Hey cousins, it’s Rosie! Welcome to I Heart Recipes!
I’m a Soul Food blogger living in the Pacific Northwest, bringing Southern cooking to gorgeous Seattle, Washington. I was born and raised in the PNW, but my family roots go all the way to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where my grandparents were born and raised. I live every day to bring the traditional values, recipes, and love of food to life for my family—whether they’re online or in real life. So, welcome to the party, family! Let’s get right into it.
Why I Heart Recipes Started
In 2009, I was feeling burnout from my full-time job as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Long, emotional days with no real escape were getting to me. My husband said I needed a hobby, and you know what?! Dang, was he right! So, on a whim, with no real idea of what I was doing, I started my blog and YouTube channel, and the I Heart Recipes family was born.
I’ve always loved cooking. From the moment I could walk, you’d find me following my aunties into the kitchen, playing with biscuit dough, and making up my own dishes with kitchen scraps. My mom is one of 18 kids, so my family is swimming with aunts and uncles, all raised on my grandmother’s cooking. My grandma, the matriarch of the family, has always been my inspiration for my love of all things cooking. I strive daily to live the values she instilled in my family: to ensure everyone is fed and feels like they belong.
I was brought up on every type of Soul Food you can imagine. From Creole to Cajun recipes to traditional Southern food—collard greens, smothered chicken, mac and cheese, or any version of cornbread you can imagine. And desserts! There were always enough desserts to feed an army and then some. I worked hard to gather bits and pieces of my grandmother’s recipes from the memories of my aunts and uncles and eventually perfected as many of her recipes as I could (with the approval of the whole fam, of course—my ultimate taste testers!).
Eventually, I became a resource for all things cooking. My friends and family who didn’t know their way around a kitchen would come to me for help, advice, and recipes. I realized my loved ones didn’t know how to make their favorite comfort foods. So, Cousin Rosie to the rescue! My first recorded and published video was a haphazard video blog of me making dinner, going on long rants, and puttering about my kitchen while my husband was at work. We posted it online and the rest is history.
I Heart Recipes began as a hobby and has turned into a Southern and Soul Food resource for thousands. I strive to share the recipes I grew up on, all with a classic Cousin Rosie spin. I want to make delicious, stick-to-your-ribs Southern food accessible to everyone, regardless of where you’re from or your skill level in the kitchen—comfort food made easy. I love to eat, love to recreate my favorite dishes from any restaurant I go to, and love to put a modern spin on traditional, authentic soul food my grandma made. And I love to please, taking requests from my online fam and creating recipes they want to see.
My already-large family has grown from 17 aunts and uncles and countless cousins to thousands of family and friends online. And that is why I’m always going to be Cousin Rosie, sharing delicious food, a little bit of sass, and some Southern charm, all from my home in the Pacific Northwest.
I’m so happy you’re here, and I hope you’re hungry! Let’s get cookin’!
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I Heart Soul Food – The First Cookbook from Rosie Mayes
Learn to cook soul food the way Mom and Grandma used to! I published a cookbook packed with more than 100 Southern Comfort Food favorites, including fan-favorite recipes from my blog and YouTube channel and never-before-seen recipes that are sure to become new go-to recipes in your home. Find out where you can buy my cookbook below!
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My next cookbook, Super Soul Food with Cousin Rosie: 100+ Modern Twists on Comfort Food Classics, is OUT NOW and I couldn’t be more excited! Another collection of 100+ recipes from yours truly, including family favorites, my most popular online recipes, and SO MUCH MORE.
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RosaMae Seasonings – A Brand New Seasonings Line from I Heart Recipes
After I released my first cookbook, I wanted to create a line of seasonings that encapsulated everything the I Heart Recipes brand stood for—making easy, delicious recipes (packed with flavor) that will bring your family together. My goal was to create a luxury Soul Food seasoning brand that will enhance your recipes and simplify them!
I named my seasoning and cooking line after my cherished late grandmother, Rosa Mae (who I am actually named after)! In this way, I’ve been able to bring the loving flavors of my grandmother’s Soul Food and comfort recipes into the homes of hundreds of cousins around the world. We have everything from Greens Seasoning to Oxtail Seasonings, Yams Spice, and even Peach Cobbler Seasoning. We also have many salt-free versions of our seasonings. Our seasonings are blended and packed right here in the USA, then shipped off to customers. Check out the full line of RosaMae Seasonings, available only online now!
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- Seattle Times – https://www.seattletimes.com/pacific-nw-magazine/october-4-taste/
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- All Recipes – https://www.allrecipes.com/article/jamaican-jerk-chicken-for-christmas-dinner/
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lady you should be the next Paula Deen your food looks wonderful cannot wait to get home buy some can biscuits already have cinnamon thank you so much for sharing.
From Kenya with love
I love your meals Ms Rosie and have lots of your vids save! Thanks for being a GREAT COOK!
Thank YOU Patrick!
This is the best recipes I have ever tried
Hi Rosie! I’m so glad I found you. I look forward into adopting some of your delicious recipes, as I’m an avid cook and baker. I was reading your bio and I too have had a similar childhood experience; in fact, I grew up in Tacoma, WA!!! I miss living there so much. Any hoot, again I look forward towards the fun filled experience with your ingredients! Take care.
Hi Shkoda!!! So glad that you found me! WOW! We used to be neighbors! XOXO
Saundra Evans says
I can’t find your mac n cheese recipe on your blog. I saw your video directing me to this blog for the exact recipe but I just can’t find it. I looked through the macaroni and cheese recipes but they were not yours. Help. Your blog is really beautiful and well constructed.
Please use the search tool. All the macaroni and cheese recipes listed on my blog are mine.
I would love a Crème Brulee French Toast Recipe made from Challah Bread. So far, there isn’t a youtube recipe on how to do this anywhere! It would be nice to have by Easter and Mother’s Day!
Jasmine Zayed says
Wow your recipes on YouTube are amazing! I hope you have enough food at your place. I also hope that you feed your brother. You live by yourself? That’s crazy!
Hi Jasmine! What was above was my past. I am truly blessed these days. No I don’t live by myself. I’m a wife and mother these days 🙂
Alan Martin Brown says
I was born and raised in New Orleans. Creole and Cajun food is my Bali wick. I cook a similar chicken etouffe which is just smothered chicken in a roux gravy. I must say that I like the twist of putting milk or cream in the gravy. Can’t wait to try it out on some bone in thighs I have to defrost.
I am glad for the blessings that you have received, your husband is blessed toi. He has a beautiful wife and she can cook soul food like a diva. Oh, let’s not forget his child too. It is great coming across your blog. I signed up for emails. Just an old white guy married 35 years 2 days from now to my eternal bride, my queen. Growing up in New Orleans I witnessed much social injustice that shouldn’t be allowed to happen to any of God’s children.
Alan Brown now in Michigan 25 years cause I married a damned Yankee… I mean a sweet northwestern girl that has put up with me and stood by my side or pushed from behind in some adversity. But she has dedicated herself to our Eternal Marriage. We do not believe that at death do we part.
Hi Alan! This comment made me chuckle!! 35 years of marriage? That’s beautiful!! Thanks so much for following my blog!!
you’re beautiful and a great cook! I love macaroni and cheese casserole but don’t know how to make it. I especially like it made with Hoop cheese. Can you please tell me how to make a mac and cheese casserole?
Hi Freda! I don’t have any macaroni & cheese recipes with hoop cheese, but I have several recipes.
Southern Baked Macaroni and Cheese
Soul Food style macaroni and cheese
Slow Cooker Macaroni and cheese
Rosie your mac and cheese do you use the whole box of elbow macaroni?
Hi Sherry, the measurements will be listed within the recipe 🙂
Johnny Hancock says
From Louisiana also a self taught cook
I love your recipes !! Easy to follow and the pictures
Make me want to cook right now !!
Dr. Rita Anita Linger says
I joined your recipe list serve today. I must tell you, your recipes make me smile. They are clearly developed with love….from the drinks to the food, you must have an old soul as I can just envision the love and care your ancestors imbued into you for you to create such masterpieces. Thank you for enriching my life with exceptional food and drink…. Dr. Rita Anita Linger
Thanks so much for the sweet words!
Ashley Greene says
Hi ms Rosie I’m an avid cooker and I love cooking and baking more than anything for my children and fiancé .. love your recipes ❤️ Wondering if you would be doing a salmon recipe soon ? Maybe a honey bourbon salmon 🙂 I’ve made it but I would love to try it your way
Hi Ashley! I will try to do salmon soon.
Barbara Benjamin says
Rosie, Your food looks good and I was taught how to cook by my mother and grandmothers from a small rural town in Ga. We have similar cooking styles and everyone tells me that I should be a restaurant owner. I love good comfort foods. Your Black eyed peas look just like mine. lol. It’s a compliment when family and friends tell me I can burn in the kitchen like my mother. She passed on 3 years ago leaving me a legacy of good down home southern cooking recipes and memories. I am 52 and all my immediate family that I was born into has died. Mother, father sister, and brother.
Rosie u are the reason I went and brought my slow cooker your recipes are great I can’t wait to see what u make in 2019.
Rosie, from the bottom of my heart I want to say thank you so much for all your wonderful recipes. Also, for teaching me how to cook and love cooking. You are amazing and a blessing. Much much much love to you and your family. Thank you so much!!!
Aweeee. Thank you sweetie! XOXOXOX
louis webb says
I Rosie,love your many recipes,I hear you say on all of your video’s if you like the particular recipe to give it a thumbs up…I haven’t been able to locate any means to do that . Any suggestion’s?
You can give thumbs up on YouTube 🙂
Janet Loveall says
Cant log in love your pinto beans and hamhocks
Hi Janet! No need to log in. Feel free to browse around by using search tool on top of the page. XOXO
Deb H says
Hi Rosie, I enjoy cooking almost anything..so I was low on cash and was thankful I had all the ingredients to make this mouth watering dish. I added a can of hot tomato sauce to mine to get it from drying out. But the finished product had my house smelling Amazing, my son came out of his room to see what was smelling so good. I love it, from one cooking Sista to another. Can’t wait to make the dessert recipe I saw on your blog (Krispy Kreme Bread Pudding) ta die for!
Dianna Anderson says
Hello Rosie, I love your recipes and I have been following you for some time on YouTube. Glad to see you are from the Seattle area. I am using your sweet potato pie recipe today.
I am making your Candied yams today
I will not alter your recipe
I make candied yams once a year but normally boil them.
This recipe sounds and looks best.
Walter McAlpine says
Thanks Rosie for sharing your old fashioned American style beef goulash. I tried the recipe today and it came out great at following your basic and important recipe.
Thanks for trying my recipe Walter!
I HEART this blog
I heart YOU!! XOXO
Awww! Thanks…. xoxo
Paula Kurth says
Rosie – I just found your website and signed up for your emails. I love to cook and look forward to receiving your emails. Could you please tell me where to find your Southern Chicken and Gravy recipe. Thank you
On my homepage, their is a search tool right under my picture 🙂
Can someone tell me the mac and cheese turned outn
Anna Robinson says
Rosie I’m confirming my subscription. I love your receipes
Thanks for subscribing!
Rosie now that the Neely’s don’t have a show,Food Network should feature u.I’m searching your site everyday and making my own cookbook from your recipes.Glad I found u,your peach cobbler looks like the one my Dad always made for me until he died,can’t wait to try it.Thanks so much,keep those recipes coming
Aweee. Thank you! I wish that the food network would reach out! That would be amazing! I hope the cobbler comes close to your dad’s sweetie!
Ron B says
Rosie I also came up from poverty to become the man I am today a positive role model, Keep doing yourthing and keep flying high like the butterfly that that ur. Ω
Jessie Sanders says
was perusing the pics and comments and recipes on FB this afternoon and came across your recipe for Southern Smothered Chicken and signed into your site. am looking forward to chasing recipes through your blog. what a find. so far you’re awesome. good luck with the food network, hope they ump on the bandwagon and put you in front of the camera. xxxoooxxx wickedj
Thank you!! I’m glad that you found me! XOXO
Rosie, I’m from North Carolina, and I love good soul food, cooking,eating and feeding everybody in my Family, my sons and several adopted sons…Collards is one of my specialties I am now living alone for the first time so its hard for me to just cook for myself, I made smothered chicken breasts,Broccoli,Mashed potatoes and a strawberry cobbler for Dessert, will be eating leftovers tomorrow and the day after lol, I can’t wait to try your Collards recipe and several more…I’m following you on Pinterest now, Have you ever tried putting your collards in fat back grease after you boil them? I also add a little sugar to mine while their boiling I know thats not the healthy way lol but thoughts how I’ve always made them Bless you Thank you for this Beautiful Soul food Blog 🙂
Hi Donna! I some times use fat back in my greens, but I’m not a fan of adding sugar to my greens. I think it maybe because I didn’t grow up eating them like that, but I know lots of people that make their greens with a little sugar 🙂
Love your blog and channel! I’m never eating store bought bread again! Homemade bread all day!
Aweee. Thank you!!!
I found you on youtube and then visited your website which is now my absolute favorite. I love that your recipes are easy to follow and the ingredients are simple to create something delicious. I will subscribe and definitely support and pass the word along. I’m really glad I found you!
Hi Lee! I’m glad that you found my blog! XOXO
annette skinner says
I have been cooking a very long time! I know great cooks when I READ one! Your recipes are wonderful, simple ,and yet elegant when needed! Keep up the great recipes! You really SHOULD be on the FOOD NETWORK!
Hello Rosie how are u and your family doing i hope very fine ok great we thank god
am sadia from austria and i just see your musterd honey recipe in youtube and i love it
i realy want to something like on this ramadan this week isha allah / if god will
soo i need something good
Have a blessed day.
Hi Sadiya. I hope you enjoyed the recipe!
Hi Rosie..You are the best I hope the Food Network will discover your talents soon!!! Thank you very much
for sharing your tasteful recipes with us. The menu this week will be The Banana Muffins, The Bacon and Cheddar Quiche, The Salmon Croquettes & The Jamaican Beef Patties. (Yummo)
Thank you Jody!!
Hi Rosie! A warm Kia Ora/Hello all the way from freezing cold New Zealand as it’s winter here at the moment. Just letting you know that your recipes are amazing and are warming my insides and my soul! I’ve made several of your recipes now and served them up to my family and there’s absolutely nothing left over – it’s all gone 🙂 Keep the recipes comin’!
Thank you for sharing 🙂 xx
Aweee. Thank you Karly! XOXO
Hi Rosie! It’s it too late to buy your cookbook? Can’t find the link anymore. Would love to add out to my collection, let me know please!!!!!!
Yes, I’m working on something else though, so stay tuned 🙂
Sweet Rosie, hello from the Netherlands, i so much enjoy watching your vids because you make very delicious meals that are easy to make, wow i love the “Southern Comfort” food Rosie’s style!
Hello there Carmen!!! I’m so glad that you like my recipes & videos! Thank you for coming by! XOXO
kenya edwards says
I found your youtube channel when i was looking for recipes to make turkey wings. I’m so happy i found you because now i have PLENTY of recipe ideas. You’re a God sent. I was so bored with my same ole meal choices every week. Making oxtail stew and cheesy chicken brocoli casserole real soon!
I’m glad that you found me!
I’ve been a fan of yours for a long time. I read your about page and we have similar backgrounds. I knew that’s why I was drawn to you. I want you to know you are fantastic and an amazing cook my love. Keep up the good work. You have my support. Kisses:)))
Thank you so much Denise! I subscribed to your channel, and will be checking out your videos asap! XOXO
I am so glad that I found this blog and your YouTube videos. I hope that soon you will make a cookbook as well. Thanks for sharing with us!
Thanks for coming by Jameka!
I made your smothered chicken….OMG…followed it to a T but I added green peppers…I have never had smothered chicken and wanted to do something different for my husband because he loves soul food. I am kinda picky….BUT this was so soulful..My son was licking his fingers and he is picky like me…My husband just sat back in his chair and looked at me and was like, “babe that was soooo good”…. Thanks for the recipe hookup!…I love your website..I’m looking forward to Thanksgiving. Girl you are awesome. God bless.
I have a TON of Thanksgiving & Christmas recipes coming so stay tuned!
It took me a while to find a website/blog a about good wholesome soulfood as well as other recipes. I also luv your YouTube videos. Are u going to publish a cookbook soon.?
Take care and keep entertaining us with your videos. … LUV THEM!!!!
Hi Danielle- I’m glad that you like the recipes & videos…. I’d love to publish a book, but that wouldn’t be for a while. 😀
Velvet Rose says
I stumbled onto to your blog while searching for a good southern/soul recipe for a sweet potato pie. I didn’t spend as much time watching my mom in the kitchen as I should have, and now I’m living with that regret. My mama’s name is Rosie also, and after viewing some of your recipes they seemed similar to hers. Because of the similarities I had to try a few of your recipes. Rosie THANK YOU !!!!!! You brought back some of my childhood memories. I lost my mom Rosie to breast cancer, and some of her recipes I could not remember how she cooked it or the ingredients, and because of your blog, I am able to make similar dishes as my moms. Your peach cobbler, beans, potato o’brien is exactly as hers and your caramel cake. MMMM MMM Good. Sending prayers for you and yours.
Rita A Reeves says
Hello Rosie I love your homemade yeast rolls and they are awesome and I think that you are too ,please keep up the good work and I sure hope that you will get a foodnetwork program because I think that you would do very well and you are a very blessed young lady.
Hi Rosie, I love your recipes and how you keep your videos on you tube nice and short. Thank you for helping me become a better cook. My family loves this stuff and so do I ❤
Thank you for trying my recipes!
Janet Cortorreal says
Hi Rosie love your recipes, and I do love you are frugal. I too grew up in the “hood ” NYC projects . I grew up on food stamp and the “cheese line” Lol kool aid rice and eggs rice and beans chicken. Surprise meat stews Lol . My aunt taught me how to cook at 12 and how to stretch a dollar at the supermarket. Thank you for your recipes :).
Us “hood” girls, start young in the kitchen! LOL.
Janet Cortorreal says
We sure do Lol 🙂
I stumbled upon your site looking for a good recipe. I found tons of good recipes!!! I really enjoy your display of directions and delightful voice. I’m a southern girl so many of your recipes are just like my grandma’s. She’s 91 and taught me to cook “Ole school”! I would love to find a recipe for her Cat Head Biscuits. We ate them with tomato gravy. She made them in a bowl of flour with a little “well” in the middle where she mixed the ingredients….eggs, lard and buttermilk. Any thoughts? Thank you again for such awesome recipes. You are way better than the cooks on the Food Network.
I don’t think that I am familiar with Cat Head Biscuits. It sounds pretty good though!
I love your blogs and vids!!! I make at least two of your dishes every holiday season!!
Hi Rosie, I am from North Carolina and also grew up no stranger to food assistance but I am grateful for having grown up that way because it taught me a life lesson. I stumbled upon your blog and I must say. ..WOW….I absolutely love your recipes. Thank you. Hopefully the network will pick you up.
Thank you! Let’s keep our fingers crossed. XOXO
Rosie, I just came across your website/blog tonight while at work looking at recipes and I will admit I am loving your style. Your easy to follow steps and your recipes. Thanks I look forward to following you for a long time. Thanks Rosie and keep them coming!
Hi Kim! I’m glad that you found me! Please let me know if you have any questions and etc. XOXO
Just discovered you on YouTube! I’m going to try several of your recipes…I’m currently cooking greens in the crockpot. This is my first time ever cooking collard greens from scratch!
I’m glad that you found me! I’m sure that you will pull off the greens hun!
Christine Tovey says
Going to make your mashed potatoes tomorrow – thanks for the recipe and Happy Thanksgiving!
Martha Gilmore says
Hi. My name is Martha. I am cooking your Southern Smothered Chicken Tonight. I am looking forward to it.
I can’t get the link you sent me to activate my account. Can you tell me why? I will let you know how dinner turns out. Thanks.
the links are sent automatically. I’m not sure why yours did not go through.
Ive gotten the link, i just can’t activate it. Dinner came out good. My goofy self had a few mishaps though. lol
I had the potatoes cooked and mashed. Went to season with some pepper, and a WHOLE bunch came out. So i said we will cook rice. lol Potatoes were not ediable. lol As i get to the gravy part, its looks thick. i keep following the recipe, and low and behold, i only put in 1 cup of chicken broth. Sheesh! lol Its was still good nonetheless. I will make this again.
Hi Rosie, I seen your stove top Mac & cheese on utube & I tried it. I LOVED it. It was so delicious, so I came here to your website & I am excited about now trying the southern cabbage recipe!!
Consuelo Evans says
My name is Consuelo. I just found you on you tube and facebook and boy am I excited. I used to love to cook, but when my oldest son was diagnosed with autism everything change. To make a long story short. I found you on YouTube a couple months ago and subscribe. I made the chili with turkey ground and I made the mac&cheese. My passion for cooking is back. THANK YOU! !
Hi Consuelo! So glad that you found me! I will try to upload more easy recipes for busy parents like myself!
Carol Kurtz says
Rosie, I found your site this morning looking for a bread recipe! I got a kitchen aid mixer for Xmas ( silly kids) and my bread is already in the pans rising! It was so easy. I tried sweet rolls from a different site last week and they didn’t rise very good. I think I added too much flour. I love your recipes and joined your site right away. However when I tried to confirm it, the computer said your page was no longer available, help! Greetings from northeast Wisconsin!
Hi there!I checked and it appears that you are indeed subscribed.
Hello Rosie I have been following you for about a year now. I have tried several recipes and they have been successful Planning on trying the Barque Ox Tails tomorrow.
Hi Evelyn! Thanks for being an amazing subscriber! Enjoy the oxtails! XOXO
Omg you are such a great cook and i bet you’r husband is super happy to be with some one as beautiful as you and you are truly talented
Hello Rosie, I made your Salisbury steak recipe tonight and it was absolutely delicious! I will definitely be making more of your wonderful dishes. You should have your own show on The Food Network….thank you for the great recipes….Kemm
Awee thank you Kem. I’m glad that you liked the recipe!
Such a beautiful woman. You’re food looks amazing! Making one of your dishes for the first time this weekend.
Thank you Chasity! Enjoy the recipe! XOXO
Rosie i love your recipes but i cant subscribe for some odd reason but you are my go to girl for recipes. I could just imagine sitting at your table pigging out because i just know you do your thing in the kitchen sister girl….. Keep up the good work the recipes ate everything. I look for to seeing you on the Food Network Show soon speaking it in extincts.
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You are such a beautiful lady that shows a great personality. I have enjoyed many f your recipes and look forward to more.
Thanks so much!
Thea Camara says
You’re amazing Sis!!
Thanks so much!
You are awesome Rosie! I’ve been watching you for several years now. I’m always impressed with your style, demeanor, presentation, and of course, your recipes! Keep up the good work. I hope to see you on your own nationally televised show one day. You deserve it!
Thanks Ivonne. I appreciate the kind words!
Diane Land says
Thank you for sharing your homemade from scratch caramel cake recipe. I made it today and it was delicious. You are a treasure. Can’t wait to try your other recipes. You video helped so much. I”m such a visual learner.
Hi Diane!! No Problem. Thank YOU for trying my recipe! XOXO
Girl, I have been watching your for years on youtube and I just want you to know, I abosultely love your recipes and you!!!!! Keep them coming 🙂
Thanks April! I appreciate your support!
Hi Rosie, I’ve been a fan of your recipes for years. Thanks for teaching me how to cook! 🙂 I was wondering if you have ever tried making lobster lasagna. I tried some overseas a few years ago and it was delicious, unfortunately the chef was not handing out any recipe. I remember looking forward to the days that he made it. Sooo yummy! 🙂
Hi Dee! How about a seafood lasagna with lobster, crab, and shrimp? I’d love to make it!
Hi Rosie. Can you make a recipe for a fresh strawberry pie ?
Sorry. I’m allergic to strawberries.
i just found your site this morning- been cking it out real good- it all looks really,realy,really good.at 4am it makes one want to get up and start cooking right now.i will be trying some out real soon.
Hi Warren! Glad that you found me!
ERNEST ALOU says
Oh pity I was in the united states in May to see my son who is studying there, I could have made a leap to see you … From Ivory Coast a big kiss for your wonderful site.
Rosie. I just found your site and I too am a southern girl, raised in North Carolina. I have been cooking since I was about 11 years old after my Father died. It was just my Mom, sister and I and when I was upset, I would cook. After my sister went to college, it was up to me to cook dinner. I love cooking and baking and I can not wait to try your recipes. They use everyday ingredients that I have on had. I definitely heart your site!!!!!
Hi Jeanie! Glad that you like my blog! XOXO
Maureen Ferguson says
Southern Cooking done RIGHT!!!!! Rosie’s recipes are authentic and she makes everything easy!!
Hi Rosie look forward to seeing your goodies every week. I just bought a new crock pot and will be trying the chicken and reds this weekend. Well on my way to buy the ingredients wish me the best!!! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day:)
Awesome! Enjoy your new CrockPot. I love mine!
I love your recipes! I’v made about 5 and they all turned out great. You should have your cooking show on TV. 🙂
Dea Jay says
Today, I baked the turkey wings. They were the best ever!
I seasoned exactly as suggested. I used packaged organic chicken broth, baked at 335 degrees for 2 hours). I boiled the wing tips in chicken broth.
I am freezing the broth (that was boiled and the broth from these baked wings) for the next time that I need broth for this dish or for another dish.
I absolutely love your recipes. I have tried several of your recipes and they were delicious. I visit your website daily to prepare my dinner. Thank you for blessing us with your talent and turning me into a wonderful cook.
Thanks LaToya! Glad that you like my blog! XOXO
I don’t even know you and I’m proud of you!! I pray for your success!
Thank you!!! XOXO
Hi Rosie, Let me first say that I love your site. Secondly I am not a cook….I am probably the worst cook ever. Normally my family and I go to my sisters house for thanksgiving…but due to a family incident we will not be joining them. I am going to use your recipes to cook for my husband and my daughter. Wish me luck!!! Luckily for Christmas we will be cruising…..LOL
I’m sure that you will have a successful Thanksgiving! LOL
Charlotte Bodiford says
I Love these recipes. I’m on a quest to try everything!!! Do you have a cookbook?
Hi there! I don’t have a cookbook at this time.
juanita rouse says
Hi Rosie, I’m trying to spice up thanksgiving dinner this year. Do you have a good recipe for rabbit.
Hi Juanita! I don’t have a rabbit recipe uploaded. Sorry.
Geri Romero says
Made your Mac And cheese last thanksgiving it was a hit!
Everyone loved it
Hi Geri! Glad that you liked the recipe.
Maria SOTO says
Hi Rosie. I was looking for a authentic southern style sweet potato recipe when I found yours. Thank you so much it was absolutely DELICIOSO. You are such a joy to me you are beautiful in sharing your recipies and in the person that you are. May the Lord continue to bless you and all you care for.
Hi Maria! I’m so glad that you found my blog! Happy Holidays!
April Nichols says
I’m trying your Southern candied yams for the first time. They taste really good. I think the ground ginger really gives them just a little different flavor. Thank you so much and Happy Thanksgiving. God Bless you and your family.
I have tried a few of your recipes and they have all been amazing!!! You should make a cookbook. I would definitely buy it
Thanks! I’m working on it! XOXO
MICHAEL COPELAND says
Hello I just stumbled upon your blog and so far I like it I’m for ever trying to cook what I see on line so my first dish will be your smothered chicken and I hope you don’t mind but I reposted it on my FB page
Hi Michael. Glad that you found my blog!
Laura Harris says
Hi Rosie, I just subscribed to your blog and your greens look sooooo yummy. Yes ma’am, will be making this on New Years Sunday 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing.
Hi Laura! Thanks for subscribing!
Laura Harris says
You are welcome! One more question for you Rosie? In that whole duration of preparing my greens, it will be 6 hours in crockpot on high? Just clarifying 🙂 Wanted to make sure I read that right 🙂
Hi Laura. I’m unsure which green bean recipe you are asking about, because I have several. Can you locate the recipe and leave a comment under it? Thanks so much.
Every time that I come by your You Tube channel, I learn something new. Today I am going to try your peach cobbler and then next week the lasagna. Your a very special person for sure.
God Bless you and your family.
Hi Jim! Let me know how the recipes come out for ya!
I have to say I cant wait to try this one. Every singe recipe I have tried of yours has come out so delicious! Thank you!!
James Mentor says
I bet you your Haitian or of some sort of Caribbean heritage. Your recipes are the only ones i’ve seen which tells the reader to “clean the chicken/turkey with lemon”. Am i wrong?
LMAO!!! I do have caribbean roots! lol
Azalea B says
Could you post a list of your most used seasonings/ingredients for majority of your recipes? I’m going grocery shopping around your recipes next week. Would help a ton
Here is a list of my most used seasonings
Hi Rosie l want to make the meatloaf in your recipe it calls for 2 lbs of ground beef l bought 5 lbs of ground beef How much of the other ingredients l need to use since lm using more ground beef Thank You
Hi Linda, You need to add 2 1/2 times more ingredients.
Ernest Pile says
Dear Rosie, I have been a fan of your website/cooking recipes for about 5 years now and I am enthralled with the results as I move through them. I sitting here right now preparing to cook your Southern oxtails recipes while watching the movie and “Julie and Julia.” It occurred to me that while I’ve ben taking advantage of your recipes, I have not contributed to your efforts.
As such, while I’m sure that advertisers contribute to you for allowing them to show their product (or they should), I would like to know how may offer a small contribution of my own to you. Do you have a PayPal account? Please advise.
Hi Ernest! I thank you for the kind gesture! However, you coming to my blog, and trying my recipes is more than I can ever ask for! Thank you so much my friend!
Carolyn G Peterson says
thank you so much for your wonderful recipes. i enjoy cooking and baking.
Thanks for stopping by Carolyn!
Rosie- I made your turkey wings and classic mac n cheese! I’m a hero in yhouse. Realky! Thank you!
Thanks for trying my recipe!
Homer Odell Anderson says
I just made your southern smothered chicken recipe and it was the bomb. Shared it with my Mom and siblings they love it too. I need more recipes preferably dinner. Thank very kindly.
Thanks for trying my recipe! Many more to come 🙂
Dee Moore says
Hi Rosie, I have personally found that by BAKING THE SWEET POTATO, it is a lot more flavorful. You extra time to do your crust while potatoes bake. They are easier to peel if coated in oil before baking. I would not change you ingredients if that’s what you like. Just my opinion. Enjoy
Hi Dee! If you head over to my Southern Sweet Potato recipe, I actual mention that I now bake my sweet potatoes. I like both ways though 🙂
Kelsey H says
Love your blog Rosie.
Thanks so much Kelsey!
Lucy Crawford says
Rosie, Thanks so much for your recipes.
Thanks so much Lucy!
Valia Glover says
I am so glad I found your blog. I first started seeing post from friends on FB. Then I knew I had to follow you. I have printed off a few of your recipes and I plan to make them for thanksgiving. Can’t wait to try the crock pot green beans with potatoes and bacon pieces! U will hit you back to let you know how everything turned out. Have a wonderful holiday!
Thanks so much for coming by Valia!
Valia Glover says
I received an Instant Pot as a Christmas gift and was reluctant to use it because, I consider myself a ‘real cook’ and it was no short cuts for me! But I tried it. OMG!!! I love this thing!. I was wondering if you have any pressure cooker recipes?
None listed at the moment 🙂
Rosie, I live in Germany with my German wife. I just found your meatloaf and showed my wife. Last week she made me meatloaf and it was not like yours. Hers was lean beef and it had four boiled eggs in it. Germans call it “wrong bunny”. Tomorrow I will make your meatloaf, which by the way, is almost the same as my grandmothers. Mimi was born in Mississippi in 1929 and she taught me how to cook soul food. Looking at you cook hush puppies caused me to practically drool. Tomorrow we will have “Soul Food Day” here in Germany. The problem is that these people don’t have cilantro or many of the things we take for granted in the US. Watching your videos reminds me of my childhood and just how special my Mimi was. I will look to see if you have a recipe for “cat-head” biscuits. If you don’t have one would you work on one? Mimi used flour and lard. That is about all I can remember, I was only six when I watched her. Thanks again for all you do and I hope you are blessed for what you do for all of us hungry people!
Celeste Brown says
I happened upon your website in a search for smothered chicken. Since then I’ve tried several other recipes. Your recipe selection is wonderful!!!! Thank you so much for sharing. Your goulash recipe was very very close to my original, as was a baked bean recipe. I look forward to an attempt at your gumbo recipe soon. Wish me luck! It will be my first attempt..
A Midwestern Gal that may or may not know what she’s doing in the kitchen on any given day.. lol
LOL!!!! Keep me updated on the outcome 😉
Rex Barton says
Made the mac and cheese…loved the flavor but was a little too runny. Your video looks like you are using less half and half and more butter than is in the posted recipe. My cheese soup and half and half was very liquid not creamy like in you video. Can you help me figure this out because I want to make it again! Thanks!
also….could not find 15 oz can of soup. Will the 10 oz size work?
No, you need 15 oz of the soup. Sounds like that’s why it was so thin. Try using 1 and a 1/2 cans next time 🙂
Tisha Harvey says
Hi there Rosie how are you , This is Tish your dad’s wife in which I’m a widowe now. I was searching on how to make smothered chicken with gravy and your iheart blog came up on recipes that you’ve done. So if you can assist me on the best and quick way to do it, I will gladly appreciate it. Please and Thank you.
Hi Tisha. You can find my recipe HERE. I hope all is well!
Laura Harris says
Good morning Rosie, hope all is going well with you 🙂 Rosie, what would be a good side dish (like a vegetable) to fix with scalloped potatoes?
How about green beans? 🙂
Kevin Vaughan says
Love this, you are awesome and continue to do YOU!!
Mary Lampkin says
I’m Miss Mary and I live on the extreme opposite end of the country from you, and that would be a small suburb just outside of Atlanta, Georgia. I just stumbled on to your seafood lasagna recipe and it look like it is to die for! I have been searching for a great seafood casserole recipe. With the exception of the pasta, your recipe comes closest to what I’m looking for than any I’ve seen. My family roots (both sides), are from rural Georgia, so southern cooking abound in my DNA! But, I so enjoy preparing and tweaking recipes handed down from my great-grandmother, grandmother, and mother. I take what I think is the best of their stuff and add mine to it. I’m proud to add your recipe(s) to my food arsenal!! Thanks and love you for sharing!
I can’t wait to try some of these recipes! The pictures have me absolutely drooling!
You are the Bomb!! I wanted me some back in the day smothered oxtails like my grandmother use to do it. So I typed into my search engine for “oxtail recipes” OMG! your beautiful photo of smothered oxtails appeared. All I said was “I Got to have it”!.
Glad that you found me!
Hola Rosie!! Quick question, can I use frozen corn instead of canned corn? Will it come out the same? Yes, I will use the creamed corn in a can but what about the frozen? Also, are you sure this isn’t going to be too sweet using a 1/2 cup of sugar? I’m asking now b/c I have no time to do a trial run??? lol I trust you but lawwwdddd I’m scared that that’s the right amount. Thanks! Love ya!
I’d stick to the recipe listed. Also, I’ve tried this recipes 100s of times. I’m sure LOL!
Thank you for recipes. Always wonderful Rosie
Thanks Anne! Happy holidays!
Alison Mc. says
Happy Thanksgiving Rosie!! You helped me save dinner today. This year I needed a mac and cheese recipe with no eggs,then enters your soul food macaroni and cheese recipe. I had naysayers questioning all the cheeses and cream cheese, but they were quickly silenced-lol. Thank you Rosie, my search for a good mac and cheese recipe is forever over. God bless you, sis.
I tried the Ox tail recipe they were great!! fall off the bone delicious… it was an effort to obtain ingredients in Japan and it was well worth it. Every Christmas my mom made Ox tails for us… smiling now!!
Hello Rosie thank you so very much on helping me make my dinners the boom….my kids ask me how i did it I told them YouTube it lol and i found a forever friend ……thank you again may God bless you always
Hi Rosie & Happy New Year! I used your recipe for the black eye peas and OMG they were delicious. Thank you so much for sharing your amazing recipes. I wish you many blessings in the New Year.
I Made your OXTAIls last night, and they were a big hit. Will stay in your cookbook for a while!!
Anthony Harris says
I cannot put into words how big a hit your smothered turkey wings was! I’ve made them on 2 occassions, most recently when my sister had her baby. Loved them! Outstanding.
Rebecca Reynolds says
Congratulations on the new blog! It looks wonderful!
Your recipes are amazing and delicious.
I love to explore and try one of your recipes at least once a week.
Great reviews from family and friends.
Bethany Linebarger says
Thank you for sharing your amazing work and talent. Our holidays are like giant family reunions, and your recipe has become my Easter tradition to bring to the big family dinner.
Thank you for trying my recipes!
Recipe for red rice
pat martin says
Hi Rosie, I appreciate and enjoy your recipes so much. I like the videos that show you how, but I especially like that you list the seasonings. So many cooks tell you how to make a dish but don’t tell you which seasonings will combine to make a tasty dish. Keep recipes coming!!!!! I wanted to know if you are coming out with a cookbook? I’ll be the first to purchase lol.
Oh my goodness!
My daughter is the family mac & cheese connoisseur and she loves it! So much flavor. It’s a keeper!
I’m so thankful that I found your “I Heart Recipe” Blog. I’m preparing a “Thanksgiving in August” for my Sister before she returns to Italy. I want this family and friends Gathering to be very special for her. I wanted to find “Newness” in the old Thanksgiving recipes and lo and behold you have it.
Thank you so much for sharing your “Gifts, Talents, and even the “Hidden Treasures” of your heart and soul.
Thanks so much for your kind words Ruby!! XOXO
Hello Rosie, I came across your blog looking for a creamy Mac & Cheese recipe. What I found was HOME!!! LOL…YOU ARE A BLESSING FOR A GEORGIA GURL!!!!!!
Hi Rosie, found you through Crouton Cracker Jack, so glad I did.
Glad that you found me as well! 🙂
I want to let u know how awesome your recipes are… Last week I made your stuffed chicken wings. Today for Sunday dinner I made your baked turkey wings and cheesey scalloped potatoes… Awesome… So much flavor… No complaints in my house just full stomachs and sleepy heads… Next I will do some of your bake goods because I love to bake… Thanks for those awesome recipes…
Rosalyn Lewis says
OMG…..I am so glad you popped up on my Facebook page! I’ve never been one who really liked to cook but I love to eat! My family and I are 3 for 3! We’ve done your southern baked macaroni and cheese, slow cooker smothered pork chops, and soul food sweet potato pie and not a negative response whatsoever! We like the simplicity of your recipes as well as the videos showing each step. We’ve been looking for some good recipes and you are now our family friend!
Glad that you found me!
Leigh Kosobucki says
I was looking for an easy oven baked ribs recipe and just googled it. Your website came up so I checked out yours and it looked super easy…IT WAS…DELICIOUS TOO. I can do 1&1/2 hours, that is way better than 3 and its still too hot down here in Georgia to grill. I will definitely be back to your website. Thank ya!!
Erica D. says
So Happy that I found your blog. Sad that I didn’t find it earlier. Happy to look back at most of my saved pins and realize they are your recipes!!!!
Earletta Choice says
Hello Rosie, I’m going to be trying out your Delicious looking Soul food Macaroni and 6 different cheeses. I need your help. I’m expecting 10 to 15 guests over. How much of each ingredient will I need? Please help this will be my 1st time. Thank ya!
Hi there. You can make two batches, and that should be fine 🙂
I would like to double your recipes. Mac n Cheese, yams etc. I am using throw away foil this year to cut back on dishes. What should I look out for with baking time and oven temperature differences?
Just check the dishes periodically hun. Make sure nothing is burning and etc . Happy Holidays!
SARAH CHATMAN says
You are a blessing to so many. Thank you so much for iheartrecipes.com.
About 3-4 years ago I make my very first sweet potato pie. I was looking for a recipe and ran across you. I have been with you ever since. I have introduced others to your website. Your recipes are simple, easy and delicious, that’s exactly what I look for. I love the fact you have pictures and videos, which make the food inviting. The photos make you want to cook the food. Just mouth-watering!!! This year you will walk me through my first ever peach and apple cobbler. Thank you for the video and recipe.
I have a request since you cook a lot of southern foods. I am originally from Mississippi. I grew up eating tamales. Today I live in California, though the tamales here are good, they are not the kind I’m used to. Can you produce a recipe with the southern style tamales?
Thanks in advance.
Hi Sarah!! I actually have one in the making. Stay tuned!! XOXOXOXXOXO
I loveeee your recipe’s I made the candy yams for Thanksgiving and everyone loved them. I had to tell everybody about your website. I’m about to cook short ribs and I’m looking forward to your recipe for those.
Thanks for trying my recipe!
Carol L Feltman says
Miss Rosie! I have died and gone to heaven! Your food is SOOOOOOOOOO delish! I am so happy I found your blog and your amazing recipes! I live in Puyallup, so we are kind of neighbors, I have lived in several
Southern states and in many east coast states, so I love Soul food, and yours is the real deal. Thank you so much for sharing all your yummy recipes.
God Bless You and keep those recipes coming! ❤️
TIC WIT IT says
Girl show the how we do in the 206 PACIFIC NORTHWEST YA DIG .. I LOVE ALL YOUR RECIPES OH AND THAT PINK MOSCATO CAKE IS TO DIE FOR!!!!! … KEEP LETTING THEM KNOW HOW WE DO IN THE CITY OF RAIN
Ayeeeeeee 206!!!!!!! XOXOXOXOXOX
I enjoy your site. The majority of my Christmas meal were recipes from you. Because of that, I am trying something new: Cabbage and smoked pork neck bones. I found your recipe on YouTube but wondered why it was not on your iheartrecipes.com.
Hi Ali! That recipe is a older one, and is being revised. Sorry for the inconvenience.
How Can I order your cookbook?
It’s not out yet hun XOXO.
Hi Rosie, I am a fan of your recipes. I also was born and raised in Seattle, but have been living on the east coast for the last 20 years. Your food reminds me of home and some of the meals that my mother and grandmother use to cook for me as a kid. Needless to say I didn’t inherit their cooking skills, which brings me here. Lol.
Hi Michelle! Well, I’m glad that you found me! XOXO
I haven’t been here in a while. But now that I am laid off, and back to being a stay at home mom temporarily, I needed to get some inspiration and direction. As I’ve gotten older, I despise cooking, but your recipes and videos make it a lot easier and bearable. Also, I LOVE THE UPDATED SITE!!!!
Andrea Szczepanski says
So My whole family LOVES your slow cooker mac and cheese. In fact, we just bought the ingredients to make it again tomorrow. I was on facebook a little ago and saw a recipe for mac and cheese…..it was IDENTICAL to yours and even had the same pictures!!! https://www.forenglishs.com/2020/04/best-slow-cooker-macaroni-and-cheese.html?m=1&fbclid=IwAR1L0pAPXQLkmlTbgZ6beMCoaH9_ojuIjY-3YEjUqDXg59PibUztN1Su-PU
ugh, I had to leave a comment with your recipe and website and told them that I hope the right person gets credit for this recipe!!
Anyways, your recipes are amazing. Thank you for sharing them with everyone!
Susie Knowles says
Rosie , I just wanted to say thank you ! I bake on the side for friends and neighbors . I was asked to make a red velvet cake and I tried your recipe and researching several I felt the best about yours ! Anyhow , it Cale our perfect ! I also appreciate the technique to make the pretty roses on the cake . My friend’s daughter was so happy !! Thank you again and God Bless you !
pat jackson says
I don’t know how I found your channel but I am so very happy I did. You deserve your own show on the Food network. Your recipes look delicious and remind me so much of my Mom’s dishes. Thanks so much for sharing your amazing cooking talent. I’m looking forward to trying as many as I can. Thank you again. Stay safe, stay well.
Hey Rosie!! I love your dishes!!! Question…..can I make this recipe in the instant pot?
Hi Brooklyn, which recipe are you asking about. This comment is left under my “about Rosie ” page my love.
Theodore Walker Sr says
I am force to learn how to cook al my brothers no’s how and i’m the oldest our aunt help raise us all but I was raise by my
aunt and in college by the time they come to live but to the point, how do you cook salmon, trying to learn
Hi there! I will upload salmon recipes in a few.
Pat martin says
I AM SO HAPPY YOU FINALLY PUBLISHED YOUR COOKBOOK. I ORDERED 2. MY FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOUR RECIPES IS THAT 1. THEY TURN OUT SO DELICIOUS AND 2. YOU ADD THE SEASONINGS FOR EACH DISH . THANKS
Thank you so much Pat! I truly appreciate it! XOXOXOX
Rosie, are you still on you tube?
Yes ma’am! I will be uploading soon. XOXO
Allen Rudd says
Just wondering when I will receive your cookbook that I paid for. Am I premature in my request and may soon come or was my order lost. Let me know, Thanks
My cookbook isn’t released until October. If you made a purchase, you preordered 🙂
Varna Mitchell says
looking forward to purchasing your cookbook Ms. Rosie. I will keep checking back, I watched your video on fried Cornish hens. looks good.
Allen Rudd says
Alex Horvath says
I love your recipes. Can’t wait for your cookbook.
You are everything sister!!! My first and only choice with recipes are yours. You are my secret. LOL! But seriously, your measurements are always perfect and the results are perfect. There is not a recipe of yours that has ever failed me. I would have never thought you are cooking like that in Seattle?!?! I’m from Texas and I KNOW you have to come from SOUTHERN Roots. Your recipes all represent the dirty south. You’re amazing. Before you, it was Paula Deen. Which I ALWAYS had to tweet. But not yours,. You cover all the points. Take care sister
Aweeeeeee!! Thank you!! XOXOXXOXOXO
Steve Cross says
Going through your fabulous recipes, I swear I gained 15 pounds just reading. I was raised in MN, Stationed with the Navy in MD, OK and WA, and moved to TX after i got out, got more than one belly full of Soul Food through the years, after i moved back to MN(family). I sear I lost my taste or the food did. I am glad I found you, You may have saved my taste buds.
LOL! Glad that you found my blog!
Jeana C says
Rosie, I’m not the leave a comment kind of girl but I had to tell you how amazing your recipes are, I made the garlic onion chicken wings, sweet potato pie and the chili last week it was so yummy. My husband gave me the highest compliment! Thank you so much! Looking forward to trying other recipes from you, stay healthy.
Thanks so much for the kind words Jeana!
Helen Kampf says
Hi Cousin! I came across your content on Facebook. I love watching videos about cooking. I live in Ottawa, Canada and I am not familiar with Southern style “soul food”. But the “soul food” recipes and the every day cooking ones look very tasty, and your instructions are easy to follow. Your voice over is very clear. Thanks for doing all this great work!
Hello there Helen! I’m glad that you found me on Facebook! XOXO
damaleeann reyes says
Hello mrs.rosie i love you’r foods they are so delighfull and i bet your husband is so happy and same with you’r kids
anyway GOD BLESS YOU :):}
Do you have a crockpot spaghetti recipe? If not any suggestions on how to go about making it in a crockpot? I don’t trust everyone’s recipes but I would definitely try it if you have one.
Hi Stacy. Are you looking for a regular spaghetti, or chicken spaghetti?