Here in the South, treasured family recipes are shared from one generation to the next. The mother and son team of Lee and Kerry Oakley make many of their favorite family treats, including their Picklelicious Sweet & Spicy Snacking Pickles and Spreadilicious Sweet & Hot Pepper Jelly.

Lee and Kerry Oakley, the Mother and Son team behind Oakley's Southern Delights

Lee and Kerry Oakley, the Mother and Son team behind Oakley's Southern Delights

Our Story

It was 1958 when Lee Oakley’s mother Leila Phillips moved into her first home and started making her famous pickles in a 6-gallon earthenware crock on the kitchen counter. She would fill that crock to the brim with cucumbers and a unique blend of spices and let it sit for two weeks every Christmas until the pickles were ready to pack up for gifts for friends and family. 

Leila's daughter, Lee Oakley, remembers seeing that crock each holiday season, as well as the delicious end product: a sweet and spicy pickle that was simply unforgettable. 

Oakley's Southern Delights

That secret family recipe and 14-day process was treasured and brought up through the years to become a staple of the Southern table. 

The mother and son team of Lee and Kerry Oakley now make these Picklelicious Sweet & Spicy Snacking Pickles and with the same treasured recipe and that signature ‘snap’ in every bite. In addition to those famous pickles, other treasured heirloom family recipes such as their Spreadilicious Sweet & Hot Pepper Jelly are now available to bring a little flavor of the South to your kitchen table.