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A fun, non-intimidating approach to southern cooking…for us modern girls!

Are you intimidated by Southern, from scratch cooking? Or perhaps you’re just looking for a few of those old Southern recipes you grew up on! You’re in the right place sista!!

Hey hun! I’m Monique, the slightly crazy, fun-sized chick that will be personally guiding you (with video included) through all of these down-home southern recipes! I’ve learned a thing or two while attending the prestigious, “Grandma Barb’s Culinary Institute of the South” aka my grandma’s kitchen!


As a wife and mother, it feels so good to recreate those from-scratch dishes that I grew up on for my own family. I’m beyond thrilled to be able to share them with you as well!

This site is chocked full of coveted family recipes, recipes I’ve developed and tweaked to perfection and a few non-traditional ones sprinkled throughout.

You’ll be mastering my southern baked macaroni and cheese that Nate Berkus and Curtis Stone loved and whipping up my candied yams that Jessica Alba shared on snap-chat, like a boss!!!

Coming soon I’ll even be showing you how to lighten up some of these classic Southern dishes like the healthy chicken fried steak I showed Dr. OZ!

My goal is to help you build your kitchen confidence with tried and true recipes and enjoy the soulful comfort that is the heart of southern cooking! But hey, don’t take my word for it, check out what fans are saying!

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    My family collectively yells thank you to Yes, Divas Can Cook! Because of her site, my buttermilk fried chicken is amazing and highly requested!

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    I made the macaroni and cheese, peach cobbler. Both turned out amazing. I’m the Man that can cook but I learned it from a Diva.

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  • S. Davis

    You are my shero. I made thanksgiving last year on your recipes. Thank you for all of your great tips, recipes, and advice. I am able to make recipes that I though were impossible to make. Again thanks for sharing.

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  • A fan

    Your site has inspired me to start my cake business! you make cooking look like a complete blast! Your recipes are the absolute best hands down and I appreciate the fact that you don’t mind sharing your great recipes with the world! You are the best!

    A fan

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