Southern Plate

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<p><a href="http://www.southernplate.com" target="_blank"><b>Southern Plate</b></a> is a website dedicated to teaching classic Southern cooking and quick and easy family favorites through full photographic tutorials so that anyone, regardless of skill level, can learn to cook just like Granny did.</p> <p>Christy Jordan is the author of <a href="http://www.southernplate.com" target="_blank">Southern Plate</a>. Her food columns appear in Southern Beauty Magazine, where she is Special Content Editor, as well as various other online and print publications. She holds a B.S. in Home Economics and lives in Alabama with her husband, two kids, one cat, and five grand-newts. <br /> <br /> Her Cookbook:&nbsp;<em>Southern Plate: Recipes From Below The Mason Dixon Line </em>is available on southernplate.com. <br /> <br /> <b>A&nbsp;note from Christy: <br /> <br /> </b>They say you can tell a Southerner by how they remember every experience based on what food they had.</p> <p>&ldquo;How was your trip?&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;Oh, it was wonderful. We had the best peach cobbler&hellip;&rdquo;</p> <p>History has wired Southerners to think this way. We relate our experiences to what was served, what was prepared&hellip; Celebrations center around dishes steeped in tradition and memories of Great Granny preparing her special rolls or pie.</p> <p>I spent my childhood hearing stories from my great grandmother about a lifetime of sharecropping. They lived in little shack houses provided by land owners where, as a child, my grandmother planted and raised cotton in exchange for lodging and a few monthly staples such as a 25-pound sack of flour and dried beans. Still, their childhood was filled with memories of wonderful food, thanks to the tradition of great Southern cooks having been firmly embedded in the family root system generations earlier when they were among the first to settle the Tennessee Valley.</p> <p>Hey Everybody! I&rsquo;m Christy. I come from a family of great southern cooks. People who can take ingredients they have on hand and not just &ldquo;make do&rdquo; but make magic at the dinner table. Fresh vegetables, cornmeal batters, our beloved White Lily flour, and tattered hand written recipes are in my blood and in my kitchen.</p> <p>Armed with these recipes, my HomeEc degree, and Mama and Grandmama on speed dial, I hope to bring a bit of our heritage to you.</p> <p>We&rsquo;ve lived in the south all of our lives. Our ancestors were among the first families ever to settle in the Tennessee Valley. It doesn&rsquo;t get more southern than this. Now go to the grocery store and get cooking!</p> <p><b><br /> </b></p>

Stories by Southern Plate

Today I’m bringing you another one of my favorite super easy, quick to throw together, family pleasing, and incredibly delicious meals,...
I have always loved greens. Turnip, collard, or mixed—I just adore them. Among the greens I like, my Grandmama’s ranks the absolute...
These cinnamon rolls have power behind them—real power. You could pretty much get anything you wanted if you showed up toting a plate of these...
If you’ve never had Sawdust pie before, I really do feel it could become a fast family favorite. The taste is rich and buttery, and whipped...
Recently I came across ground beef in five pound packages for $6.25. A few years back I would have considered that expensive but these days it is at...
Today I’m bringing you a much beloved recipe from the South. From what I read and hear, it isn’t nearly as popular outside of our little...
My first thoughts when getting ready to write this post were, they’re gonna think I am weird. But honestly, if you are just now figuring that...
I’m not a big seafood person. Beyond fried catfish, I have never even given seafood a fighting chance. We never had it in our home and I’...
This is a recipe that is always considered a treat at my house, met with the same zeal as a dessert even though it is just a bread. A variation on my...
Aside from fresh from the garden vegetables and iced tea, nothing says summer gathering to a Southerner like congealed salad. However, outside of the...
Most of us have folks in our families who can’t tolerate sugar like they used to raises her hand. They usually end up being left out in the...
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Yeast breads are intimidating to many people. Having tried a time or two and failed or perhaps just hearing too many horror stories about how...
This is a staple at barbecues, family gatherings, and reunions. During our Southern Summers, we love the juicy and refreshing experience of eating...

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