Tim Norman and Robbie Montgomery (The Root TV screenshot)

Robbie Montgomery and Tim Norman are a mother-and-son duo from St. Louis, and they cook good food. Need we say more?

If you’ve answered “yes,” do read on.

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For the unknowing, Miss Robbie and Tim, of Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s on OWN, are reality-television stars that run a soul food empire, Sweetie Pie’s.

They’re cheeky, but they always keep it real. Shady, but honest. And Miss Robbie is sassy in that old-school-auntie kind of way. You should probably take note. We did, and learned that the term “joaning” came way before “shade.” Thank you for the gem, Miss Robbie!

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In their seventh season, Miss Robbie and her family have faced tumult, from lawsuits to loss of life. Still, they continue on.

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We got Miss Robbie and Tim in The Root’s hot seat to discuss food, family and Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s. Can this reality-TV duo stand the heat?