Author Archives: Southern Roots Kitchen

About Southern Roots Kitchen

A writer who loves to share her experiences in the kitchen.

TS Eat Well

Good day everyone. As many of you know I am also a consultant for Tastefully Simple. Our new Spring and Summer line has launched and we are all extremely excited about it. Our TS Eat Well  collection has 83 product in it. Each of these products are free from artificial flavors, preservatives, colors, sweeteners, MSG and hydrogenated fats.


Eating Well can be simple and delicious. We have a host of new products this season along with some label and name changes for a few others. Over the next few weeks I will introduce you to some TS Eat Well products, some you may know, others you may not.

Taste Test Tuesday: Jiffy Cornbread

Yes, that’s right this post says Jiffy cornbread. I was originally going to write about something else but Sunday dinner inspired this post. Growing up there was always some type of bread to go with dinner, whether it be biscuits, yeast rolls (yes, made from scratch), cornbread or spoonbread. You just knew that you were having brad with EVERY Sunday dinner, you just didn’t know what kind. Then you had to decide which recipe was going to be used lol.

I love me some Jiffy cornbread, shoot I love cornbread in general. Call me ‘country’ if you want, I don’t care. LOL Jiffy gives you so many options. There is a recipe on the back of the box for the cornbread, so you can use that. Me…… well I add some extra stuff in mine, I’ll add about 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract and a tablespoon of mayonnaise. The vanilla was an accident and has stuck with me for years and the mayo is something I got from my gramma. It does make the cornbread a little fluffier. I love it this way.


Now there are times where I will add other items like broccoli (about 2 cups) and cheese (about 1 cup, shredded); cheesy broccoli cornbread is so good and you get your veggies. Other times I’ll make hush puppies and add 1/2 cup of finely chopped onions and 1/4 cup of flour. You can’t always find hush puppies in the store, so why not make your own.

Do you have any variations of cornbread? Let me know!!


CP and Me: The Chronic Pain

I post a lot about my life with Cerebral Palsy on my personal IG page. This is one of the pictures that I posted about chronic pain. So after this picture was posted I received multiple messages asking me if I really was 1 of 2, because they never ‘heard’ me complain about chronic pain or I didn’t ‘look’ like I was hurting when they were around me.  (more…)

Go Red For Women: The Day Everything Changed

This is one of those stories that I haven’t talked about much on here. March 10, 2005 I was a senior in college attending Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, NC. I loved college, I was enjoying my time there, getting ready to graduate and really appreciated my HBCU experience. That day everything changed. I woke up that morning, extremely thirsty, grabbed the bottle of water from my night stand next to my bed. Tried to take a drink and ended up spilling it. I thought I was just being clumsy. (more…)

Kitchen Tips Thursday: Cleaning with Lemons

Happy Thursday Everyone. Thank you so much for joining each week for Kitchen Tip Thursdays. This week   we are going to be doing some cleaning. Don’t worry we’re cleaning with lemons. We will feature ways to clean your kitchen with lemons and lemon juice.  (more…)