Hey Y’all!

Hey Y’all!

The blog, Sweet Tea and Taters, brings southern hospitality to the masses, offering readers not just recipes and etiquette, but a lifestyle that is common to those living below the Mason-Dixon line.  This lifestyle is characterized by an attitude of kindness, graciousness, friendly conversations, warm greetings, and delicious food.  The name of the blog came from two southern staples; sweet tea, which is an integral part of any southern meal, and taters, which are a staple side item, whether fried, mashed, scalloped, or baked.

Drawing from my roots, I share southern recipes, many of which have been in my family for generations, as well as others that are perfect for entertaining and embracing the lifestyle of southern hospitality.  I also incorporate my love of etiquette into the blog in the “Dear Southern Miss” portion of my blog.  In this section of the blog, I respond to readers questions about food, ingredients, entertaining, proper dinner etiquette, and how to embrace southern living, wherever you might live.

I was born and raised in Texas, and left home at the age of 18 to go to school in California.  Little did I know that my days of living in the south were over and life would continue to take me all over the country.  From California I moved to Chicago and from Chicago to Philadelphia.

I have a Master’s Degree in Teaching and taught kindergarten while living in Chicago for two years.  Since my recent move to the east coast, teaching jobs have been hard to come by.  So, I turn to my love of cooking to start down this new path.  The blogging world is all new to me so I took a food blogging class in New York City at the French Culinary Institute to learn how the heck people do this stuff!!  I learned quite a bit about the world wide web, and while I know this blog is always a work in progress, I’m having a lot of fun with this new venture!

I hope y’all enjoy Sweet Tea and Taters.  Every post is written with lots of love, a couple sticks of butter, and a dash of southern charm!  🙂

Toasted Marshmallow milkshake deliciousness


5 thoughts on “Hey Y’all!”

  1. So glad to find your blog! You are a wonderful cook and I’m excited to try some of your ideas. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Jamie – great to meet you yesterday – love the idea of your blog. Look forward to you answering my etiquette questions. Lisa

  3. Hi Jamie! I am so happy to find your blog…..and such a clever name….I love it! I will be a faithful reader of your recipies, menus and tips!

  4. Hi Jamie! I am so impressed with all the information your blog provides. I can’t wait to try out some of these recipes with family and friends! I look forward to seeing what’s next!!

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