Welcome! Thanks for stopping by!
I’m Lana Stuart, the cook and author behind Lana’s Cooking. In addition to being a professional food blogger, I’m also an artist, wife, mother, and grandmother with a 30-year career as a webmaster behind me.
My goal? To make your time in the kitchen, FUN, INTERESTING, and (for some of you) NOSTALGIC!
I live in Georgia, in the southern U.S., with my very patient, taste-tester, and best friend, my husband Bill (also known as BeeBop). I started Lana’s Cooking in 2009 as a fun way to record some of the old, classic southern comfort food recipes that I grew up cooking with my mother, grandmothers, and aunts.
Of course, the blog has grown since then to include much more than those recipes, but you can be sure that everything you find here is thoroughly tested and proven to be delicious!
WHAT YOU’LL FIND ON LANA’S COOKING
IF YOU WANT …
- easy to prepare family meals,
- dishes that take you back to your childhood,
- recipes with a vintage feel,
- good old southern cooking, or
- an occasional new and fun challenge in the kitchen
… THEN YOU ARE IN THE RIGHT PLACE!
Many of my recipes take less than 30 minutes from getting out the ingredients, pots, and pans to sitting down at the table. And if you’ve ever wanted to try authentic southern cuisine the way home cooks make it, then you’ve come to the right place! And if you ever have a question, no matter how small, I’m ready to help you out.
OTHER PLACES TO FIND ME
- You’ll find me on Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and Facebook.
- Contact me by email at [email protected] or by commenting on any of my recipes.
- Sign up for my newsletter below …
Don’t hesitate to speak up! I really love hearing from readers and always do my best to answer every comment or question I get.
BRANDS I’VE WORKED WITH
Over the years, I’ve been asked to do recipe development for many national companies, including …
- Whole Foods
- Old El Paso
- Liberte Yogurt
- Tyson Foods
- Naturally Fresh
- Marie Callendars
- Betty Crocker
- General Mills
- Hidden Valley
- Land o’Lakes
- Eggland’s Best
- Simply Potatoes
- Hurst’s HamBeens
- Pepperidge Farm
- Lindsay Olives
- Frozen Food Foundation
WHERE I’VE BEEN FEATURED
- Featured on CNN‘s Okay, okra! 5 reasons to love this underrated ingredient
- Featured in Southern Kitchen‘s 13 of the Best Southern Food Blogs You Should Be Reading
- Featured in Parade Magazine 15 Poke Cakes You’ll Be Craving Tonight
- Featured in Parade Magazine 15 Jello Recipes for Summer Entertaining
- Included in Huffington Post‘s Taste feature on Pimento Cheese
- Included in Huffington Post‘s Kitchen Daily feature on Eggs Benedict
- Included in The Kitchn‘s “Delicious Links“
- Included in The Kitchn‘s Delicious Links – Turnip Green Dip
- Included in The Kitchn‘s Delicious Links – Hoppin’ John
- Included in The Kitchn‘s Delicious Links – Tomato-Zucchini Tian
- Included in The Kitchn‘s Delicious Links – Strawberry Lemon-Limeade
- Featured in Gourmet Magazine Live’s (now Epicurious) Weekly Roundup: “Classic and Creative Chili Recipes“
- Featured in Gourmet Magazine Live’s Weekly Roundup: “Cold Weather Comfort Food“
- Featured in Gourmet Magazine Live‘s Weekly Roundup: “Weekly Roundup: Soups and Stews“
- Mentioned in Bon Appetit‘s Extreme Thanksgiving Leftovers
- Featured in Esquire’s 49 Omelet Recipes to Choose From This Morning
- Featured in Redbook Magazine 24 Best Halloween Cookie Ideas
- Featured in Bustle 7 Deliciously Festive Mardi Gras Recipes
- Featured in SheKnows 21 Irresistible Stews From Around the World
- Included in PopSugar Best Easter Brunch Recipes
- Included in Foodista’s Simple Sundays: Perfect Pizzas
- “What’s Your Home State’s Signature Cocktail?” on Buzzfeed
- “What Your Favorite Pie Says About You” on Buzzfeed
- “39 Delicious Things You Can Make in a Skillet” on Buzzfeed
- Featured on The Pioneer Woman in “Pies, Pies, Pies”
- Named one of Saveur’s “Sites We Love“
- Quoted in “More people are cooking southern fare with a much lighter feel,” The Gainesville Times
- Quoted in “Packed lunches don’t have to be unhealthy,” The Gainesville Times
- Quoted in “Cool Spring Gives Us a Berry Bonanza,’ The Gainesville Times
Lana Stuart is a professional blogger, wife, mother, grandmother, and a 30-year veteran of the computer tech support industry. She is also a watercolor artist and bookbinder. Lana started a blog in 2009 as a way to record the vintage recipes she remembered from her south Georgia childhood where hometown and family formed the core of her love of southern food.
Many of the recipes on Lana’s Cooking reflect the culture and time in which the author grew up. Although traditional and updated southern cuisine forms the basis of Lana’s experience, her recipes are not limited to only that style of cooking. She greatly enjoys exploring new trends and tackling fun challenges in the kitchen!