Food | Southern Snippets - Part 2


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 

Air Fryer Chicken Wings

This is such an easy way to make wings! And healthy because they are not deep fried! You can also use your choice of rub or sauce to what you like. Toss in teriyaki sauce for asian style wings or bbq sauce of your choice! Ingredients Chicken Wings  Salt/Pepper 1/4 C Franks Hot Sauce 1/4 […]

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Instant Pot Chicken Piccata

This has been a huge request in our house over the past few weeks. I usually even double the recipe to have extra for lunch the next day. You can serve over rice, cauliflower rice, noodles, or even zucchini noodles. My kids have really enjoyed this! Ingredients 4 chicken breasts skinless, boneless 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon lemon pepper 1 tablespoon olive oil […]

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Easy Instant Pot Butter Chicken

One of our favorite weeknight dinners is an easy healthy butter chicken. It’s also whole 30 compliant and keto. This dish includes turmeric which is so healthy for you. You can also serve over cauliflower rice to make it low carb. Even my picky eater loves this! You can also adjust it depending on how […]

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My Favorite Apple Pie

Apple pie is a classic fall dessert. When Jason and I first got married I started testing new recipes. My favorite place to look up recipes was I loved how you can look up any recipe and read reviews and find the best one. When it came time to make an apple pie, I […]

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Instant Pot Weeknight Lasagna

Now that school is back in full swing with after school activities, it’s hard to find easy weeknight meal that are ready when you walk in after a late night night game or practice. This easy lasagna is one of the kids favorite. I’ve learned it’s easy to make ahead of time and it will […]

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Breakfast Cookies

If you are like me, you may get tired of cooking breakfast, well really just tired of cooking! I have tried to create a few days of food prep and making easy grab and go items for the kids. These cookies have been a hit because they taste like peanut butter chocolate chip cookies but […]

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