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Hi! Welcome to The Southern Lady Cooks. We’re so glad you’re here. 




The Southern Lady Cooks originated in 2008 by Judy Yeager. Judy took a lifelong passion for cooking southern food and started a blog after she retired from state government. It was her desire and passion to create a community of people that truly enjoyed cooking. She set out to share southern recipes that are easy and delicious along with dishes your grandmother would have made. Judy learned to cook from her country cooking mother and her southern mother-in-law (learn more here). 

Now in 2020, this award-winning southern website has been featured in Taste of the South, Southern Cast Iron, Tops In Lex, and Southernliving.com. 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 currently have a printed cookbook and multiple eBooks. We also have a quarterly digital publication that embodies the southern way of living, Front Porch Life.

Our website has over 1400 recipes! Our food philosophy is that food should be fabulous but not hard to prepare. You will find easy 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.