NEW!  NO-BAKE MONSTER COOKIES!

Husband and our oldest are in Canada visiting family. And I am OVER IT. At first I thought it would be a fun change of pace for it to just be me and the younger kiddos for a few days… we’d eat at restaurants Daddy doesn’t like, we’d... >>READ MORE HERE>>


CHICKEN SCAMPI with GARLIC PARMESAN RICE

Did you know that scampi is an actual thing? I didn’t! I was doing a little research before I wrote this recipe post and learned that scampi isn’t merely a way of cooking garlicy shrimp but it’s actually the original crustacean used... >>READ MORE HERE>>


MEXICAN STREET CORN (ESQUITES)

I don’t have some amazing story about how I first came to try Mexican Street Corn. I wasn’t hiking through Guadalajara, I wasn’t at some resort in Cabo. I... errrrm... well, I fell in love with it at Chili’s. Ha! .... >>READ MORE HERE>>


THE BEST SHEPHERD'S PIE

One of my very good friends had major surgery last Tuesday – I’ll call her M in this story. She’s got some scary stuff going on right now and I’m so worried about her but if anyone can win a fight through sheer will and prayer, it’s her.... >>READ MORE HERE>>


CHERRY DANISH CAKE

I was walking through the grocery store the other day and spotted some cherry danish that looked so good they made me want to throw my will power out the window and throw those danish on the floor and just roll in them... >>READ MORE HERE>>


SEAFOOD SALAD STUFFED SHELLS

My original seafood salad recipe is one of the most popular recipes here on the blog and here at the house. I love to make it during the summer to serve with crackers, on sandwiches or just a scoop by itself!... >>READ MORE HERE>>


PECAN CHEDDAR CHEESE RING

Though Husband is from Canada, he does have one brother who lives here in South Carolina too. Actually, he and his family live in the same town as we do. Even though they only live about 10 miles away, we just don’t see... >>READ MORE HERE>>


LEMON MACAROON TARTS

I popped over to Mama’s house a few weekends ago to take Daddy’s truck back after Husband and I borrowed it. When Daddy passed away last summer, Mama decided to keep his truck and I’m so glad she did... >>READ MORE HERE>>


NO-PEEL BUTTERMILK POTATO SALAD

So, I was wasting my life away looking at Pinterest one night and came across a potato salad recipe from Ina Garten that really appealed to me. Two things jumped out at me – one, she used tender little baby potatoes and didn’t peel them and two… >>READ MORE HERE>>


SECRET INGREDIENT HASHBROWN CASSEROLE

A few years ago I decided to make a big Christmas dinner for some friends of ours who’d had a rough couple of months to try to make things easier for them during the holidays. I made the typical Southern Christmas dinner of baked ham… >>READ MORE HERE>>


SPIFFY JIFFY CORNBREAD

I grew up eating Jiffy cornbread, which we referred to a ‘sweet cornbread’. We also made a more rustic, homemade cornbread that wasn’t sweetened, which we just simply called ‘cornbread’. Jiffy is made with flour and cornmeal … >>READ MORE HERE>>


CROCK POT CHICKEN & GRAVY

I am so completely IN LOVE with this recipe! It’s taken me several attempts to get it juuuuust right but now that I have, we eat this all the time! Husband even asked for it again last weekend, which is saying a lot since he doesn’t… >>READ MORE HERE>>


THE BEST CHOCOLATE SHEET CAKE

This cake is so decadently delicious and sinfully addictive that we call it the dang devil cake! When you make it you won’t be able to stay out of it because it’s the devil, I tell ya! The last time Mama brought this over to the house… >>READ MORE HERE>>


MONTREAL STEAK SEASONING DIP

I purchased a gigantic container of Montreal Steak Seasoning at Sam’s and I don’t even really know why. You might think this has something to do with Husband being Canadian but, as I learned after we were married… >>READ MORE HERE>>


SPAGHETTI SALAD

Years ago I took the kids to a birthday party for my friend, Dawn’s son. Dawn loves to cook like I do so it came as no surprise that the food served at this party filled with rowdy little boys went beyond Cheetos and hot dogs.... >>READ MORE HERE>>


STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE DESSERT

A couple weeks ago we went to the little country buffet down the road for supper. We always try to go on Fridays because that’s when they have fried fish! After we’d eaten, I was stroking my belly regretting my decision to go back for seconds when... >>READ MORE HERE>>


BEEF STROGANOFF

You know how there are certain favorite recipes that you associate with people? Like, when I think of chicken and dumplings, I think of my Nanny. And how I’d walk into her house and there would be strips of pastry covering every surface of... >>READ MORE HERE>>


TACO RICE SKILLET WITH QUESO

A one-pan skillet dinner recipe made with ground beef, taco seasoning and Mexican style rice drenched in an easy queso cheese sauce. My baby boy’s absolute favorite type of food in the world is Mexican. When the family’s going... >>READ MORE HERE>>


HAMBURGER & POTATO CASSEROLE

Our house used to be the default party house. Husband and I both love to entertain and we have a pretty cool backyard for kids (pool, basketball, trampoline, cornhole, etc.) so everyone always seemed to land at our house on the weekends... >>READ MORE HERE>>


IMPOSSIBLE 5-INGREDIENT CHOCOLATE CAKE

I’ve mentioned them before, but we have two families that we spend a lot of time with. We’ve all sort of become family to each other over the years and it’s great because none of us has much family in the area. Anyway, we got together one night to celebrate a birthday and my friend, Amanda, had made a chocolate cake... >>READ MORE HERE>>


PAULA DEEN'S BANANA PUDDING

OK, so this is a little weird. I'm sharing a popular recipe with you and I’m not changing a dang thing. Some folks would tweak one ingredient by a 16th of a teaspoon and pretend it was a brand-spanking-new recipe they just invented but, y’all... >>READ MORE HERE>>




SOUTH YOUR MOUTH FAVORITES





HEY Y'ALL! NEWSLETTER - RECENT ISSUES




Sign up below to get Hey Y'all! and every new recipe delivered right to your inbox


I wanted my newsletter to be more than a generic form letter that just recapped the most recent recipes. I wanted Hey Y'all to feel more like two friends sitting at the kitchen table sharing little tidbits about life, recipes and family and I think that's just what it is! So, grab a cup of coffee and let's catch up! ~Mandy


5 comments:

  1. Where have you been , just came across your site, Love it.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Your site has changed my whole way of thinking! I am just coming into my own with cooking and I love all of your stories/recipe's. I cant wait to try them all!!!! Thank you

    ReplyDelete
  3. Love your comments on the recipes. As far as the Jailhouse Rice-maybe hubby was thinking of Elvis as he was pacing the floor, "dancing to the Jailhouse Rice..."!

    ReplyDelete
  4. How do I preserve my amish 30 day cake starter! Do I have to feed it?

    ReplyDelete

Hi there! While I'm not able to respond to every comment, I try hard to answer any questions that haven't been addressed in the post, recipe or in other comments. And though I may not respond to them all, I do read each and every comment and I LOVE to hear from you guys! Thanks, y'all! - Mandy