Food | Southern Snippets


Food for Southerners is a way of life, and if you grew up in the south you know exactly what I mean. Meals meant time together…whether it was cooking together or sharing an experience at the table, I’ve grown up with a love for food…whether it’s cooking it or eating it!

My grandmother, Ginny, is basically a clone of Paula Dean. She owned a restaurant just outside of Birmingham, Alabama and that’s where I was introduced to all the flavors of the south…from fried chicken to turnip greens. I would spend my summers there as a little girl, working as a hostess, filling glasses of sweat tea or chopping lemons in the back.  My mom worked late nights as a nurse, so it fell on me to cook for the family most nights…so I come by it honestly. 

I look back fondly on our family dinners, and I’m thankful for all of the time that we shared eating at that little table. Every night our family sat down together, some nights it would just be tomato soup and a grilled cheese and other nights it may be a feast, but we always sat down together...and that was the magic. Our house was where everyone got together, and today I try to make sure our home has that same feel. 

If you’re anything like me, I hope I can share a little bit about what I’ve learned along the way so that you can make your family memories around the dinner table that much more special. From recipes, to tips, and even some great kitchen gadgets…I’m here to serve you by pouring out all the stuff I’ve learned along the way!

"The only thing I like better than talking about food is eating it." - John Walters 

Easy Crispy Buffalo Chicken Tacos for a Crowd

These easy crispy buffalo chicken tacos are so good and perfect for your next get together! I just threw some chicken breast in the instant pot with some buffalo seasoning found at Trader Joe’s, cooked the chicken for about 11 minutes and then shredded. Added some buffalo sauce, I prefer the Primal Kitchen Brand but […]

view post

Gameday Cheeseburger Sliders

These gameday cheeseburger sliders are so easy and always a hit! 1 pack of Hawaiin rolls 2 lbs ground beef 3 Tbsp Ketchup 2 Tbsp Mustard 1 TBSP Worcestershire 1 onion 1 t 2 Tbsp butter 6 slices of Cheddar Cheese 1 Cup of shredded cheese Sauce 1/2 C Mayonnaise 3 Tbsp Ketchup 2 Tbsp […]

view post

The Best Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

I recently discovered the best gluten free chocolate chip cookies. I have tried numerous recipes and this one is by far the best. You can also find so many other great recipes as well as weight loss tips! Click the link here to get this recipe and many other great healthy recipes!

view post

Easy Instant Pot Beef & Broccoli

If you are like me and always wondering what to cook for dinner, this beef and broccoli is an easy option that my family loves. My kids also love rice and anything with soy sauce. You can also adjust the recipe to your diet, for example use honey instead of brown sugar or coconut aminos […]

view post

beef noodle bowl

Healthy No Yolks Soup

This post is sponsored by No Yolks®. The opinions and text are all mine. When you think of comfort food, what comes to mind? If you ask my kids, they would quickly answer ramen noodles! I’m sure most college kids would also agree. As a mom, I try to make healthier options for my family. […]

view post

5 Easy Weeknight Family Meals

“What’s for dinner” feels like the most common phrase in our home, next to Mom! I feel like every week it’s the mind game of what to cook? I’m a foodie and love to try new foods and experiment with new recipes. So I get tired of normal meal rotations of taco Tuesday and spaghetti, […]

view post