About the Book
Hey ya'll! I’m Paige Murray. A lot has changed since the release of Southern Fried Skinnyfied several years ago. I'm now married to Ty Murray, the King of Cowboys. I also became a step-mom to Kase and a mom to Oakley. My recipes have become more family oriented and are perfect for an ongoing healthy lifestyle you can maintain. This isn't a cookbook for a short-term diet. Instead I cook the way nature intended with fresh produce, whole grains, healthy fats and meats. I'm from Lancaster, South Carolina but now call the TY Ranch in Stephenville, Texas home. I brought my cowboy boots and my love of food, cooking, fitness and nutrition with me. I took my favorite southern foods and added my own touch keeping health in mind, what I call Southern Fried Skinnyfied. I also learned to cook flavorful New Mexican and cowboy dishes that remind Ty of home. I’m not a chef and prefer stress-free recipes, you know the kind you find in your Granny’s church cookbooks. These recipes are simple, wholesome and scrumptious. It’s your everyday cookbook! Eating healthfully should go hand in hand with eating pleasurably. Of course I had to include just a couple of my favorite childhood dessert recipes too for those special occasions.I've also included some recipes that we love from our family and friends. To me, a passed-down recipe goes far beyond a meal. It evokes memories of that person and feelings of love, comfort, joy and excitement. Recipes are a way to preserve our heritage as well as a part of ourselves and the gatherings in the kitchen that make us who we are. I share photos of each person who shared a recipe with me. I also include photos we've taken of the ranch to give you a feel of what it's like to live on a real, working ranch. Hopefully these photos and recipes will allow you to create meals that are a meaningful experience.
Paige lives on a ranch in Stephenville, TX with her husband, Ty Murray, and her step-son Kase & daughter Oakley. She host the show “Southern Fried Skinnyfied “ on RIDE TV. She has worked as a sideline reporter for FOX. She has traveled the country working as NASCAR's Miss Sprint Cup and a Momo Motorsports & Falken Tire spokesmodel. She was the bachelorette on CMT's Sweet Home Alabama Season 3. She can also be seen on ABC's Nashville & Realtree's Monster Bucks. She was Darlington Raceways Lady in Black, the pit reporter for Texas Motor Speedway's Big Hoss, & Kruger Farms outdoor outfitter spokesperson. She is an internationally published model & swimsuit model and can be seen modeling for Wrangler, Rooms to Go, Bealls, Bass Pro Shops, Patricia Nash, and many more including QVC commercials. She is a health and fitness nut and enjoys cooking healthy dishes, cycling, hiking, lifting weights, and many other activities.