Best Picture Dinners: The Tree of Life

I'm going to admit it right up front: Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life is not my favorite, by far, of the nine Oscar Best Picture nominees. It's a complicated, often allegorical film, at times beautiful and poetic, at times, to my eyes, utterly weird. The movie examines the inner life of a family in Waco, Texas, and the bonds between them, whether those bonds are spiritual, tenuous, tender, or all three at the same time....more

Chicken and Butternut Squash Cassoulet

Oh that sounds good.more

Pulled Pork Tacos with Pumpkin-Chipotle BBQ Sauce and Cilantro Slaw

In preparing to make the up-coming week's meal plan, I asked DH to go through the freezer and inventory its contents. He found, among other things, a pork belly, a pound of turtle meat, a couple of packs of chorizo, a chunk of canadian bacon, and several bags of pulled pork that we had put in the freezer after Labor Day. Needless to say, we'll be eating out of the freezer for the next couple of weeks, starting with the pulled pork....more
Would you believe that the second most popular post on my blog is for turtle soup? We buy ...more

Spinach Salad with Curried Almonds

I would like to have this for lunch! It looks really good :)more

Curried Chicken Burgers with Chutney Mayo

I would love to try one of these - it sounds delicious!more

Smoked Gouda Mac and Cheese


Smoked Sausage, White Bean and Kale Soup

Yum! I would love to have this for lunch!more

Grilled Salmon with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes and Parmesan Grits

I made Parmesan grits and roasted some cherry tomatoes a couple of weeks ago to serve with my Garlic, Sage and Walnut Pesto Grilled Chicken.  Now the combination is one of my new favorite things.  This week one of our Cooking Light favorites, Salmon with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes, was on the menu.  But then I remembered how good the creamy grits and sweet, slightly caramelized che...more
@BlogHer I am Southern. We get baptised in grits. (and the recipe sounds delicious!)more

Mexican-spiced Butternut Squash Soup