Southern Plate Cookbook Giveaway

13 Dec

Still not feeling great – or really even good, yet.  But hoping, HOPING, that will change soon.  The doctor gave me a prescription for Lortab yesterday, but it didn’t do much for the head/jaw pain.  I think it helped with the overall body aches, just can’t seem to shake the headache.  Thank you all for praying and for your sweet words.  I appreciate them so much.

Now, for some fun stuff!  In celebration of my 100th blog post, I am giving away a fantastic cookbook.  My sweet (and slightly crazy – ha ha!) neighbor and friend, Diana, gave me a copy of Christy Jordan’s Southern Plate cookbook and I want to give a copy to YOU!

I have never loved a cookbook more than this one!  Each recipe has a story that goes with it explaining the family history or the meaning behind the recipe.  All of the recipes are fairly simple and many can be made with ingredients you already have on hand.  It is down-home, southern cooking at its best.  I love that she’s from Alabama, too.

You can check out Christy’s great blog at

To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment here on the blog telling me your favorite Christmas food.  Comments can be left until Thursday at 8:00 PM EST.  Please only leave one comment and be sure to include your email address so I can contact you if you are the winner.  The winner will be randomly selected and announced here on the blog Friday morning.

Good luck!

♥ Rachel

32 Responses to “Southern Plate Cookbook Giveaway”

  1. SarahKL December 13, 2011 at 9:01 am #

    My favorite Christmas food is sweet potato casserole!!! Yum yum!!

    • rachturner December 14, 2011 at 3:02 pm #

      SPC is definitely at the top of my list, too! With pecans – not marshmallows. :)

  2. Diana Hunsaker December 13, 2011 at 9:02 am #

    Bawahaha! More than “slightly crazy”! LOL! Seriously, I hope your headache goes away quickly! This dreary morning doesn’t help anyone’s day.

  3. Pat Turner December 13, 2011 at 9:56 am #

    My favorite Christmas food is divinity. My sweet mother in law in the specialist in making this and she has been patiently helping me learn the different stages of making this delicious candy.

    • rachturner December 14, 2011 at 3:03 pm #

      I LOVE divinity. Don’t think I’ve ever had Mama Turner’s, but my grandmother used to make it and it was heavenly.

  4. Elizabeth Thoms December 13, 2011 at 1:58 pm #

    I’ve been praying and hoping that you would feel better! Take care of yourself and get as much rest as you can. I know that is harder to do around this time of year. So channel your inner Pumpkin and lounge a bit! Hee hee.

    Now for my favorite holiday food – that is hard cause I LOVE food!!!! But being from thr Gulf Coast, I love oysters for thr holidays. Doesn’t matter how they are cooked (or NOT) just give them to me. They remind me of my father and his father – and those are good, warm memories.

    Love you Rach. Here’s to you and kicking cancer’s butt!

    • Sheila White December 14, 2011 at 6:14 am #

      My favorite Christmas food in the wonderful peanut butter fudge my husband makes every year. Yum, yum.

    • rachturner December 14, 2011 at 3:05 pm #

      E – Doing my best to kick cancer’s butt! Pumpkin’s been teaching me how to be lazy. He’s quite good at it. :)

      Now – your oyster comment nearly has me running for the bathroom. The thought is not appealing at the moment. ha ha! But I’m glad they give you good memories. :)

  5. Martha Riddle December 14, 2011 at 7:09 am #

    Wow, how to narrow that down to one. Any of my grandmothers cakes are at the top. Remember the jam one with real caramel icing? Or Mothers boiled custard? Chip thinks it isn’t a holiday without German chocolate cake, but I have a recipe for a GC cookie that is really good. So I guess any of the above, with the memories, are my #1.

    • rachturner December 14, 2011 at 3:05 pm #

      Martha – Your mom’s boiled custard is one of my all time favorites!! I used to wait and watch the door when she would walk in Grandma’s house to see if she had those green jars full of custard. Yum!

  6. Brenda McFarland December 14, 2011 at 7:34 am #

    Hi Rachel …. I procrastinated :-) My favorite Christmas food is Christmas Pecan … you know those pecans you bake in the oven with sugar and egg white …. YUMMY!! My prayers continue to be with you … stay strong .,,, we survivors are a tough bunch!! Love ya!!!

    • rachturner December 14, 2011 at 3:06 pm #

      Brenda – I love those crunchy, sweet pecans. They are addictive – once you start eating them, you can’t stop.

  7. Jennifer December 14, 2011 at 7:58 am #

    Very hard question – my favorite Christmas food – humm – oh got it – remember that Date Nut log that Mom used to make? LOVE that and she only made it at the holidays – can still taste it.

    Love you – stay strong and go easy on yourself – they have put a lot into your system!!!

    • rachturner December 14, 2011 at 3:07 pm #

      I LOVE mom’s date nut log!! It was not too sweet and then you add a little dollop of cool whip in the center. Yum! Can’t remember the last time she made it. Staying strong!

  8. Becky Robinson December 14, 2011 at 8:20 am #

    My favorite Christmas Food is Mamaw’s fruit salad. Tom makes it now as he grew up helping his mother from the time he was a young child.

    Hope you feel better.


    • rachturner December 14, 2011 at 3:08 pm #

      Becky – I would love the recipe for Mamaw’s fruit salad if you would send it to me or post it here for everyone. Sounds delicious! Today is better, although I’m fading a bit this afternoon. Still not great, but at least I’m improving each day.

  9. Nancy Arrighi December 14, 2011 at 8:51 am #

    Hey Rachel, I love it all. I’m not sure I have a favorite. Praying for you! I have finished my treatments and had a clean scan last month. I will go every 4 months for a couple of years and have scans done. Favorite verse: Isaiah 41:13

    • rachturner December 14, 2011 at 3:12 pm #

      Hi Nancy! So glad you are finished with treatments and had a good scan!!! Love Isaiah 41:13, too.

  10. Tami December 14, 2011 at 9:48 am #

    My favorite Christmas food (and you know how I love Christmas!) is beef tenderloin. That’s right – a big ol’ piece of red, juicy steer!!!! Yummy!

    • rachturner December 14, 2011 at 3:12 pm #

      Tami – I’m so impressed that you have a favorite Christmas food! Beef tenderloin – yum – making me hungry.

  11. Jo December 14, 2011 at 10:05 am #

    My very favorite food for Thanksgiving or Christmas is dressing. Must have cranberry sauce with this but so-o-o delicious.

    • rachturner December 14, 2011 at 3:13 pm #

      Jo – I love cornbread dressing, too!! Mama Turner makes a delicious one. I could give up everything else (except maybe deviled eggs) and just eat dressing.

  12. Julie Kendall December 14, 2011 at 11:39 am #

    Just one???? Well….it could be buckeye’s (choc covered peanut butter balls), divinity, sweet potato casserole, pecan pie or dressing. All homemade of course….

    Ok….gotta pick one…..PECAN PIE!!

    • rachturner December 14, 2011 at 3:14 pm #

      Julie – I know – how do we pick just one?? I love pecan pie. My grandma made a delicious one. Would be nice to have one of her pies now….. :)

  13. Dolly December 14, 2011 at 6:52 pm #

    Favorite Christmas food – Well that is easy! Turkey dirty rice!!

    • rachturner December 15, 2011 at 8:41 am #

      I should have known Dolly, that you would pick Turkey dirty rice. You have to make that for us one day so we can all try it. :)

  14. Susan Johnsey December 14, 2011 at 7:41 pm #

    Almond Joy was a favorite childhood candy bar. 25 years ago a friend gave me a recipe for Almond Joy balls (tastes exactly like them)! After the mix was chilled, my husband and children would roll the dough into balls, stuff with almonds and dip in chocolate. When the kids went off to college, I had orders to wait until they came home so they could help make the almond joy bars! Now, with three grandgirls, I am sure the tradition will continue!!

    • rachturner December 15, 2011 at 8:42 am #

      SJ – Almond Joy balls sound so good! Can you send me the recipe or post it here! Hope you are feeling good today.

  15. Jennifer Cooper December 14, 2011 at 9:51 pm #

    I’m haing a hard time picking just one favorite Christmas recipe!!! I love it all…from the brunches to the formal dinners!!! It’s all so yummy!

    Hope you get to feeling better soon!

    • rachturner December 15, 2011 at 8:42 am #

      JC – It is hard to pick just one! Feeling better this morning. Headed to the hospital shortly for the port.


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