Featured Contributor for Paula Deen.com


Do you hear that music? Evviva! (Hooray) It’s dancing time again! *Happy Dance* Okay I’ll stop dancing long enough to type this hot off the presses news. *da da da dAH* I’m OVER THE MOON excited to FINALLY be able to share with y’all that I am a proud contributor for WWW.PAULADEEN.COM. Yes, THE Paula Deen! The one & only.

I’ve had to keep this under wraps for a while now & for those of you who know me well, know how hard it is for me to keep a secret. It’s just about killed me NOT to be able to share it with you all (okay those nearest & dearest to me & well a few of you that I simply have to like LOL just/kidding, simmer down, just kidding – have known! You know I love you all!)

I’m so honored to be working alongside of so many talented people. I am in extremely good company see for yourself!

Yep, that’s me alright! Here’s my official (wow that’s so official sounding  LOL) byline…


PAULA JONES is a food writer and recipe developer specializing in Italian cuisine. Paula believes that beautiful food doesn’t have to be complicated. Bellalimento.com is her culinary outlet where she showcases her delicious recipes and mouth-watering food photography. Buon Appetito!

The site is simply amazing, I hope you’ll stop by click around and see all of the ins & out.

Libbie, the oh so snappy & insanely talented food editor & her team have done one spectacular job! *applause*

There are great features like: Apron Strings Recipes, Bake Sale, Best Dishes, Kitchen Basics & so much more!  And,  of course simply scrumptious recipes (Like this amazing PIZZA MARGHERITA – Hello YUM!). I even have a profile set up on Get Cookin’, If you’re not a member yet (& yes it completely FREE), do it now &  drop me a friend request and let’s get cookin together!

I can’t wait for you to see my contributions live on the site! Fear not, you know I’ll be sharing the news with you my most favorite people on the planet! Mwah!

Buon Appetito!



  1. 1
    Beth /

    When I heard I couldn’t believe it. To see it in writing makes it real! I am so excited for you!!! Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. 2
    Christy B /

    Woot! So proud of you, my friend.

    Now …. when are you coming to Savannah so we can properly celebrate???

  3. 3

    Congratulations! That is fantastic!

  4. 4

    I am so happy for you and know you will be perfect for the job. Enjoy!

  5. 5

    CONGRATULATIONS! That is so so so cool! You’ll have to start cooking with more butter though, I think!

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    Lainie /

    You go girl! That’s awesome!!

  7. 7

    Congratulations Paula! This is amazing news, and you should be proud of yourself!! =) I know this is only the beginning for such a talented lady.. xoxo

    P.S. You are all welcome to enter my latest Giveaway here:


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    Shannon /

    Very impressive Paula! Congratulations!

  9. 9

    i’m so happy for you!congrats!

  10. 10

    Congratulations! What a fantastic opportunity!

  11. 11

    may I be redundant and say you are so deserving and perfect………CONGRATS!!!

  12. 12

    Congrats, that is so cool!

  13. 13

    Congratulations! that’s a nice gig!!

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    Debbie /

    Paula, they saw the “special something” in you !! Congratulations!!

  15. 15

    Congratulations – I’m jumping on over there to check it out!

  16. 16

    Congratulations! You totally deserve this! Can’t wait to head over to the site and check it out!

  17. 17

    Congrats. What a wonderful recipe!
    I am not surprised. Paula,you have a wonderful recipe that I truly enjoy visiting.

  18. 18

    Mazel tov! That’s so awesome – yay for you!!!

  19. 19

    Congratulations, Paula! That’s very exciting!!!

  20. 20

    That is so exciting!!!!!! Yay!!!

  21. 21

    super-mega-congratulations! you deserve it and I look forward to seeing your stuff @ PaulaDeen. 🙂

  22. 22
    Alda /

    Congratulations!!!!!! So proud of you…

  23. 23

    Wow, that’s amazing! Tanti Auguri!!!

  24. 24

    Paula, I am so happy for you!!! That is so cool! Your recipes and photos are amazing and I love visiting!! Un BESOTE!!!

  25. 25

    Congratulations! That’s fantastic. 🙂

  26. 26

    Congratulations! Only right that an Italian-food-cooking Georgia girl should be a contributor for Paula Deen! 🙂 Looking forward to it!

  27. 27

    Oh My GOSH YOU ARE FAMOUS!!!! Yes I am shouting… for YOUR JOY!! Congrats to you, you deserve it.

  28. 28

    AUGURIIIIIIIII!!!!! Sono contentissima per te!!! BRAVA

  29. 29

    That’s so awesome! Congratulations!

    • 29.1

      I am completely touched by ALL of the love that you all have shown me! I honestly wish I could express to you what your support means to me in a more meanful way that by just saying THANK YOU. I truly appreciate each & every one of you! I am grateful & excited for this opportunity & can’t wait to share the articles with you! Baci a tutti! <3 Paula

  30. 30

    I really like your blog and i respect your work. I’ll be a frequent visitor.

  31. 31

    That’s awesome! They’re lucky to have you!!

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    misseesippee /

    Congratulations! Oprah Winfrey has often said that “luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity.” You are so ready for this! Go get ’em!

    [BTW, you are living my dream… so live it well! 🙂 ]

  33. 33

    You’re livin’ the dream Paula! Nothing better than that!

  34. 34

    That’s fantastic! Congratulations to you!

  35. 35

    I think Paula Deen is a hoot. What a great job to have landed and what amazing company you will be keeping.
    Looking forward to keeping up with you on the website.

  36. 36

    wow that’s great news! I’m a new reader and I want to say congratulations 🙂 I love the way to take photo of the food you cook. The chocolate cake looks so yummy.

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    Teri /

    WOW, congratulations, Paula!!


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    Paula, congrats!!! Hooray for you 🙂 More good things to come, lady!!! One day when you’re uber famous I’ll say, yeah, she used to comment on my blog! I’m sending you big e-hugs and kisses from Idaho! xoH

  39. 39

    Congrats!!! Too cool.

  40. 40

    I’m so behind in my blog reading!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  41. 41

    Congratulations! Looking forward to checking out your contributions to the Paula Deen world.

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