Cookbooks Now Available…..


My cookbook, Simply.Southern, is now available for purchase at Bevers Kitchen in Chappell Hill, Texas, McCall Style Antiques in Carmine, Texas and Whistle Stop Antiques in Giddings, Texas.  If you or someone you know is in the area they can get them at these places.  And they are fun places to shop and eat!!  Go check them out!!  Can’t thank them enough for their support.

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Bevers Kitchen-Chappell Hill, TX


Bevers Kitchen in Chappell Hill, Texas has revamped their gift shop and it is amazing!  Local designer, Cynthia Haba, The Irish Lady, has truly brought this gift shop to life!  You can find my My simply.southern cookbooks there for purchase.  Stop in and see what’s going on in the neatest small town in Texas – Chappell Hill!  Their annual Bluebonnet Festival will be held on April 13th and 14th be sure and attend this fun event!  #simplysoutherncookbook #asouthernlegacy #chappellhilltexas #beverskitchen #theirishladydesigns


4-H Cookbook Class


Enjoyed sharing with the Food & Nutrition 4-H group of kids some baking and cooking tips.  I gave them some fun tips for cooking and baking in which they won prizes which made it super fun!!  A simply recipe was made from the Simply.Southern cookbook.  These kids are awesome!!!  I was really impressed with their knowledge and this 4-H program is really great for kids.  I am always impressed with 4-H and all the things they offer for kids!


Kids Cookie Camp Contest


I will be giving away a Kids Cookie Baking Camp for 3 Kids!!  Each kid will receive a monogrammed apron, a signed cookbook and get to take home some yummy cookies!  I will be teaching them how to make homemade cookies!  To enter go to our Facebook Page Simply.Southern and like the post and tag a friend.  Drawing will be held on Friday, March 1st!!  GOOD LUCK!!




College Cooking 101


This week I enjoyed cooking with these high school seniors set to go to college this fall.  This was a class I offered as a contest on my Facebook page and was a drawing won by Anna Finke.  They each received a crock pot and a Simply.Southern cookbook.  I came up with a 7-10 meal plan for them using recipes from my cookbook and also set up a grocery list to help to plan when shopping for the items needed to make the recipes.  I wish them much success as they graduate from high school and attend college this fall!

Follow us on Facebook to enter our next free drawing for a baking class!!



Banana Bread with Dark Chocolate


Enjoy this yummy treat!

Banana Bread with Dark Chocolate Chips and Pecans

This recipe is very easy and we love how moist the bread tastes and with a sweet treat of dark chocolate!




1 stick unsalted butter (room temperature)
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1 large egg
3-4 ripe bananas
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
1 cup dark chocolate chips
½ cup chopped pecans, optional


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9X5 loaf pan. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar together for about 2 minutes until smooth. Whisk in the egg then add the mashed bananas and vanilla. Mix until well combined. Add the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Mix until well combined. Fold in the chocolate chips and pecans.

Pour mixture into the loaf pan. Bake 55-65 minutes until a knife inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean.



Cookbook Review


Thank you to everyone who has inquired about and bought a Simply.Southern cookbook.  I appreciate your support and for helping me donate to a worthy cause, Adam’s Angels Ministry.

I especially am thankful when I receive a comment or a review and I wanted to share this one that I got yesterday:

“Tina, I can’t tell you how much I love the cookbook you signed and gift wrapped for my Mom’s birthday!  I love everything about it, the great recipes, the beautiful photos, your beautiful poem and especially your personal testimony which is such an inspiration to us all!  And the large print on the recipes means I don’t have to find my cheaters.  If anyone is looking for a special gift for a birthday or Mother’s day I HIGHLY recommend Simply.Southern, a Southern Legacy.  It is much more than just another cookbook, it is truly a keepsake!”  by Denise Thomas

Thank you Denise for such kind words.  I am blessed by your friendship and support!

If you would like to get your own copy of this cookbook, please message me at or message me on Facebook through Simply.Southern.

God has truly blessed me through the writing of this book and I pray that it is a blessing to everyone who receives one.