Giveaway! Biscuit Swag Bag


You can’t take a trip to the International Biscuit Festival without coming home with some great swag! This year a few of the event partners who donated items were the Food Network, Southern Living and my favorite White Lily. BTW, it was pretty much unanimous from attendees, competitors and southern cooks, that White Lily flour makes the best biscuits!


I made sure to bring home a Biscuit Swag Bag to giveaway to one of you!
It will include, White Lily’s fun Save the Biscuit canvas tote, a biscuit and pastry cutter, Biscuit Seeds, southern candy favorites, a cooking video from the Food Network, an issue of Southern Living Magazine, a copy of Cornbread Nation and The Southern Foodways Alliance Community Cookbook, and a few other goodies tucked in.


To enter, leave a comment answering this question:

What is your favorite Southern food?

Can’t wait to hear about what you love! Winner will be posted Monday, May 27th!


KRISTEN from Windy-Poplars!
That’s a tough question, but I’m going to go with Shrimp and Grits :)

Please send me your address so I can get your Southern goodness in the mail!


  1. Cathy Wegner says:

    Cornbread and Pinto beans!

  2. I love biscuits!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. My favorite southern food is fried chicken! Mmmmm

  4. Meredith W. says:

    Well, this is easy. Living in North and South Carolinas all my life, nearly everything we eat has a southern twist. But currently my favorite is shrimp and grits (and preferably creole).

  5. Shrimp and grits, with a little bacon thrown in for good measure!

  6. I love biscuits and gravy and would have said that was my favorite, unitl my daughter moved to Atlanta 8 years ago! Now I have to say I love fried pickles!! A lovely giveaway!

  7. I love biscuits. So simple, so comforting, so good!

  8. Sandy A says:

    I love bisquits–plain with butter, jelly, or gravy. And fried chicken too…

  9. Hush puppies!

  10. Well I can’t resist.too cute..Living in Canada..this is all unique to me.
    Biscuits of course:)

  11. My first thought was shrimp and grits. But then I saw hush puppies in a comment above and remember how much I love those at an good old fashioned north carolina pig pickin.

  12. Key Lime Pie! I get it each year for my birthday instead of cake. It’s my favorite!

  13. Lindsay says:

    Key Lime Pie! I get it each year for my birthday instead of cake. It’s my absolute favorite!

  14. Cornbread. Without a doubt!

  15. Fried okra and home grown tomatoes

  16. OMGoodness, this definitely is one hard question, especially when you
    grew up surrounded by homemade, southern food. But, I have to say
    BISCUITS ruled in our country kitchen. Saturday mornings were quaranteed
    to be greeted with BISCUITS smothered in chocolate gravy & bacon on the side, truly
    a southern, comfort to the eye!

    And YES, White Lily is the ONLY when serving BISCUITS!

    Blessings from Kentucky,

  17. What a great giveaway, thanks Heather! I’m a fool for peach cobbler, just can’t get enough!

  18. Biscuits and gravy for sure! What a fun giveaway:)

  19. margaret says:

    keylime pie… need to try to make it myself

  20. I love biscuits and fried chiken! Yummo What a fun event and giveaway. Grace

  21. Well. Having lived in land-locked Colorado all my life, I am not overly familiar with southern food. If Cracker Barrel restaurants make southern biscuits and gravy, then SIGN ME UP!!!! Have mercy, those things are nothing less than amazing!! Thanks for the fun giveaway! Would give my right arm to be from the south – seems like such a great area of our country!!

  22. I love greens but hate to cook them, but I have to say my fave is fried green tomatoes with bacon on top! Yum!

  23. Well butter my butt and call me a biscuit! Favorite southern food is barbecue.

  24. I think I have to go with Okra. And anyway it is cooked is fine with me! Love, love southern cooking. Thanks for this great giveaway!

  25. Sweet tea baby!

  26. Beans and cornbread!

  27. Cornbread. Shrimp & grits. Fried okra. Biscuits, biscuits, biscuits! Fried catfish. I love it all!!

  28. Lori Hall says:

    In my opinion, there are just too many good things that we Southern women can make to choose just one. Fried okra with creamed corn…mac and cheese…..fried green tomatoes…country style steak and gravy…and of course….a good, fluffy biscuit!!!

  29. Momma always used White Lily, so I do too. I love a bacon and tomato sandwich. This is not just any BT sandwich! This is a tomato I picked from the garden still warm (you have to be barefoot too) white bread (I know heaven forbid) with a little mayo and fresh cracked pepper and salt and crisp fried bacon. Hmm. There is just nothing like it. If the corn is in, it’s even better as a side. I don’t eat them any other way!! Hurry up tomatoes!!

  30. Biscuits for sure! Thank you for this wonderful giveaway Heather.

  31. Rachel from Texas! says:

    Oh, my favorite Southern food has to be Shrimp and grits- preferably from a creole/cajun “chef”. If you pair those with the turtle soup and Sunday brunch at Brennan’s in NOLA, you’ll never want to leave. Thanks for the giveaway AND the frequency of blog posts. Your blog is like a mini vacation!

  32. It’s a toss-up between cornbread and green beans cooked in bacon grease. Mmmmm.

  33. I’ve been a true Southerner (a transplant from Maryland) since 1999, and it wasn’t until about 2 years ago that I fell in love with Pimento Cheese Spread at a baby shower. Tucked into the trough of a slice of celery (the way we Southerners trump the bad with the good), the velvety cheese with the crunch of veggies is heaven. Just sayin’.

  34. Biscuits with a slice of a fresh home grown tomato!

  35. Hands-down… my favorite is biscuits. Biscuits with butter. Biscuits with honey. Biscuits with jam. Biscuits with ham. Biscuits with cheese. Well, you get the idea!

  36. Dolisa Winkelman says:

    Barbecue! Southern Barbecue! That has to be the best food ever! I especially love it with an authentic corn casserole!!! Yum!

  37. My favorite is purple hull peas with ham hocks–very humble food, but absolutely divine!

  38. Kristina says:

    I love this giveaway- Biscuits and gravy and grits. I miss the south:(

  39. Terry McClung says:

    Obsessed with okra! Love it fried, stewed, roasted, and even raw. Great giveaway….. blessings!

  40. It has to be biscuits and gravy, yum.

  41. Fried chicken of course!!!

  42. Gloria Hamilton says:

    It has to be without a doubt my mother-in-laws fried chicken. I craved it when I was pregnant with my oldest daughter but she lived hours away. My husband tried to please my craving with KFC but I wasn’t fooled. BTW, love the canvas bag.

  43. Lydia Cunningham says:

    Biscuits. I think I’ll be making some this weekend!

  44. My dad’s side of the family is from Arkansas. Beans, cornbread, greens, fried potatoes, and sliced tomatoes!

  45. Lindsay says:

    Mine has to be fried okra! I always wish that they sold it in the movie theater instead of popcorn!

  46. Biscuits hot from the oven and slathered in butter! Also grits and pecan pie!

  47. Darlene L says:

    Cornbread with “soup beans.” (navy beans with ham hocks) Thanks for the chance to win some awesome goodies.

  48. Lonnie Jenck says:

    How can you just pick one?!? I’m a lover of all Southern food. My top picks would be shrimp and grits, mile high biscuits, and pimento cheese! Yummy through and through.

    Lonnie Jenck

  49. Biscuits and gravy

  50. Sweet potato pie! With home made whipped cream.

  51. Oh that Southern hospitality is a culture all its own! I really love Paula Deen’s Pig Pickin’ Cake made with mandarin oranges and pineapples. It’s so light, cool, and refreshing after a big hearty meal from the south!

  52. Fried Okra! And sweet tea to drink of course. :)

  53. Grits! Grits go with everything- shrimp, sausage, gravy, fried eggs, cheese….yum!

  54. Toos up between BBQ ribs and cheese grits or red beans, ham hocks and rice!

  55. Buttermilk biscuits, cheese grits, fresh okra, pecan pie, greens… I could go on and on. You know, it is funny. One side of our state has different food than the other, more southern part of the state.

  56. Grits and biscuits for sure!!

  57. Cheryl B says:

    Sweet potato pie!! yummy!

  58. Annette says:

    BBQ, steamed blue crabs and fried oyster po’boys. Thanks for the opportunity.

  59. Corn bread all the way! :)

  60. Christina Bradford says:

    Biscuits with Chocolate Gravy!!!

  61. I just tried fried chicken and waffles for the first time. Yum! :)

  62. My favorite southern food….well one of them anyway, is Gumbo. And it is going to be cool and sorta rainy here in Southern PA, so I am going to make a big pot today! I may even make some biscuits!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  63. Tracy S. says:

    southern…I always think of chicken and waffles and watermelon and bbq…but my favorite??? Gumbo!

  64. Fried okra!!

  65. Wendy B says:

    It’s gotta be biscuits, or corny, cheesey, cornbread, or……..gumbo, or……the list goes on!

  66. Born and raised in Georgia…I grew up eating collard greens and cornbread and those are awesome, but my all time southern favorite is chicken and dumplings made with White Lily flour. Crazy good eating:)

  67. Christina Bradford says:

    Chocolate Gravy with Hot Buttered Biscuits!

  68. Jennifer says:

    Hands down…….Collards!

  69. This is tough one but I’d have to go with biscuits and gravy. Thanks for such a fun giveaway!!

  70. Shrimp and cheese grits!!!

  71. Julia D. says:

    It would have to be chicken with dumplings, of course made with White Lily flour! Sure have enjoyed traveling with you to the Int’l Biscuit Festival. Such a beautiful place to see and a job well done by you to share with us. Thanks for the opportunity of the great goodies.

  72. Okay, I’ll give this a shot. Biscuits please! Whenever my mom made biscuits when I was a kid, (which was a lot) I could eat 6 all by myself. Now I know better since its harder to play it off these days.

  73. Martha T. says:

    I love cornbread and beans.

  74. Biscuits and gravy, of course!!

  75. jenna harlow says:

    What’s not to love… biscuits, gravy, fried chicken, grits, cornbread, cobblers……….

  76. What a fun giveaway! I’ve loved reading about your trip to TN… I think TN is a pretty special state, but I might be a little biased since I live here. :-) Baking biscuits is something I do every week and I’m loving the biscuit and pastry cutter I see in the picture. My favorite southern food is probably fried okra… although I try to stay away from fried foods, there is no way I can resist a huge batch of fried okra here in the south… it’s the best!

  77. Andrea Hamilton says:

    Years ago (20+), in Denver, I worked for a wonderful family from Louisiana and North Carolina. MmmmMMH! They knew hospitality! I’ll never forget the sweet tea and Carolina BBQ, or their charm and grace.

  78. Mashed potatoes and gravy – YUM! Although I have to say the cornbread in the south is too die for too!

  79. Love many of the southern dishes but favorite is biscuits with homemade sugar syrup. My Grandma always made us this for breakfast. We would put the syrup in a bowl with a little butter and dip her homemade buttermilk biscuits in it. She would always make us eat a egg before we could have the sweet. She made the syrup by cooking sugar in a saucepan till it started to turn brown and bubble around the edges then add water and let it cook down. This is by far my absolute favorite meal she made. I sure miss her~

  80. I mistyped my email on the previous comment about my grandma’s buttermilk biscuits and sugar syrup. This is the correct one~ sorry.

  81. Key lime pie!!!!

  82. Michella says:

    Hush Puppies and BBQ!

  83. Po Boys!

  84. Fried green tomatoes and spicy sauce to dip! Oh my gosh this is my favorite.

  85. Wow, thank you for this neat giveaway! My favorite Southern food would have to be buscuits. They are just so versatile – enjoy them plain, with gravy, as shortcakes etc). Yum! Thanks for the opportunity! -Sheena at Sissies in the Kitchen

  86. Bread pudding with a whiskey sauce.

  87. Huong Dao says:

    Key lime pie! :)

  88. La Juana Peeples says:

    Well of course Biscuits, but I do love me some real cornbread and black-eyed peas with sweet pickles and ham!

  89. Wow, thank you for this neat giveaway! My favorite Southern food would have to be biscuits. They are just so versatile – enjoy them plain, with gravy, as shortcakes etc). Yum! Thanks for the opportunity! -Sheena at Sissies in the Kitchen

  90. Denise B says:

    Sweet tea!!

  91. Fried chicken and biscuits–yum!

  92. Lyndsey says:

    BISCUITS, of course! My dad made my brothers and I homemade biscuits most every morning before school. Great memories. With butter and bit of honey on top.

  93. Fried chicken and biscuits. Yum!

  94. My favorite southern dish is peach cobbler with a fluffy biscuit topping and a big scoop of vanilla ice cream!

  95. Dorothy says:

    Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits is one on my LONG list of Southern favorites!!

    Dorothy- (Southern born, Southern bred)

  96. Susan Yaklin-Everson says:

    My favorite southern food is barbecue ribs and corn bread. Yummy!

  97. All these comments are making me hungry! My favorite summer southern meal is fried okra, blackeyed peas and sliced garden tomatoes.

  98. LAURA WINDHAM says:

    This gal is from the South and all of it is good when you start with biscuits and end with fried chicken.

  99. Paula Gardner says:

    Toss up between cornbread and biscuits!

  100. Laura Windham says:

    My favorite always start with biscuits and ends with fried chicken.

  101. Corn Bread and ribs are my favorite southern food! Alright now I am hungry.

  102. Stephanie Barrett says:

    I love biscuits with anything, and my son always requests biscuits and gravy for his birthday. I have always wanted to visit the South! My family on my maternal grandfather’s side settled there in the 1700’s.

  103. Samantha L says:

    I love fried green tomatoes and sweet tea!

  104. Shannon Smith says:

    Just one? There is no way to name just one… My grandmother’s pound cake? And her cornbread. And her chocolate pound cake. Oh, she had great lemon Meringue pie. And her sweet tea was amazing. Oh, I love all southern food – except pork rinds. and pig skins. and frog legs. and maybe fat back. :)

  105. Maureen C. says:

    Oh ya’ll, fried catfish! And, biscuits, blackeyed peas and fried okra. The list could go on for days.

  106. Linda Rubin says:

    Well, my all time favorite southern goodness is fried chicken. My second would be cheese grits.
    What a lovely giveaway. Sure hope I win.


  107. Linda Knight says:

    My husband’s collard greens and black eyed peas!

  108. You know this is like askin’ a momma who her favorite child is, right Heather?!

    That being said. As a double-fifth Generation Native Floridian, I honestly have to say the best southern dish I can possibly think of is fried mullet with the roe, cole slaw and a big old bowl of grits with lots of butter. Makes my mouth water just thinking about it!

    Thanks for the opportunity to win this swag bag. (And White Lily DOES make the best biscuits!)

  109. Jennifer Corn says:

    Buttermilk biscuits!

  110. Kimberly J says:

    black eyed peas and cornbread. Really, anything that I can eat/dip/smother with cornbread!

  111. cornbread and biscuits……both! :)

  112. I live in WA state but when we wen to Georgia to see my Son graduate from boot camp I fell in love with grits, fried green tomatoes, and mostly “tomato pie” I still dream about that pie, lol.

  113. Chicken and Dumplings! Well, and fried chicken, fried okra, fresh corn, gravy on anything…LOL! I LOVE living in the south and love our food!

  114. Southern food is soooooooooooo good…but my favorite is fried catfish with hush puppies.

  115. Fried chicken and biscuits with honey better! Yum!

  116. Red beans and rice!!

  117. N Leachman says:

    I am in Canada and had to read every ones response to see what qualifies as Southern food. I am a big fan of biscuits, bbq ribs, fried chicken and pecan pie. Great giveaway :)

  118. Homemade biscuits and white gravy, mom made it with a rue of bacon grease, flower and milk…yummy.

  119. Fried chicken, mashed potatoes and as always, biscuits! With butter :)

  120. Dianne H says:

    Biscuits and Gravy, Fo’ Sho’

    Thanks for the Giveaway, Heather!

  121. Charmaine says:

    Biscuits. Yummy!

  122. Rachel rothe says:

    Fried Okra – beyond a doubt!

  123. Fried chicken–all the way–followed by biscuits with honey and buttttttter.

  124. Having just returned from a trip to New Orleans, I’d have to say my new favorite is pralines, closely followed by beignets!

  125. Okra. Any way it can be fixed!

  126. Carla H. says:

    My favorite southern food is my mama’s fried chicken!

  127. oh…. that’s easy….Biscuits and Gravy. YUM-O.

  128. gumbo or jambalaya – both rock!

  129. Oh dear, being a Southern California girl, my experience is very slim when it comes to having eaten much of Southern food except for my mother’s biscuits and fried chicken as I’m sure her recipes were influenced by the South.

    I sure enjoy seeing all the places you go as you always inspire me in someway or another.


  130. Pamela Cothran says:

    Fried chicken and gravy over a hot fluffy homemade biscuit. Georgia Born and Georgia Breed.

  131. Pamela Cothran says:

    Ripe Georgia peaches, whipped cream, and shortcake biscuits.

  132. Cynthia McLuhan says:

    My mom always used White Lily flour and cornmeal to coat her amazing fried okra and the self-rising flour with ice cold buttermilk for her light as a feather biscuits! White Lily is right there in my memory bank. I am certain that White Lily will be the flour of choice in heaven and that Mama will be in charge of biscuits!

  133. Pick me! Pick me! I’ve always wanted to make good biscuits. Of course my fav would be fried chicken. Who wouldn’t love that? But a biscuit goes perfectly with it.

  134. Stephanie says:

    Oh my! I’m not sure I can decide which. I love so many. I’ll say fried squash and biscuits. Thanks for the giveaway!

  135. There are so many favorites! Ham and beans with cornbread will be my answer. However, sweet tea, biscuits, fried chicken, barbecue…..oh,my. Would be great fun to win.

  136. I really love a good, gooey Pecan Pie! and fried catfish and hushpuppies… and Gumbo!

  137. Biscuits and honey with Hoppin John. Love the saying- Well bless her heart and butter her a biscuit! That southern bag of goodies would be great to win.

  138. Shrimp and grits….of course there’s always sausage with biscuits….and let’s not forget fried chicken…or fried ANYTHING. Heck, I just love it all!

  139. Joy Taylor says:

    Biscuits and honey.

  140. Does sweet tea count as a food?

  141. Biscuits and jam!

  142. Jane Perry says:

    Oh, Heather, there is no doubt about my favorite Southern food. It’s fried chicken cooked my grandmother’s way. It was a staple at our house when I was growing up. Alas, the food police put an end to the twice weekly indulgence. The pan gravy that went with it was wonderful. That, too, is sadly too much of a good thing. Now, we save this family treasure for the patriotic celebrations and every family member loves it! Thanks for offering the give away and especially for sharing your visit to this glorious place.

  143. KENDALL says:

    A hot out of the oven biscuit with real butter. Is there anything else???

  144. Nothing better than a good biscuit in my world. I tried shrimp and butterbeans when I went to Round Top this year and dang, that was a good meal! (plus the kid that served us had spurs on his boots)

  145. Nothing is better than a good biscuit! I did try shrimp and butterbeans when I was at Round Top this year….yum..and even better because a kid with spurs on his boots served us!

  146. Fried chicken collard greens and biscuits. Yummy!

  147. Melanie says:

    My favorite southern food is fried chicken with biscuits and gravy! Thanks for the chance to win this great giveaway!

  148. Dolores says:

    Why biscuits of course! My favorite things my Grandmother made and my favorite to make, with White Lily of course!

  149. Being from Dallas Texas I have so many favorites to choose from~ Biscuits and gravy, pinto beans and cornbread, fried potatoes, fried chicken, peach cobbler, sweet tea. Okay, I choose biscuits and gravy!

  150. Nancy C says:


  151. kristen pare says:

    Fried green tomatoes and spicy dip sauce!

  152. Great Giveaway! Fried Chicken is my favorite southern food!

  153. Biscuits and gravy, hands down. But chicken fried chicken is a close 2nd!

  154. Fried green tomatoes with mama’s secret sauce and biscuits heaped with butter, the real deal good ol’ butter!

  155. Courtney Johnston says:

    Peach cobbler!!! And I love biscuits too. : )

  156. Evelyn Pintor says:

    It’s got to be Vidalia Onions!! OMGoodness!!!

  157. Jenn S. says:

    I tried shrimp & grits for the first time while on vacation in Charleston last month – delicious!

  158. Easy…Ky. country ham and biscuits!!

  159. I Love fired okra and dumplings over stew.
    Happy Day

  160. Jeri Sue E. says:

    Fried Okra, messy BBQ shrimp, a good fish fry, fried chicken made in the cast iron skillet handed down through generations with white gravy sauce and…..biscuits!!!!!

  161. Well butter my butt and call me a biscuit! I just returned from my hometown in the south and it’s hard to pick a favorite food. Hmmm, fried catfish, hush puppies, cole slaw, grits, biscuits and sweet tea. It’s all good! Always trying to improve on my biscuit making. Would love to win this. Thanks for taking us along on your little trip. We appreciate all you do on your blog.

  162. I would have to say shrimp and grits, and biscuits and gravy are amongst my top southern faves, along with a side of collards, fried green tomatoes and blackeyed peas! And peach cobbler for dessert too! Love to get your posts!

  163. So so cute! And welcome back! (:
    I’d have to go with fried chicken, though okra is a close second!

  164. Amanda Marshall says:

    So so cute! And welcome back! (:
    I’d have to go with fried chicken, though okra is a close second!

  165. daddy’s country fried steak, rice and gravy, butter beans, fried summer squash, sliced tomatoes and cucumbers.. and of course momma’s buttermilk biscuits… Sorry couldn’t do just
    What a fun post hugs, Cherry born and raised in Savannah, Georgia

  166. Cindy Holshouser says:

    Cornbread – with butter and honey. What a great prize.

  167. What a fun giveaway! My favorite Southern food is biscuits and gravy!

  168. gumbo or anything from Waffle House!!!!!

  169. Stephanie Mansdoerfer says:

    I’m great for any kind of country food! I especially love hot biscuits with butter and honey, cornbread, crispy fried chicken, and all the homemade sweets!!!! Yum! Thanks for the opportunity!

  170. Homemade ice cream, nothing like sitting on top of that hand cranked ice cream freezer to weigh it down as everyone took turns turning. Seemed like it took forever! Yum!!

  171. coasterkim says:

    fried cornbread!

  172. Kim Bell says:

    fried cornbread…yum!

  173. It would be a toss-up between fried potatoes and fried okra. Thanks for the give-away!

  174. Jennifer says:

    Biscuits and gravy! or maybe fried chicken, no, shrimp and grits. Oh well, thanks for the chance at this fun giveaway.

  175. Laura F. says:

    I love pulled pork and collard greens.
    What an awesome giveaway!Thanks for a chance to win.

  176. Cornbread and fried green tomatoes…Southern carbs!

  177. That’s a tough question! Only one? It’s a toss up between fried chicken or biscuits and gravy…. I’ll have to go with the B & G! Thanks for the opportunity at swag! :-0

  178. Oh this is hard…summer vegetables: tomatoes, butter beans, fried okra and angel biscuits. Oh I’m hungry now!

  179. This is a tough one…Fried green tomatoes or chicken and dumplings, beans and cornbread. I love them all!

  180. Fried Chicken, Biscuits and gravy! Now I’m hungry :)

  181. Biscuits and Gravy.

  182. Great giveaway and thanks for the details of the trip
    I have to say Bananas Foster New Orleans style is my fav!

  183. Cornbread. No sugar of course!

  184. Randi S says:

    I have to say, my all-time favorite is a hot biscuit, all melty with butter! I skip dessert for good biscuits and butter!

  185. Lori M. says:

    Definitely, fried chicken. Really good fried chicken cooked by a real Southern gal.

  186. OH…Spoonbread and hot homemade biscuits from scratch…. smothered in butter!!!

  187. Gabrielle says:

    My grandma’s Fried Chicken…..without a doubt.

  188. Cornbread muffins with REAL butter for sure!!! :)

  189. Trena Dominy says:

    You mean I have to choose just one favorite?! I think biscuits and gravy, because they are great anytime day or night.

  190. Laurie Peck says:

    Mac and cheese, especially Art Smith’s recipe. Have been really, really wanting to go to Blackberry Farm. One day…

  191. Tracy Harvey says:

    Fried chicken and green beans cooked to death!

  192. There are so many! I would have to say biscuits and fried chicken and mac n’ cheese….the list goes on…..!!! Thanks.

  193. cornbread, and tea, and shrimp, and, and, and……

  194. Ellette says:

    About 10 years ago I went on a girls trip to the South and one night we made Frogmore stew. So delicious!

  195. Hands down, fried green tomatoes!

  196. Jeannie S says:

    Fried Chicken and fried okra!

  197. What southern food do I NOT like? I cannot think of a single one.
    Fill my plate, mama, with one of each and leave me to the fun.

    Start with butter beans, then greens, taters and sweet tea.
    Round out with tomatoes, okra and bacon … happy I will be.

    Add in the mac and cheese, collards, black eyed and biscuits.
    It will be just like Alton, Paula, Lee brothers and Scott fixed it.

    And then I will roll away from the table, happy as a fried clam.
    Put a biscuit in my pocket and say “Many thanks ‘mam!”

  198. Peaches. Fresh peaches.
    cooked food? peach cobbler (which really is biscuits over fresh peaches. Mmmm

  199. pulled pork sandwich!

  200. Amy Bauer says:

    Chicken & Dumplings are my Southern home-cooked favorite!

  201. pulled pork bbq and baby back ribs and fruit tea

  202. Homemade biscuits with melted butter and honey – nothing better!

  203. That’s a tough question, but I’m going to go with Shrimp and Grits :-)

  204. I feel a little predictable saying my favorite southern food is biscuits, but there you are. I make mine with a combo of butter for flavor and shortening for flakiness.

  205. Nanci Hargis says:

    Ham and brown beans with greens on the side!!

  206. Michele Shilley says:

    It’s a tie between biscuits and gravy and fried okra! Yum!

  207. Erin Plumb says:

    Fried green tomatoes!

  208. Michelle Weller says:

    Warm biscuits with butter and raspberry jam!!

    Thanks for the giveaway–the bag is adorable!!

  209. Mary Ann says:

    Biscuits and gravy!!!

  210. Heather H says:

    Collard greens!

  211. What a terrific souvenir from your trip! And you are so thoughtful to bring one back as a giveaway for your readers. My favorite Southern food is pecans! Pecans in cookies, candies, sour cream coffee cake, pralines, ….

  212. Carole in OC says:

    it’s a tie between fried chicken and key lime pie …

  213. Randa Weir says:

    WOW, that’s a tough one! I can’t decide between southern fried chicken like my grandma used to make or a delectable hummingbird cake. Both are a little labor intensive and messy, but oh, so worth it!

  214. Claudia De La Cruz says:

    I LUV biscuits and gravy, cheese grits, fried okra and any pie you want to feed me. I was not raised in the South, but I should have. Just to think of all the years I could have been eating all of those yummy foods :-(

  215. Teri Balch says:

    My favorite is Fried Potatoes, but they are especially good when served with Fried Pork Chops, Macaroni and Tomatoes and Corn Bread. Yum! Yum! : )

  216. Sweet biscuit bag! My favorite is shrimp n grits. Thanks for asking.

  217. Well, having lived in Nashville all of my life – love it all (okay, almost all). I think fried chicken, mashed potatoes, fried cream corn, biscuits, sweet tea and banana pudding would top my very long list. Quite some time ago, in seventh grade home economics, the first thing they taught us to make was biscuits. Love, love, love the giveaway.

  218. Well after reading all of these comments I would have to choose (D) All of the above. I love all southern/ comfort food. I actually like a good plate of greens and cornbread with honey butter. But serve me anything and I’ll eat it. I’m not picky. Thanks for hosting this great giveaway!

  219. Rachel C says:

    Collards! And biscuits with honey. And fried chicken. And……

  220. A friend from New Orleans taught me to make breaded okra w/ a light corn breaded texture w/ very light oil in a pan. it is DELICIOUS!!!!
    that’s my fav’ but my most heart felt is BISCUITS! :)
    XO from SC! r.

  221. Maryann D. says:

    I would like black beans and biscuits.

  222. Naomi White says:

    Hi Heather! Fav Southern Food – Collard Greens with Bacon!!! But I loves me some biscuits too :)

  223. Fried Chicken!

  224. You take the best trips!

  225. Kate west says:

    Really good cornbread.

  226. The corner piece of a really good cornbread.

  227. I love pinto beans, fried potatoes and onions and buttermilk biscuits. Oh, and don’t forget the chow-chow. Doesn’t get much better than that.

  228. Does brisket count? I love Southern barbecue!

  229. Angie Boss says:

    sweet potato biscuits

  230. I love biscuits and gravy, especially when there’s bacon in the gravy! Oh, and I can’t forget, I love southern fried chicken!!

  231. My Southern roots are showing….miss my Grandma’s garden lunches…..fresh tomatoes, black-eyed peas and cornbread!!! Yummy.

  232. I’d say cheesy grits…but love biscuits with honey too!

  233. Fried Pickles and Shrimp & Grits. Either served with Sweet Tea. Thankful for southern food all the time.

  234. Chicken ‘n Dumplings. I remember watching my grandmother roll her dough for the dumplings, in her apron. Sweet memories of her always cooking, it was her passion.

  235. What a delightful giveaway! I love warm biscuits with creamy butter and honey!

  236. karen q says:

    What a wonderful giveaway. I didn’t even have to think about the question, buscuits and gravy it is. I could eat them every day.

  237. Verna Thayer says:

    Okra is my favorite, fried is the best but—-love it all ways!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  238. Cornbread always spins my spurs. :)

  239. Debbie Welchert says:

    Fried chicken and sweet tea.

  240. staci A says:

    I love cornbread!

  241. Fried Chicken, mashed potatoes, granny gravy, biscuits and corn! Oh, and of course Sweet Tea!

  242. Lately loving grits!

  243. Fried Chix and buttermilk cheddar cheese biscuits, or maybe rhubarb-strawberry pie.

  244. Cindy Butler says:

    My grandmother’s buttermilk biscuits!

  245. Fried chicken is at the top of my list. Thanks for a great giveaway.


  247. This relocated “Tar Hill” is in need of her roots….good southern cooking! Ummm…biscuits and red eye gravy. Nothing on earth like it. Count me in n good luck to everyone:)

  248. Well, I have Oklahoma roots and for me, I love, love homemade biscuits and chocolate syrup–made only with Hershey’s cocoa and eaten only after you’ve eaten your eggs!


  249. What a wonderful giveaway! I just love biscuits and gravy.

  250. Deb McK says:

    Right now it is the fresh squash breaded in a cornmeal/flour mix and fried up! Fried okra later in the summer. Thanks for the opportunity and I love you blog.

  251. Britt Egan says:

    Fried green tomato blt with goat cheese : )

  252. Biscuits and gravy…oh and boiled peanuts!

  253. Your trip looked so fun….I love buttermilk fried chicken,that would be my favorite with sweet tea to wash it down….

  254. Oh my!! What a fabulous giveaway!! I have to say my favorite Southern food is homemade Peach Cobbler with a biscuit topping! The kind that cute little rosy-cheeked grand-ma’s bring to the church supper or All Day Dinner on the Ground and hymn singin’! Praise the Lord for Southern cookin’! Amen.

  255. It’s gotta be biscuits for me too…. But the fried okra would be next!

  256. Cornbread!!!!

  257. Hmm, let me think. My list of southern favorites is pretty long. I’ll have to go with a simple classic dessert. Let’s go with a slice of Sweet Cherry Pie. The kind with a super flaky crust along with a dollup of whipped cream (served on a very pretty plate, of course).

    OK, make that two slices.

  258. As an Oklahoma girl I love chicken fried steak , fried catfish fresh from the pond.
    Or anything on the menu at Cattleman’s in OKC:)

  259. Hands down…LOVE those HOT Southern biscuits covered with honey-butter.

    Sweet wishes.

  260. i love biscuits and milk gravy

  261. Cornbread and fried green tomatoes. In that order!

  262. Crawfish étouffée with sweet cornbread!
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  263. michele says:

    Biscuits and gravy…oh my!

  264. Pulled pork!

  265. Terri Smith says:

    Corn Bread and Collard/Turnip Greens!!
    Not sure which is making my mouth water more….all the Southern food picks or this awesome, fun giveaway!!

  266. Renee G says:

    My favorite southern food is sweet tea.

  267. Carol B. says:

    Hot fresh biscuits and mashed potatoes make any meal delightful!

  268. My dad grew up very poor on a small farm in Missouri. He is a great southern cook. Now 81 years old, he has made our family his famous “biscuits and gravy” countless times. As a very young girl, I have fond memories of the small cafe my family owned for a short time. Dad started making his biscuits and gravy in the wee hours of the morning, and the old cowboys would come in early to get a plate full before they were all gone. They always sold out fast.

    Dad stills fires up his cast iron skillet every Christmas morning to make us this favorite, soul-satisfying breakfast.

  269. My dad grew up very poor on a small farm in Missouri. He is a great southern cook. Now 81 years old, he has made our family his famous “biscuits and gravy” countless times. As a very young girl, I have fond memories of the small cafe my family owned for a short time. Dad started making his biscuits and gravy in the wee hours of the morning, and the old cowboys would come in early to get a plate full before they were all gone. They always sold out fast.

    Dad stills fires up his cast iron skillet every Christmas morning to make us this southern favorite.

  270. Elizabeth Ramstad says:

    Warm biscuits and jam-yum!!! Thanks for the fun give-away!

  271. A nearly impossible question to answer! I could say fried chicken, biscuits, fried potatoes or pecan pie, but I think my absolute favorite of all is Fried Green Tomatoes! There is nothing like the tart taste of a fresh homegrown green tomatoe lightly battered in egg and flour, fried to golden brown with a dash of salt and pepper! Simplicity and homemade comfort food. If anyone hasn’t tried them yet, you must taste them at least once before you die! 😉

    The giveaway is lovely, thank you for the chance to win! Mmm, I wish my tomato plants had fruit on them right now. I’d make a plate and share!


  272. Southern fried chicken…

  273. mountain girl heidi says:

    I’m from the Northwest, so my experience with southern food has been kind of limited. Buuuut, I love good biscuits. And peaches.

  274. Cheesy Grits!!! YUM!

  275. Glenda A says:

    Now this is a hard one!! I had a biscuit with fresh strawberry jam for breakfast, so as of this moment that is my favorite.

  276. Jonna Musselwhite says:

    It has to be Chicken and Dumplings!!!

  277. It’s not a food, but southern sweet tea is my comfort! Always has been, always will be! Happy Memorial Day!

  278. Jill Jones says:

    Its hard to tell you my one favorite food. First, I thought- Fried Chicken, then what about Fried Okra- no- Fried Green Tomatoes, or Fresh Green Beans cooked to death with bacon, or Black-eyed Peas with Cornbread, but then wash all that down with a mason jar of Sweet Tea, not to mention the desserts- Peach or Blackberry Cobbler, or maybe Pecan Pie- I can’t decide, anyone of them would make me happy, sounds like a gooood supper!

  279. Monica Judd says:

    Speaking of biscuits, my grandmother, whom I fondly refer to as “Nanny,” makes the best biscuits I’ve ever put in my mouth. Topped with some homemade peach jam, they nearly melt in my mouth. So my Nanny’s biscuits top my list of southern favorites.

  280. Speaking of biscuits, my grandmother, whom I fondly call “Nanny,” makes the best biscuits I’ve ever put in my mouth. Topped with a little homemade peach jam, they nearly melt in my mouth. My Nanny’s biscuits top my list of Southern favorites.

  281. Biscuits dripping with butter and honey!

    Thank you for the giveaway!

  282. Michelle S says:

    Fried okra!

  283. warm cornbread!

  284. Marie W. says:

    Yum! Biscuits and honey.