Stacey Ballis Stacey Ballis is a freelance consultant, author, and journalist in the culinary sphere. She is the author of ten novels and a digital cookbook. Her food writings, product reviews, chef profiles, and recipes have appeared in over twenty print and digital outlets. Stacey is a writer and recipe developer for Southern Living. 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.