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Woodford Pudding
Kentucky Butter Cake With Rum Sauce
Kentucky Chocolate Chip Bourbon Pie
Kentucky Bread Pudding With Bourbon Sauce
Southern Lady’s Kentucky Fried Chicken Livers


Nana Juju’s Buttermilk Pancakes
Buttermilk Biscuits and Country Gravy
Fried Cornmeal Mush
Chocolate Gravy and Biscuits
Sour Cream Blueberry Muffins
Southern Tomato Gravy
Southern Biscuits, Country Ham and Redeye Gravy
Amazing Fried Apple Fritters
Yummy Cinnamon Rolls
Easy Beignets


Southern Cornmeal Hoecakes
Green Tomato Muffins With Cheese
Pan Yeast Rolls
Buttermilk Biscuits
Cornbread Muffins
Southern Hot Water Cornbread
Blueberry Ginger Bread
Divine Garlic Cheese Biscuits
Quick, Easy Rolls
Quick, Peppery Cheese Bread
Mama’s Cathead Biscuits


Lima Beans with Ham Over Rice
Oven-Baked Pork Chops
Slow-Cooker Juicy Roast Beef
Red Beans, Smoked Sausage and Rice
Slow Cooker Country Style Ribs
Honey Baked Chicken Breasts
Salmon Patties
Pork Roast and Sauerkraut
Barbecued Chicken Breasts
Fried Catfish Fillets
Spicy Shrimp Creole
Crockpot Pulled Pork Barbecue


Country Fried Potatoes
Cheesy Macaroni and Cheese
Corn Pudding
Fried Green Tomatoes and Okra
Garlic Cheese Grits
Creamy Mashed Potatoes
Southern Baked Beans
Skillet Fried Corn


Southern Jam Cake
Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Chocolate Buttermilk Cake with Chocolate Buttermilk Frosting
Peach Cake with Coconut Frosting
My Daughter’s Pound Cake
Sorghum Molasses Cake with Cinnamon Sauce
Pumpkin Apple Cake with Nutmeg Frosting
Chocolate Chip Devil’s Food Cake
Butter Pecan Chocolate Chip Cake with Nutmeg Frosting
Blueberry Dump Cake
Blueberry Cream Cheese Butter Cake
Old-Fashioned Prune Cake
German Chocolate Cake
Hummingbird Cake
Old-Fashioned Carrot Cake
Peanut Butter Puddin’ Cake
Lemony Chess Cake
Mississippi Mud Cake
Texas Sheet Cake
7-Up Cake


Nana’s Dutch Apple Pie
Sweet Potato Pie
Deep Dish Blackberry Cobbler
Fried Apple Pies
Buttermilk Pie 
Sour Cream Blueberry Pie
Old-Fashioned Banana Pudding
Peanut Butter, Chocolate-Banana Pie
Sweet Chocolate Pie
Savory Chess Pie
Vinegar Pie
Oatmeal Treats

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  1. I am looking for a Pineapple Dream Dessert

  2. I made your Crock Pot Cabbage, pork and White Bean Soup It was so good. But it took a 4 quart slow cooker and needed more white beans in it but my new husband loved it so did I going to make more and freeze it if he does not eat it all up got to make I when he is gone to work, LOL, LOL. Thanks for this really good recipe I really do love your site I am also from the South.

  3. I love you site. Fantastic. Does anyone have a recipe for “Grilled pork chops with maple/rosemary glaze.” ? I have had it in a local restaurant and it is wonderful.

  4. I would like to find a recipe for fried pork chops and cream gravy please???

  5. I simply love your recipes! My kind of cooking/eating! Thanks! :)

  6. Looking for cinnamon roll cake receipe by the southern lady.

  7. Where can I find your receipt for (Cheesy Tater Tot Casserole?

    Thank you.
    Marilyn Anderson

    • Look on the right hand side of any page on the blog about half way down the page. You will see photos that say Appetizers and Dips, Breads, Cakes and Candy, Casseroles, etc. Click on the photo that says Casseroles and it is listed there along with all the casseroles on the site.

  8. Your recipe is the exact way that I make mine and it is always a hit with the family. They love it ! I use can milk (Carnation) at room temp. I prefer (Pet brand can milk) and I always sift my flour.

  9. I have not seen chocolate gravy for years!

  10. Your recipes remind me of things my mother cooked….another Kentucky cook! I will post your link in my blog to share your wonderful recipes. Stop by Mykentuckyliving.wordpress.com if you get a chance. Would love to sit down and have a sweet tea with you! Msshe

  11. The secret is this::::
    Make sure the pudding is cool before you pour it on the bananas.
    Also make sure you have ripe bananas–black speckled spots.
    I also use honey graham crackers instead of vanilla wafers. They don’t get as soggy.
    Enjoy, from a KY gal.

  12. The Souther Lady,Do you have a recipe foe Home made Grits I’d like to have one if you do please Thank you…

  13. I just tried to get it also and it said recipe not found. I was using your link.
    By the way, I think your site is wonderful. I was born in Texas and so we are familiar with most of the southern slang (or way of talking). I love it!

  14. I started using Graham Crackers instead of Vanilla Wafers, it is very good this way too. Try it. After using Graham Crackers, I never went back to Vanilla Wafers.

  15. Love all your recipes

  16. 6-8 Bananas, 2 Boxes Nilla Wafers
    Mix together over medium heat stirring constantly until thickens: 2 -12 ounce cans evaporated milk, 1 can water, 2 1/2 Cups sugar, 4 egg yokes, 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, 1/2 stick butter, 1/2 cups corn starch. Remove from heat and stir occasionally while layering…
    Bottom layer Nilla wafers, sliced bananas, wafers, 1/3 pudding. Repeat times two. Decorate top with wafers or meringue. Serve warm or chilled. This is as homemade as it gets!

  17. I love your site. Lots of good ole fashion cooking from when I was a child. So many are so very simple to make and that’s a plus because I am not a great cook and if it’s complicated I won’t even try.

  18. do you have a recipe for old fashioned black walnut pound cake

    • Sorry, Mary, I don’t have one.

      • My Fannie Farmer Baking book has a Pecan Whiskey Cake
        that is a pound cake made with bourbon and pecans. No reason you couldn’t sub the pecans with black walnuts.
        6 eggs, 1 Cup butter, 2 cups sugar, 3 1/2 cups cake flour, 4 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp salt, 2 teaspoons nutmeg, 1 cup bourbon,
        3 cups golden raisins, 4 cups nuts, 1/2 cup all purpose flour.
        Cream butter and sugar, then mix in egg yolks (save whites).
        Flour fruit and nuts with regular flour and set aside. Add rest of
        the sifted dry ingredients to the egg/butter/sugar mix in 3 lots, alternating with bourbon (so you don’t cook egg yolks) Stir in
        fruit and nuts. Beat egg whites stiff and fold into batter gently.
        (I’d save a bit of sugar to beat with egg whites to make them
        hold up better). Bake in bundt pan at 325F for about 1 1/4 hrs.
        I think for black walnuts, I’d leave out some of the fruit and the nutmeg.
        Cheers, Louette

  19. I was just wondering if you knew of a lasagna recipe that used eggplant instead of meat? A co-worker at the time had shared some of this, but I didnt have anything to write the recipe down with. It was sooo great! I would have never thought I would have liked a lasagna without meat….well, I was wrong.

  20. Where the recipe for the chocolate cake you have pictured in the dessert section? the chocolate cake is like out of a 9 x 13 or it may be a sheet cake.

  21. I just found your website, I am from Texas but moved to the northwest 30 years ago. Looking at your recipes was like a trip back home. I plan making several of your dishes over the holidays.

  22. I just love all your recipes! Please keep them coming! :)
    You are a wonderful person and I wished I lived close to you. Southern Girls are a blessing in themselves! :)

  23. would like recipe for eggplant baked parmessean

  24. My mother use to make a dish we caled goolosh but I dont think that is what it is. She used hamburger, tomatoes, cooked macaroni drained, and I dont know what else. Do you have any recipies that even sounnds like this? I would so much appreciate it if you could email it to me my family is dying to eat this. Thank you

    • Hi Donna
      The recipe you might be looking for is from the Paula Deen show she calls goolosh, I believe it is her sons Bobby favorite recipe. Good Luck!!!!


    • Donna, I make this goolosh regularly. It is fast and everyone loves it. I am not one for measurements, but it is simple. I scramble the hamburger meat and set it aside. Cook as many noodle as you want and while it is cooking saute some bail pepper and onions in butter. When it is all done, drain the noodles, mix in your hamburger, bail pepper and onions and two cans of stewed tomatoes plus one can of tomatoe soup and simmer for about 10 mins. You can adjust the amount of tomatoes and tomatoe soup according to the amount of noodles you have. Salt, pepper and any other seasoning you might want. Sorry, but I am a “by the seat of my pants cook” but you will get the idea.

      • Donna, I learned to make Goulosh the same way you described yours. When I lived in Charlotte, NC. a girlfriend used to make it this way and she taught me. No measuring for us either. Maybe that’ll be the next thing I teach my 13 yr. old granddaughter to cook. They moved to Kansas and she loves to learn how to cook. I taught her how to make Chick’N Dumplins right before they moved and she’s made them several times. Goulosh is good anytime, but I like it the most in cool weather. I’m in FL., but they say it’s cold in Kansas.

  25. This doesn’t come up! Has it been moved?


  26. I c. sugar, 1/3 c. flour, 2 c. milk, 2 eggs, 1 t. vanilla, 1 stick butter.

    Mix sugar, flour, and milk a little at a time until all mixed. Add egg yolks, (saving egg whites for meringue, and cook in double boiler until thickened. Remove from stove. Add butter and vanilla. Stir until melted. While pudding is cooking, in a oven proof bowl, alternate bananas with vanilla wafers. When butter is melted in pudding, stir and mix well. Then pour pudding over bananas and vanilla wafers.

    Meringue topping.
    Take egg whites and beat until stiff. Add 4 tablespoons of sugar. Beat until well blended. Put on top of pudding. Place in oven until golden brown. Watch very carefully so you don’t burn it. Hope you enjoy….

    • Thats the way my mom made it. None of that store bought pudding in Banana Pudding !!!!

    • My mother did it a little different! 3 cups of milk, 3 eggs and 1/2 stick of butter and the rest was the same. We did several things with this besides banana pudding. For one, we added coconut for coconut pie.

    • My Mother also used a lg can of pineapple chunks drained to the pudding it is wonderful to.

  27. I’m trying to find the ranch pasta salad you posted 2 or 3 days ago, I fixed it &loved it but forgot to copy the recipe. Everytime i click on your ranch pasta salad it goes to Salmon dip. Everytime, & i have tried numerous times.

  28. Just found this—-I am from the south and I will be trying some of your recipes

  29. I was just looking at your recipes and you are the first I’ve seen that uses cold biscuits in your bread pudding. My Granny got me started using them when I was young but instead of calling it bread pudding, she called it biscuit pudding. It is some yummy stuff tho and I think I’ll try your rum sauce over mine the next time I make it. I love all your recipes tho and plan to try some of them soon. I’m a fan of yours on Facebook.

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