Southern Living

with Lauren

I don't have an accent, y'all do.

Tennessee Raised, Currently Bama Living.

Nomad coach's wife staying rooted in my Southern Lifestyle.

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July 16, 2018

Y'all, my family loves cajun food. Like eat it every chance we get kind of love. Gumbo, jambalaya, boudain, étouffée... GIVE. ME. IT. ALL. When we lived in Missouri a few of the coaches and their wives were from Southern Louisiana, it's here where I learned the difference in "cajun food" and real cajun love grew deep and I soaked up as much knowledge from them as I could. 

When we moved back to Tennessee we really started missing our almost monthly cajun cookouts with that football...

July 12, 2018

You guys, this was seriously so good! I had to give myself a pat on the back when I took my first was that good, and SO easy!

We eat a lot of chicken. I mean, a lot. So, I'm always trying to come up with new recipes to change it up. We love doing whole chickens in Chandler's smoker (let me know if you want those recipes or would like to see a "Smoked Chicken" blog), but I've never roasted a whole chicken. I came across a sale at Aldi before we left on vacation and decided it was my chan...

June 12, 2018

What do you think of when you think of the South? What do you think of when you think about cast iron skillets? 

If you thought CORNBREAD, you've come to the right place, because I happen to have the BEST cornbread recipe you'll find. If it sounds like I'm bragging, I am, but then again, you would to if you had a family heirloom.

So, here's the deal. My great grandmother (Meme) made the best cornbread known to man. I now have the distinct honor of making cornbread in her beloved Lodge #7 skillet....

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