it’s my pleasure to introduce you to… Hannah B Slaughter

Hannah Slaughter Secrets of a Bellei couldn’t very well share a recipe for super-moist cornbread
w/out offering full access to an expert in cast iron care

it’s my pleasure to introduce you to…
Hannah B Slaughter

I’ll bring the sparkle.

Hannah B is a graphic designer for HGTV & DIY of Scripps Networks Interactive who loves taking something old & making it new… specifically by adding sparkle. Weekend activities include thrifting with her handsome husband, writing for her blog Secrets of a Belle and experimenting in the kitchen… usually with champagne in hand. Her passion for iron cookware stems from early childhood memories & regular use in her everyday cooking. She’s here to share how to keep those well loved skillets in tip-top glory.

The 411

Hometown: Alcoa, Tennessee
Southern Football Allegiance: Go Vols!
Loves: my gorgeous husband, old-school music & bourbon

Known for…

Husband and I like to think  that anyone can live a beautiful life by making simple choices everyday… like coming home to cocktails on the porch or dancing in the kitchen. We love to get dressed up and throw parties for our friends whether it’s to celebrate a holiday or a just a Thursday afternoon! {amen from the BL peanut gallery}

Fave southern foods…

My earliest memory is learning to dredge chicken for frying standing on a chair in diapers with my Nanny. I blame my obsession with my iron skillet on this very experience. Fried chicken, fried green tomatoes, peach cobbler… all my favorite southern foods come from my iron skillets.

it should be noted
Hannah B never travels w/out pearls nor leaves the house w/out red lipstick
she embodies the modern southern woman & owns the phrase
vintage style done right

Secrets of a Belle
{get to know her a little better… she’s a fun one}

moist cornbread

rebecca gordon buttermilk lipstick Southern Recipes & How To's Easy Tailgate Recipes RebeccaGordon ButtermilkLipstickSimple Southern Cornbread
makes 8 servings

1/4 cup butter
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup whole buttermilk
2 large eggs
11/2 cups self-rising white cornmeal mix

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Melt the butter in an 8-inch cast iron skillet in oven 6 to 7 minutes.

Whisk together the sour cream, the buttermilk & the eggs in a large bowl.
Whisk in the cornmeal mix just until combined.
Whisk in the melted butter until blended.
Pour the batter into the hot skillet.

Bake at 400 degrees for 25 to 27 minutes or until set.
Tump the hot cornbread onto a cutting board.
Serve with additional butter.

Southern Recipes RebeccaGordon ButtermilkLipstickFROM THE KITCHEN OF BUTTERMILK LIPSTICK
{testing notes}

How To Make Southern-Style Cornbread
southern cornbread isn’t sweet… 

The Bells & Whistles

Stir in a minced jalapeno & 1 cup shredded cheddar.

Bake in greased hot muffin or corn stick tins.

The Fat

I’m a purist & prefer the mouth feel of butter.
If bacon grease or duck fat are your kind of thing, by all means go for it.

Use 1 {8-oz} container of sour cream plus a dollop to measure 1 cup.

The Layered Salad

Make a cornbread salad for supper
Cubed cornbread, lettuce, tomato, ham, red onion, shredded cheddar
& your favorite creamy salad dressing.

The Holidays

Use for thanksgiving dressing cornbread crumbs.

Do not be tempted to substitute light products.
Enjoy in moderation.


The Cast Iron Care Tips

How To Care For Cast Iron
Learn Hannah B Slaughter’s Tips

music to Hannah’s ears

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“Night Time Is The Right Time” Ray Charles

Ray Charles – (Night time Is) The Right Time

social butterfly
blog no. 1: Secrets of a Belle
blog no. 2: DIY made + remade
instagram: hb_belle

facebook: Secrets of a Belle
twitter: HB_Belle

Be sweet.

About Rebecca Gordon

* Southern Born * Southern Bred * Tailgate Queen * Southern College Football Fanatic * SEC Tailgate Strategist * Southern Recipe Writer & Sometimes Novelist * Half-Hour Hostess * Media Personality * Houndstooth Hound Owner * Small Town Dreamer * Big Idea Doer * 3rd Generation Pimiento Cheese Fixer * Casserole Maker * Budweiser Drinker * Bourbon Cocktail Sipper * Peanut Butter Love Affair * Cookie Monster * Calorie Burner * Retainer of Useless Pop Culture One Liners * Terrible Dancer * Even Worse Singer but doesn't care * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Rebecca Gordon shares over 20 years of cooking knowledge in the instructional filled original editorial content on Buttermilk Lipstick as well as the cooking class format videos that can be found on her YouTube channel through regular collaboration with numerous media outlets. Gordon draws from an extensive background in corporate publishing spanning over 13 years on both the business and editorial side focusing on women’s southern lifestyle. She is a classically trained pastry chef and draws from fine dining restaurant experience from a James Beard award winning chef as well as her southern roots upbringing to share cooking, entertaining & style content relevant to today’s modern woman.

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