Mary Haymaker - Food Blogger

Mary Haymaker - Food Blogger Teacher by day, food photographer and writer by night, Mary Haymaker started the blog Chattavore in 2011 to spotlight all the fantastic local restaurants cropping up in her hometown of Chattanooga, Tennessee.  It quickly became apparent that her teacher's salary was not going to support the amount of dining out it would take to build a blog solely on restaurant writing.

Armed with a huge cookbook collection and a healthy love for kitchen gadgets, Mary started photographing the creations she whipped up in her kitchen.  With the memories of her grandmother's kitchen still fresh in her mind, she determined to start from scratch as much as possible.  She also decided that local is not just best where restaurants are concerned but also where ingredients are concerned.  She obtains as many of her ingredients as possible from Chattanooga-area farmers and small-scale food producers and is on a first-name basis with the people who sell her milk and coffee.

Mary lives near Chattanooga, Tennessee with her musician husband Phil, a fluffy grey cat named Stella, a ton of cookbooks, and a whole lot of shoes.



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Mary's Recipes on FaveSouthernRecipes:

5-Ingredient Sweet Tea Sorbet

Apple Cinnamon Baked French Toast

Bacon Cheeseburger Soup Recipe

Banana Pudding Ice Cream

Barbecue Chicken Skillet Cornbread

BBQ Ranch Chicken Salad

Beer-Battered Fish with Oven-Baked Fries

Beer Battered Zucchini and Yellow Squash

Biscuit and Cornbread Dressing Recipe

Biscuits and Sausage Breakfast Casserole

Blissful Blueberry Pie

Blueberry Pineapple Pie with Coconut Topping

Breakfast Pull Apart Bread Recipe

Buffalo Chicken Spaghetti Casserole

Cajun Chicken Thighs with Cheesy Grits

Cheddar Pecan Cheese Ball

Cheesy Artichoke and Potato Bake

Cheesy Tex Mex Chili Mac

Cheesy Zucchini Casserole

Chick-Fil-A Copycat Frosted Lemonade

Cinnamon Peach Breakfast Crisp

Cracker Crumble Poppy Seed Chicken

Cream of Chicken Noodle Soup

Creamy Cabbage Casserole

Creamy Mac and Cheese with Spinach

Creamy Mushroom and Wild Rice Soup

Delightful Strawberry Fluff

Easy Coconut Shrimp Recipe

Easy Loaded Potato Salad

Fluffy Southern Banana Pudding

Four-Layer Hummingbird Cake

French Dip Bowls

Fried Chicken and Waffles Sandwich

Fried Green Tomatoes with Alabama White Sauce

Fried Pickles with Buttermilk Lime Dressing

Gooey Lemon Cheesecake Bars

Grandma's Southern Macaroni Salad

Grandmother's Strawberry Pie

Green Chile Corn Chowder

Grits and Eggs with Mushrooms, Smoked Gouda, and Bacon

Homemade Banana Pudding Poke Cake

Homemade Pancake Syrup a la Blueberries

Honey BBQ Burger Recipe

Honey Ginger Lemon Sweet Tea

How to Make Deviled Eggs with Cheese

How to Make Poutine Southern Style

Jazzed-Up Cornbread Panzanella Salad

Lazy Leftover Turkey Pot Pie

Lightened-Up Broccoli Cranberry Salad

Mary's Baking Powder Biscuits

Mary's Best Green Bean Casserole

Mary's Buttermilk Pie

Mary's Creamy Artichoke Soup

Mini Southern Black Bean Burger Recipe

New Orleans BBQ Shrimp

No-Fuss Hummingbird Sheet Cake

One-Skillet White Chicken Lasagna

Oniony Slow Cooker Pot Roast Recipe

Ooey Gooey Pecan Pie Bars

Oven-Baked Bacon and Cheese Sandwiches

Oven-Fried Onion Rings with Comeback Sauce

Panko Crusted Pork Sandwich with Sriracha Drizzle

Peach Fried Pies with Raspberry Sauce

Pecan Italian Cream Cake

Peach Pancake Breakfast Muffins

Philly Cheesesteak Rice Bowl

Pimento Cheese Chicken Salad Recipe

Pimento Cheese Chicken Sandwich

Pretzel Crust Strawberry Cream Pie

Pulled Pork Cheesy Potato Casserole Recipe

Pulled Pork Chili

Pulled Pork Egg Rolls Recipe

Pulled Pork with Peach BBQ Sauce Recipe

Pumpkin Tres Leches Cake

Quick Southern Green Beans

Ranch Chicken Chili

Ranch Cheddar Potato Soup

Roasted Salt and Vinegar Green Beans

Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing and Candied Walnuts

Scratch-Made Broccoli Casserole

Secret Ingredient Southern Breakfast Burrito Recipe

Seriously Good Apple Dumplings

Shrimp and Corn Fritters Recipe

Slow Cooker Eggnog French Toast

Slow Cooker Meatless Taco Soup

Slow Cooker Turkey Thigh Recipe

Soul-Soothing Chicken and Dumplings

Southern-Style Eggs Benedict

Southern Amaretto Pie

Southern Caramel Sheet Cake

Southern Fried Chicken Cordon Bleu Sandwiches

Southern Sausage Balls

Southern Broccoli Salad

Southern Praline Rolls

Southern Squash Soup

Southern Sweet Potato and Pineapple Casserole

Southern Taco Corn Chowder

Southern Vegetable Pot Pie

Southwestern Seven-Layer Salad

Spice Cake with Cookie Butter Cream Cheese Frosting

Summer Tomato Cobbler

Sweet Tea Lemonade Tart

Vintage Strawberry Fluff

Waffle Crust Egg and Sausage Casserole

Whiskey Glazed Carrots Recipe

Zucchini & Corn Fritters


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