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We wanted to write a post and let our fans in on a little secret we have been keeping since January.  The good people from Taste of the South Magazine out of Birmingham, Alabama made a visit to Kentucky and guess who is in the May/June issue coming out this month?  If you guessed The Southern Lady, Judy Yeager, you would be right! 

The photo below is the crew that joined us that day.  From left to right:  Anne Parker Walkup, my daughter, Brooke Bell, Editor, Taste of the South Magazine, Jim Bathie, Photographer behind Brooke, Brian Hart Hoffman, President/CCO of Hoffman Media,  Judy Yeager, Southern Lady, Leigh Harper Walkup, my daughter.

IMG_1016 - CopyWe all had a lovely visit.  The Taste of the South people were so much fun and made us all feel as if we had known each other forever.  We discussed recipes, cookbooks, food and the magazine article called “Dishing with The Southern Lady Cooks”.   My daughter, Anne, was taking pictures at the same time they were getting photographs.  I have to admit I was nervous at first but we got the photos over with as soon as they arrived and just enjoyed visiting.  We loved finding out that my girls are twins and Brian is a twin, too!

Check out all the excitement taking place in the kitchen during the photos!

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We recently received our issues and are so pleased with the article.  We made Brooke, Brian and Jim some of my Kentucky Bourbon Balls and my Honey Bun Cake.  As proper Southerners they returned the tin I gave them the bourbon balls in filled with a wonderful Pound Cake!  Thank you so much Taste of the South!  We really enjoyed the cake and meeting each of you and sharing time together.  You are always welcome in Kentucky!

Please check your local stores on April 21st. for Taste of the South Magazine or order online from their site. The May/June 2015 issue celebrates all things barbecue and delicious sides with Blue-Ribbon Pie recipes you will love.  We hope you will enjoy “Dishing with The Southern Lady Cooks”, too.


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  1. Lady Judy, I can’t say enough congrats to you and the Taste of the South magazine. How smart are they to recognize you. You certainly are an awesome lady with a fabulous contribution to the way of Southern cooking. Thank you so much.

  2. GRANNY NELDA says:

    southern lady i am so happy for you. look forward to your rec on the internet always check them out i also got your new cook book and gave it to my grand daughter at her wedding shower .i will certainly tell her of this visit from the taste of the south magazine. so proud of you. what a lovely lady you are.keep the rec coming as you see we all enjoy them lots.granny nelda from texas

  3. I love your recipes and your down to earth style of living , congratulations, a well deserved honor.

  4. Celebrity status in effect! I look forward to getting a copy of Tof S magazine when it comes out. Love all your recipes Judy! Well deserved honor for you!

  5. debbie eden says:

    Oh My Gosh Judy. I just got my Taste of the south Magazine in the mail and haven’t had a chance to look through it yet. Can’t wait to see your post. Congratulations!!

  6. Debbie Bishop says:

    WHOO! Congrats Judy, so well deserved! I’m gonna get my copy ASAP! You’ve made us Kentucky Proud Girl!

  7. You are an awesome lady, really enjoy reading your recipes and think I gain 5#s every time I read them, thank you so very much.

  8. Elizabeth M says:

    Congratulation on your great success! I really enjoy your blog!

  9. I subscribe to Taste of the South, so I already have mine 🙂 Congratulations!

  10. I’ve been a subscriber for years and I now get a copy on my Kindle too. I was traveling this weekend and was reading it on my Kindle and I saw you right away and let out a little squeal in the airport!! I love TOTS and was so excited to see them featuring a great Southern blogger. I hope that they continue to do this feature – they should! Congratulations Judy!

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      Thank you so much Mary! I saw you on TV this weekend too and am so happy for you as well! Congratulations to you, too!

  11. JUDY! JUDY! JUDY! I am SOOOOO excited and elated for you – what a KICK! That’s awesome….amazing how God chooses to bless us huh? Congrats!!

  12. Congratulations. What a wonderful honor. It is nice to hear good news. I will call all my family and friends to be sure and look for the May/June issue.

  13. That is one of my favorite magazines!!!!! We work with Hoffman Media on a weekly basis and I have not found one person there that is not as nice as can be…. In fact I want to work there. They do some AWESOME things with my favorite magazines ever published. I am so excited for you. Good things come to good people and I truly LOVE your recipes. Congrats…. Just the beginning of great things to come;)

  14. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Taste of the South magazine and LOVE all of your recipes! I’m so happy to see these two great things coming together. Congrats!