Dried Cherry and Roasted Pepito Dark Chocolate Bark

My first foray into making chocolate bark was last Christmas—we were snowed in and I wanted to make something festive using whatever ingredients I could find in my pantry. This time, I had purchased some roasted and salted pepitas to make a sauce for skirt steak tacos, then figured out that I'd bought the wrong thing. What to do with them? The pepitas made a nice salty snack, but I do love a little sweet with my salt. The result is my Dried Cherry and Roasted Pepita Dark Chocolate Bark....more
Neat. I bought some chocolate-covered pepitas last [?] year from Cost Plus, but didn't eat them ...more

Chicken and Butternut Squash Cassoulet

Oh that sounds good.more

German Chocolate Cake with Coconut-Pecan Frosting

It looks delicious! I think I would die and go to heaven if I ever had the chance to taste it!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


Dried Apple, Cherry and Fig Compote


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