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Persimmon Butter

Slow Cooker Persimmon Butter

Fall is here and persimmons are abundant. Farmer’s markets and grocery stores showcase them in all of their vibrant  orangeness. I am lucky to be able to walk out my front door, go next door and harvest the sweetest organic persimmons from my neighbor’s tree. She doesn’t like persimmons, she just likes having fruit trees. […]

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Abuelita Chocolate Dipped Pretzels

Abuelita Chocolate Dipped Pretzels

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 way we eat, drink and speak. One of the things I missed most when I lived in Brooklyn was being able to stop at the local taco truck for carnitas, […]

Fun and Creative Halloween Party Ideas

Fun and Creative Halloween Party Ideas

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 pipe cleaners and  glitter glue. Nope, that ain’t me. Which is why the internet is so wonderful. I can go to Pinterest and find […]

Red Cooked Oxtails Are Taken to a Whole New Level!

Red Cooked Oxtail Dumplings

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 these Red Cooked Oxtail Dumplings, one thing I know for sure is that I will eat oxtail dumplings again. After making a large batch of […]

Dessert Hack Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cups

Dessert Hack Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cups

Who doesn’t like chocolate chip cookies? Who doesn’t like peanut butter cups? Put them together and you have these heavenly Dessert Hack Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cups! I’m working with Nestle Toll House on this post, to tell you all about Speed Scratch baking. Speed what, you say? Speed Scratch, or utilizing a convenience product […]

Package of Seedles

Seedles in the Little Organic Garden

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 easy way to garden. Seedles are composed of little colorful balls of compost, seeds and clay. You just throw them down, water them and let nature […]

Back to School Time

Back to School Time

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 homework will take up a good chunk of evening time. Not to mention hungry  children arriving home from school declaring they are starving. Over at I have compiled some fantastic […]


fig compote on scone

Hibiscus Scented Fig Compote

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 bags of figs is normal.  A friend of my mother brought us a bag of beautiful Mission figs, and I knew I was going to abscond with those figs! Sorry […]

Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Tea Cakes

Tea Time with Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Tea Cakes

This post is sponsored by Nestle Toll House   Before the technological world took over, kids often played in an imaginary world. A world where you had tea parties with all your favorite stuffed animals or battled the evil dragon with swords made from sticks. Using Nestle Toll House Refrigerated Cookie Dough, my daughter was […]

Chocolate Macadamia Nut Bites | Black Girl Chef's Whites

Chocolate Macadamia Nut Bites

Bite. Morsel. Just enough to satisfy the appetite. These little cookies are the perfect two or three bite treat to go along with a cup of coffee or tea.  And nestled right in the middle is a chocolate covered macadamia nut. A rich, buttery cookie surrounding a little bit of chocolate covered paradise. How can […]

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