Dixie Chik Cooks Top Ten Recipes of 2018

Ah, 2018.

Probably one of the biggest assholes I’ve ever endured in my life.

I mean, get the F out, already 2018. Time to start a new year. New projects, new food, and more growth for Dixie Chik Cooks.

It didn’t completely, 100% suck ass, however.

I definitely continued to cultivate my love for smoking and started to get real with making videos , although I need to ramp that up much more this year. Much, much more.

{End of Rant}

Not everything was negative.

The things I learned to do and yet again, stepping outside of my comfort zone, 2018 will remain just ok in my book. With everything I went through that year; from a few surprise health issues that are seemingly never-ending, deciding to take a short sabbatical from nursing – one thing hasn’t changed – I still enjoy my food. It was, as always, and always will be, a welcome distraction for me.



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Photo credit Brian Ritchey.


Smoking, grilling, doing video work (with the help of my friend Brian) helped me all year, and were much needed modes of therapy and sharing with you added to my food and writing endeavors.

Thank you, thank you all for another fantastic year. I love all of your comments, emails, likes, etc. Y’all keep me pushing to yet another year of Dixie Chik Cooks because of your support, and I’m so excited about 2019.

When you make something, please take a photo of it and send it to me and I’ll post it on Facebook. When you have a comment or opinion about a recipe, please let me know your thoughts!

Here’s the Top Ten Dixie Chik Cooks Recipes of 2018. Pinabble below, printables below that.


2018 Best Recipes


Twice Baked Jambalaya Potatoes

Smoked Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Buffalo Feta Burger

Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken

Enchilada Pork Over White Cheddar Grits

Taboulleh Burger with Smoked Pork Shoulder

Spaghetti and Meatballs

Apple CinnaCheesecake Cups

Smoked Chicken Nachos

Smoked Boston Butt


  • Shea

    Shea Goldstein is a writer and the voice behind Dixie Chik Cooks. She's also a recipe developer and brand ambassador. She has been published in several media platforms such as Redbook, Parade, Food Blogger Magazine and more. She has been developing recipes and writing since 2009. Shea is a Southern Belle Who's Thinking About What's For Dinner While Eating Lunch

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