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 

Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili

This recipe is so easy for busy cold nights. It takes less than 5 minutes to add everything to the slow cooker and go! Top with a little lime and cilantro and it’s the best cozy soup!

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Stove Top Potpourri makes a great Christmas Hostess Gift

This is a great recipe to have simmering on the stove throughout the holidays. You can also put the ingredients togther and place in a stove top pot to give as a hostess gift! Great gift for under $30. You can find links to this pot below! Shop Here!

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Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup

This is one of our families favorite recipes. Always a great comfort food when someone is sick or not feeling well, or even just for a gloomy day! You can also save time by cooking the chicken in the instant pot. And less mess!

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Crockpot Hamburger Steak

Beef Patties Mix and pat out into rounds. Sear for 1-2 minutes on each side. Brown onions and mushrooms. Add hamburger patties. Pour Gravy mixture over patties. Cook on low 4-5 hours. Remove patties. Mix 4 tbsp water with 2 tbsp of corn starch and add to gravy mix. Add patties back to mix. Serve […]

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