Welcome to The Southern Lady Cooks!  I hope you will come by often to see what I am cooking up in my southern kitchen.  I have been cooking for family and friends for many years.  I like down home recipes from scratch.  Many of which I will post on here for you to try.  Some of these recipes have been in my family for years, some are new, and some I have perfected over the years by adding my personal touch.  I learned to cook from two of the best cooks in the South, my mother and my mother-in-law.  Read about that here.

Please feel free to contact me if you have a question about one of my recipes.   We southern folks love company, love to eat, and love the South.  So drop by anytime. I always have something sweet and a cup of coffee or a tall glass of sweet tea  for my friends.  Sit a spell and enjoy my southern country cooking.

Here’s a little poem I wrote that kind of describes this Southern Lady and my southern life.


I am from tobacco fields and strawberry patches, fried chicken for Sunday dinner and sweet tea.

I am from frame farm houses, weeping willow trees, and juicy, red grapes on the vine.

I am from the lilac tree and peony bush whose early morning fragrances float through open windows along with the bright sunlight.

I am from picnics on the Fourth of July, family reunions, hardworking men and frugal women.

I am from ghost stories, games of red rover, hopscotch, marbles, and roller skates.

I am from ice cream and chicken noodle soup for colds and a doctor that came to the house.

I am from Methodists, Baptists, Pentecostalism, Catholics, and worshiping God by being spiritual within and loving life and being kind to others.

I am from the Bluegrass State of Kentucky with goldenrod and redbud lined back roads, coal mines and racehorses, biscuits and gravy and country ham.

I am from a grandfather I never knew with a handlebar mustache, a grandmother with long braided hair worn pinned into a bun on the back of her head, a homebody mother, and a father that gave me my love of nature.

I am from fragments of people, hardships, love and experience. I can not ask to be from more.


If interested, you can read a more recent post with more information about the cook, recently posted as “You Asked For It”.

Update 12/3/2014:

We are very excited to have recently published our very first cookbook, Sweet Things.  This cookbook is filled with over 150 recipes for cakes, pies, cookies, candy, puddings, cobblers and more.  We did all the work  ourselves and the book is for sale only here on the website at the present time and quantities are limited. This cookbook would make a wonderful gift for anyone that loves to cook and we have received so many lovely comments from buyers as to how much they love the book and the recipes. We had one person who actually purchased 13 books to give to friends and family as Christmas gifts. We put in a lot of time and hard work to bring you a book we hope you will enjoy for many years to come and pass on to future generations. You can purchase the book by clicking the following link to go to the order page:  Order the Sweet Things Cookbook.

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Note:  Due to the large number of people on this page I have to set some guidelines for those commenting here.  There are now over seven hundred thousand on Facebook and many have subscribed to e-mail posts here, too. It is very hard to keep up with all your wonderful comments and I am so happy to have you on the site.  I enjoy hearing from you very much and am thankful you are enjoying the recipes.  I try to reply as often as possible.   Negative comments will not be published and neither will any foul language.  Not everyone is going to like every recipe.  Not everyone will be able to make every recipe, either.  I am very sorry if your recipe does not turn out to suit you or you don’t like the taste.  We are all different. I spend hours and hours on this site just because I enjoy cooking and sharing.   So many of you are so polite and appreciative and leave such wonderful comments and I am so thankful for that. My Mama always said, “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all”, and being a Southerner I try to live my life that way.

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