Friday, August 28, 2009

More Food Stories

As I noted in yesterday's blog, some wonderful readers submitted recipes and food memories as part of my cookbook giveaway. They were all so wonderful, that I just had to include them in a series of posts. So, here are a couple for today:

Southern Comfort
Great blogger, fellow Kentucky girl and UK fan, so you know she’s from good stock.

One of my favorite recipes (and the most requested in our household) is the Milk Chocolate Candy Bar Cake - which is actually a Southern Living recipe! This cake is absolutely delicious, and the icing is so sweet, but light and airy at the same time. Plus, how can you go wrong with a bag of chopped Hershey bars?? My mom (who is known to state, "I've never made a Southern Living recipe that didn't turn out good.") first made this for my husband for a birthday, I think. Since then, he always requests it for birthdays, holidays, Fridays, etc. I'm always happy to make it because I know it is his favorite dessert, and in today's busy world, it's nice that loved ones appreciate the little things in life like a terrific chocolate cake.

Here's the link to the recipe:

Halfway House
The lovely Jessi over at Halfway House submitted this story. Jessi, if you’re reading, please send the recipe. It sounds amazing!!

I make great cheese grits. And while you southern ladies may think this is a given, I am a northern gal, married to a southern guy. He says I am making my way through learning the ways of the South. (I make Smoked Gouda grits and generally serve with pork chops stuffed with bacon and gouda - yummy!)

I hope everyone has a great weekend!


Molly Lou Gifts said...

Both sound fantastic and oh so yummy. Thanks for sharing! Happy weekend.

Rita said...

Smoked Gouda grits - sounds like something I need to try..just never thought of that little twosome. Thanks for sharing.

Blushing hostess said...

This chocolate cake recipe has arrived just in time for my Mother's birthday tomroww when my 2 has told me unequivocally, we WILL have chocolate cake for her. I will give this a try!