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Meet Anecia

I’m Anecia, a native Texan, author, cook and photographer for SmartyPantsKitchen where I’m sharing Traditional and Contemporary Southern recipes for cooks of all levels. There’s nothing fancy or gourmet about my recipes-just easy, simple, delicious and memorable! Take a tour and check out delicious recipes!


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My Favorite Products

Shop my Favorite Kitchen Goodies to help you in the kitchen


Quick and Easy

Most of these recipes are ready in less than 30-minutes!!


Soups, Stews & Slow-Cooker

Healthy soups and stews, including some popular Cajun and Creole gumbos!


Sauces, Dips & Dressings

Got sauce paranoia? Here are some really easy, basic sauces you can make in no time!