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5 Last Minute 4th of July Recipes

Posted on Jul 3rd, 2015

Here in America, the 4th of July holiday celebrating our independence from Britain has arrived! Do you have your menu set? Have you done all your…

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5 Years and Counting

Posted on Mar 17th, 2014

    Five years ago I started sharing my recipes with the world, although at that time only my friends looked at my blog! I…

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6 Years and Counting

Posted on Mar 17th, 2015

    Yep, my baby here is 6 years old today. Thank you to all my loyal readers, and welcome to all my new readers! Happy Blogiversary…

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A Day of Remembrance

Posted on Dec 16th, 2012

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A Family Tradition of Christmas Tamales

Posted on Dec 23rd, 2014

  This story and recipe are very close to my heart. This is a story about family traditions. Traditions passed down from generation to…

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A Guest Blog Post and Recipe for White Sangria

Posted on Sep 14th, 2011

  I've been a busy bee lately. The reality of everyday life when you a single mother and caregiver to an elderly adult can be overwhelming. …

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A Very Festive Holiday Cocktail and a Giveaway!

Posted on Nov 17th, 2010

I love champagne.  If I have to plan my last meal here on this earth, believe me when I say it will include champagne.  In fact, if it is indeed my…

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Abuelita Chocolate Dipped Pretzels

Posted on Nov 10th, 2015

Growing up in the Los Angeles area, you find that the Mexican culture is woven into every culture. Mexican food, festivals and friends influence the…

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Back to School Time

Posted on Aug 21st, 2015

It's that time again. Back to school time. Time for parents and guardians everywhere to start packing lunches. Time to plan easy dinners because…

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Bacon Shrimp Avocado Dip

Posted on Jan 25th, 2015

    Bacon Shrimp Avocado Dip is indeed a dip, but it is so much more. It's a dip, a spread, a topping or a filling. You can eat it…

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Baked Cinnamon Pecan French Toast

Posted on Dec 6th, 2014

  "Don't you want me baby? Don't you want me now-ow-ow-ow?" Those song lyrics have become an earworm for me. As I edited my photos of…

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Birthday Feasting

Posted on Jul 19th, 2016

Yesterday was my birthday, and I actually made and ate one of my favorite recipes on my blog  Sweet 'n' Sticky Baby Back Ribs. I started thinking…

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Black Eyed Pea Salad with Orzo

Posted on Jun 3rd, 2014

  Black Eyed Peas. Not the band, although if you Google that term the first links that come  up are about Fergie and the boys. That's…

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Brie, Gorgonzola and Pork Loin Grilled Cheese

Posted on Aug 20th, 2014

  Once upon a time a chef entered a contest for the best grilled cheese sandwich. It was only a grilled cheese after all, how hard could it…

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Brown Sugar-Cinnamon Yoghurt Sauce

Posted on Jun 10th, 2015

It always amazes me how something so simple can become something so incredible. That is what I feel when I make this Brown Sugar-Cinnamon Yoghurt…

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Chicken Sausage Three Cheese Italian Style + Penne Frittata

Posted on Mar 12th, 2014

    If you haven't noticed yet, I love simple, fast and easy. Minimum prep time and ingredients but maximum flavor.  This Chicken Sausage Three…

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Chinese Scallion Pancakes

Posted on Jan 22nd, 2012

This post was published last year, but in honor of the Chinese New Year I am posting it again. If you have never tried to make scallion pancakes,…

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Chorizo and Bean Chili

Posted on Mar 8th, 2014

    Chili is one of my favorite comfort foods. Whether it is  turkey, beef, chicken, pork or veggie, I am a chili lover. …

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Christmas Cookie Masterpieces!

Posted on Dec 23rd, 2012

Yes, they are masterpieces! Created by five and six year old artists in my daughter's kindergarten class with nothing more than food coloring pens…

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Cilantro Pesto Sauce

Posted on May 4th, 2016

  Basil does not have a lock on pesto. Pesto can be made with any number of herbs, nuts and green vegetables. In this case, cilantro and…

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Classic (and Not Quite Classic) Cocktails

Posted on May 8th, 2015

With Mother's Day coming up, brunches and lunches and dinners are being planned all over America. One of the first menu items to decide on should be…

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Dia de los Muertos Sugar Skulls

Posted on Oct 27th, 2014

    I have always been a huge fan of Mexican folk art created for Dia de los Muertos, or The Day of the Dead. This holiday is a…

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Easy DIY Holiday Treats

Posted on Dec 19th, 2014

  We are in the final stretch, rounding the corner to the big day! Christmas is almost here! I compiled a a list of a few easy to make DIY…

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Eating Unprocessed [also known as] Eating The Way We Were Meant To

Posted on Sep 30th, 2012

This month I embark on a journey that I have never been on. A journey from which I may not return. A journey that will take me to places both high…

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Fabulous Brunch Recipes

Posted on May 1st, 2015

We are heading into brunch season, a season of gatherings and parties, weddings and graduations. A season of eating a lot of food, both good and…

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Macaroni and Sharp Cheddar | Black Girl Chef's Whites

Food for the Soul

Posted on Feb 23rd, 2015

  What is soul food?  Here is the definition from Dictionary.com. soul food noun 1. traditional black American…

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Fresh Herb Compound Butter

Posted on Nov 23rd, 2010

This post was originally published last year before Thanksgiving.  This is still a great way to make your holiday bird, and it remains my favorite…

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Fun and Creative Halloween Party Ideas

Posted on Oct 26th, 2015

I wish I could say I am a creative genius. I wish I could say I was a crafty mama who can whip up fantastic and fabulous things made with sparkly…

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Fun Recipes with a Surprise Hidden Inside

Posted on Mar 4th, 2015

  A fun surprise hidden inside food? Like a diamond ring in a souffle? Like a baby inside a Mardi Gras King Cake? No, not that…

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Gifts for the Food Lover in Your Life

Posted on Dec 16th, 2014

    It's that time of year, the air is filled with holiday cheer! Your wallet is filled with receipts for all the useless presents…

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Posted on Feb 11th, 2013

Vera Mae Lee August 31, 1931 - February 6,…

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Posted on Nov 14th, 2011

Thanksgiving is not about sitting around eating too much food with family that you may or may not even like. Thanksgiving is about being grateful…

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Grown Folks’ Pigs in a Blanket

Posted on Dec 6th, 2013

  Would you nibble on these Chicken Sausage Pigs (or chicks) in a Blanket?     What about these Chinese Lap Cheong…

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Happy New Year!

Posted on Dec 30th, 2011

  Happy New Year From Black Girl Chef's Whites! Let 2012 Be A Year Of Delicious New Recipes and Fabulous Food and Drink! …

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Hatch Chile Chicken Stock

Posted on Sep 13th, 2016

  Sadly, another Hatch Chile season is almost at a close. Hopefully you got your case of Hatch chiles, and had them roasted for you at one of…

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Hatch Chile Time!

Posted on Aug 12th, 2015

Hatch chile's are being picked off bushes at a record pace, trying to keep up with the demand. I am one of those demanding Hatch chiles, because you…

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Hibiscus Scented Fig Compote

Posted on Sep 25th, 2011

Fall is here and figs are all over the markets. Here is Southern California, fig trees are everywhere, so having friends and neighbors giving out…

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Homemade Thai Sweet Chile Sauce

Posted on Dec 3rd, 2013

  Forget sriracha! My condiment of choice is Thai sweet chile sauce. I dip my fries in it, put it on fried chicken, maybe a drizzle a bit in…

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Hot Days Need Cool Ice Cream

Posted on Jul 14th, 2015

Once again I show my age by referencing an old Eddie Murphy sketch from his Delirious video for my image. I can't help it, it is ingrained in my…

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I Like Meat! The Rant of an Omnivore.

Posted on Jul 26th, 2012

I am an omnivore. I will eat almost anything, with the exception of bugs and innards. I guess if I was eating an insect, didn’t know it, and…

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I Love Technology, But it Doesn’t Love Me Back

Posted on Apr 14th, 2013

I have owned computers for years, worked in offices on computers, and now rely on one to handle everything. And I do mean everything, wherein lies…

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It’s My Blogiversary

Posted on Mar 17th, 2016

March 17, 2009 a little blog was born. The first post wasn't long, merely a welcome message. But it was a beginning. Now, all of these years later,…

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Italian Bean and Grains Stew

Posted on Oct 12th, 2012

The temperatures have finally come down from triple digits here in southern California, and it is soup and stew time! I recently wrote a guest…

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Italian Sausage Ragu

Posted on Nov 5th, 2013

    One good meat sauce is all you need.  This is that sauce. OK, there are a million fantastic meat sauce recipes out there. But…

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Laissez les bons temps rouler!

Posted on Feb 13th, 2015

    Laissez les bons temps rouler or Let the Good Times Roll! Mardi Gras is all about fun and food and lots of libations! Many people…

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Last Minute 4th of July Recipe Ideas

Posted on Jul 3rd, 2014

Sometimes it takes a long time to get organized for a holiday weekend. A holiday weekend which is meant to be about relaxation and enjoyment, and is…

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Los Angeles Food Blogger Bake Sale

Posted on Apr 14th, 2012

What are you doing April 28th? I know what you should be doing, and that is coming to the 3rd Annual Los Angeles Food Blogger Bake Sale! All sales…

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Merry Christmas from The Black Girl in Chef’s Whites

Posted on Dec 24th, 2015

I believe Angels bring joy and peace to the world and watch over us in times of strife. My tree is full of angels, including my mother Vera Mae…

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Meyer Lemon Curd

Posted on Jan 24th, 2015

  My Meyer lemon trees are once again overloaded with plump and juicy lemons. I give a lot away, but I keep a lot too. One of my favorite…

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Mint Chutney

Posted on Mar 29th, 2016

Indian food is always on the top of my list of food I love to eat. The complex laying of spices and herbs, a myriad of vegetable based dishes,…

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Mo’ Macaroni and Cheese!

Posted on Apr 30th, 2014

  That's right! Mo' Macaroni and Cheese is in the house! Wave yo' hands in the air and party like you just don't care!  (I just did a…

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Mother Nature Wins Again!

Posted on Oct 29th, 2012

Once again, the old adage "God laughs when you make plans" (or something like that) holds true. My daughter Ruby and I traveled to Washington DC to…

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My Blog Disappeared!

Posted on Mar 30th, 2012

I had a nightmare that my blog disappeared. Then I woke up and found it really happened! While migrating to another server we hit a couple of…

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PFB #2 – Classic Chinese Scallion Pancakes

Posted on Sep 26th, 2010

And then there were 400.  My first entry on Project Food Blog was judged good enough to advance to the next challenge, The Classics.  If…

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PFB #3 – The “Only Slightly Fancy” Family Dinner Party

Posted on Oct 2nd, 2010

Much to my surprise,  I find myself in round 3 of Project Food Blog - The Luxury Dinner Party.  Only thing is, I don't do luxury.  I can…

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Pickled Shishito Peppers

Posted on Apr 24th, 2015

  Pickled peppers are eaten across the world.  Preserving foods in vinegar is an ancient practice. What is new is the sharing of so many…

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Quick Pickles and Other Stories

Posted on Aug 24th, 2013

    Are you a canner and preserver? I'm neither, but I aspire to be one day. I recently shared my secret desire to be a canner…

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Raw Spice Bar: Using Flavor to Take You Around The World

Posted on Apr 17th, 2015

This is a concept I wish I had thought of. Putting exotic spices into the hands of people who would normally not have the chance to try them. And…

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Reader’s Choice Top 10 of 2014

Posted on Dec 30th, 2014

    The more things change, the more they stay the same. That statement is especially pertinent to my blog, because many of…

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Retro Recipe Card Files: Cough Medicine

Posted on Jul 24th, 2015

Yes, I know that cough medicine is not the kind of recipe you come to this blog for. But I could not resist posting this because I love the way my…

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Rib Roundup

Posted on May 23rd, 2015

Rib season is here! For me rib season is always here, but others reserve pork ribs for the warmer months.  I've compiled my favorite rib recipes…

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Roasted Garnet Yam and Bacon Frittata

Posted on Oct 22nd, 2012

We are now past the halfway point in our month of eating #unprocessed, and for me it has made a difference. I have lost a lot of bloating, adding up…

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Rotisserie Chicken Makeover, Part 3

Posted on Jul 21st, 2015

Recipe 3 in my Rotisserie Chicken Makeover series is amazingly simple and  fresh. Using seasonal produce at the peak of ripeness is what makes this…

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S’Mores Martini

Posted on Nov 23rd, 2014

S'Mores Martini you say? Have I lost my mind, you say? As much as I would love to tell you I came up with the idea for this fantastic cocktail, it…

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Sausage and Kale Stew

Posted on Feb 8th, 2012

Now that its cold here in Southern California (you know, 60 degrees) I have been making soups and stews again. I know it doesn't have to be cold to…

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Savory Bacon-Cheese Scones

Posted on Mar 14th, 2011

Since I am participating in Charcutepalooza, I have a lot of homemade bacon in the fridge and freezer.  I have already cured another batch of bacon,…

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Savory Herb Butter

Posted on Jul 11th, 2015

The wonderful thing about having an herb garden is the abundance of fresh herbs, naturally. But, sometimes that abundance is just too…

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Seedles in the Little Organic Garden

Posted on Aug 26th, 2015

Thyme Bombs! Get it? T-I-M-E bombs? Alright, I may be the only one who enjoys a good pun. Me and the people who make Seedles, a really cool and…

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Simplify Your New Year’s Eve Party With These Easy Appetizer Recipes

Posted on Dec 27th, 2014

  Christmas is in the rear view mirror, leaving one last holiday before we begin a new year.  People around the world will be bringing in…

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Skewered Steak Tips with Avocado Gastrique

Posted on Feb 15th, 2012

Gastrique? Am I using some fancy schmancy chef talk? What the *#$! is a gastrique? OK to be perfectly honest this sauce is not a gastrique in the…

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Sliders with Caramelized Onions and Sriracha Mayo

Posted on Feb 3rd, 2015

    Don't you love sliders? They are teeny flavor bombs, and you can eat two and not feel like a complete pig. Although pigs don't…

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Slow Cooker Savory Andouille French Toast

Posted on Sep 29th, 2014

Some mornings deserve a show stopping breakfast.  Some evenings deserve a show stopping dinner. Look no further than this Slow Cooker Savory…

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Spicy Avocado Goddess Dressing

Posted on May 7th, 2014

    Green Goddess salad dressing. If you are of a certain age, you remember it well. As all foods do, it fell out of fashion for…

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Spring Flavor in The Foodie Recipes IPad App

Posted on Apr 26th, 2013

Why look! It is I, the black girl (who only occasionally wears chef's whites anymore. I'm quite taken with vintage aprons!)  And where exactly am I?…

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Spring in the Organic Garden

Posted on Apr 9th, 2014

  Bee pollinating the Meyer Lemon tree   Snow Pea Seedling   Arugula Blossom   Baby…

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Strawberry Wine Dessert Sauce

Posted on Mar 21st, 2013

One of the best things about living in California, is the abundant fresh produce available year round. So what if we regularly have brush fires,…

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Summer Grilling

Posted on Jul 21st, 2011

Summertime. And the grilling is easy. While looking through some old posts, I decided to do a small compilation of grilling recipes. Summer…

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Summer Vegetable Garden Photography Series, Part 1

Posted on Jul 25th, 2011

Actually, part 1 may be the only part of the series. We'll see. Anyhoo, I planted a garden in my backyard, which has never had a garden in it…

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Summer Vegetable Garden Photography Series, Part 2

Posted on Sep 4th, 2011

My little garden is doing fairly well, much to my surprise. So far I have actually managed to harvest cucumbers, seen teeny zucchini trying to grow,…

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Super Superbowl Snacks

Posted on Jan 16th, 2015

We are only a few weeks away from that great American tradition, The Superbowl. It's all about football and food. Over at Mom.me I have compiled a…

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Superbowl Eats

Posted on Feb 3rd, 2011

Superbowl is right around the corner, and it's time to get out the buffet table and load it up.  If the usual choices such as chicken wings and…

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Superfood Rustic Mushroom Soup

Posted on Mar 25th, 2014

    Warm, comforting and healthy too? This Rustic Mushroom Soup is all that and more. Vegan, nutrient dense and low calorie, this…

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Support Your Local Farmer’s Market!

Posted on Jun 1st, 2012

This week my neighborhood got its first ever certified farmer's market! I am beside myself with joy! I love farmer's markets. Why, you ask? 1. I…

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Tarragon Egg Salad

Posted on May 9th, 2011

Once a year, in refrigerators all over America, loads of colorful hard boiled eggs sit neglected behind the cheese and fruit. It's not that people…

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Tasty Vegetarian Options for Easter Dinner

Posted on Mar 27th, 2015

Easter dinner means many things to many people. Roasted leg of lamb, a nice glazed ham, maybe a brisket. All great choices, unless you are a…

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Thanksgiving Recipes around the Internet

Posted on Nov 22nd, 2011

  The countdown in officially on! Only a few days until Thanksgiving, and not everyone knows what they are going to cook.  I will make a…

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The BCLT – Bacon Cheese, Lettuce and Roasted Tomatoes

Posted on Oct 5th, 2013

  Here I go again, making up new names for the recipes I develop. The BCLT. Wait, what? Bacon cheese (YES! Cheese.With.Bacon!) lettuce and…

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The Black Girl’s Top 10 Recipes of 2013

Posted on Dec 31st, 2013

Looking back at this tumultuous year I have had, I was not surprised that I honestly could not remember a lot of the recipes I developed and…

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The BLT Salad – Bacon, Lentil and Tomato

Posted on Dec 30th, 2010

This salad is damn easy to make a monkey could do it.  Not that I am comparing myself to a monkey. . . OK, lets start again.  This salad was…

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The Cheese Grater

Posted on Jul 16th, 2013

    The image above is not just an old, slightly rusty cheese grater. It is a an image of childhood memories spent in the kitchen…

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The Dairy Good Cookbook

Posted on Jun 2nd, 2015

People who have know me for a long time know that I have a love for cows. In my home you will find cow bowls with little pink udders for the feet, a…

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The Ham That Saved Christmas

Posted on Jan 13th, 2013

How can a ham save Christmas? Bet you think I'm still sipping some eggnog or champagne, don't you? No, I am sober as the day is long. In my family…

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The Top 12 of 2012

Posted on Dec 31st, 2012

It's time to chill the bubbly and toast to new beginnings! 2012 is coming to an end, and at its regularly scheduled time as opposed to that Mayan…

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Top Posts of 2015

Posted on Dec 31st, 2015

2015, where did you go? It seems like just yesterday you came into my life. And now, you are ready to depart, leaving me behind. But with all…

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Tri-Color Quinoa Salad

Posted on Feb 20th, 2012

Have you tried quinoa yet? If you haven't, this is the recipe for you.  Quinoa (pronounced "keen-wa") is an ancient grain from the Peruvian Andes…

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Turkey Chili Pasta

Posted on May 12th, 2011

Have you ever gotten a call from an out of town friend informing you they are now in your town and want to come over? Or your kid tells you they need…

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When Mother Nature Does Whatever The Hell She Wants

Posted on Jun 14th, 2011

This is a lemon. Yep, a regular old lemon. Not some fancy, schmancy lemon. . . just a lemon. As I was walking part my neighbors house I spotted…

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