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Hi! Welcome to The Southern Lady Cooks. We’re so glad you’re here.  Yep, that’s right, WE’RE glad you’re here! There are three of us that run this site,  Judy Yeager, Anne Walkup and Leigh Walkup. 




The Southern Lady Cooks originated in 2008 by Judy Yeager. Judy took a life long 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 are now on board full time to help create recipes (they learned it from their Momma!) along with everything else. It’s a true family affair. You can read here to learn more about our story.

We currently have two printed cookbooks and multiple eBooks. We also have a quarterly digital publication that embodies the southern way of living, Front Porch Life.

Our website has over 1200 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]