Happy Birthday To Me

| June 28, 2020 | 74 Comments

Happy Birthday To Me


Happy Birthday To Me, slider.

Friday, July 03, will be my birthday. I’ve never posted this information in all the years that I’ve been placing recipes on the Internet. But, someone finally asked, so here it is.

Thank you in advance for your Birthday wishes. They are greatly appreciated.

Please don’t hold it against me for not replying, but do know that I will always be grateful for your support of our recipes here on Taste of Southern, and for you being a subscriber to our weekly Newsletter.

I am truly blessed to have your friendship. Thank you again.

Be Blessed!!!


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Award Winning Food Preservationist, Fisherman, Author of three cookbooks. "From Mama's Big Oval Table, From Mama's Big Oval Table - BOOK TWO and Carolina Christmas Sweets and Appetizers." Online Contributor to Our State Magazine Newsletter.

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  1. Deb says:

    Catching up on tons of your newsletters! Nothing like being almost 2 months late! Happy Birthday, Steve! Mine was the day before on the 2nd…turned 68, gasp! It sounds like you indeed had a great birthday hearing wishes from so many folks! That’s what makes birthdays great….that unexpected phone call, note, or card. I’m glad you put this up…now I’ll always remember when I celebrate my birthday that you’re just getting ready to blow out your candles the next day too! Have a blessed year!

    • Steve Gordon says:

      Hi Deb, So good to hear from you again. Been a while. A very belated Happy Birthday to you as well. I hope yours was awesome and that the family treated you well, as I’m sure they did. Smile. My dad’s birthday was on the 1st of July. It’s a good month for birthdays. Thank you for stopping by. I appreciate the visits. Be Blessed!!! -Steve

  2. Phyllis Ivey says:

    Hey Steve I’m sorry I didn’t see this post earlier! Happy very belated Birthday! I enjoy Taste of Southern so much and hope you are well and having a nice summer! Thanks!

  3. Carol Anne Everett says:

    Happy Happy Belated Birthday, Steve!! (I’ve been having hard drive issues, but I finally got my computer to open my mail today!!) I am so thankful for you and your wonderful newsletter and recipes! I have tried some over the years and they are always delicious – some bring back memories of dishes my grandmother and mom would make when I was growing up. I love hearing stories about your friends and family and have sent up many prayers for you and them, as well. Thank you for giving of your time to including your audience in your life. May God continue you bless you! You are loved and appreciated!!

  4. Betsy and Freeman Whitehead says:

    Happy belated birthday, Steve! Look forward to your column each Monday! My husband is a southerner and we visited beautiful North Carolina the past two summers. Praying you will have a great year. The Whiteheads, Evansville, IN

  5. Mary newberry says:

    Happy belated birthday. I’m glad you enjoyed your day. I love reading your newsletter every week. Love the recipes. I use a lot of them. Mary

  6. Jeannine Saylor says:

    Happy Belated Birthday Steve. Don’t know how I missed your announcement. Happy to hear that you had a good day and good food to feast on… our age that’s all we need.
    I always look forward to your newsletter….your recipes and all your news are always so interesting.
    Have a happy and healthy upcoming year. See you next a Monday!!! God Bless You.

  7. Jennifer says:

    Better late than never? Happy Birthday! Your newsletters are a gift to me every time and I’m grateful to your parents for making it possible. It sounds like you enjoyed a celebration of sorts – but every day should be a celebration of something or someone. Today, I’m celebrating you and making Squash Casserole for dinner.

  8. Vicki says:

    it’s going in my book! Hope you had a fun birthday! I’ll remember next year.

  9. KC A says:

    Happy Belated Birthday, Steve. I am glad you had a good birthday.You are truly a blessed man.

  10. Mary Elliott says:

    Hi Steve, I am so sorry I missed wishing you a Happy Birthday before the big day. I hope you had a wonderful day and got to eat all the great food you wanted! God is wonderful and has blessed you with another year. I hope this one is great and your health might improve so that you might get to go fishing again. God Bless You!

  11. Gary Strader says:

    Happy Belated Birthday ! God is good always, and it is a special thing to be blessed with one more day/week/year – so Happy Birthday!

  12. Betty Griffitts says:

    Happy Birthday, Steve.
    Not sure how I first received your weekly newsletter, but I have been hooked since receiving the first one! Have forwarded to several friends, who I now believe subscribe also. Love the recipes, friend news, and well, I just enjoy it all. Thank you for sharing. May you have a great birthday, and in the years ahead, many more blessings and good health.

  13. Sigrid Giordano says:

    Dear Steve, You are indeed a kind and loving man of God, caring for those you meet along the way. A very Happy Birthday to you today and many thanks for the 9:15 a.m. Monday newsletters we all anticipate & appreciate.
    You share a birthday with my middle daughter, that was a special day for our family 38 yrs ago. It was pretty cool cause she was born a day after our 10th wedding anniversary and amazingly enough there were 4th of July fireworks to be seen from my hospital room when she was 1 day old.
    Thank you for feeding our souls through your love of God.

  14. Ruth Horton says:

    Have a blessed birthday from Northwest GA !!
    I love your Monday newsletter and the great recipes!
    Thanks! Ruth

  15. Roxanne L says:

    A Happy Birthday to you – a Happy Birthday to you – May you find Jesus near – every day of the year – a Happy Birthday to you – a Happy Birthday to you – and the best year you’ve ever had.
    Now if you know this version of Happy Birthday you might be able to hear me singing it…
    God bless and Happy Birthday…

  16. Brenda says:

    Happy Birthday and Fourth of July, Steve! Also thanks again for sharing all the Carolina/Southern recipes that I enjoy so much and the memories of growing up here in North Carolina that remind me a lot of my own childhood. Blessings!

  17. jennifer P says:

    Happy birthday wishes with many more years to come. Hope your wish is get your fishing line wet again with your bud Billy out on the pier again. Blessings to you.

  18. ROSELYN CLARY says:

    Happy birthday, Steve. May this next trip around the sun give you joy in knowing that you touch the lives of so many with your humor, good stories, and great recipes. (Do you feel all these smiles coming back to you?) May God’s grace surround you as you continue your journey.

  19. Jeanne says:

    Happy birthday Steve!

    Many more!
    I enjoy your news letters!
    Keep em comin!
    God Bless!

  20. Charlene Beaufils Amos says:

    Happy Birthday Steve, wishing you a great day and all the best for for many, many more healthy happy years. God Bless you

  21. Lala says:

    Happy Birthday to you, Steve! I hope you have a great one this year!. Thank you for sharing your wonderful recipes with all of us. Your newsletter always brings a smile to my face.

  22. Mitzi Curtis says:

    Happy Happy Birthday Steve!! Enjoy your weekly email & have made several dishes from your site. Sending you blessings, smiles, hugs & prayers!

  23. D C Fowler says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Best wishes from California. I sure enjoy reading your newsletters. Bless you.

  24. Kay Burns says:

    Happy happy birthday to you Steve. And many more to bless us with your newsletter. I hope you have a wonderful day and eat some of the delicious chocolate cake you posted.
    Please take good care and know you are loved by all of us, but Jesus first.

  25. Joy Risher says:

    Wishing you a very Blessed and Happy Birthday, Steve!

  26. Margaret says:

    a very happy birthday to you hope you have a great one i love mondays i get to read your newsletter and try a new recipe happy birthday God love you and bless you sincerely margaret

  27. lw says:

    Happy Birthday, Steve, and here’s wishing you many more of them to enjoy. I’ve been enjoying learning how to “cook Southern” from your carefully photographed tutorials. Thank you, and God Bless!

  28. Dorothy Berry says:

    Happy, happy birthday Steve. I hope you have a wonderful day. May it be the best one yet and the year to come be awesome. God bless you.

  29. Beverly Jenkins says:

    Happy Birthday to you Steve. I really enjoy your weekly newsletter and the great Southern recipes. Wishes for a great day and many more healthy birthdays.

  30. Angela Bissette says:

    Happy Birthday Steve!! Another July baby from NC here, mine is the 13th. I hope you have a wonderful, blessed birthday. 🙂

  31. Susan says:

    Happy (almost) Birthday to you, Steve. I enjoy reading your email and trying the recipes. I’d love to share birthday cake and ice cream with you even if it isn’t ON your birthday.

  32. Paula says:

    Happy Birthday!

    Thank you for keeping your Monday news and recipes coming! It’s something I’ve come to look forward to every week.

    May God Bless you!

  33. Nancy W. says:

    Hi Steve: Wishing you a very Happy Birthday. I hope your special day has lots of good surprises for you. I enjoy your friendship so much.

  34. Doris says:

    Happy Birthday! Hope you get to go fishing soon. Thanks for the newsletter and recipes.

  35. Joyce Petrichek says:

    Happy birthday, Steve. Thanks so much for the great recipes and the nice newsletters. you’re an awesome cook and an awesome guy. God has blessed you with very special gifts,
    And you use them to bless all of us. I look forward to Mondays…such a nice way to start each week.

  36. Mary E Bradshaw says:

    Steve, a very happy birthday to you. I so enjoy your newsletter and your delicious recipes. Blessings to you and good health.

  37. David Wiley says:

    Happy Birthday Steve. May you have many more. Thank you for sharing your recipes.

  38. Sue G., Cape Coral, FL says:

    Dearest Steve – you are a dear one – a loving soul for the lonely living vicariously through the warm memories of your life well lived. May all your dreams come true on your birthday and always.

  39. Linda Smith says:

    Happy Birthday. Wish you many more.

  40. Betty Goodman says:

    Happy Birthday Steve!!! Hope you have a wonderful day and enjoy many more. Enjoy your newsletter every Monday, when it is late showing up I always say a special prayer for you that you are ok and just getting one more “smile” in the letter. Stay safe and know that you make a lot of people smile when we read your letter. Like a letter from a beloved family member. Enjoy your Birthday!!!!!

  41. Kathy Wolfe says:

    Happy Birthday from Alabama!!

  42. jeanne says:

    Happy Birthday from NH! The world is a kinder place with you in it!

  43. Jeanette Booth says:

    Jeanette from AL says Happy, Happy Birthday our Friend, may God Bless you for Many more.

  44. Wendy F. says:

    Wishing you a very Happy Birthday! Hope it’s a great, relaxing day filled with whatever makes your heart happy! You bring each of us such joy with the newsletters and recipes. Wishing you a great year ahead!

    • Faye Haas says:

      Happy Birthday, Steve. You and my oldest grandson share the same birthdate. I look forward to reading your newsletter every Monday. Hope you have a wonderful birthday!!
      Wishing you happiness and a healthy year

  45. cj thomas says:

    Happy Birthday, Steve! I’m looking down the barrel of another birthday myself (Jul,21st,66). Hope I am still enjoying your recipes and sweet newsletter for many years to come.

  46. Barbara says:

    Happy Birthday, Steve!! I hope you have a blessed day and wish you the best for the coming year. Prayers for you and your family. Thanks for sharing your recipes each week. Take care and God bless.

  47. Ms Terry McGoron says:

    Happy birthday Steve. I look forward to your emails every week. I noticed that you didn’t mention which birthday it was going to be. Have a blessed day.

  48. Walt says:

    Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear Steve, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!! And many more! Love your recipes, keep doing what you do so well! And do try to get out there and wet a hook.

  49. Dolores says:

    Have a marvelous special day!!

  50. Lori Dom says:

    Have a Happy Blessed Birthday Steve. I am so thankful for your newsletters every Monday. Love the recipes and your stories. Take care and God bless.

  51. Maryann says:

    Happy early Birthday! Enjoy your day!

  52. Alicia Day says:

    Happy Birthday Steve! I hope you have a wonderful day. I appreciate your newsletter so much. May God bless with a year full of blessings.

  53. Maryann Moates says:

    Happy birthday to you! I enjoy your newsletter and the recipes.

  54. Debbie B. says:

    Happy birthday, Steve. I hope you have a wonderful day I have so enjoyed your newsletters each Monday and love all the recipes.

    Have a blessed week!!


  55. Joyceb says:

    Singing Happy Birthday to you Steve! Hope you have a great day filled with much love and many blessings.

  56. Mary G says:

    Happy Birthday to you and your friend Billy. May the Lord keep and bless you and yours.

  57. Laura says:

    May your special day, and all of your days, be as wonderful as you are! Happy Anniversary of the splendid and honorable day of your birth!

  58. Bonnie J Bennett says:

    Bonnie says I hope you have a wonderful Birthday. God bless you for all you do.Stay safe and well.

  59. Tonya says:

    Happy Birthday to youuuuuu!

  60. Diana Estep says:

    Have a very blessed birthday Steve!!! May the Lord bless & keep you!!!

  61. Robin Lasley says:

    Happy Birthday Steve! Thanks for all you do. May you have a rich, wonderful, and healthy new year!

  62. Happy Birthday Steve. Hope you have a blessed day.

  63. MARTHA WOOD says:

    Happy Birthday Steve!! We are all so grateful for you!
    Many blessings and good health are wished for you.

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  65. mark shany says:

    A very Happy and Blessed Birthday to You Steve! I hope God will Bless you so much on your birthday, that you will have to send out not one newsletter but Two newsletters, just so you can tell everyone all that God did for you! You are a Blessing to many Steve. God Bless You! Your Friend Mark Shany.

  66. Deb says:

    Hi Steve,
    Happy early Birthday ! Hope it’s a good one. I just wanted you to know how very much I enjoy your weekly newsletters! They are always a brightbspot. Keep up the great job as I know you are making a lot of lonely people feel less so along with sharing your family history and recipes. Can’t get much better than that!
    Happy Birthday

  67. Jack Bates says:

    I’ve been enjoying your website ever since I retired 7 years ago. I am not a cook. My wife is on a perpetual diet of Tilapia and broccoli. I have to cook for myself and your recipes are so easy even I look good. Thanks for everything and I wish you best of luck getting rid of your dizziness and other medical problems. Jack

  68. Bruce Adcock says:

    Happy Birthday Steve, Hope you have many more! I really do enjoy your recipes every Monday morning. Have a great day! I live on the N.C.- VA. line on Kerr Lake. Still fishing. Love to catch those catfish.

  69. Happy birthday, Steve!!!! This newsletter is one of the highlights of my Monday morning. I appreciate you!!!!

  70. Kathy Gautier says:

    Happy Birthday Steve!!! I hope you have an awesome day and best wishes for another year. p.s. We share a birthday. I am also a July 3rd baby!

  71. Melissa says:

    Happy Birthday! Hope your day is great!
    My husband shares your birthday on July 3.

    • Margaret says:

      Happy Birthday ! Have a great celebration! Birthdays are special times to count our blessings! Enjoy!,

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