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

Review: Uncle Mick’s – Prattville

As a native Prattvillian, I think it’s important to point out that this “Preferred Community” hasn’t always been the booming city it has become in the past several years.  I remember when there was nothing…read more »

Southern Bite features Southern Plate: Our Q&A with blogger, author, and all around food superstar Christy Jordan.

I was so fortunate to get a few moments of time from the ultra sweet, ultra humble Christy Jordan to chat about her site, her cookbook, and southern family life.  Christy started her site,,…read more »

My kid loves Paula Deen too…

Okay folks, y’all know I love me some Paula Deen… but look here at my two-year old.  Following in Daddy’s footsteps!

A Culinary Tour of Mississippi’s Gulf Coast – Well, sort of…

Every time I get the chance to travel, I start by plotting my map with the eateries I want to visit on my way.  Last week, I had the opportunity to travel to Biloxi for…read more »

Hot Tomato and Bacon Pasta

Like any true southern boy worth his grits, I love bacon. I’ve been known to eat it on cupcakes, and will devour some Praline Bacon from one of my favorite caterers, Incredible Edibles.  I’ve even…read more »

Paula Deen’s Chicken Cakes

Y’all know I love to tinker with a recipe so when I had a craving for one of my favorite Paula Deen recipes I decided to change it up a bit.  Normally, I serve these…read more »

Paula Deen’s Creole Sauce

This is the perfect compliment to Paula’s Chicken Cakes.  Just be sure to make this well in advance and refrigerate to allow the flavors to meld. Ingredients 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1/2 cup sour cream 1…read more »

Spicy Chicken Sandwich Taste-Drive

Chick-fil-a has been generating quite a bit of hype about their new Spicy Chicken Sandwich (which officially debuts June 7th) and I had the opportunity to try the new sandwich ahead of the official launch…read more »

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My quest… to meet Paula Deen.

Those of you who know me know that food is my passion; all kinds of food, but especially Southern food.  This is probably evidenced my  expanding waist line, but it truly is a near obsession…read more »

Review: The Shrimp Basket – Gulf Shores

Let me just tell you that my excitement about summer vacation is always compounded by the fact that I get to check out restaurants that aren’t in my regular dossier.  And though I do delight…read more »

Review: O’Carr’s Restaurant

If you’ve got the hankering for some amazing chicken salad, head to O’Carr’s Restaurant!  They now have 3 locations in the Birmingham area.   We visited the original downtown Homewood location and found it to quite…read more »

Fried Dill Pickles

Ingredients 1 pint sliced dill pickles, undrained 1 large egg, lightly beaten 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour, plus 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce 1 1/2 to 2 teaspoons ground red pepper 1…read more »

Review: Archibald’s Barbecue – Tuscaloosa

On a recent trip to Tuscaloosa we decided to make a stop by the infamous Archibald’s.  We had been told it was a shack, but boy we had no idea.  It is literally a cement…read more »

Review: Aspen’s Mountain Grill – Pine Mountain

Last week I got to spend three days with three of my favorite people enjoying the towns of Pine Mountain and Warm Springs, Georgia and seeing the amazing light displays at Callaway Gardens.  It really…read more »

Bottle Trees — A Spirited Southern Tradition

What was once a common practice in Africa (some even trace it back to ancient Arabia–think “genie in a bottle”) has become a popular piece of southern garden art.  It is believed that people would…read more »

Share Your Thanksgiving Favorites…

Whether it’s the ever popular turducken, oyster dressing, or good ol’ sweet potato casserole, share your favorite Thanksgiving recipes with the Southern Bite.  We’ll select a few and put them up to share with the…read more »

A Deen Fried Turkey

If you know me, then you know I’m a huge fan of  Butter Queen Paula Deen.  In this video, Paula and the Deen boys show us how they fry a Thanksgiving Turkey.  How do you…read more »

The Davis Cafe – A Hidden Gem

If you’re looking for southern soul food in Montgomery, there’s no need to go anywhere but The Davis Cafe.  Just outside of downtown Montgomery at 518 North Decatur Street, it’s not exactly where you’d look…read more »

Easiest Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars EVER

This has always been a favorite in my family.  My Mom loves to experiment with these too by changing out the types of cake mix and chocolate chips for M&M’s.  Have fun with these… Ingredients…read more »

Bacon Flavored Salt?

Just when you thought those french fries couldn’t get any better…

Monroeville’s Fruitcake Festival

Honestly, I’m not a huge fruitcake fan, but this seems pretty Southern to me…

Review: Wintzell’s Oyster House – Montgomery

Let me be the first to say that I am a fool over a fried dill pickle, so even though I had been to several Wintzell’s throughout Alabama, I had to make time to try…read more »

These grits have a secret ingredient that makes them super creamy and delicious!

My Secret Cheese Grits Recipe

Grits are probably one of my favorite breakfast foods.  I remember eating them as far back as my mind will let me.   On cold winter mornings, my Mom would put a bowl of steaming grits…read more »