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Chocolate Ale Layer Cake | Black Girl Chef's Whites

Birthday Feasting

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 of what other things I would eat for a birthday feast, and came up with a menu for my birthday. Mind you, I didn’t actually make all of […]

Brown Sugar-Vanilla Frozen Yogurt

Brown Sugar-Vanilla Frozen Yogurt

Brown Sugar-Vanilla Frozen Yogurt is actually the ingredient list. Brown sugar + vanilla + yogurt = creamy and tangy goodness. As I am writing this the temperature outside is nearing 110°, and my entire duct system, furnace and air conditioner are being replaced. Considering the old Day and Night system was new when my parents […]

Olive Oil Cake with Pine Nuts and Currants

Olive Oil Cake with Pine Nuts and Currants

I’ve been teaching cooking classes at the Le Cordon Bleu culinary school, and recently we did a series on Italian regional cooking. One of the recipes that made an impression on me was a Tuscan Pine Nut Cake. Very moist and flavorful, this was the kind of cake to serve not just after a meal, […]

Spicy Turkey Stuffed Poblano Peppers #tryturkey

Spicy Turkey Stuffed Poblano Peppers

  Turkeys and I are good friends. Well, friends in the sense that I love to eat them up. So maybe frenemies is the better term, but either way I love turkey. From Succulent Spiced Turkey Carnitas,   to Mini Brie Stuffed Turkey Burgers,     to Turkey Chili Pasta, and Cherry Chipotle Glazed Turkey […]

Cilantro Pesto

Cilantro Pesto Sauce

  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 pepitas (pumpkin seeds) take the lead in this Cilantro Pesto Sauce. While the flavor profile of this pesto is very different than basil pesto, it can be used in […]

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Black Eyed Pea Salad | Black Girl Chef's Whites

Last Minute 4th of July Recipe Ideas

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 often anything but! What to cook, where to go, what to do, kid friendly or adults only. It makes me tired just typing the words. All you need are […]

Wild California Halibut Ceviche | Black Girl's Chef Whites

Wild California Halibut Ceviche

  I came to the fish lovers table fairly late. Growing up during the 1970’s, fish was usually an overcooked, under-seasoned,  grey looking piece of protein I pushed around my plate while pretending to eat. But those were also the days of the clean plate club, so I was often forced to eat a lot […]

Shrimp in Spiced Butter-Beer Sauce | Black Girl Chef's Whites

Shrimp in Spiced Butter-Beer Sauce

  When I graduated from college I went on a trip to Europe with my sisters. We had a home base in The Netherlands, where my sister Karen had been an exchange student. We would go to the little town of Staadskanaal, eat home cooked meals, wash our clothes and relax with her Mami, Poppi […]

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