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 »

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Laura’s Southern Dish: Vidalia Onions and Cornbread

Looking for some good times at the end of April?  Well here are two delicious festivals that should not be missed! For a little bit of history and some delicious food South Pittsburg, Tennessee, is…read more »

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2,000 Fans and a Cookbook Give-a-way!

UPDATE: Contest extended through Sunday, Apirl 24th at midnight central time.  Also, get additional entries by posting photos of your colored Easter eggs on our Facebook wall. You know, some folks think us Southerners talk…read more »

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 »