This recipe for Green Bean Casserole takes the classic dish up a notch by adding bacon, mushrooms, and cheese! It's a new Thanksgiving must-have! Southern Slow Cooker Green Beans This classic Southern Cornbread Dressing is a simple, easy recipe that's been passed down for generations! Cinnamon Roll Pumpkin Bites

Macaroni Salad and My Childhood Fears of the Potluck

As a kid, I always feared potlucks.  Mainly because I was afraid to eat other people’s food.  I’m pretty sure this stemmed from a tragic incident when a great aunt decided to make some kind…read more »

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Laura’s Southern Dish: Spirit of America Festival

It is time to break out the red, white and blue and celebrate Independence Day!  A great family event for the 4th is the Spirit of America Festival in Decatur, Alabama held July 3rd and…read more »

Okra Fritters

I just love it when you all share recipes with me! I love checking my email to find a new family favorite that’s probably been passed down through the generations. One such recipe is this…read more »

Cheesy Hamburger Skillet

I was working on this post when I saw a post on my buddy Christy Jordan’s site last week.  It did such a good job of summing up why she and I blog about the…read more »

Blackberry Cobbler

So, today is officially the first day of Summer.  But, I beg to differ with that meteorological designation because we’ve been living in the blast furnace known as Summer down here in the South for…read more »

Pineapple Blueberry Crumble and the Joys of Small Town Life

Saturday we were heading through downtown and pulled over and stopped to allow a funeral procession to pass.  The crossing streets had been closed by police officers to allow the procession to pass without having…read more »

Laura’s Southern Dish: An RC Cola and a Moon Pie

Something about a festival revolving around one of the world’s greatest food combinations just makes me smile.  Just as peanut butter and jelly; coffee and doughnuts there is nothing like pairing an RC Cola with…read more »

Laura’s Southern Dish: Pink Tomato Festival

The 55th Annual Pink Tomato Festival began June 4th and runs through June 11th in Warren, Arkansas.  And although the festival is in full swing there are still plenty of fun things to see and…read more »

Easy Fried Green Tomatoes

A few months back, I got criticized for using the word “y’all”.  And I’d like to thank all of you out there who jumped to my defense, but I’m okay with criticism.  Perhaps I do…read more »

Remoulade Sauce

Ingredients 1 cup mayo 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish 1 tablespoon creole seasoning (I prefer Zatarain’s) 3 tablespoons of creole mustard (same here… Zatarain’s) ½ teaspoon minced garlic (two small cloves or one large one) 1…read more »

Mile-High Lemonade Pie

It’s just the first week of summer and it’s already hotter than 400 Hades down here in central Alabama.  It was 100 degrees yesterday and the forecast is for 99 today and tomorrow. ~reaches for…read more »

Fried Okra II

Those of you who have been following Southern Bite for a little while know what a big ol’ softie I am – especially when it comes to my little boy.  Well, last week he started…read more »

Give-A-Way! Country Living’s Flavors of Country Cooking

Folks, as Southern Bite continues to grow I continue to be amazed.  I’m overwhelmed each morning to look at the number of fans we’ve added.  My chest swells with pride to think that more than…read more »

Simple Cucumber and Onion Salad

This year my wife, my best friend, and I all turn 30.  Up until now, I’ve kind of viewed it as just another birthday.  We had decided we would all go to Vegas this fall…read more »

Southern Fried Corn

Hi folks!  Sorry I’ve been out of pocket here lately!  We took a much needed vacation between Heather’s semesters in conjunction with our seafood tour.  Sorry I didn’t let y’all know.  I just hate to…read more »

Christy Jordan and Southern Living’s Quick-Fix Suppers

Y’all, today Southern Living Magazine, the nation’s 5th largest selling magazine, launched its brand new series “Quick-Fix Suppers” featuring none other than my sister from another mother (oddly, that just doesn’t have the same ring…read more »

Laura’s Southern Dish: The International Biscuit Festival

Get out the syrup, butter, and jelly – it’s time for the International Biscuit Festival!  Knoxville, Tennessee, is home to the International Biscuit Festival on May 27th and 28th and this event is sure to…read more »

Collard Greens – Quick and Easy

When folks think of the South, I imagine they’d think of Southern food – things like okra, cornbread, grits, sweet tea and collards!  Those are all things that a true Southern cook should know how…read more »

Ranch Chicken Cheeseball

This is an easy recipe that is sure to impress your family or even your guests.  It is probably one of the most requested recipes that I have.  Of course, as always, I’m happy to…read more »

The Southern Bite Alabama Seafood Tour

Very seldom do I get the opportunity to combine my profession with my love of food, but after the disastrous oil spill on April 20, 2010, those worlds have come colliding together.  As the marketing…read more »

Laura’s Southern Dish: Walkin’ in Memphis

There are tons of great things to do while visiting Memphis like a tour of Graceland, visit a piece of history at the National Civil Rights Museum, see where some of music’s greats got started…read more »

Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies

As a parent, one of the worst things to deal with is a sick child.  Especially when they’re young and can’t really tell you what’s going on.  Our little guy has been under the weather and…read more »

Green Bean Bundles and Why You Need to Go Visit Your Grandmother

This past weekend, I had the great honor of accompanying my dear friend Christy Jordan from Southern Plate to the Alabama Book Festival just over the river in Montgomery.  It was another opportunity to see…read more »