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I am very blessed to have a beautiful family and a special man in my life.   Each and every member is very dear to me and holds a special place in my heart.  They all have their own special places, too.  This page will introduce you and give you links to their sites and their pages and blogs.

Meet my son, Rob and his wife, Sarah.   Rob works for a local television station here and Sara is Executive Director at the local Ronald McDonald House.  My son is also a talented artist, has been in several movies and enjoys photography.  Sara is known throughout their community for her work with her job and is a wonderful mother and daughter-in-law.

This is not Tom Sawyer!  This is a Southern Tater Tot and my only grandson!  He is the apple of this Southern Nana’s eye.

Meet two Southern cowgirls!  Yes, I am the Southern momma of twins, Anne Parker and Leigh Harper.   They can ride a horse, barrel race, love animals, sweet tea, and farm life. Leigh is an Account Executive with the Horse Magazine in Lexington and Anne is Office Manager and Bookkeeper for Robert L. Conley Livestock Company.  They have a website on facebook, On The Rodeo Road,  that gives updates, news, and interviews about the rodeo world.

Last but not least, meet Bob.  He is my sweetie pie for the past five years.  He is not a native Southerner but moved South with his engineering job many years ago. Like me, Bob is now retired.  He loves woodworking and has a shop at his home where he makes beautiful furniture.  You can find out more about his hobby here.  Don’t you think he kinda looks like that Southern fried chicken man!!!

We have a new addition to the family!  Meet Charles Morgan, my newest grandchild and son to Charles and Sarah.  Such a cutie pie.  Born May 2, 2012.


56 Responses

  1. you have such a beautiful family!

  2. WOW…..being a lover of southern cooking, the food I grew up on, your website has such an appeal to me Judy!!
    Impressive website, great photos and recipes and easy to navigate!!
    I will be passing along your link to my family and friends!!
    Mmm-Mmm GOOD!!

  3. You have a very lovely family and your recipes are great Thanks

  4. I’m so glad that i found you!! U remind me of home!!

  5. I enjoyed looking at the family pictures. They look like a great family and you can tell they were raised good. Love that Tater Tot and I can see why he is the apple of your eye. Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment.

  6. You have a beautiful family! I love your site! I’m just starting out myself having recently become a SAHM. Check out my site I’d love to exchange some recipes with you, it would be fun to learn some southern cooking! Let’s share kitchens!

  7. So glad to find a KY food blogger! I write the blog Hobbies on a Budget where I focus on a wide range of hobbies and ways to save money while pursuing your passions! I have a local blog directory and would love to get you listed!!! Local Blog Directory!

    Glad to meet you!

  8. I love your site and have passed it along to my friends on facebook and to our group…all kind of potatoes. They love you. Keep doing what you are doing it is great.

  9. I just found you via friend on Facebook. I love you site. I was born an raise WV now in coastal Alabama. I have 3 kids, 3 grandsons, & a wonderful hubby. Thanks

  10. Just wanted to tell you that I love this site! I’m from Germany and really love the American South – and food of course!!
    I will definitely cook many of your recipes here for my family!
    Sending best wishes to the beautiful US – South!!

  11. love yor blog and receipts will be checking in with you a lot

  12. I can’t believe in all the time I’ve followed you…today is the first I’ve seen this lovely page. What a special family you have. I know you are right proud…and have every right to be. Yes, Bob certainly does look like a Southerner – the chicken man has a twin??? =)

  13. Lovely, blog! I just happened across your blog for the first time tonight. I am a Native Texan and pure Southern girl. God bless you, Sally

  14. What a lovely family you have! My parents were from Kentucky, but raised me in Michigan. I can’t wait to explore your blog and look for some familiar, and some new recipes…thanks : )

  15. Thank you for one of the best web sites I have found on FB. I have been telling my friends about your site. Thanks for sharing so many wonderful recipes and great information. You have a lovely family. God bless you.

    • Hi Shirley, Thank you so much for your wonderful comment. I am happy to have you here as well and hope you enjoy the site and the recipes. Have a great week ahead. Love and hugs.

  16. Wow! Just found your site on FB through a friend and now your blog, am so glad I did. I love your recipes now I just have to try and figure out substitutes for some of the ingredients as here in Australia there are a lot we can’t get! Am going to attempt the chocolate cherry cake tomorrow.

  17. Love all these recipe’s and will be trying them out. In fact I am, cooking okra corn bread today…. Thank you for all your wonderful recipes

  18. And where might be the Ladies picture? Nice looking family!!!

  19. I hope I’m loged in it said I wasn’t

  20. Just found you! Love it!

  21. happy to have found this., God bless you, I am native Kentuckian but been in Georgia since 1958.; attended Midway College back in the day.

  22. Judy I love your recipes, I started following you on FB. I was born in ‘Bama but raised in Georgia, Keep up the great work! Some great ideas and easy to follow recipes.

  23. Judy I am so thankful for your entire site being a native Atlanta born guy myself. I now live in Long Beach, CA, but miss everything southern from a simple morn’in to the extended neighborly daily living of cookouts, birthdays, trick or treaters, Christmas decorated yards, Christmas gatherings, etc.
    Season Greetings to you and all your loved ones.

  24. Looking for that tomato gravy recipe?

  25. Hi Judy
    Just found you through pinterest and have found your blog. Tryed some of your recipes, and they are wonderful. Was excited to see you were from Kentucky, my husband and I are longing to sell our home here in Louisiana and move to your beautiful state. Anything Kentucky gets me excited…….Love your blog, check us out at http://www.cypresshillfarm.blogspot.com we are also on facebook and pinterest.

  26. I just found your blog and am in love, or lust for your recipes; not sure exactly which one!!! WOW! What great recipes and ideas you have posted here.
    I’m a southern gal too, although not quite as far geographically as you. I’m a Kentucky gal!

  27. Can’t wait to try the sausage and cheese muffins! I made the brown sugar meatloaf a few night ago and everyone raved about it! Glad to “find” you on facebook. Look forward to trying more of your recipes. :o)

  28. Hello Judy, my daughter-in-law is from the South, and she’s a great cook, I look forward to visiting her soon, The Big D, I saw your site on FaceBook, love the recipes, and what caught my eye is the Chicken & Dumplings, yummy, I plan to prepare soon. God Bless You.

  29. Love your website, great recipes …

  30. Have to look for the Chicken & Dumplings recipe

  31. I live in Lawrenceburg, love to cook, and love your website. It is great!


  33. Thank you for your amazing recipes. :). I love your website. It’s very homey.

  34. I love your website.The recipes are fantastic…and the Southern Thangs is great. thanks for sharing.You have a wonderful family.

  35. So glad I found you! Am gonna try your strawberry banana cake tomorrow! Thanks so much! Carla

  36. Hi Judy….I have bookmarked your page and will be referring to it for many recipes and fun sayins while we swing on our swing in California mountains. LOVE it and thanks. I appreciate the work that goes into your page!

    from Judy M

  37. I didnt hear a lot about southern cuisine, I made few times pecan pie and thats it. But is time to explore more, I havent been yet in USA but one day Im sure I will try sothern cuisine on southern land but for this moment I have to cook over here in UK and Im sure I will be your faithful reader 🙂 Greeting from Polish girl in UK 🙂

  38. you have a great family do you havr recipe fot tomato perserves i have been looking for one Thanks Patricia jennings

    • Hi Partricia, I have my mother’s handwritten recipe. You know how the older cooks used a little of this and that. I am giving you her instructions. I have made it by this recipe before but just had to guess at most of what I was doing. This is for Ripe Tomato Preserves or yellow tomato preserves. 5 lbs. firm red or yellow tomatoes. 5 lbs. sugar. 1 lemon sliced, 1 teaspoon ginger. Skin and cut up tomatoes and add other ingredients. Cook till thick, stirring. 40 to 45 minutes.Pour into jars and seal.

  39. thank you i am going try it this summer i have heard so many people talk about it and i love tomatoes

  40. I am from Kentucky born and raised there but have lived in Tennessee for the last 11 yrs and to me it’s the same lol there are a few words that are different such as hose pipe that means water hose haha when I first moved here my husband ask me to go get a hose pipe and I didn’t want him knowing that I had no idea what that was so I ask the lady at the store and she said oh honey it’s a water hose lol.I really love your page and I say just about every word you listed, my youngest who is 16 laughs at me for saying some of the words on here but that is ok because I catch her saying them too 🙂

  41. i really enjoyed reading this about the words being use so didn’t i live in Augusta Ga. and South Carolinia is just across the river but so many of the people talk different so sometimes i just ask what they are talking about. but it”s just funny when you think about how different people talk from different States but when it comes down to it the words mean the same thing

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