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5 Spice Beef Short Ribs

Posted on Jan 9th, 2014

 While looking through my old posts, I found this recipe for Five Spice Beef Short Ribs I published a few years ago. I am posting it again as it is…

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Achiote-Orange Carnitas

Posted on May 5th, 2011

I missed Cinco de Mayo last year. All because of a cat, a snake and a visit to the emergency room. You can read all about it here. This year, I…

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Are you Ready for Easter?

Posted on Apr 14th, 2014

It is Spring! Once again I am wondering where the time went? Wasn't it just Christmas? Oh well, spring is my favorite season, because the flowers…

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Are You Ready for Saint Patrick’s Day?

Posted on Mar 13th, 2013

Saint Patrick's Day is almost here, and Americans all over the country are buying extra large bottles of emerald green food dye. Very soon, cakes,…

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Asian Brined Pork Chops with Gai Lan

Posted on Apr 18th, 2012

Do you have the feeling of deja vu? I do, since I am posting this recipe for the second time, after my blog ate it! What really gets me is that I…

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Baby Back Ribs Three Ways: Maple Bourbon

Posted on Mar 21st, 2014

    Part One in a Three Part Series Do you find yourself in a rut when it comes to the way your prepare pork ribs?  Slap a little…

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Baby Back Ribs Three Ways: Rosemary Honey Mustard

Posted on Mar 28th, 2014

Part Two in a Three Part Series   Rosemary Honey Mustard Baby Back Ribs.  That's a mouthful, and a sweet, savory, delectable mouthful at…

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Baby Back Ribs Three Ways: Sticky Ribs

Posted on Apr 2nd, 2014

  Part Three in a Three Part Series Sweet and savory and sticky, oh my! These ribs require you to lick your fingers with abandon when you…

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Bacon Smashed Potatoes

Posted on Jan 7th, 2012

Welcome 2012!  A lot of blogs, morning television shows, and other random people are talking about keeping resolutions, New Year-New You…

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Biscuits and Andouille Sausage Gravy

Posted on Feb 26th, 2014

Everyone has their own version of kryptonite. Superman had the original kryptonite, a radioactive element from his home planet of Krypton, that made…

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Braised Curry Lamb Chops and Potatoes

Posted on Jun 5th, 2012

I love technology, but sometimes it doesn't like me. And I guess if I was my old organized, super efficient self than this would not be a problem.…

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Braised Lamb Shanks with Kabocha Squash

Posted on Nov 18th, 2014

  This goes into the "Big Bowl of Comfort" category. Braised Lamb Shanks with Kabocha Squash melts in your mouth, warms your belly and fills…

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Braised Oxtails – A Poor Man’s Meat That is Rich

Posted on Apr 7th, 2009

Oxtails?  That is often how people react when I mention cooking oxtails.  What are they exactly?  An oxtail is actually the tail of a steer, which…

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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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Caramelized Red Onion and Bacon Quiche

Posted on Dec 10th, 2012

Now that my daughter is in kindergarten, there are a lot more things that I am expected to do as a parent. She has homework, she wears uniforms, she…

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Caribbean Style Curry Goat

Posted on Oct 22nd, 2014

    There are days when I miss living in Brooklyn, NY. Being a born and bred California girl, living in New York was so different, so…

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Catfish Po-Boy Taco Wrap

Posted on Apr 5th, 2013

  Sometimes it's harder to come up with a name for a dish, than it is to come up with recipe.  When you combine a few traditions, add a…

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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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Chorizo Stuffed Shrimp

Posted on May 11th, 2013

This is one of those recipes that will really impress your guests, and only you know how easy it was.  Of course, you will SAY the recipe took hours…

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Corned Beef Step-by-Step Tutorial

Posted on Feb 28th, 2016

Corned beef is one of those foods that has gotten marginalized due to its association with Saint Patrick's Day. For many people, the only time they…

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Creamed Corn with Maple-Pepper Bacon

Posted on Nov 2nd, 2011

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, which means it is time to start collecting your recipes for the big feast.  We all have favorites that we…

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Easy Slow Cooker Pork Verde

Posted on May 22nd, 2013

  My slow cooker and I have developed a really nice relationship. I fill it up, it gives me tasty food a few hours later. If only all…

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Fast Five Spice Beef Short Ribs

Posted on Jan 31st, 2011

    Some days you need a recipe that comes together in no time, and takes even less time to cook. I had one of those days recently,…

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Feta Stuffed Lamb and Beef Burgers

Posted on Jun 30th, 2014

  Feta Stuffed Lamb and Beef Burgers, sizzling on your grill or broiling in your oven. Can't you just smell them and taste them? The…

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Fig and Cambozola Stuffed Pork Chops

Posted on Aug 8th, 2014

  Fresh figs are easy to find right now in local markets.  California Mission, Brown Turkey, Kadota, Calimyrna and other varieties are sweet…

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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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Hatch Chile Meatball Soup

Posted on Sep 16th, 2016

  When it comes to soups, I love mine chunky. Sure, a velvety Potato Leek Soup, or a Spicy Carrot-Sweet Potato Soup have their place, and…

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Home Cured Maple-Pepper Bacon

Posted on Feb 15th, 2011

If you follow my blog even the slightest bit, you will know I love pork. Especially bacon.  And my 4 year old loves bacon so much that given the…

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Homemade Corned Beef

Posted on Mar 10th, 2012

This post was originally published last year. Since St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner I wanted to post this again so you can make your own…

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Homemade Corned Beef & The “Ruby” Sandwich

Posted on Mar 17th, 2011

Every year on St. Patrick's Day my family goes the traditional route and has corned beef and cabbage. Am I Irish? Well, I do have Irish ancestors,…

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Homemade Pastrami

Posted on Apr 7th, 2011

In the world of cold cuts, pastrami reigns supreme. It is at turns salty, spicy, good served warm or cold, piled high or low. It is the ultimate…

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Honey Mustard Pork Salad

Posted on Feb 1st, 2010

Recently I was honored that my blog was chosen to be featured on the Foodbuzz website Family Bites page, presented by Newman's Own. If you are…

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Honey-Chile-Lime Pork Roast

Posted on Oct 19th, 2013

  Honey. Chile. Lime. All three can stand on their own, but when combined form a savory, spicy, sweet and tart marinade for meat. Whether a…

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How to Make Pork Cracklings

Posted on Feb 24th, 2011

Pork crack. . . I mean pork cracklings.  Also known as pork rinds, chicarrones, deep fried fried pork skin.  Practically every country in the world…

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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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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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Melt in Your Mouth Short Ribs

Posted on May 12th, 2009

I seem to have been on a braising jag as of late.  I realized I was trying to braise and stew as much as I could before the hot weather sets in.  I…

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Shredded Oxtail Meat, Corn Tortillas and Avocado

Mexican Spiced Oxtails

Posted on Jan 15th, 2010

The Superbowl is just around the corner, and recipes are starting to appear everywhere.  I am in the Featured Publisher program at Foodbuzz, and the…

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Mexican Taco Meatloaf

Posted on Oct 2nd, 2011

I never know when inspiration will strike me. I was cruising down the aisles of Sprouts, one of my new favorite stores, and came upon some tortilla…

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Middle Eastern Lamb Meatballs

Posted on Jul 12th, 2012

Ground lamb, unlike ground beef, is not a meat that graces the American table as often as it should. Shepherds Pie is one of the few dishes that has…

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Mustard Crusted Pork Chops a la Emeril

Posted on Oct 1st, 2009

Recently I received some free samples of a few of the food products that Chef Emeril Lagasse  has on the market.  I was already a big fan of his…

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Panko Crusted Fig and Cheese Stuffed Pork Chops

Posted on Oct 16th, 2010

When fig season arrives, I enjoy eating the sweet, fresh fruit out of my hand.  Figs are such an interesting fruit, being rather squat and ugly on…

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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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Red Cooked Oxtail Dumplings

Posted on Oct 5th, 2015

I had never had a dumpling of any kind with oxtails. I have eaten more than my fair share of dumplings in my day, but never with oxtail. After making…

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Red Cooked Oxtails

Posted on Aug 16th, 2015

I have never tasting anything I did not like if it has been prepared in a red cooking sauce. Whatever protein type you braise in this flavorful…

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Red Cooked Pork Belly

Posted on Jan 18th, 2014

  Chinese New Year is coming, and what better way to celebrate than with a delectable Red Cooked Pork Belly? Many moons ago as a culinary…

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Ribeye Steak with Morel Mushroom Red Wine Sauce

Posted on Sep 7th, 2011

Are you drooling yet? I love a good ribeye steak. Juicy, tender, marbled with a nice amount of fat so the meat stays moist. An all around, awesome…

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Roasted Herb Rubbed Pork Chops

Posted on May 26th, 2009

I am truly a pork lover.  I even tried to make sure my daughter was born in the Chinese Year of the Golden Pig, but she missed it by a few days. …

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Roasted Lemon-Oregano Leg of Lamb

Posted on Mar 17th, 2010

It's my one year anniversary!  For my blog that is... Black Girl Chef's Whites is a year old today!  It seems as though I just began writing and…

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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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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 Beef Cheek Ragu with Orecchiette

Posted on Jun 6th, 2015

Beef cheek? What the heck is a beef cheek? It is exactly what it sounds like. The cheek of a cow. When I think of cows, I tend to picture them…

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Slow Cooker Beer Braised Pork

Posted on Aug 3rd, 2010

I have a confession to make.  I recently bought my first slow cooker.  I have given them as gifts, but never got one for myself.  What was I…

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Slow Cooker Caribbean Oxtails

Posted on May 22nd, 2012

I love oxtails. Considering I seem to always be late to everything these days, loving the tail end of a cow makes perfect sense. One of my…

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Slow Cooker Hatch Chile Pot Roast

Posted on Aug 31st, 2013

  Hatch Chile season is almost over. That makes me sad, because they are so flavorful. But before they disappear from your local market, I…

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Slow Cooker Pork with Hatch Chile Sauce

Posted on Sep 14th, 2014

  Hatch chile season is about  over, but I hope you grabbed a case or two to roast and freeze. My freezer has quite a few vacuum sealed bags…

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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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Smoky Date Pulled Pork Packets

Posted on Feb 19th, 2015

  Pulled pork is generally thought of as something you put into a soft bun, sometimes topped with coleslaw. You get it from a BBQ joint.…

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Spicy Hot Link Corn Dogs with Cajun Honey Mustard

Posted on May 22nd, 2014

    Who doesn't love a corn dog?  Happy memories of carefree days at the county fair, corn dog in hand.  My sister and I running to…

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Spicy Lamb Kofte Recipe

Posted on Oct 19th, 2009

As a fairly new food blogger, I am constantly learning as I go along.  Developing a recipe - no problem.  Styling and taking photographs of my…

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Spicy Slow Cooker Short Rib Tacos

Posted on Feb 28th, 2012

  I love tacos.  Not the "Americanized" version with the hard shell, lettuce and cheese. I like a 4 inch corn tortilla filled only with some…

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Spring Lamb with Fresh Herb Rub

Posted on Apr 15th, 2009

Spring is here, and nothing symbolizes this more than lamb.  You either love it or hate it, and I am a lover.  Sometimes I find it hard to…

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Succulent Achiote-Orange Carnitas Recipe

Posted on May 10th, 2010

The alternate title for this post should be "The Snake, The Cat and the Visit to the ER or How I Missed Cinco de Mayo."  I was really looking…

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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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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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Sweet ‘n’ Sticky Baby Back Ribs

Posted on May 29th, 2010

Baby back ribs are one of those foods that everyone loves.  Except, of course, those who do not eat pork, but I do not associate with those kinds of…

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Tamale Pie

Posted on Feb 3rd, 2013

Ever have a week that you wish you could start over? I desperately want to go back to last Monday morning, before I had to make the decision to start…

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Tasso Ham and Langostino Tail Gumbo

Posted on Jul 11th, 2011

  Gumbo.  The name alone invokes the bayous of Louisiana, steamy and swampy. Or maybe the wild debauchery of Bourbon St. in the French…

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The “Triple P” Pulled Pork Pizza

Posted on Nov 8th, 2010

The other day I did something I have come to love: I plopped a big ol' hunk of meat in my slow cooker and walked away.  I so love my Crock Pot.  I…

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The Black Girl is Back!

Posted on Apr 6th, 2012

Somehow, I have managed to not pull every hair out of my head this past week! Who knew moving a blog from one server to another could be so…

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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 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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Warm Potato Salad with Bacon and Fennel

Posted on Aug 27th, 2010

A few months ago I entered this potato salad recipe in the weekly contest on Food52.  While this salad did not win, it did become an Editor's pick,…

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Wordless Wednesday | Homemade Pork Crackling

Posted on Feb 23rd, 2011

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