Guest Post: Rebecca Gordon of Buttermilk Lipstick + Charred Vidalia Onion Dip

Uh hem. Please welcome the lovely Rebecca Gordon, fellow Alpha Gamma Delta Psi Chapter sister and mastermind behind Buttermilk Lipstick. You’ll find everything from recipes that’ll have you cleaning the drool off your keyboard to the latest in fashion, football, and home decor on her blog. But before you head over to Rebecca’s side of the world wide web, read a little about her here on HNC. Bonus! She’s even sharing a mouthwatering recipe with you lucky people. 😉

Rebecca Gordon

Rebecca Gordon
Editor & Creator of the Digital Lifestyle Title Buttermilk Lipstick

Hometown: Birmingham, Alabama

Southern Football Obsession: All things SEC, particularly the Alabama Crimson Tide…
like big time

Loves: Marrow {my hub} & our four legged furries, Oscar {the lab}, Cledus {the little bit country bloodhound} & Gilbert {the moody tabby cat}

Bad Habit: Cheetah print… & I don’t really know why. I don’t care for much print any-hoos so I try & use it sparingly but it’s sort of all over my everything

Biggest Crush: Buttermilk, particularly in chocolate cake

Personal Nuisance: Punctuation, capitalization & traditional recipe structure… you’ll see me break things down several different ways {& I change my mind sometimes… always for what I think will be best for you at the time}

Background: After a 13 year career with the magazine I grew up learning to cook from with my mom, I recently stepped away from running the Southern Living Test Kitchens. I’ve always wanted to launch a brand of my own that speaks to all of my passions from fashion, style, and beauty as well as being able to learn from others by sharing their unique stories through interviews—everyone has a story to tell.

Having worked in a professional home kitchen setting, I also wanted to share all of the brands and products on the market I love as well as that priceless cooking knowledge that used to get left on the cutting room floor due to lack of space. Most everything on Buttermilk Lipstick ties back to my obsession for Southern food and cooking. I also wanted a way to connect with other college football fanatics like myself so you’ll find a hefty dose of tailgating and such.

Each post is accompanied with a song to further enhance the visitor’s experience. I made that decision pretty late in the planning but I can’t imagine the recipes and posts without them. It’s sort of the most fun of all and takes me back to my childhood. I used to sit in my room for hours by myself listening to and getting lost in the sound, recording songs from the radio… with a tape recorder {Claire, do you even know what that is… :)}

BL Guest Post Recipe pic

{made w/ nonfat Greek yogurt… it’s like the dip almost doesn’t even count}

Charred Vidalia Onion Dip
makes about 1 1/2 cups

1 med Vidalia onion, cut into 4 slices
olive oil, kosher salt, pepper
1 {6-oz} container plain nonfat Greek yogurt
3 Tbsp chopped fresh chives
1 Tbsp chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
2 tsp fresh lemon juice
Tyrrell’s English Crisp’s

1.) Rub both sides of onion slices w/ oil & sprinkle w/ salt & pepper
grill over med-high heat {about 400 degrees} 10 to 15 minutes or until charred & tender
coarsely chop

2.) Combine yogurt, herbs & lemon juice in a med bowl
stir in chopped onion
{taste & adjust seasonings}

Tyrrell’s English Crisps
{the *best* potato chips… like ever}

Immediately upon their arrival, I began fishing around in my fridge for dip makers
because I was so inspired by the taste…
like they had just come out of the oil with a clean…
well, potato taste
lightly salted & nothing artificial

I’m in love with these chips… cheeky packaging & all
& viagra online shop I secretly wish I had a real British accent gov’na
{don’t worry, I’ll spare you}

download it
“Layla” Eric Clapton {Derek & The Dominos}

{watch the video on YouTube… uploaded by russelltonrccenter}

{Eric Clapton was the topic of my high school term paper}

Be sweet.


P.S. Don’t forget to check out Rebecca’s interview with me + my recipe!