My name is Christy and I like to feed people.
My love of feeding good folks good food led to me starting SouthernPlate.com, my website dedicated to teaching classic Southern dishes through step by step photos, mixed with a few stories from my life and the folks who raised me. In it's second year, Southern Plate had over 43 million page views, and a following of some awfully nice people who have become my Southern Plate Family. I thank the good Lord for them each and every day.
I'm a wife and mother of two and I've lived in North Alabama all of my life. My Southern roots run deep, with my "people" (as we call our ancestors) moving to Alabama before it was even a state. I was raised by some of the best people in the world who taught me that life is good, homecooking is best, and there is always something to be grateful for.
My food is simple, old fashioned, economical, and in most cases quick and easy, too! Southern food is, in it's purest form, all of these things. I believe what makes it so delicious is that it is traditionally prepared by someone who loves you. That's the Southerner's secret ingredient :).