About Us

About Dana!

About Us - Southern Gals CookHello friends, I am so glad you dropped in for a visit.  Southern Gals Cook was inspired by my desire to share thoughts about faith, family, heirloom recipes, gardening and clean southern living.

I have two wonderful boys and I am married to a power lineman/farmer.  We live in a remote area in South Central Ky on “Old McDonald’s Farm” with three dogs, cows, goats, hens and roosters, all of them spoiled rotten!

I was raised a farm girl (working in tobacco fields) and most of my summers were spent with my Grandmother (I am only one of 13 grand kids).  I learned how to cook from watching my Mother and Grandmother in the kitchen.

My style of cooking is very southern and down to earth.  Sometimes I try to get fancy; sometimes it works, but most of the time it doesn’t!  My husband tells me I should just stick with what I know!

So, grab a cool glass of southern sweet tea and come sit a spell with us, you’ll be glad you did!

God Bless

About Tangi!


Hi, SGC reader! I’m absolutely thrilled to be a part of the Southern Gals Cook family! I’m a thirty-something mother of 2 children and wife to my wonderful husband of 15 years. I’m originally from the Peach State (GO DAWGS!), but God has directed my path and I have followed it to the Bluegrass State.

I have been a cook since I was big enough to stand on a stool. I’ve watched my mom, my dad (who we call Poppa), and both of my grandmothers whip up some amazing things from the kitchen and I have tried to emulate those same skills in my kitchen for my family.

Over the last couple of years, I have become very aware of the disturbing changes in our food culture and have made it a mission to feed my family the same way my grandparents did: from the garden and from scratch. I have been so excited to learn from Dana in the areas of gardening, canning and freezing. I hope you all will join me and the other Gals as we develop new recipes and shortcuts so that you can bring these same healthy, home cooked meals to your family’s table in less time.

6 thoughts on “About Us

  1. Ron Ford October 19, 2014 at 8:33 pm Reply

    Dana, my name is Ron Ford and I am the person who won the Italian Cream Cake at the benefit auction Saturday night in Alvaton, Ky. David Lamphear was right it is delicious to say the least. Never thought I would say this, hope my mom forgives me but it is as good as her’s, God rest her soul! If you would like for me to return the plate it was on please let me know, and again Thank You!


    • southerngalscook October 22, 2014 at 2:33 pm Reply

      Hey Ron, I am so glad you enjoyed the cake! No need to return the plate, but thanks for asking. I’ll soon be taking orders for the quickly approaching holidays, so if you would need a cake for an event, family get together, etc. just let me know and I’ll whip one up for ya!


  2. Lori May 13, 2014 at 12:12 pm Reply

    Hey Ladies, I started following along due to my friendship with Tangi, but have grown to absolutely love this site!!! All of you are an inspiration in so many valuable ways. I’m still learning about the whole blogging thing, but can’t think of another place to do so. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!


    • southerngalscook May 13, 2014 at 12:55 pm Reply

      Hey Lori! Thank you so much for taking time to let us know. We really appreciate your support and would welcome any feedback. Thank you!


  3. Leigh Costello July 6, 2012 at 10:55 am Reply

    Just found your website today while looking thru facebook posts. I am loving it. I love to cook. Thank you for sharing your ideas.


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