Caramel Apple Upside-Down Cake
Help Me Share a Meal
Mac and Cheese Soup with Chicken and Bacon
Help Me Share a Meal – Project Sunlight
Alabama White BBQ Sauce
A Delicious Game Day Menu from eMeals
Cheesy Biscuit Topped Chicken Pot Pie
Pumpkin Cream Cheese Crunch Cake
Ginger Sweet Tea Brined Pork Chops

Ginger Sweet Tea Brined Pork Chops

If you grew up in the South, chances are you are no stranger to Milo’s Famous Sweet Tea.  Even if you aren’t lucky enough to be from here, there’s still a good chance that you…read more »

Chocolate Mousse

Chocolate Mousse: The Loving Kitchen (& and Giveaway!)

  You know how sometimes you meet someone and instantly you feel like you’ve known them your entire life.  LeAnn Rice is one of those people.  From the time I first met her several months…read more »

Blueberry Yum Yum

Blueberry Yum Yum

I love a layered dessert in the summer time.  Wait, who am I kidding?  I love a layered dessert anytime!  Based on the huge success of my Oreo Delight and my Lemon Icebox Delight, I’m…read more »

Tomato-Orange Marmalade Chicken

Tomato-Orange Marmalade Chicken: A Southern Living Preview

It’s hard to have a serious conversation about Southern food and culture with Southern Living being mentioned.  So when they asked me to share a new recipe from their exciting June food issue, of course…read more »

Slow Cooker Beef Tips

Slow Cooker Beef Tips and Rice

When the temperature heats up, most people put their slow cookers away.  For me, it’s the opposite!  I love using my slow cooker to prepare meals during the hotter months because the old trusty appliance…read more »

Zucchini and Tomato Bake

Zucchini and Tomato Bake and Being the Statue

You know, life gets us all down at some point.  We get caught on a bad day.  It happens to all of us.  As the saying goes, “Some days you’re the pigeon; some days you’re…read more »

Roasted Tomato and Bacon Cobbler

Roasted Tomato and Bacon Cobbler and the National Cornbread Festival

A few weeks ago I had the great honor of being a judge for the Martha White National Cornbread Cook-off at the National Cornbread Festival in beautiful and charming South Pittsburg, Tennessee.  It was an amazing…read more »

Lasagna Casserole

Lasagna Casserole: Disconnect to Reconnect

If you’ve been following my blog for any time, then you’ve more than likely heard my speech about the importance of home-cooked meals and getting your family to the table.  So, when I heard about…read more »

Roasted Lemon Rosemary Drumsticks

Community Cookbook: Roasted Lemon Rosemary Drumsticks

I’m just thrilled to introduce you to a brand new series here on the blog, Community Cookbook!  One of the things I’ve heard so many people mention about my cookbook is how it has a…read more »

Lemon Icebox Delight

Lemon Icebox Delight and Why You’re Okay Not Being a Pinterest-Perfect Parent

There are so many things in our lives that Pinterest has made better.  I love being able to search for quick and easy ways to clean things and I’ve gotten more than a few ideas…read more »

Quick and Easy Marinade

Quick and Easy All-Purpose Marinade

For most of us, grilling season is upon us and for those of us who are still braving some cooler temps, it won’t be long.  Grilling some chicken this weekend, I realized I had never…read more »

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 »

Quick Quiche2

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 »