{recipe} Chocolate Bread Pudding

Chocolate Bread Pudding with Makers Mark Bourban Sauce

This past Valentine’s Day was spent at home and I must say… I made a pretty epic dinner. I surprised even myself! I really think the end of this meal was by far the best part. Needless to say, a sweet ending!

This recipe is one I really wish I could take credit for, but I can’t so I won’t. I worked at Stonewood Grill & Tavern out of high school. This is where I first tasted this amazingly delicious dessert. Who could possibly resist a dense, gooey, chocolate deliciousness dessert topped with a caramel-y type sauce? Not anyone I want to hang out with (just kidding… sort of).

Bread Pudding with Butter Bread Pudding Custard

So what makes a perfect bread pudding? I started with day old French bread. You want to use near stale bread so the bread will absorb all of the custard. If you don’t have at least semi-stale bread, you can toast it in the oven to dry it out. This ensures that the bread pudding is neither too dry or soggy… just the perfect amount of gooey.

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love to brunch: 5 reasons to brunch at home

Oh, Brunch… you tasty beauty! Truly, nothing brings to mind relaxation on a weekend morning more than the thought of a leisurely brunch with your spouse or friends! I am such a foodie and love trying out the best new brunch spot. Also, let’s not forget the ease of going to brunch – being waited on, delicious food made for you, no dishes to wash, the 45 minute wait, the loud restaurant, the often limited options. Wait, Huh?!?! And if I’m being honest, my wallet isn’t always happy with me post-brunch. So then, with the pros and cons of eating out at brunch, I present to you my 5 reasons to host brunch at home!

Brunch 1You can wear comfy clothes and stretchy pants!

Need I say more? Sometimes you just don’t  feel like having to get gussied up. No worries here! Invite your friends or family over for a pajama brunch. Who wouldn’t enjoy drinking mimosas and coffee while in comfy clothes?

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Not knowing and still trusting

Bible Tea 1John 13 7

I don’t know about y’all but I on occasion find myself in a situation I know is out of my control. What are we to do when these times stare us in the face?

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