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Thank You = TSCLThis post is to let you know what is going on with us here at The Southern Lady Cooks and to thank you for being such loyal fans of our site now and during the past years.  We are two weeks into 2015 and looking forward to a year chocked full of new recipes, publishing another cookbook and just being able to interact with everyone on this site and get your comments and suggestions.  We enjoy your input and appreciate each and everyone of you.

First, I would like to thank everyone that has bought our new cookbook, Sweet Things!  We are so happy that so many of you like the cookbook and have left such wonderful comments. I recently had this comment from a gentleman on the blog:  “My cousin in Mississippi told me about your cookbook. I live in North Idaho so I’m ordering one.”  We were so pleased and I will take “word of mouth” as great advertising anytime. Thank you all for helping us to get the word out!   We hope this book will be counted as one of your favorites and one you will reference often.  We still have limited copies available but we are getting low on inventory.   Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and this would make a great gift if you have a special lady that loves cooking.  Click the link for more information on the cookbook and to order:  The Southern Lady Cooks, Sweet Things.

Next, I want to let you know the top five recipes for 2014.  These are the recipes that received the most hits during the entire year and were the most popular.  I am listing in order and if you would like to check out each one just click on the name of the recipe. Four out of the five recipes turned out to be sweets!  We Southerners love our sweets and this is one reason our first cookbook was chocked full of desserts and sweets.

1.  Easy Christmas Divinity

2.  7-Up Cake

3.  Stuffed Green Peppers

4.  Mississippi Mud Cake

5.  Fresh Blueberry Cheesecake

We would like to thank all our followers on Facebook.  Pinterest, e-mail and twitter.  We usually post a new recipe on the blog and notification immediately goes out to our e-mail subscribers.  If you would like to join the 21,000 e-mail subscribers just look on the right hand side of any page on our website where the recipes are posted and put in your e-mail address there where it says: “Get an e-mail when new recipes are posted.”  You will be the first to know about new recipes.

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Thank you for all your great comments both on Facebook and the website.  We appreciate so much your “sharing” and “liking”  and “commenting”  because it keeps you in our newsfeed on Facebook and it lets us know how you like the recipes on the blog and what you are interested in seeing.  We would like to get your suggestions on our next cookbook as well.  Leave us a comment on this post.  Would you like side dishes, breads, crock pot meals, skillet meals, appetizers, etc. Which is your favorite?

We wish you all a wonderful new year.  We are looking forward to spring!  Thank you again for being the very best and being a part of our journey.  We love you all.  Judy, Anne Parker and Leigh Harper

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This post is to let you know the cookbooks have arrived! We are very excited to offer them for sale on our website at this time.  Quantities are limited, so if interested please click the link below to go to the order page and get your copy of the book. This book will make a great Christmas present for friends and family.   The book is $21.95 plus shipping and handling. Please help us to get the word out that the cookbooks have arrived by “sharing” this post with friends and relatives and on your Facebook pages. Thank you so much. 




We are a family business and are so happy to bring you this cookbook from our family to yours. We appreciate your patience as we have worked very hard to get this book published and hope you enjoy it for many years to come. 

Click the following link to go to the order page and submit your order: thesouthernladycooks.com/about/shop/





We are so excited to announce to you that our first cookbook ever will be coming out in the next few weeks.  Some of you have been with me on this website since it was started in 2008.  Many of you have asked time and time again when we were going to publish a cookbook.   Well folks, my dream is coming true!  Our first cookbook with over 150 recipes should be here in the next few weeks.  This cookbook is chocked full of desserts and “Sweet Things”  from cakes to pies and puddings, brownies, cookies and much more.  We are hoping this will be a cookbook you will pass down to future generations and will use every day in your home.  This cookbook is not only for my family but for all the wonderful, loyal fans that are a part of this website. The book will only be available on this site in the beginning and there are limited quantities. Stay tuned…

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We Southerners love beignets!  If you have ever been to Cafe du Monde in New Orleans and had their famous chicory coffee and beignets you know what I am talking about.   A beignet is a pastry made from dough and deep-fried then rolled in confectioners sugar. (A doughnut without the hole)   This is an easy way to make these little treats and you won’t be able to stop eating them!  A great family activity because children love them as well as adults. I am posting two recipes here.  One is made with canned biscuits and the other is made from “scratch” with flour. They are both good and great with coffee, y’all!

Chocolate Beignets 
1 regular can of biscuits
chocolate chips
 oil for frying (enough to make about 2 inches of oil in skillet or deep fryer)
powdered sugar
chocolate syrup

Spread each biscuit into a circle and add 4 chocolate chips and fold the biscuit in half, pressing edges together. Drop each biscuit into oil around 350 degrees.  They will come to the top as soon as you drop them in oil.  Turn to brown both sides and remove from oil with slotted spoon.  Have a bowl of powdered sugar ready and roll hot beignets in sugar.  Drizzle with chocolate syrup. Makes 10 beignets.  Enjoy!

We like these with and without the chocolate syrup.  You can also make these leaving out the chocolate chips for just plain biscuit beignets.



Regular Beignets 
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
2 teaspoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup milk
1 tablespoon oil
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Honey, Syrup, Molasses or Powdered Sugar (Optional) 
Combine flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Mix well in a bowl with a wire whisk.  Beat milk, egg, oil and vanilla together and add to dry mixture.  Beat batter with whisk until smooth.  Drop by tablespoon full into hot oil either in skillet or deep fryer. Cook to golden brown on each side being careful not to burn.  Drain on paper towels.  Sprinkle with powdered sugar or drizzle with honey, syrup or molasses.  Makes about 24 beignets.

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