Potato Soup and Top to Bottom Ham and Cheese Bread

When my wife and I were dating, Heather always enjoyed when my Mom would make Potato Soup and Top to Bottom Ham and Cheese Bread.  Only back then, we had no idea what Top to…read more »

Turn All Purpose Flour into Self Rising Flour

Have a recipe that calls for self-rising flour, but only have all-purpose?  Well, here’s an easy way to whip up a little self-rising substitute so you don’t have to make another trips to the grocery…read more »

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Meeting Christy Jordan…

Y’all, I can’t even tell you what an amazing time my wife and I had on our little road trip last night.  We decided to head north to Birmingham to go to Christy Jordan’s book…read more »

New Orleans Po-Boy Festival

Crawfish, roast beef, oysters, ham & cheese are just a few of the ingredients that you can choose to be placed between two pieces of crisp French bread, smothered with remoulade sauce or gravy and…read more »

Welcome, Laura!

Hey y’all!  You know in the South we’re big on introductions.  We celebrate debutant balls and cotillions, and most personal introductions are made with a handshake or even a great big ol’ hug.  Today, I’d…read more »

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Susan’s Breakfast Casserole and Happy Last-Day-of-Political-Ads!

Hey y’all!  Happy Last-Day-of-Political-Ads!  I swear, I am just about fed up with a bunch of grown folks acting like they’re in high school!  He said this, she voted for that.  Nancy Pelosi this, blah,…read more »

Cake Mix Cookies and Stacey and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Have you ever just had one of those days?   You know… one of the ones where you know you should just go home and get back in bed and wait until tomorrow???  Last Wednesday…read more »

Cheeseball Goblin

Here’s a fun little recipe that can easily be made into something ghoulish for your Halloween gathering.  Using the standard Ranch Chicken Cheese Ball recipe, we just added some plastic eyes, some fresh chives for…read more »

Pam Walker’s Chocolate Eclaire

In honor of National Chocolate Day (hush, don’t tell my wife… she’ll want to celebrate all day long) here’s an awesome Chocolate Eclair Recipe from my past.  Believe it or not, this recipe is from…read more »

Oreo Delight

If you take nothing away from this blog, I hope you’ll at least try this recipe.  As a kid, this was my favorite thing for my Mom to make me.  Special occasions like a 100…read more »

Marinated Vegetables and a Baby Shower

Our “Little” family is about to get a bit bigger with the birth of my step-brother’s first son in late November.  That’ll give my parents 5 grandchildren to buy for this Christmas (oh, I hate…read more »

Good Ol’ Lard Biscuits

Biscuits are a staple on any southern table.  Whether for breakfast, lunch, or supper… biscuits make any meal complete.  Much thanks to Kathy Lackey for sharing this recipe. While this recipe calls for a biscuit…read more »

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

Folks, I have to admit, there probably isn’t a more perfect union in the world than chocolate and peanut butter.  Ever since I was a kid, a Reese’s Peanut Butter cup has always been my…read more »

Mama’s Cornbread

This recipe was submitted by Debbie Clegg.  It was handed down to her by her mother.  These recipes with history are just the kinds that make up Southern Bite.  Similar to a hoe cake, this…read more »

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Win Christy Jordan’s New Cookbook, Southern Plate!

Hey, y’all! It’s time for a little contest. On October 22nd, we’re giving away a copy of Christy Jordan’s new cookbook, Southern Plate. This amazing new book has a host of simple, but delicious recipes…read more »

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, SouthernPlate.com,…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 »