About Me


I’m Shea Goldstein 

Want to know a little about me and my little space of the web called Dixie Chik Cooks?

I started the blog in September of 2010 as a way to chronicle my recipes for my family, and it transformed from a hobby to a business. It’s my passion and I love being able to do what I love best.

I absolutely adore food, and cooking is my therapy. There’s just about nothing I wouldn’t put a jalapeno on. Burgers are my love, and I simply CANNOT learn enough in this vast and beautiful culinary world. I’m self taught in the kitchen, as well as photography. 

All photos on this site are taken by me, unless otherwise noted. I shoot with a Pentax K-r, which has been my baby since the beginning, but at this moment I’m shopping for a new camera.

I appreciate and feel honored when others want to use my photos, however please ask for permission at media (at) dixiechikcooks (dot) (com), and link back to my original post and recipe.


Helena City News

Parade Magazine Online

The Today Show


Fox 6 WBRC

ABC News – 5 Recipes to Rock National French Fry Day

Redbook Magazine – 25 Delicious New Things to do With Watermelon


Cooking Light

Southern Holiday Life

Shelby County Reporter (Top 100 People to Know In Pelham, AL)

PopSugar Food


Food Bloggers Magazine

World Food Championships 2016 (9th in Steak Division)

World Food Championships 2017 (Burger Division)



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  1. Hi Shea.
    Is there anyway to sign up to receive email notifications of your new postings?

    Great site. Very fun!


  2. So excited that we found your blog!

  3. I always enjoy my visits to your delish blog. Hugs
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  4. I am extremely impressed with your writing skills as well as
    with the layout on your blog. Is this a paid theme or did you customize it yourself?
    Anyway keep up the nice quality writing, it is rare
    to see a great blog like this one nowadays.
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  5. Hi Shea! I see you went to a blog conference in Birmingham…are you FROM Birmingham? I ask because I live in Hueytown, which is between B’ham and Bessemer! Well, sorta. :0)

    I’m new at reading/subscribing to food blogs…just started a little less than a year ago, if my memory is correct, and I LOVED your Ten Tips for New Bloggers! I SOO want to be a blogger and just can NOT figure it out. I’ve had people try to be helpful, and tell me things, even advise websites that help build blogs, but what I’m hearing/reading sounds as if I already know what I’m talking about, and there’s nothing further from the truth! Is there a site for beginners that no NOTHING, even some of the terminology that you need to know in order to follow the darn steps?!? I’m sooo smart about so many things, but computers (and now iPads/iPhones) just aren’t in that category.

    Thanks so much, Shea! And, if you DO live in/close to B’ham, I’d love to meet you one day…have a cooking lunch or something!

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  6. You are so pretty

  7. We love you so much and you know you are our fave! Plus D linked your Instagram on our Party Gram so you don’t have to and she used a cute pic of chicken legs… no, not really!! You fam is so cute and wonderful. You are lucky to have your family…. and us, of course! 🙂 XO big time!

    Sharon and Denise
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  8. Shea, your recipes are AWESOME! I have been flipping from page to page and bookmarking darn near everything! I’m look you, kind of a mad scientist in the kitchen. I am VERY glad I ran across your site. Good eats!


  9. Shea, I am so proud of you! I love u and ur beauty is breathtaking!!!
    way to go!!
    Much Success!!

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