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 a cookbook author, 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!



  • 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


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.

My Southern Table: Recipes From a Georgia Kitchen COOKBOOK

In October 2023, my first cookbook, My Southern Table: Recipes From a Georgia Kitchen, debuted and quickly became the #1 New Release on Amazon in both the U.S Southern Cooking and Holiday Cooking categories. It’s a beautiful cookbook filled with 246 recipes ranging from Southern heritage cooking to more modern Southern comfort food recipes. A full-color photo and clear, easy-to-follow directions accompany each recipe. Notes and tips on nearly every page help ensure your success in the kitchen.

You can order My Southern Table HERE!


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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. 


Over the years, I’ve been asked to do recipe and content development for many national companies, including …

  • Whole Foods
  • McCormick
  • Old El Paso
  • Liberte Yogurt
  • Tyson Foods
  • Pillsbury
  • Sargento
  • M&M
  • Naturally Fresh
  • Farmland Foods
  • KC Masterpiece
  • Manwich
  • OXO
  • MiracleGro
  • AllWhites
  • Marie Callendars
  • Betty Crocker
  • General Mills
  • Hormel
  • Hidden Valley
  • Land o’Lakes
  • Eggland’s Best
  • Sunshine Sweet Corn
  • Kraft Foods
  • Safest Choice Eggs
  • Southern Living
  • Folgers
  • Simply Potatoes
  • Campbell’s
  • Mazola
  • Smithfield
  • Hurst’s HamBeens
  • Pepperidge Farm
  • Lindsay Olives
  • Frozen Food Foundation
  • Granite Gold
  • Lipton Tea
  • SweeTango Apples
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Professional Bio

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!