Go Behind The Scenes At Southern Living Magazine
Ever wondered how we develop new recipes or style photo shoots? We're giving you the insider's look.
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.