Let's start by assigning blame:  Al Gore.  Since he invented the internet, it's absolutely his fault for making us a fatter nation.  Not only can we find fabulous recipes in two clicks of a mouse, beautiful pictures and step-by-step commentary compel us to make things we never knew existed.  Cookbooks are limited, but the interwebs?  An infinite tangle of calorie-riddled deliciosity, oui?

Daggum it.  

I've stumbled across a few recipes recently I've gotta–just got to–try…the pictures alone made me gain three pounds.

(Click on the titles for recipes.)

Espresso Chocolate Mousse

Espresso chocolate mousse {Discovered on Flour Child, a darling 17-year-old who bakes because she can't help it.  I'm in love.}


Rosemary Citrus Garlic Crockpot Chicken

Rosemary Citrus Garlic Crockpot Chicken {From my sweet friend Rachel at A Southern Fairytale, the title flavors alone appeal; Crockpot recipes are a mama's helping hands during sports seasons…!}


Apple-Cream Cheese Bundt Cake


{Recognize this beauty?  She's on September's cover of Southern Living.  Photo: Luca Trovato; Styling: Buffy Hargett}


Porkchops with Apples and Creamy Bacon Cheese Grits


{Ree Drummond aka The Pioneer Woman is responsible for making me drool like a St. Bernard.  But I love her, anyway.}


Chocolate Cupcakes with Flaming Strawberries

Cupcakes with flaming strawberries

{Ohmeohmy…for the coolness factor of this alone, I must one day find a reason to make these from Sprinkle Bakes.}

Your turn!  Please share tricks, treats & good-to-eats you've made or discovered lately!



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