Southern Tea Cakes #SundaySupper

Who’s your favorite celebrity chef?  Everyone has one right??  Or if you’re like me you have many & found it almost near impossible to pick a recipe for this week’s #SundaySupper…

I mean, seriously, how do I pick one??
Mom's Test Kitchen: Southern Tea Cakes

There’s Rachael Ray with her 30 minute meals.  Y’all know how much I love a quick dinner!  But then there’s Sandra Lee & her semi-homemade goodness.  And don’t forget Bobby with the magic he makes on a grill.  And we definitely can’t forget Jamie Oliver who seriously has the best name in the world.  Ever.  Plus he’s a pretty good chef too.  😉
Do you see now why this was such a hard decision for me??
Mom's Test Kitchen: Southern Tea Cakes

The more I thought about it though, I knew there was only one chef I could really go with as my favorite.  I actually got to see her live a few years back & it was absolutely amazing!  She is exactly the same live as she is on her show!  She’s from my original neck of the woods, she’s got two very handsome sons & she loves butter.  She’s my kinda gal.
So here’s to you Paula Deen.  You’re always welcome to join me on the front porch for a glass of good sweet tea.  Bobby’s welcome too…
Inspired by: Paula Deen
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 14 minutes
Yield: 2 dozen cookies


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • pinch ground cinnamon
  • pinch ground nutmeg
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl sift flour, baking soda, and baking powder together.
Add remaining ingredients and blend well. Dough will be soft and wet.
Cover dough and refrigerate for 1 hour.
Scoop dough into 1/2 tablespoon size balls and bake on a slightly greased sheet pan for 12 to 14 minutes.
Now be sure to check out our host Tammi from Momma’s Meals & the rest of the #SundaySupper crew’s favorite celebrity chef dishes:
Starters or Snacks :
Martin at ENOFYLZ Wine Blog – Oyster and Brie Soup and Wine Pairings for Celebrity Chef #SundaySupper
Linda at The Urban Mrs. – Inspired by Bobby Flay, Lobster Chowder with Roasted Corn Salsa
Erin from Dinners, Dishes and Desserts – Rachael Ray’s Cinnamon Popcorn
Cindy over at Cindy’s Recipes and Writings – Jamie Oliver’s Bread and Tomato Soup
Jeff at The Catholic Foodie – Drop Biscuits – Breakfast with Chef John Besh
Renee over at Kudos Kitchen By Renee – Giada De Laurentiis’ Garlic Toasts With Red Pepper Aioli

The Main Dish:
Sheila at Cooking Underwriter – Paula Deen’s Chicken in a Crock Pot w/ Sauerkraut and Apples
Laura over at Small Wallet Big Appetite – Martin Yan’s Beef Chow Fun
Sarah over at Crispy Bits & Burnt Ends – Michael Symon’s Lola burger with crab tater tots
Susan at The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen – Ina Garten’s Baked Shrimp Scampi
Tammi at Momma’s Meals – Lee Drummond’s Sloppy Joe’s
Lane over at Supper for a Steal – Bobby Flay’s Rosemary Bricked Chicken
Tara from Noshing with the Nolands – Michael Symon’s Pork and Apple Scallopini
Shannon at Country Girl in the Village – Simple Red Sauce over Rigatoni. Inspired by, Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos
Kris over at In the Kitchen with Audrey and Maurene – Rachael Ray’s Muffin Tin Meatloaf
Nicole from The Daily Dish Recipes – Paula Deen’s Slow Cooker Pulled Pickled Pork Sandwiches
Becca from It’s Yummilicious – Ina Garten’s Grown Up Bacon Mac & Cheese
Alice at Hip Foodie Mom – Sunday Pot Roast with Risotto Cakes from Kelsey Nixon
Jen over at Juanita’s Cocina – The Neely’s White Turkey Chili
Brianne from Cupcakes & Kale Chips – Crockpot Beef Pot Roast with Mushrooms inspired by Giada DeLaurentiis
Isabel at Family Foodie – Polenta with Garlicky Shrimp inspired by Chef Todd English
Wendy from The Weekend Gourmet – Shrimp Penne in Pesto Cream Sauce, From Emeril Lagasse
Bobbi over at Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen – Cheesy Poblano Chicken
Patti at Comfy Cuisine – Tyler Florence’s Chicken Francese
Roxanne over at The Roxx Box – Jambalaya Pasta with Penne, Chicken, Shrimp and Andouille
Sue from Sue’s Nutrition Buzz – Rachael Ray’s Spicy Corn Chowdah Mac ‘n’ Cheese
Jamie at Mama Mommy Mom – Penne with Asparagus, Smoked Gouda and Prosciutto. Adapted from, Giada De Laurentiis’
Tora over at Tora’s Real Food – Pork and beans with Alton Brown’s pickled pork
Elisabeth over at The Hand That Rocks The Ladle – Emeril’s New Orleans Style Red Beans & Rice

Amazing Sides:
Megan from I Run For Wine – Curtis Stone’s Acorn Squash Roasted with Thyme
Sandi over at Midlife Road Trip – Gabriele Corcos’s Gnocchi di Patate
Shelby at Diabetic Foodie – Orange Pecan Black Rice, adapted from Ina Garten
Katie from She likes Ruffles, He likes Truffles – Chef Fabio Viviani’s Spinach and Artichoke Risotto

Sweet Endings:
Renee over at Magnolia Days – Brownie Tart
Conni at The Foodie Army Wife – Inspired by Ree Drummond – Scrumptious Apple Coffee Cake
Paula over at Vintage Kitchen Notes – Bill Granger´s Cherry Tart
Pam from The Meltaways – Savannah Sheet Cake
Katy over at Happy Baking Days – Mary Berry’s Treacle Tart
Jaime over at Mom’s Test Kitchen – Southern Tea Cakes
Amy over at Kimchi MOM – Crack Pie, I Can’t Quit You

Lyn from The Lovely Pantry – Sweet Potato Chocolate Chip Squares
Melanie at From Fast Food to Fresh Food – Sand Tarts

Wine Pairings:
Martin at ENOFYLZ Wine Blog

We hope you’ll also join us on Twitter for #SundaySupper throughout the day. Tonight we’ll be meeting at 7 PM EST for our weekly #SundaySupper live chat. All you have to do is follow the #SundaySupper hashtag or you can follow us through TweetChat.
Thanks for joining us around the family table!


  1. Tea cakes are such a simple and delicious treat to afternoon tea. One of the things I love about living in the UK is everyone takes time out of their day to make a cups of tea. That is one habit I have been so happy to include in my daily routine.

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