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 

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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Intant Pot Buffalo Chicken Dip

One of our favorite dips is Buffalo Chicken Dip! Perfect for game days, cookouts, or just because! It is no way a healthy dip but so good! I used to spend so much time boiling chicken and shredding it but I recently found an easy way to cut my time and mess! Ingredients 4 Chicken […]

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Bachelorettes guide to Nashville

Nashville has become the hot spot for bachelorette parties. Being a local I’m honestly surprised at how many visit each weekend! So a few months ago when one of my long time out of town friends got engaged she mentioned coming to Nashville for her bachelorette party! So while I feel like I know a […]

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Lemon Blueberry Cake

This Lemon Blueberry cake is perfect for summer days! The best way to use those fresh blueberries. You can serve this with breakfast, enjoy with coffee in the afternoon or even dessert! The fresh lemon glaze is what gives it the added lemon flavor. You can use fresh or frozen blueberries. Also great to take […]

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Instant Pot Chocolate Molten Cakes

1 cup of water 1/2 cup unsalted butter 4 oz semi-sweet chocolate 1 cup powdered sugar 2 large eggs 2 egg yolks 1 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 cup all purpose flour 1/4 tsp salt Add 1 Cup of water to your Instant Pot and make sure your trivet is set inside. Butter 4 small ramekins […]

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Easy Chicken Enchiladas

3 Cooked Chicken Breast Shredded 1 onion sautéed with 2 Tbsp of butter 1/2 Cup of Salsa 3 oz Cream Cheese 2 Cup of Mexican Cheese divided 1/3 Cup of Chicken Broth Tortillas Enchilada Sauce In a large bowl, combine shredded chicken, sautéed onion, salsa, cream cheese, 1 cup of Mexican cheese, and chicken broth. […]

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