I tweaked a family recipe and named it after my aunt Darla from Bristol, Tennessee. I’ve given the Southern spread a touch of her beloved Smoky Mountains by adding smoked paprika. There’s a touch of zing in there, too, courtesy of some quick-pickled onions.
This soup is full of flavors without being overwhelming, full of nutrition without being heavy, and a full meal in one bowl. There are many ways to tailor it to the tastes and preferences of your recipient.
I never feel deprived when I make butternut or zucchini squash noodles, sold in the produce section at supermarkets. Add garlic, lemon, and shrimp and a light sprinkle of cayenne, and you’re on your way to a healthier you.
This is a recipe for ambitious home cooks: there are multiple steps, and you’ll dirty a sauté pan, a sauce pan, and a paella pan—if you have one. You’ll chop, sauté, and grill. And, the payoff is huge.
There are not a lot of fair foods that can actually work for a family dinner, but these pulled pork sliders are can. They’re made in a slow cooker, so there’s a built-in ease. Anyone can make these.