Molly Allen Molly Allen is a former bakery owner with more than 10 years of experience writing about food and beverage. Her work has been published in Taste of Home, HuffPost, Brides, and more. About Southern Living Southern Living, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, celebrates the food, homes, places, and culture of the South. We reach 7.2 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists and fact checked for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.