Sunday, July 29, 2018


Way back in the 
we did a lot of fun things.
We shared projects,
we shared ideas,
we oohed and aahed over kids
and grandkids
some of us posted recipes.

I posted this recipe soon after I started blogging.
I think dear 
bj @ Sweet Nothings
thought she had died and gone to Heaven
when she made this the first time.

If you have never tried it-well-
you have missed a real treat.

Chocolate Gravy
is  really a Southern dish
and I live in the Midwest.
However, I think I am a
Dixie girl at heart
cuz I love all things South.

While living down there
 I developed a taste for
with lots of REAL butter
and salt and pepper please.

AND a taste for
Now, if y'all want you can
go ahead and slave over
the biscuit part OR
you can buy Bisquick.

I choose the latter course.
I suppose you could even
lower yourself to buying those
biscuits in a tube...but I'm
not that far down yet!;>)
(sorry all you tube openers)

Anyway, bake yourself up
some biscuits.
and then stir up this...

And pour it over those
biscuits and you will have
a feast fit for a king..
or in my case,
a Queen...

At least once!  And if you can
still do your zipper up you
can have some more
You're welcome!

Did I mention that this
was always one of
very favorite recipes 
when she was little?
Go figure!

Here is Paula Deen's version:

Chocolate Gravy

1/3 stick butter

2/3 cup sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/3 cup cocoa
2 cups whole milk
Heat butter in a cast iron skillet over low heat.
 Mix in sugar, flour and cocoa. 
Slowly pour 1 cup of milk into the skillet and 
whisk well to remove lumps.
 Whisk in remaining milk, stirring constantly, 
until mixture is thick,  being careful not to scorch. Serve hot over biscuits.

And, pluhleeeze- 
DO NOT let your kid
lick the plate
and put it back in the cupboard.
Let the dog do it.
I hope you all have a 
wonderful Sunday.
As for me,
I will be wearing my 
stretchy skirt so I can have
TWO helpings of 

Oh- Yeah-
By the way---
I might have lied about the
Sorry 'bout that sucker!

your photo name

41 comments: said...

I love it too! Havent had in a long time, but now need to make it soon. Thanks for recipe. Enjoy your Sunday!

Carol Slater said...

Believe it or not, I have never had chocolate gravy and my granny was from southwest Virginia, but I never remember her making this. I might have to try it when I get home from my trip.

Susie said...

Diana, My mom would make this once in awhile, but my aunt Helen made the very best chocolate gravy. Of course she made her own biscuits and mom's could never hold up to my aunt's. This was a great treat to have for me and my siblings. I have never made it , myself. So I have not had this since I was a kid. But I have a cookbook with the recipe. Oh SC would love some of that right now, I bet. Blessings to you and yours, love, xoxo, Susie

Pam Kessler said...

That's carb free, right?

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Oh my, that looks and sounds absolutely wonderful ! Happy Sunday !

Theresa said...

Never had it, but if B.J. cooks says it is good... I will eat it:) Looks yummy and I am drooling over these pictures. Enjoy your day dear friend, HUGS

Anonymous said...

when I saw the post on my reading list Chocolate Gravy I immediately thought , Oh Bj posted lol,, and then I thought well it could be,, ,,, and yup it was YOU!! Yummmmo!!!!!

Sally said...

If you like it, I know I would. Actually though, you've got me wanting some grits; and yes with butter. :)

Have a blessed day, Diana!


Adam said...

I like biscuits but not gravy

Pom Pom said...

So funny! Maybe I could make it with nondairy stuff like almond milk and margarine. It probably wouldn't taste quite so scrumptious.

G Dazeez said...

Mmmmm...mmmmm..good! We love our gravy! I heard we are getting a Paula Deen restaurant at the Landing in Branson! I’m excited! Have a great week Diana!

Betty said...

It sounds good and I will give it a try. You are so right about blogging in the old days. It was so much fun and you got to know the bloggers . Now it is just parties I see and not too many doing anything else. Also,it seems all the homes are looking the same. Everything changes and not for the better.

cards4ubylouise and other treasures said... had me at "Carb Free" and thought I would try it. Being a part-time Keto fan, carb free was the eye catcher!!! But then I saw sugar and thought...Diana is pulling my leg again!!!! Good try!!! Lol!!

Terri D said...

We can just pretend about the carb-free thing! LOL

Kay G. said...

Never heard of chocolate gravy but it sounds like what I make when my fudge doesn't work out. LOL!

Sylvia said...

I have seen this on BJ's blog but had no ideas where she got the recipe. It seems that the recipe is from the Ozark and Appalachian regions and that is not my part of the South. I read somewhere that Elvis loved chocolate gravy. Now, I am totally on board with the grits. Seriously, I love grits.

Saimi said...

Yeah so that looks amazing!! I would like to go as far as adding some fresh berries. Yum Yum!!! I'm not a Southern girl but I can see it wouldn't be hard to convert!
Have a great day!!

Sylvia said...

Thanks Diana for your email today! Now my hubby would love that gravy, but I have been Low Carb for a year and half now and don't eat bread or grits so don't guess I'd better eat the gravy either although it does look good.
Take care sweet friend!

bj said...

I'm not really southern either as I was born in Dallas and have lived all my life in West Texas...but I was born with a Southern heart as my mama and daddy was as southern as you could get....I don't think I like grits...the taste is fine...but the texture turns me off. Bill could eat his weight in them, tho.

Debby Ray said...

I may just have to try this before I die. :)

Billie Jo said...

This is new to me, my friend!
But WOW!!!!!!
Thank you for sharing the recipe.
And I love your thoughts about how blogging used to be.
I am soooo thankful to you for keeping this blog world going!!!

LV said...

I really enjoy hot biscuits with homemade, country gravy for breakfast. But not sure if I would venture out for chocolate gravy. I am too country for that.

Chatty Crone said...

Good to see you here. That chocolate gravy sounded good - I made a copy of it. No carbs - lol. Hope you are having a nice weekend. sandie

Linda said...

Love chocolate gravy even though I’m not a chocoholic! Made it for the quads once and Louis Dean was the one who liked it best!

Cecilia said...

Yum, yum! Chocolate with a side of biscuit. Yes, please!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

So funny I was born and bred here in the south and have never had this!!
Never heard of it until a few years ago. I'm afraid if I made it I would not be able to stop eating it and I sure wouldn't be able to zip my zipper.

Cheryl said...

Oh, WOW! This looks amazing! I think I would try making it with Trim Healthy Mama Gentle Sweet. I LOVE that stuff ~ it tastes just like sugar and is so, so healthy! Thanks for sharing, sweet friend. :)

Lisa said...

This recipe scares me! I know I would be hooked so I have to stay away. Its soooooo tempting! Just add bacon ! Ok im drooling and just gained about 10 lbs thinking about it. I just cant!!! I have to leave here now because my tonge just slapped my forhead!.

jmac said...

Oh girl......down here in south Louisiana, chocolate gravy over biscuits is like church on Sunday. It’s a given!!! And over croissants?? To die for!!!
I’m a salt/pepper/butter on my grits husband is a sugar & Mathew jelly grit guy. Yuk!!!

jmac said...

Mayhaw jelly!

Junkchiccottage said...

Wow Yum!!! Chocolate and Gravy in the same sentence is heavenly.
Thanks for sharing. I like just about anything on a biscuit.
Happy New Week

BeachGypsy said...

I grew up eating my Ma-Maw's biscuits and sausage gravy. Or bacon gravy. Nobody made biscuits like her, I loved them. She never made chocolate gravy. But biscuits with dripping butter and thick sweet honey was a treat I loved! I will have to try this recipe!

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

Yum...I've yet to try making it, but plan to. I'm a biscuit tuber girl as they taste far better from the tube than my own concoction does.

Bee Lady said...

What? I didn’t know there was another way to make biscuits besides popping open that dough boy tube!!! Looks delish.


Decor To Adore said...

Chocolate gravy!!! Where have you been all my life? Love the sweet reminder about precious BJ. She is missed.

Creations By Cindy said...

I have never had chocolate gravy and I think the first time I actually saw it posted was on BJ's blog. I am going to try this. Looks so good. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Missy George said...

HEY!!! Chocolate is a no-no for dogs !!! I'm a biscuit in the tube person..I like chocolate on anything or just all by itself!! How about a hot biscuit, vanilla ice-cream and chocolate gravy?? Sinful!!

Carla from The River said...

My oh my, something new. :-) I say, bring on the ice cream.
xx oo

Barbara said...

(shaking my head with a smile here) There is no doubt this chocolate gravy over biscuits tastes good but for this eat-your-greens, mostly vegan gal, I won't be trying it. You can have my portion. I gained weight just reading this post.

Thanks for the smiles!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

I will have to make this for my guys and take the tiniest, teeny weeny taste. Then I will dive in! Looks so good!

Jeanie said...

Too yummy looking for words!