I’m Lynda Self and in a nutshell, I am a mom of 2 children & 1 dog, wife of 1….and a messy cook taking life one bite at a time. I have a bachelor’s degree in banking and am a former registered nurse. I like good food, good books, and I love to travel. Currently, I call Alabama home, but my heart loves to roam.

Lynda Self posing with statue of Johnny Mercer underneath an umbrella in Savannah.

When it comes to Food

I realize that we are all on a journey but might be on different paths. While I have tried just about all of the various diets out there – Paleo, low carb, keto, gluten-free, Weight Watchers, Nutrisystem, Jenny Craig…(you get the idea), I realize that the best diet is the one that works best for the individual.

For me, that is being at peace with myself for who I am and behaving myself in the kitchen. I feel like the more plants we eat and the less meat the better off we are. With that being said, I tried following a vegetarian diet, but my triglycerides indicated that it was not the right diet for me. I totally understand the struggles that people have when it comes to food. I don’t judge others for where they are on their journey. It is my hope that I might be able to inspire others wherever they are on their path toward health and happiness.

On a personal note, my personal favorite thing to eat is a hearty salad, my husband’s favorite is Chicken and Dumplings along with Tea Cakes, and my kids are happy when I make them brownies.

To Travel is to Live

Is there anything more fun than being in an airport surrounded by people from different cultures? Okay, I get that is not for everyone, but we learn so much when we get out of our comfort zones. Not only do we learn about others, but we also learn more about ourselves – our strengths, our weaknesses, and sometimes we discover and find new things to enjoy. There is beauty everywhere – we just have to get out there and look for it.

A Dozen of My Favorite Recipes

pot of chicken and dumplings

Quick and Easy Chicken and Dumplings Recipe

Skillet of Thai chicken stir-fry.

Healthy Thai Basil Chicken Stir Fry Recipe

Blueberry muffin topped with streusel topping in a muffin pan.

Blueberry Muffins with Crumb Topping

Bowl of peach cobbler and ice cream sitting on counter.

Easy Peach Cobbler Recipe

Hand getting a slice of strawberry bread.

Strawberry Bread Recipe

Woman's hand holding a cookie with a bite taken out of it.

Toasted Pecan Cookies Recipe

Fork cutting into a slice of Ooey Gooey Butter Cake.

Paula Deen’s Ooey Gooey Butter Cake

White soup bowl with cajun chili and cornbread.

Easy Creamy Cajun Chili

Plate of pineapple coleslaw.

Easy Pineapple Coleslaw Recipe

plate with homemade cracklin' oat bran cereal

Cracklin’ Oat Bran Cereal Clone Recipe

massaman curry cooking in a skillet

How To Make Chicken Massaman Curry

Non-stick skillet with shrimp scampi garnished with parsley.

Easy, Low Carb Shrimp Scampi

📨 Contact

You can reach me at lynda@southernkissed.com.

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