i bet she is a really amazing person in real life.  i can’t stand her in the movie for the simple fact that carrie underwood is possibly the worst actress on the face of the earth, but she does say some pretty deep & thought provoking things (even if carrie saying them makes me roll my eyes…)


if the day ever comes that i quote carrie underwood, i give you permission to have me committed.

“He that is without sin among you, let him first cast stone at her.”

I’m going to go log some miles while this precious cookie dough chills… because running is necessary on so many levels. (It’s going to end up as browned butter sea salt chocolate chunk pretzel cookies. Just so you know.)

Sara - gimme two hours or so and my cookies and I will be on your porch. Please have some sun tea waiting. I’m going to be tired.
Spiced Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Seed Bark

I found this chocolate bark recipe last year. It’s incredibly easy to bring together in a few minutes, and I prefer it to most store bought chocolate bars anyway. Especially delicious if you’re a salty/sweet freak like I am.

Also, I like to make mine with baker’s chocolate that I sweeten myself. I like REALLY dark chocolate, but usually the super dark bars are also the super expensive bars (and usually a $4 bar is only a ~3 ounces). If you’d rather go this route (highly recommended!) just mix in some sugar to your melted baker’s chocolate until you reach your desired darkness. I think I used 2-3 tbsp sugar for 6 ounces of baker’s chocolate.

ALSOalso: it makes a delightful gift to bring with you to holiday parties and such!