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Easy DIY Holiday Treats

  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 Holiday Treats over on  These make great gifts for the teacher, co-worker, postal worker, gardener, etc. in your life. It’s not too late, so […]

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Not Ketchup Holiday Gift

Gifts for the Food Lover in Your Life

    It’s that time of year, the air is filled with holiday cheer! Your wallet is filled with receipts for all the useless presents you have bought!  If you have a food lover in your life, look no further than this list of gifts, and all under $100.00! Check out that fabulous Hostess Gift […]

Baked Cinnamon Pecan French Toast | Black Girl Chef's Whites

Baked Cinnamon Pecan French Toast

  “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 this Baked Cinnamon Pecan French Toast, I felt it beckoning me, taunting me with its gooey goodness, teasingly whispering “Don’t you want me now?” The fact that I was hungry, […]

Purple and White Baked Sweet Potatoes | Black Girl Chef's Whites

Purple and White Baked Sweet Potatoes

  Now that Thanksgiving is over it is time to start planning your Christmas menu! Well not really, but it doesn’t hurt to save ideas when you see them.  I’ve started a board on Pinterest for Christmas with recipes and crafts I like.  This is the perfect recipe to pin! Not only is this a visual stunner, […]

S'Mores Martini | Black Girl Chef's Whites

S’Mores Martini

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 is the brainchild of one of my favorite QVC hosts David Venable. In his latest cookbook Back Around the Table: An “In the Kitchen […]

Braised Lamb Shanks and Kabocha Squash | Black Girl Chef's Whites

Braised Lamb Shanks with Kabocha Squash

  This goes into the “Big Bowl of Comfort” category. Braised Lamb Shanks with Kabocha Squash melts in your mouth, warms your belly and fills you with a sense of well being and love. Isn’t that what comfort food is supposed to do?  Yes, that may be pure hyperbole, but this really is a lovely dish. […]

Spiced Roasted Winter Vegetables

Winter Squash Recipes Perfect for the Thanksgiving Table

So. . . good things have been coming my way lately. I feel very lucky, though I have worked long and hard to get here.  Now, along with my being a contributor to Zester Daily I have become a contributor to! I hear you all saying “Yeah and what does that have to do […]

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Ribeye Steak with Morel Mushroom Red Wine Sauce

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 piece of meat. I don’t eat red meat all that often, so when I do I want to make something so incredibly tasty that I will not […]

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Winter Vegetable Garden Photography Series, Part 1

Yes, I am at it again.  After a small (very small) success with my first ever summer garden, I have planted a lovely, little winter garden.   Not very ambitious, just some lettuces and one row of beets.   I do not like beets. Nope, do not like them at all. But both my mother […]