Wednesday, April 22, 2009


This post is for my friend, Holly. She emailed me this morning and told me that I had been missing in action from blogland long enough. I told her I had some creative things going but all were "almost finished". I thought for a few minutes and realized that I like to hear what's going on in all your lives whether you have decorated, cooked, sewed, planted, visited, or whatever. So......I thought I'd share one of the best sites that I know of for wonderful "southern" recipes. It is Southern Plate.

I am going to tell you first of all that there's not many things I feel that I can do a good job on, but cooking is one of my "specialities". I had the best mentors for mama, two aunts, and mother-in-law were the best in the world. They could put a spread on the table. I'm real close to frying okra like my mom and making potato salad like my mother-in-law (but can't get her chocolate cake that has holes poked in it with the chocolate running all down through the layers---although she gave me the recipe herself). If you are like me and feel that you are a pretty fair "cook", but just get tired of the same thing and need a few new must visit Southern Plate. This is an Alabama girl so she has to be pretty good!!! I have tried many of her recipes and they have all been keepers. I like it because she always has pictures to go along with the recipes (this helps us visual learners). I'm sure there are other wonderful sites for recipes, but this is one that I have found and endorse (I'm sure Christy would be proud to have this retired teacher endorse her..LOL) In fact, Kraft is flying her to California for their Grilled Cheese event this week. Who would have known there were so many ways to make grilled cheese sandwiches? Now, I must get off the computer and do something on my off day so I can show you something "creative" (even for me) so you will continue to visit me. Thanks Holly for giving me the nudge to get back and matter what is happening in my world.


Darlene said...

Glad you checked in. Cooking is definitely NOT one of my specialties. I will go by and check out Southern Plate though and see if any recipes are easy enough for me. I have been cooking a lot more lately since I refuse to throw away money anymore at all the restaurants...YAY me!!

Nancy said...

Thank you so much for sharing the Southern Plate with us! I am off to check it out! Nancy

Zaroga said...

I printed out a couple of recipes already :-) They sound delish! Thank you so much.

Looking forward to seeing your projects completed.

Nana said...

This is great!! Thanks for sharing. And thanks for your sweet comments about my posts :)

K.ASH =] said...

i LOVE to cook :]
so my parents, matt, and probably his parents too, will most defiantly be excited that you have introduced me to a page where i can get great recipes to cook more good food for 'em :]