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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.

If you would like to follow us on twitter click here:  Follow on Twitter

If you would like to follow us on Pinterest click here:  Follow us on Pinterest

Some tips on using our website:

There is a search box that shows up at the top of each page.  If you are looking for a specific recipe,  you can try the search box or look on the right hand side of any recipe page and click on one of the different categories posted there in red.  If you want breads, click on the red box that says “bread recipes” and they will all come up for you. The same for any other category.  We have lots of “tips” posted if you look on the left hand side of any recipe page and click on the red box that says, “Food Tips”.

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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  1. This month, ordering your “Sweet Things Cookbook”, is the first time I have ordered anything over then internet. I hope the order worked.
    I’m looking forward to receiving my copy of “Sweet Things” Cook book in the mail.

  2. I absolutely love all your recipes!! I look forward to them every day. As a suggestion for your next cookbook I would like a crockpot one. I think people are using crockpots more today for every occasion. Thank you for all your time and work you put into making the best recipes!

    • The Southern Lady says:

      Thank you so much Becky for your suggestion and we will certainly take it into consideration. So happy to have you on our site and so happy you enjoy the recipes.

  3. GRANNY NELDA says:


    • The Southern Lady says:

      That is so sweet of you and I am so happy to be the author of her first cookbook! Thank you so much for letting me know and congratulations to her on her forthcoming marriage. Thank you for being such a great fan and we love having you on the site. Love and hugs to you.

  4. your recipies are the greatest

  5. Great site with all “good cooking” food. Reminds me of my Mom’s good down home meals for many years. Thanks for being you.

  6. Patti Brown-Traylor says:

    Can your cookbook be ordered by phone? I do not do Pay Pal. I really do want one as I enjoy your recipes so much.

    • The Southern Lady says:

      You don’t have to have a paypal account to order through our site. Sorry, that is the only way at this time, Patti.

    • Would it be okay to use a glass jar with “tin lid” punched with holes for the sour dough starter or cheesecloth instead of a plastic lid. I’m having trouble finding the appropriate size glass jar with a plastic lid.

      • Jeri Eddlemon says:

        I have used a glass jar with holes punched in the lid for the starter. It has worked very well for me.

  7. Connie McCluskey says:

    Enjoy your website so much!! Can;t wait to see what 2015 brings !!

  8. For the sourdough starter, would it be alright to use a glass jar and punch holes in the “tin” lid. Also, would it be alright to use cheese cloth as a lid? I understand the purpose of holes in the lid is so the starter can breathe while in the refrigerator.

    • The Southern Lady says:

      Yes, you are correct Patricia. You could use cheese cloth or the tin lid. I have even used saran wrap, too, on the top with holes punched in it.

  9. I don’t think I’ve found any I didn’t like.
    Your the best.

  10. Pat Thompson says:

    Love your recipes,have tried most of them,looking forward to seeing more good recipes
    Pat thompson

  11. Thank you for sharing and caring about keeping the southern tradition of good food alive! Love your recipes!

  12. Debi Burroughs says:

    Thanks for the good recipes. I have used many of these and keep them in my “Spouthern Lady Cooks” file. Keep up the great work and I look forward to many more emails and FB messages.

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