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Dia de los Muertos Sugar Skulls | Black Girl Chef's Whites

Dia de los Muertos Sugar Skulls

    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 celebration of the ancestors, a day for families to gather and clean the grave sites of the departed and to feast. Elaborate altars or ofrendas are […]

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Caribbean Style Goat Curry | Black Girl Chef's Whites

Caribbean Style Curry Goat

    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 strange and so stimulating to all my senses.  I can vividly remember the first time I took the A train up to Harlem. A sea of various shades […]

Ramen Salad with Roasted Eggplant and Shishito Peppers | Black Girl Chef's Whites

Ramen Salad with Roasted Eggplant and Shishito Peppers

  There is so much more to ramen than the sodium laden noodles with dehydrated vegetable and seasoning packs.  Don’t get me wrong, those packets of Top Ramen got me through college, but my palate has since become more refined. Traditionally ramen noodles are served in a bowl of rich broth, with assorted accompaniments such […]

Slow Cooker Roast Chicken with Potatoes | Black Girl Chef's Whites

Slow Cooker Roast Chicken with Potatoes

    She’s not the most beautiful chick(en), but she is succulent. Her skin is not bronzed like her oven roasted sisters, but she is so tender and juicy.  Slow Cooker Roast Chicken is a bit of an oxymoron, as slow cooing and roasting are very different methods of cooking.  It may be contradictory, but it […]

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Slow Cooker Savory Andouille French Toast

Some mornings deserve a show stopping breakfast.  Some evenings deserve a show stopping dinner. Look no further than this Slow Cooker Savory Andouille French Toast to fit the bill for both. I love having what is traditionally breakfast for dinner. There is nothing better than a stack of pancakes with maple syrup or fried eggs […]

The Spicy Thai | Black Girl Chef's Whites

The Spicy Thai

This is not a recipe for the kids.  This is a spicy, sweet and intoxicating cocktail infused with the flavors of Thai cooking, hence the name The Spicy Thai! I love experimenting with herbal infusions in cocktails, and this is my latest experiment.  The Blue Spice Basil and Key Lime Mojito is a refreshing rum […]

Slow Cooker Pork with Hatch Chile Sauce | Black Girl Chef's Whites

Slow Cooker Pork with Hatch Chile Sauce

  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 of these spicy treats, waiting for their chance to shine. This recipe for Slow Cooker Pork with Hatch Chile Sauce lets the chiles do just that. […]

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Chocolate Ale Layer Cake | Black Girl Chef's Whites

Are You Ready for Saint Patrick’s Day?

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, cookies, beverages, eggs, breads, and anything else that will accept the dye will be turned bright green for the holiday! I love Saint Patrick’s Day as much as anyone else, […]

Strawberry and Cream Cake

Strawberry and Cream Cake

I was almost defeated by this cake.  Almost.  What you see is strawberry cake number three. Number one was OK, number two was OK, but number three was finally what I had in my mind for a strawberry cake.  My neighbors had to eat a lot of strawberry cake while I perfected my vision. Not […]