Asian Slaw

When Heather and I first married, she was probably the pickiest eater I knew.  And of course this is coming from the guy that will just about eat anything that doesn’t eat him first… except…read more »

Porcupine Balls and Why I’m Still Learning from my Mother

I’ll be the first to admit I over think things.  Totally.  And having a child certainly takes it’s toll on someone who over analyzes like me.  I’m always trying to look at things in terms…read more »

Laura’s Southern Dish: Barbeque

No food represents good weather backyard fun like barbeque.  Here are a couple of delicious options to get your hands and face fully coated in some saucey goodness. For a barbequing good time head to…read more »

The Best Fried Okra (easy too)

Earlier in the week we got to talking about my little boy and his “visitor” and several of you mentioned that it might be an imaginary friend.  All this talk got me to thinking and…read more »

Onion Roasted Potatoes and Our “Lady” Visitor

My two year old is obsessed with letting the dogs in and out of the house.  If Heather or I let one of the dogs out without his help, he freaks out.  So a few…read more »

Laura’s Southern Dish: Seafood

As the weather gets warmer my appetite for seafood begins to grow – probably because a trip to the beach is looming and that means eating in restaurants where you can look out at the…read more »

Win Devon O’Day’s “My Southern Food” Cookbook!

For the most part, I am not a collector.  But, now, I know folks that collect everything – and I do mean everything.  The one exception to that rule for me, I guess would be…read more »

Pecan Chicken Salad

Whew!  What a week!  I don’t think I’ve ever been more excited to see a Friday than I am today.  This “wife-is-sick-so-hubby-has-to-do-everything” stuff is for the birds!  God Bless Her and everything she does!  Seriously! …read more »

Laura’s Southern Dish: Festivals in Bloom

Spring has sprung so here are some great events to inspire any gardener! Mobile, Alabama, is home to the largest outdoor flower show in the Southeast.  The 18th Annual Festival of Flowers will be held…read more »

Guacamole and Happy National Chip and Dip Day!

Happy National Chip and Dip Day!  One of my all-time favorite chip and dip combos is tortilla chips and guacamole.  But for some reason, folks seem to be miffed by avocados and guacamole.  There’s no…read more »

French Onion Dip and Vertigo – No, not the movie.

Y’all, my sweet, precious wife has vertigo.  Has had it since Saturday and she’s about to go out of her mind.  This isn’t her first stint with the “spins”.  She had it back in 2009,…read more »

Laura’s Southern Dish: St. Patrick’s Day

As you folks already know we here at the Southern Bite love a parade!  So as everyone is partaking in their corned beef and cabbage and green brew today here is some family fun to…read more »

Slow Cooker Pot Roast and Veggies and a Lesson from “Stone Soup”

When I was a kid, my parents did what they had to do to ensure that I had what I needed.  One example of this was the Weekly Reader Book Club.  (I know!  Blast from…read more »

Mom’s Chicken and Gravy

It’s tradition that nearly every Sunday, we go to my parents’ house for supper.  It’s a great opportunity to see them and and spend time with them and a chance to eat my Mom’s cooking!…read more »

Sausage Balls

Some of my most favorite recipes are simple ones.  I like things that are clean and uncomplicated.  One of my most favorite things is hot cake right out of the oven, without frosting or anything. …read more »

Southern Bite Ranch Dressing

You know, we Southerners like to put ranch dressing on just about anything. Pizza, pasta, french fries, chicken fingers, fresh veggies, hot wings, even salads! Seriously though, we do love us some ranch dressing south…read more »

Fresh Raspberry Bars

Hey y’all!  I showed you a sneak peek of this one on Facebook earlier this week and got some hate mail for teasing y’all like that, so here it is.  I don’t have step-by-step photos…read more »

Laura’s Southern Dish: Events Not to Miss in March

It is hard to believe that two whole months of 2011 have already flew by!  Well March is upon us and here are some things that you folks might enjoy!  (And I would like to…read more »

Easy Smothered Chicken

Hey y’all! We sure have been having a stint of BEAUTIFUL weather here in the South!  In the 70s nearly every day for the past several weeks.  Things are budding out, bulbs are coming up,…read more »

Quick and Easy Mardi Gras King Cake

Hey folks!  The first of the Mardi Gras parades have begun and carnival season is upon us.  A few weeks back I posted a recipe for a Mardi Gras King Cake that was a little…read more »

Laura’s Southern Dish: Strawberries

February 27th is National Strawberry Day and in honor of this red fruit here are two great family friendly festivals celebrating community, farmers and of course the strawberries they grow. The Florida Strawberry Festival takes…read more »

Heavenly Hash Brownies

Every year when Easter comes around, I just about break down the door to the store to get to those dad-blasted Heavenly Hash Eggs.  You know… the marshmallow and almonds covered in chocolate?  I am…read more »

My Grocery Store Obsession and a $50 Earth Fare Gift Card Give-a-way!!

Y’all, I love food. And I love grocery stores because of it. (Tangent #1 – In the South most folks call it the grocery store, you might call it “the grocery,” “the grocer,” ” the…read more »