The Southern Lady Cooks (2)This post is for everyone that follows my website and Facebook page to give you an update and let you know what is going on here at The Southern Lady Cooks!

First of all “WELCOME” to all newcomers to the site. We are very happy to have you here and hope you enjoy the camaraderie of this page, the recipes, tips and Southern thangs!  We have people from all over the world on this site and everyone is welcome here.  Your input and continued participation helps us at The Southern Lady Cooks to know what kind of recipes you like and try our best to give you good Southern recipes along with other recipes we think you might enjoy. We are very diversified with our cooking.

Feel free to “share” my recipes to Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and other internet sites by using the share buttons you will find under every post.  My recipes are under copyright laws and not to be copied and pasted onto the internet or other sites. By “sharing” the correct way this gives the link to anyone interested in viewing the recipe and gives me credit for my own work.   Feel free to print for your own use anytime.  Just click on the little printer icon at the end of each recipe. The printer icon allows you to remove the photo and any text you don’t want and print only the recipe. Thank you so much for your continued cooperation in this matter.

Now, I want to discuss some other issues with you and I need your help in these matters.  This paragraph is for Facebook followers only.  If you follow my site on Facebook, you are probably not seeing all my posts. Facebook has cut way back on showing posts to the people who “Like” our pages.  They are trying to make us pay for advertising.  Most days I put up 4 posts for your convenience on Facebook.  I post a “Good Morning” post at 5:00 a.m. each morning.  Then, I post 3 recipes during the day. The last post is usually in the evening around 8:00 p.m.  I try to post something around 4:00 or 4:30 that might help you to decide what’s for dinner. So many have told me they enjoy getting ideas for dinner meals. If you just “Like” my page on Facebook, there is no guarantee you will see my posts on there anymore.  To keep me active in your news feed, you need to be active on the Facebook page. Please click “Like” under each new post, hit the “share” button and make a “comment” even if you just say “Yes” or “Shared” or post a smiley face to keep me in your news feed.  I get e-mails daily from fans saying they have not seen my posts in a while on Facebook. I want to keep you all and hate that this is happening to both of us. Thank you so much for your cooperation in this matter.  I love interacting with you on the blog and Facebook and try very hard to answer your questions and let you know I see your comments.

The following is for all fans on The Southern Lady Cooks.  You can sign up to get notifications each time I post a new recipe on the website.   Just look on the left hand side of any page on the website and enter your e-mail address where it says “Get and e-mail when new recipes are posted”.  This is for new recipes only!  We have over 18,000 people who never miss a new recipe because they receive an e-mail telling them a new recipe is up on the site.

If you are searching for a particular recipe on the website, look on the right hand side of any page and click on the food group you are searching for such as “Cakes”, “Salads”, “Crock Pot Meals” etc. and you will get a list of all recipes on the site in each category.

If you are on Pinterest and would like to follow there just click here:   The Southern Lady Cooks Pinterest Pages.   If you would like to follow along on Twitter, just click here:   The Southern Lady Cooks on Twitter.

We have recently had some issues with the website and continue to work constantly to keep it up and running.  We have grown so big, we are having to downsize some photos, delete some old comments and work everyday to give you a greater experience.  If you see a red background on a recipe, please know we have not posted it that way and it is a technical issue.  We appreciate you letting us know these things, too.

My girls, Anne Parker and Leigh Harper have joined me on the site.  They are much more technically inclined than I am and have been a wonderful addition to help “Mama” both in the kitchen and on the internet.  Thank you for welcoming them like the true Southerners and wonderful fans that I have found you to be.  They have sites of their own.  If you love horses check out their site:  On The Rodeo Road.  If you like a good laugh and some healthy recipes, check our their site:  The Southern Twins.  These girls are a “hoot” and being the mother of twins has been an experience!

Lastly, I just want to thank everyone on this site for being so supportive.  Some of you have been here since I started in 2008! I never dreamed it would grow as big as it has. I appreciate you all very much, I appreciate every comment and every time you try one of my recipes. You all make this site successful and worthwhile.  Thank you, thank you.  I hope this post has helped you to be able to navigate the site and understand why you are not receiving all my posts on Facebook, too.  I hope you have a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day on Monday and your week ahead is a great one.

Love and hugs,


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  1. Hi Judy! I think I have ben with you all these years. I have printed off many of your great recipes and have made a notebook of my favorites.

    Margie of Margie’sMusings

    • The Southern Lady says:

      Hello Margie! It is so good to hear from you. Thank you so much for always being there. We go way back. Love to you and hope you have a wonderful summer. Judy

  2. I love your site and look forward to seeing all your recipes. Like coming home.

  3. Thank you for some great recipes. I look forward to seeing them. Love the Southern twist.

  4. Donna Perkins says:

    I get so excited about all the wonderful and tasty recipes you post and share. Thank you so much…..Keep up the healthy and good recipes, God bless you and your staff. Donna

  5. Michele H. says:

    Thank you for taking the time out to explain the issues. Although I am a recent fan, I wanted you to know how much I appreciate your timely posts. I check your FB page several times a day and “pin” many of them to my Pinterest board. I agree, people must give proper credit to the origins of recipes by sharing correctly. Also, I know you are busy, therefore your responses to comments are gems and enjoyed! God bless you and yours!

  6. Just love your NUTTY PINEAPPLE PISTACHIO CAKE I read it and had to go to the store and buy the ingredients right now.

  7. I have noticed many of the Blogs that I follow having the same problem. I don’t understand why FB is doing this, but I don’t think anyone has looked at it from the perspective of the average person on FB. I follow many blogs of all sorts, plus follow friends that aren’t close by & especially to get pics of family. I spend too much time on FB as it is & if I were to comment & share on each & every blog I would never move from my PC, never get anything accomplished. I wish FB would simply provide the space and let people decide what they do & don’t want to see. I have unfollowed several blogs for a number of reasons & won’t hesitate to do it in the future. I am completely in support of your site & all the other wonderful people who share so much with everyone. There is one other little thing that I have noticed about blogs. There will be a picture of a recipe and a description and then countless pictures of the cooking process for that particular recipe. Then way at the bottom is a Pin button or a print friendly button. It takes time to get there especially when I look at several a day. I understand why some cooks need to see the complete process, but there are a lot of cooks who know how to do it and don’t need all the step by step pictures. If the recipe, the Pin button and the printer friendly buttons were at the top if would save a lot of time and make a llot of people more likely to try a recipe. I have about 3 top favorite blogs & yours is one of them. With all the problems of FB, I am beginning to follow them on email, plus this makes it easier to Pin the recipe. I keep all my e-recipies on Pinterest & some of the sites don’t make it easy to make that happen.
    Sorry for the long reply & I hope you have a wonderful day and that FB will realize that they are creating a solution for a problem that doesn’t exist for there users.

  8. Mischelle Fickessen says:

    If your recipes don’t show up on my Facebook wall I go looking for you. Hopefully they’ll start showing in my newsfeed more often! Thanks for sharing great recipe?

  9. Theresa Creasia-Twist says:

    I really enjoy your website ! Your recipes and hints are great ! Sorry to hear about the Facebook issue !! A naked or half naked person can get 1000 likes with no problems ! But you have a beautiful and morally sound website and they give you a problem ! It’s just not right ! Keep up the good work ! Theresa

  10. thanks so much for all the great recipes and the love……

  11. Thanks, Judy, for just being my friend! You’ve helped me so much! It’s exciting to see how much your site has grown. It’s really sad when you have so many followers on FB and only a very small percentage actually get to view the posts. Makes it really discouraging. Any ways, I really enjoy your recipes! Especially that Peach Cake that has caused so much excitement over the past year. 😉

  12. Thanks for the 411. Love reading your posts, recipes and tips. Happy St. Patrick’s Day;)

  13. REALLY TOUGH TO read your page with these new colors… burgundy background, black text, blue URLs!!

    • The Southern Lady says:

      Try refreshing your browser, Larry. Not everyone is seeing this. It is a problem we are working on and hope to have fixed soon.

  14. Deborah "Fire" Callicott says:

    Thanks for all the shares you give …… our Southern Cooking is the “tie that binds” regardless of who we are or where we may be ….. it touches our hearts and souls …..God Bless

  15. Suzanne Smith says:

    I love your recipes though I now live in Florida. I read your posts daily and use your hints. I find the blue print next to impossible to read on the About my State page. I would love to read it and relive the memories but can’t in any light. Keep up the good work as spokeswoman for all things Kentucky.

    • The Southern Lady says:

      Try refreshing your browser, Suzanne, and trying again. We have been working on the website. This is not something we can even see on our sites.

  16. love your recipes look at your email every day . thank you for your page . rena

  17. Tracy Flickinger says:

    Thank YOU for all your hard work in sharing your time and energy with all of us. I am sure there are many who appreciate what you do. Your recipes are an inspiration as well as time and money savers for many. Again—thank you for all you do!!!!

  18. kentuckykaren says:

    On Facebook, to receive all notifications, the recipient has to set it that way. On your page, there is a Notifications tab. Each person must click on that tab and set it to receive ALL notifications. This has worked for me, anyway. I love your page, but am glad I receive your posts in email because I don’t always see everything on Facebook.

    Also checked out the twins’ blog and loved reading their stories. So charming and hilariously funny!

  19. I love your recipes and have made many of them. Thank you so much.

  20. Regina Shiner says:

    Thank You for some great recipes and posts..I look forward to them every day and thank you for appreciating us and letting us know..Regina

  21. Another “blogger’ has complained about the same things as you..I guess it all boils down to the almighty dollar..doesnt it…dont lose heart ..we will follow you…

  22. Diane Lengyel says:

    I can npt read the writing with the red background.sorry.

    • The Southern Lady says:

      Try refreshing your browser, Diane. We are working on the problem and are not seeing the red background.

  23. What a lovely welcome! Your Southern (read Kentucky!!) graciousness is balm to this transplant…I love where I am, but miss the food and style…You bring that back…many thanks!

  24. This is sad, as I enjoy your site very much, I am in Australia, and many of your recipes include foods and ideas very new to me. Thanks for keeping us informed.

  25. Thank You! I cook your recipes a lot and they have been very good!

  26. Love following your posts on Facebook and e-mail! I’m constantly “Liking” and “Sharing” your recipes!! Thanks!!

  27. I simply bookmarked your blog page and I look at it every day. Don’t miss a thing that way! Love your page and your recipes!

    • The Southern Lady says:

      That is a great idea Judy! Thank you so much for coming by every day and being a loyal follower. You definitely won’t miss anything and I will enjoy your visits.

  28. I look forward to your daily welcomes and your recipes. Thank you!

  29. Hi Judy, truthfully I would be lost without TSLC and would have an excess of printer paper. LOL Yes, I do print/save a lot of your recipes and also find so many are just like mine. The KY Jam cake for instance. I made it at Christmas and it was like snow on the 4th of July, gone in a flash. It was also one of those I used to make. Made another and added the fruit to it….yep, gone!. We are both diabetic but we just do a little substituting that doesn’t bother the flavor and eat away. So..from one Kentuckian to another Kentuckian…HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY and bring on the corned beef and cabbage!

  30. Your the best! Thanks!

  31. Kathy Hobbs says:

    Love your recipes!

  32. Thank you for your site. Being a recent widower, I am always looking for recipes that I can make once, freeze portions, and reheat later in single servings. I have found several excellent additions on your site. Being new to freezing, If possible, I would appreciate an indication as to the freezability of leftover portions. Thanks, again

  33. Growing up in SE Oklahoma I remember a pie my mother used to make: Cherry Cream Pie. It had vanilla pudding in the bottom of the crust topped with cherries and finally topped with merainge. (Spelling may not be correct). Do you have a recipe similar?

    • The Southern Lady says:

      Sorry, I don’t have this one Harold. I will have to put it on my list to try and find a recipe.

    • Hi Harold, My mom had the same recipe when I was growing up. It actually was printed on the label of Eagle Brand Milk & on some boxes of Philadelphia Cream Cheese. Here it is: 1 9″ graham cracker crust (you can find them ready made in the baking aisle). 1 8oz Cream Cheese. 1 1/2 cups of sweetened condensed milk, 1/3 cup lemon juice (fresh or bottled),1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 can of Cherry Pie Filling. Let cream cheese soften then beat with mixer until fluffy. Gradually add Condensed Milk and continue beating. Add lemon juice and vanilla extract and stir until well mixed. Pour into pie shell and refrigerate for several hours. After cooled, cover the top with the Cherry Pie Filling. Enjoy!

  34. Sandra land says:

    Enjoy your posts and hope they continue

  35. Hi Judy! Thank you for all you have and are doing! Love your page and am on the daily post from you! Sorry this is happening to you! Praying that you will overcome all of this! Maybe some good will come out of this! In our world today – some bodies try to destroy our HAPPY!! I look forward to more good things- have collected recipes since I was about 7 yrs old- now 71 yrs old and still love them and to cook/bake!
    I also love sharing these recipes!

  36. Christine Bryant says:

    Thank you, Southern Lady, for the update! Love making many of your recipes (-:
    I got hacked,identity stolen on Facebook, had to deactivate my account )-: no help from Facebook )-: I miss my friends there, and hate what Facebook is doing to pages like yours. Only doing Internet searches and trusted web sites & emails.
    I follow you here on your website- signed up for updates.
    Do you like Pinterest, find it easy to use? I may look into signing up there. Blessings to your family and you (-:

    • The Southern Lady says:

      I enjoy having you Christine and do like Pinterest. It is a neat way to save anything you want to post from the internet such as tips, recipes, etc. Blessings to you.

  37. I wondered what was going on,I’ve been missing u. I love your recipes,they have really helped my cooking, thanks so much

  38. I so enjoy every post from the greetings to the recipes
    Be Blessed from A Mississippi Gal

  39. I love to cook and bake but developed diabetes. My grandkids still have me make them fudge and peanut brittle at Christmas. I miss some of the Southern recipes I grew up eating, but still get my sausage gravy and biscuits for breakfast. Keep up the good work.

  40. please send us more of your recipes on facebook I haven’t seen any lately.

    • The Southern Lady says:

      Go to the Facebook page Virginia and look at several of the recipes and click “Like” under the photos. Also, make a comment and share on several and see I should start showing up in your newsfeed. You are not seeing my posts in your newsfeed.

  41. You got it! Thank you for all your ideas!!

  42. I enjoy ALL of your posts and look forward to seeing them. Thanks for all you do.

  43. Deena Wood says:

    Love your page.

  44. Always enjoy reading your posts. I look forward to them everyday…

  45. I love this page. Keep up the good work!

  46. Thxs for update

  47. Always enjoy your posts!

  48. You do an excellent job on your posts…sorry to hear about the FB problem.,.,.,.not fair! I always try to like and share or comment.
    Keep up the good work! Scarlett

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