About Rachel

Rachel Matthews is the publisher of A Southern Fairytale, a food blog and journal of her happily-ever-after with one cowboy boot wearin’, Harley ridin’,Texan Prince Charming and their two 8th generation Texan children. Since 2008, Rachel has been sharing her favorite family recipes, stories, and photographs on her blog, which has received accolades from Babble, Southern Living, Williams-Sonoma, Social Luxe to name a few and was featured in the Think Food cookbook and the e-cookbook 50 bloggers, 50 favorite recipes.

Rachel’s ability to tell stories through words, photos, and food has earned her both a large and loyal online audience and long-term relationships as both Blog Ambassador and Recipe Developer with major food brands include Zatarain’s, Bush’s Beans, Pillsbury, California Avocado Commission, and Minute Maid.

She hosts a weekly recipe roundup called Mouthwatering Mondays, writes for Babble Voices, and served 3 years as Blissfully Domestic’s Food Bliss Editor. When Rachel isn’t writing, cooking, or taking pictures with her Canon, you can find her in a cute pair of boots, belly- laughing with friends and her family.

Happily Ever What color Me Rad family photo

The Cast of Characters

The Dad, Nathan:  38 years old.  A true blue Texas boy.  My Prince Charming, Monkey’s favorite playmate and Princess’ measure to which every man will be held.

The Daughter, Princess:  10 going on 16. She is trying, loving, dramatic, sweet and dynamic.  She arrived into this world with a ‘Here I Am, The Party May Begin Now’ attitude and hasn’t stopped since.  She comes with a disclaimer: “All thoughts and comments expressed by this child are not necessarily those of the parents” She astonishes, astounds and amazes us daily. She is a blessing, a treasure and a test of her parent’s patience.

she's a butterfly

The Son, Monkey: Is lucky to have lived to the ripe old age of  2 3 4 5. 6 7.   He is a climber and an explorer.   He is wild, wacky, exuberant, forceful, sweet, mischievous, adorable and precious.  He is a little angel, complete with tarnished halo and cleverly hides his devilishness behind his devastatingly dimpled smile and twinkling eyes.

electric boogaloo

I blog about food, family, photography, relationships, parenting, recipes, cooking and everything else that is related to being a 30-ish  mom in a 20’s obsessed world.

In addition to being the author of this blog (you can find out more about Rachel professionally here):

  • Lights, Props, Actions! Lighting and Prop Styling for Bloggers speaker at Blog Elevated 2013
  • Principles of Storytelling speaker BlogHer Food 13
  • 3 years as Food Channel Editor Blissfully Domestic online Magazine
  • 2009 & 2010 Tastiest Blog Finalist
  • Southern Living Mama Blogger of The Week.
  • Niche Writing Speaker BlissDom 2009
  • Food Blogging Workshop Speaker at BlissDom 2010
  • Food Community Leader at BlissDom 2010 and 2011
  • 2009 – 2010 Tastemaker Champion
  • Food Community Leader at Blissdom 2011 and 2012
  • Babble Top 100 Mom Blog 2011
  • Babble Top 50 Parents on Pinterest 2012
  • Babble Voices Writer

Find out more about Rachel professionally here