Hey, y’all! My name is Ronnie and it is my goal to bring you the best Southern-inspired recipes, reviews, and restaurants from the South and beyond.
Born and Raised in the South
I was born and raised in the South (South Carolina), and as a child, I developed my love for Southern food. Growing up, I mostly stuck to the traditional Southern cuisine that my mom and family loved to cook. As I got older, I wanted to branch out into other ethnic foods and discovered that I loved their food too.
Why I Love to Cook
I loved learning to cook from my Mom and my Dad. Dad loved cooking breakfast meals such as Sausage Gravy. While he would cook that, Mom would make homemade biscuits to go with it. I can remember it being Sunday morning before church, Mom listening to Southern Gospel music while she and Dad were cooking breakfast.
Dad also loved the outdoors and fishing was one of the big things that we did. He loved to cook fried fish that we had just caught. He was truly great at it. We also enjoy other fruits of our labor such as wild game meat like fresh Vension from the field.
Mom also loved to bake, and one thing she made a lot was Homemade Sourdough bread. I enjoyed it when she made it and can remember getting a slice of it as it was hot out of the oven.
My love of food shows through my passion for cooking, doing reviews, and visiting restaurants along the way.
I Love Being Outdoors Gardening, Hunting, Fishing, Hiking, Golfing, and Camping
When I am not cooking, you can find me outdoors among God’s creations. I love to plant and grow food (vegetables, trees, berries). Learning more about gardening is one of my passions.
I enjoy being outdoors year-round. I am an avid outdoorsman and I love camping, hiking, and playing golf (regular golf and disc golf).
I consider myself a conservationist and I love to hunt and fish. There is nothing more organic than fresh game or fish that you took and processed yourself.
I love spending time with my family whether that is at our church, on a vacation or short road trip, or just hanging around the house.
Where I love to Visit
Some of our favorite places to go are Western North Carolina (Boone, Blowing Rock, Maggie Valley), the North Carolina Coast (Oak Island), the South Carolina Coast (Garden City, Litchfield, Pawleys Island), and Eastern Tennessee (Pigeon Forge). We also love the South Carolina Low Country.