TTraditional Southern FoodsMy story

My parents were born in the 20s and 30s in McComb and Liberty, Mississippi. I was born in late 60s Chicago, but bred on down home, old fashioned southern values…and cooking. I luv to eat and thank God for my upbringing. The standards, experiences and memories laid a fantastic foundation my husband and I gratefully share with our children.

There is value in history and things of old – and we honor history when we look at the why of tradition and examine how it is best applied in our lives today. As this applies to food; I enjoy the tastes, textures and memories of good soul food, but the strong pattern of hypertension and diabetes in my family health tree, as well as the overweight and heart condition in my life called for a closer look at the food I had given a hallowed place. It was easy to see that a diet full of things fried, smothered, candied or porked was good to me, but not good for me. Knowing better, I have to do better to care for my God given temple.

My food focus shifted from blindly following tradition to mindfully exploring the tradition of our cooking.


Enter #TempleCare Cooking.


Current Foods

TempleCare is a way of living that involves faithfully focused nutrition, exercise, rest and upkeep for health and wellness. It engages our triune nature (mind, body and spirit) for the purposes of nurture and good physical stewardship.

I luv to eat and am so thankful God has blessed us with an abundance of foods for our nourishment and enjoyment. As a home cook, with no formal culinary training, I’ve spent the last fifteen years exploring – reading cookbooks, studying concepts of nutrition, trying new foods and experimenting with new preparations for soul food standards.  TempleCare Cooking is a sharing of these learnings. Most of our meals and recipes are quick and simple – in line with my faithfully fit food philosophy.

Want to join the exploration?

Follow me on Instagram where I regularly post pictures of the foods I cook and eat. There is a running joke at our house that eating does not commence until the food is blessed and Momma takes a picture (smile).

On my blog, I share food facts, perspectives, product finds and recipes remakes.

For more detailed learning, check out TempleCare Cooking – The Class, our fun and informative cooking party.

I’d love to hear about the good stewardship steps being made in your kitchen.  Please share how you shop and cook, and help spread the message of this movement by using #TempleCare on your food posts on social media.


Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

1 Cor 10:31 KJV


Take care, God bless and be well,