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 »

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Hashbrown Casserole

This has become a staple of any family gathering in my neck of the woods… Ingredients 1 (2 lb) bag of frozen shredded hash brown potatoes 1/2 cup onions, chopped 1 (10 oz) bag of…read more »

Nana’s Chocolate Pound Cake

Here’s an awesome recipe straight from my grandmother’s handwriting for a delicious chocolate pound cake:   Print Nana’s Chocolate Pound Cake Prep Time 15 mins Cook Time 1 hr 10 mins Total Time 1 hr…read more »

Easy Pecan Pie

Pecan pie is, without a doubt, one of my favorite Southern desserts.  Perfect for the holidays, or any day.  Here’s a simple recipe using a store bought crust. Ingredients 3 eggs 1 cup light brown…read more »

Sweet Tea

It just about doesn’t get more Southern than sweet tea. In fact, it’s just about unheard of above the Mason Dixon Line! Ask for sweet tea and they’ll look at you funny! It’s always been…read more »

Pecan Chewies are the perfect recipe that's a combination of caramel-y blondies and pecans! They're a family favorites and are absolutely AMAZING!

Pecan Chewies

Y’all, these are seriously one of my most favorite desserts.  Now, I know I say that a lot, but I’m serious with this one.  This is one of the first things Heather ever made for me…read more »