Mexican Chocolate Bread + #Choctoberfest Giveaway

Cinnamon and hint of ancho chile powder give this dark chocolate dessert bread a rich warmth.  Serve it with vanilla bean ice cream for an even more decadent treat! I am taking part this week in a fun blogging event from The PinterTest Kitchen called Choctoberfest sponsored by Imperial Sugar  Below is more information about this event with my first recipe for the week to … Continue reading Mexican Chocolate Bread + #Choctoberfest Giveaway

Chicken Noodle Soup (Made from scratch!)

When it comes to simple, healthy AND comforting, soup is a go-to for a lot of people.  Here, the broth is made while cooking the chicken so no worries about the high sodium you get in the canned versions.   Remember when I told you about the amazing deal I got on some whole chickens?  This is what I did with the other one that … Continue reading Chicken Noodle Soup (Made from scratch!)

Shredded Chicken with Tomato & Jalapeno

Let your slow cooker do the work for a delicious shredded chicken cooked with tomatoes and fresh jalapenos.   Question: what do you do when you see a really good deal on something at the grocery store that you are buying anyway?  Do you buy a one or two more?  Or do you buy as much as you can afford because it is such a … Continue reading Shredded Chicken with Tomato & Jalapeno

Hawaiian Pulled Pork

Another delicious pulled pork recipe but this time it’s cooked with slightly tropical flavors and topped with a sweet & spicy sauce!   One of the many great thing about living in the South is pork is abundant and inexpensive.  Maybe it is in the North as well but I haven’t lived there in 11 years.  Huh… 11 years ago today as it happens.  Happy … Continue reading Hawaiian Pulled Pork

Tamale Casserole

The flavors of tamales without all the work – a perfect weeknight meal!   Happy Secret Recipe reveal day! This month I was assigned the blog Tea and Scones.  Not only will you find lots of delicious scone recipes there but there are lots of other baked good recipes along with other adventures with different cooking/baking groups and review of recipes from a variety of … Continue reading Tamale Casserole

Crunchy Baked Green Beans

Simple green greens go from boring to fun with just a little panko (Japanese style breadcrumbs), oil and seasonings and a few minutes in the oven.   Remember the Pork & Pepper Burgers I made a couple of weeks ago?  These beans are the side dish I made to go with those and it really was a good pairing as these brought a salty crunch … Continue reading Crunchy Baked Green Beans

Pork & Pepper Burgers (with Honey-Mustard Sauce)

Simple seasoned pork patties topped with seared sweet red pepper strips and creamy honey mustard sauce make for a quick weeknight dinner!   HAPPY LABOR DAY! I hope you are one of the lucky ones who actually got today off from work since the day is, you know, a tribute to the workers who have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.  … Continue reading Pork & Pepper Burgers (with Honey-Mustard Sauce)

Caribbean Chicken Tacos

Pineapple, red pepper and lots of spices come together with chicken in the slow cooker for a simple but stunning summer supper.   I don’t know about the rest of my Southern neighbors but I am very much ready for summer/summer weather to be over with.  Sure, the nights are starting to cool down but the days are still an inferno that turn my apartment … Continue reading Caribbean Chicken Tacos