I am so happy that you came by to see what we are all about! My name is Jodie, and together with my husband Blaine, we run this little ol’ food blog.
Blaine and I are what you might call foodies, but that’s not the whole story. The whole story is that we were “foodies” before being a foodie was a thing. Blaine and I come from a long history in the restaurant business. It’s always been part of our life and who we are. Blaine started at the age of 17 managing a Baskin Robbins in Memphis, TN while I started waiting tables when I was 15 at my hometown diner, Breece’s Cafe. From our separate but similar paths we spent the next several years of our life entrenched in the food industry. Our paths finally crossed in the summer of 2002 and we have been on our own little food journey since then. Blaine has continued on in the restaurant industry managing kitchens and employees and everything in between while I have traveled down a few different paths after the birth of our twins in 2006.
I have done everything from wedding photography, to professional seamstress, to running my own catering company, to writing a weekly food column for our local newspapers (I still do that!), but this blog has always been at the center of it all. In 2011, we were blessed to be able to move back home from Georgia to our home state of Tennessee, where I now help manage my family-owned winery (yes! a for real winery!) in Nashville, TN! Since then we have been living the good life about an hour outside of Nashville, raising kids and chickens and vegetables in our little corner of the world. We have been able to really embrace our love of food and Southern culture and work them both into this site and we are so happy to share them with you!
So, what kind of food will you find here? Well, that is something that Blaine and I are always trying to narrow down more and more every day but what we strive to cook for you are the meals that we cook for our family. Those meals are fresh, creative but not overly complicated (usually), usually from-scratch whole foods and many times it comes right from our garden, or our community. Most of our recipes have, at the very least, a nod to our Southern roots but we aren’t against a good ethnic meal every now and again.
Where to Start?
We’ve got TONS of great recipes (over 400!) but some of our most popular are our Ham and Cabbage Soup (an old family favorite), Old Fashioned Pot Roast, Easy Cheesy Sausage Skillet, and Crispy Roasted Okra.
There are so many more great recipes that we cook every day! We even have a handy MEAL PLAN feature on our site to help you keep all of your favorites sorted.
We hope that you come back again and again to see what we are cooking and growing. You can also follow us on all of the social media channels such as YouTube, Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram. You can also sign up for our weekly email newsletter!
We hope to see y’all around soon!
Jodie and Blaine
Y’all say “hi!” to Daisy. We have had Daisy since the very day she was born. Her momma, Roxie, was a stray dog that wandered onto our property one day. She was sweet and friendly, so we kept her. A few weeks later, Roxie had 10 puppies!! That was an interesting time for us and so full of joy. We found wonderful homes for all of the pups (even a special needs puppy, Mocha, who was blind) but we kept Daisy for our own. Roxie has since left us, but Daisy has remained our constant companion. She is. by far, the most expensive dog we have owned. She has eaten goats, chickens and car bumpers. Ripped out plumbing and chewed countless toys, but we love her and for all of her faults she is the best dog we have ever had.
A quick note about affiliate links:
You may occasionally find links on this site that link to products or services on another site (like Amazon.com). These are affiliate links and I may make a (very) small amount of money if you click on or purchase through those links. HOWEVER, I do not link to products that I do not personally use and recommend, because that is bad joo joo y’all.
Have a question? Comment? Concern? Let’s Chat! You can email me at twoluckyspoons(at)gmail.com
A few notes about the recipes and my photographs:
- We typically work with kosher salt for cooking and regular salt for baking.
- Our stove is not your stove. They are different. So cooking times may vary. A good thermometer works wonders as well.
- All photos and recipes are under copyright. If you would like to use one for commercial purposes, please contact us. If you would like to make one of our recipes for your own blog, please provide a link back to our post with appropriate credit and rewrite the recipe in your own words.
- If you would like to use one of our photos for a “roundup” type post, then please provide a link to the original post and please do not include the ingredients or instructions in that post.
- You may not reuse our photos and content in it’s entirety without our consent. Any of our copyrighted material found on your site will be reported to Google as copyright infringement. Basically, don’t steal our stuff y’all.
- If you aren’t sure please email us at twoluckyspoons(at)gmail.com
– We shoot with a Nikon D300 and a Nikkor 35mm 1.8 lens. For the most part we use natural window light and a very fancy reflector ( ok, it’s just some foam core). On occasion we will pull out our ancient Novatron studio lights to do lighting for some photos. We really prefer natural light but we’ve got a day job and sometimes you have to take pictures at night y’all.
Meet the Yard Birds
When we moved back to Tennessee, one of the things we really wanted to do was get chickens. They are the personification of country life for us and, let’s be honest, there is nothing better than a farm fresh egg. We started with 9 chickens that first year and over the last few years we have added several more. Every year we lose a few to wild animals and every year we get new chicks. We still have a few girls left from the original nine and they are some of our favorites. We named them after the Golden Girls. The ones that are still with us are Bea, Betty, Rose and Goldie. We have a couple others that don’t have Golden Girl names like Bossy and Ethel.