Meet the Ladies

Hi! We’re Leigh and Anne! The Ladies behind “The Southern Lady Cooks.” This site originated in 2008 by our mother, Judy Yeager. Now, in 2022 it’s a full family affair. Our mission is to share southern recipes that are easy and delicious, along with down-home dishes your grandmother would have made.

Our award-winning southern website has been featured in Taste of the South, Southern Cast Iron, Tops In Lex, and We reach millions of viewers a month through our website, social media channels, newsletters, and our digital magazine, Front Porch Life. Her twin daughters, Anne and Leigh Walkup now run The Southern Lady Cooks full time. It’s a true family affair. You can read here to learn more about our story.

We are so grateful that we get to continue working with our mother everyday and she is still very much involved with all the cooking. She loves baking and makes so many of the wonderful recipes you see here today. We all cook together every week and it is time we absolutely cherish. We have over 1500 recipes on our website and continue to grow daily.  In the many years that we have been growing this incredible cooking community we have gotten to know so many of you! It’s been such a pleasure and we are so very blessed!

Have you read our digital magazine, Front Porch Life?  It’s full of great new recipes, country living, fantastic people, southern charm, cooking tips and so much more. We send it directly to your email so you can start reading, cooking, and relaxing immediately! This is our premium content not found on our website. Join 1000’s of others today and start enjoying our magazine!

Our website has over 1500 recipes! Our food philosophy is that food should be fabulous but not hard to prepare. You will find easy and delicious southern recipes that anyone can make along with the old classics that made southern food SOUTHERN.

So welcome to our kitchen. As a guest, we hope you feel right at home. Sit back, grab some sweet tea and enjoy our cookin’!

To contact us directly, please email: [email protected].

The Southern Lady Cooks and Front Porch Life are owned by Retro Rodeo Publishing, LLC.

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