Loaded No-Bake Cookies  - Southern Bite

Loaded No-Bake Cookies

These Loaded No-Bake Cookies are a kicked-up version of the classic boiled cookies that we all know and love.

Cheesy Stuffed Chicken

Cheesy Stuffed Chicken

When the folks with Sargento® and Food Network’s Chopped challenged me to come up with a recipe using my own mystery basket of ingredients for their Chopped at Home contest, I was a little intimidated…read more »

Bacon grease video

Cooking Lesson: Saving Bacon Grease and Reusing Cooking Oil

I’m super excited to be able to share the first in a series of video kitchen tips!  The project is a collaboration between me, Nelson Books, and the super talented Caleb Rexius Productions.

Bacon Ranch Potato Salad

Bacon Ranch Potato Salad

Sometimes simple things are the best, and I think that’s the case with this Bacon Ranch Potato Salad.  There are no crazy ingredients, no elaborate prep methods – just simple delicious food.  It’s the perfect…read more »

Scratch Brownies

Scratch Brownies with Chocolate Ganache

When my wife and I were dating, one of the first meals she cooked for me was on Valentine’s Day.  It was an amazing meal of meatloaf and mashed potatoes and was followed up by…read more »

Ham and Cheese Waffles

Ham and Cheese Waffles

Many breakfast foods rank at the top of many lists of my favorite foods, the only problem is… I’m not exactly a morning person.  So big elaborate breakfasts don’t happen too often at our house, especially…read more »

Skillet Orange Chicken

Simple Skillet Orange Chicken

If you’ve got a hankering for Chinese food but are short on time, I’ve got just the ticket.  This delicious Skillet Orange Chicken only calls for 7 ingredients and can be on the table in…read more »

Bacon Green Onion Cornbread

Bacon Green Onion Cornbread and the Prayers of a Control Freak

I am a self-professed control freak.  I think I’ve always been that way.  It can present a variety of problems – especially when you try to wrap your mind around the fact that the big…read more »