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Whether she’s hosting the ultimate back-yard crawfish boil, planting a spring vegetable garden, or taste testing Chick-fil-A meal kits, Southern Living test kitchen pro, Ivy Odom, is helping to define what it means to be a young, Southern women. In this episode of Hey Y’all, Ivy is taking us though a day in her life behind the scenes at Southern Living – where all the magazine magic happens. You’ll learn how we develop new recipes, style photo shoots (starting with our amazing prop room), and so much more.

And, of course, a day in the life of a test kitchen pro includes a number of delicious recipes. Ivy starts her week with an oh-so-easy slow-cooker pulled pork recipe, which she snacks on the rest of the week. What’s her favorite way to eat barbecue pulled pork, you may ask? That’s atop a baked sweet potato, naturally. Next up, Ivy tries her hand at a classic cheesecake recipe adorned with a decadent caramel sauce. After a few minor changes, the delicious dessert is complete and ready to be enjoyed. To balance out the sweetness of the cheesecake, Ivy then develops a brand new recipe for southernlivng.com – roasted broccoli salad. It combines the flavors of mayo, apple, fennel, Dijon, and honey. This recipe is the perfect Southern summer side dish.

The links to each recipe can be found below. Be sure to tune in to new episodes Hey Y'all, premiering Fridays on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

The Recipes For Ivy’s Day-In-The-Life:

Easy Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork

Classic Cheesecake

Roasted Broccoli Salad

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