Traditional Southern Style Deviled Eggs

Traditional Southern Style Deviled Egg Recipe

What makes a good deviled egg in the South?


I asked a couple of friends on Facebook and they replied the simplicity of the recipe and love  of family that goes into the eggs. Me, I think it is all about the attitude and a good dose of pepper.

There is nothing that says family BBQ, church potluck or 4th of July picnic like a good plate of crispy fried chicken, deviled eggs and sliced up watermelon. Throw in some roasted corn on the cob and baked beans and folks you have not seen in 10 years will be knocking on your door talking friendly.

I whipped up a batch of traditional Southern style Deviled Eggs today because I was really out of practice as my husband is not a big fan of deviled eggs and my youngest is still pretty much burgers, chicken tenders and fries full-time.  But I am on a quest for the top three of several different kinds of Deviled Eggs for a wedding shower/party and I am excited about trying so many unique flavors inspired by different regions around the U.S. and the world.

Traditional Southern Style Deviled Egg Recipe


6 large eggs, hard-boiled and peeled ( I always boil or Krup cook extras for mishaps. You can always chopped them up for a tuna or chicken salad the next day.)

4 tablespoons mayonnaise

1 1/2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish

1 tablespoon prepared mustard

Salt and pepper, for taste

Paprika and fresh ground pepper for garnishing

Mini gherkin pickles sliced, for garnishing


Halve 6 eggs lengthwise. Remove yolks and place in a small bowl.

We get to mash!

Mash yolks with a fork and stir in mayonnaise, pickle relish, and mustard. Add salt and pepper, to taste.

Fill egg whites evenly with yolk mixture.

I use a plastic Ziploc bag for piping, just fill it  and snip one corner with a pair of kitchen shears.

Garnish with paprika, a bit of fresh ground pepper and the sliced pickles. Store covered in refrigerator.

I can’t wait to try on of the Big 10 I have chosen to review from several recipe or tweak to fit my families picky palates!

Have a Rocking Egg of a good day!



10 Delicious Deviled Egg Recipes To Try

Deviled Egg Recipes

I have been searching the internet far and wide for wonderful deviled egg recipes to serve at a wedding shower for my future daughter-in-law next month.  I love the old-fashioned pickle relish and mustard variety, but felt having a couple of different flavors would jazz up the egg trays!

I am sharing the ones I have been testing and will also share a follow-up post of my top three favorites after they have been tweaked to work with my palate and vision of the perfect deviled egg tray.

Now let’s get to it! 

Recipe for Deviled Eggs with Green Olives, Capers, and Dijon – I love the yummy punch of these flavors when mixed with the blah yolk of an egg. Click here for recipe over at Kalyn’s Kitchen.

Sriracha Deviled Eggs with Crumbled Bacon – Now we are not on team pork here at house but I can sub out some course ground pink peppercorn or crisp turkey bacon.

Yum Alert- The Classic Deviled Egg all wrapped up in a recipe from the Food Network. Click here to take a peek-a boo at perfection…..

Here is a twist, using avocado instead of mayonnaise – Check out the avocado bacon recipes over at  Again, I will have to remove the pork and at something fun, perhaps flash fried onions or a sliver of crisp radish.

I am most anxious to try this 4-Pepper Deviled Egg recipe from Alton Brown… whom I always think of Sir Alton Brown as he is a real knight in shining armor when it comes to cooking with perfection, especially for those just starting to dip their toe into real culinary adventures.  Check out his recipe here!

If it says Southern in the headline and we are talking about food my ears immediately perk up and get excited, that is why I am trying this recipe by Bobby Dean today and hope that it will be one of my top three picks!
Check out Lighter Southern Deviled Eggs here.

If you want to shake things up check out the Philo filled Deviled Egg Recipe… I am not sure where to find this crispy treats, but if I can, I am definitely going to make these. Check it out here…  and check out this list on where to find the crispy cups here…

Mediterranean Deviled Eggs- mmmm no words needed, just mmmmmm.  Click here for the savory goodness… it is Shockingly Delicious…. hehe.

Labneh & Dukkah Deviled Eggs the name I cannot pronouns, the fact that there are hazelnuts, sesame seeds, mint and sumac have me raring to get to grocery to try them out!  Click here for recipe.

Bacon Deviled Eggs by a caveman…. well sort of … I am loving the idea of trying these with nitrate free turkey pepperoni!  Crisp it up in the oven and it will be super spicy and crisp.  Check out the recipe here. 

I am so excited to try all of these recipes this week and share my top three results for the wedding shower! Woot!


Question: Do you have a favorite deviled egg recipe? Please do tell or create a post and I will feature it next week!

10 Deviled Egg Recipes to try

Menu Plans, Cleaning Lists and Inspiration for Busy Families

Organize Your Week

Welcome to our second week of Health and Happiness Mondays here on Yes, we will still have a link party from time to time but for the Spring and Summer we are going to be utilizing Monday to plan for the week to make more time for real family fun!

Health and Happiness make a Happy Home!

The most important thing we can do for our health is to eat good quality whole foods and to move every single day. This will instantly move up our happiness level!  Happiness is many things to many people, but for our purposes we are going to work on creating balance out of chaos so that our home life is more at peace and joyful.  And so here we go, first… we must organize our week with a health and happy focus.  Menu planning and home management with a dash of mindful movement.

Organize Your Week:
Spend 10 minutes making a 5 meal Dinner plan for the week.  Couple this with some easy pantry backups like spaghetti, mac and cheese with salad or a roast chicken from the local grocery with a couple of frozen or canned vegetable sides. Add this to your calendar or just jot it on a piece of paper.

Menu Planning, Eating Healthy, Family Meals. -

Menu Planning:

  • Monday – Chili and Gluten Free Cornbread 
  • Tuesday – Tacos! The boys love taco night.
    Wednesday – Crock Pot Turkey Breast - gravy and mashed potatoes, salad
  • Thursday – Family Diner Night – Leftovers, frozen goodies, salad or sandwiches.
  • Friday – Baked Fish New Potatoes, Strawberry Salad
  • Saturday – Pantry Meal
  • Sunday – Dinner Out

Cleaning with the family_ ,

Cleaning List:

  • Monday – Deep Clean Kitchen – Choose wisely on major appliance or area to deep clean. This I suggest cleaning and organizing the pantry. It is so much easier to put together a quick pantry meal when the pantry is well-organized and stocked with a few staples. 
  • Tuesday – Bathroom – Give the bathrooms and good scrubbing, especially, tubs, showers, sinks and mirrors.
  • Wednesday –  Dust and Mirrors and Windows –  Dust all the furniture and doodads, shine all mirrors and windows on the inside.
  • Thursday –  Give the Laundry Area a good declutter session. Hang up stray clothing, fold and put-away laundry, wipe down counters and fronts of cabinets.
  • Friday – Declutter- one area for 5 to 10 minutes or catch up on anything that was missed during the week. Keep it simple, Friday is for family and fun!
  • Saturday – Linens and extra laundry. Don’t you love the idea of fresh smelling sheets and towels!
  •  Sunday – Family Day – An opportunity for movement! Miniature golf anyone? 

To make this super easy click on the link below and print your very own weekly cleaning list!  Totally free.

 Free Printable PDF of Cleaning List

A little Inspiration for the Week!

Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.
Benjamin Franklin
Have a rocking week!

We are life organizing here at one week at a time! Cheers to health and happiness!


linking up with Orgjunkie Menu Plan Monday