About Me and Contact


Welcome to my own little piece of the internet I named Dixie Chik Cooks – I’m so glad you found me!

I’m Shea Goldstein. Are you hungry?


Here’s a few little things about me. First and foremost, YES, I say “hey” and “y’all”. I’m a polished Southern belle.

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 in 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. Update: I now shoot with a Canon EOS M50. If you have any questions about the use of either camera, please feel free to send me an email to shea (at) dixiechikcooks (dot) (com) – I’m constantly learning.

I appreciate and feel honored when others want to use my photos, however please ask for permission at media (at) dixiechikcooks (dot) (com). Media below.




Helena City News

Parade Magazine Online


Shelby County Reporter – Top 100 People to Know In Pelham, AL 2017

Fox 6 WBRC

Two Eighty Lifestyle Magazine

ABC News – 5 Recipes to Rock National French Fry Day

Redbook Magazine – 25 Delicious New Things to do With Watermelon


Cooking Light

Brit + Co.

Southern Holiday Life

Yahoo News

PopSugar Food


Food Bloggers Magazine 2019 1st Edition

World Food Championships 2016 (Steak – Placed 9th)

World Food Championships 2017 (Burger Division)

And that time Al Roker gave me a shout out on The Today Show for my Mango Jalapeno Sloppy Joe Sliders…

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  • Beth Sandefur
    August 27, 2023 at 10:34 AM

    So glad I found your site! Looking forward to some good cooking! Cheers from Chelsea, AL 🌻

  • Chat With A PT
    August 14, 2023 at 12:58 PM

    I love your recipes and You are wesome.

  • Greg M Gordy
    July 10, 2023 at 8:57 PM

    Your JUL 29, 2020 on Krystal Burgers come up short in that you missed two very important steps to achieve the true taste.

  • Leo Ford
    April 12, 2023 at 10:49 AM

    Hello, Shea
    I love your recipes and I think your site is awesome. I was wondering if you accept guest posts on your site?

    Best Regards
    Leo Ford

  • Eric
    December 20, 2022 at 4:10 PM

    Hello Shea,
    I am looking at your WHITE CHEDDAR GREEN BEAN ORZO CASSEROLE WITH FRIED ONIONS STRINGS. Green bean casserole is part of my family’s (Macon, GA) Christmas tradition, and I am hoping to use your recipe. However, when I read the ingredients, I don’t see cheddar cheese listed. Maybe I am missing something. But if you see this before Christmas, please provide some details about the cheese.

  • Patrick
    August 10, 2021 at 12:24 PM

    Hi Shea,

    I love your recipes and I think your site is awesome. I was wondering if you accept guest posts on your site?

    Best wishes, Patrick

  • Bill Machock
    August 9, 2021 at 2:12 PM

    Hi Shea,

    I love your commentary and your recipes look fantastic! I can’t wait to “cook the shit” out of everything!


  • Althea
    August 28, 2015 at 5:46 PM

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

    Great site. Very fun!


  • Jordan & Jocelyn
    June 27, 2015 at 12:41 PM

    So excited that we found your blog!

  • Katherines Corner
    February 20, 2014 at 7:04 AM

    I always enjoy my visits to your delish blog. Hugs

  • www.timetoast.com
    January 11, 2014 at 11:27 PM

    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.

  • Marysue
    July 8, 2013 at 12:45 AM

    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!

    @NativeOrchid (Twitter)
    ~Chael (on Reddit/RedditGifts)
    Mary Feltman (Pinterest)
    Sue Lily (FaceBook)

  • Hira Qadeer
    May 15, 2013 at 12:36 PM

    You are so pretty

  • Denise@BeBetsy
    May 2, 2013 at 3:02 PM

    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

  • Jef Brewer
    April 13, 2013 at 10:23 PM

    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!


  • libby laughlin
    February 3, 2013 at 4:10 PM

    Love your website! Thanks!

  • angela carraway
    October 15, 2010 at 2:06 AM

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

  • Dixie Chik
    October 15, 2010 at 2:36 AM

    Thank you!!! You need to call me so we can catch up – glad you’re finally are on FB!

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