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Spiced Chestnut Soup

Spiced Chestnut Soup

    Fall is here and certain flavors are starting to be used in everything from coffee to dish soap. Yes, I am speaking about the omnipresent Pumpkin Spice. It is everywhere. But it is not here. Nope. Not happening on this blog. But I know Fall is about so many other flavors. Like chestnuts. […]

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Hatch Chile Meatball Soup

Hatch Chile Meatball Soup

  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 are welcome on my dinner table. But I do love a soup with pieces of meat and vegetable floating around in the bowl, like this Hatch Chile Meatball Soup. My […]

Hatch Chile Chicken Stock

Hatch Chile Chicken Stock

  Sadly, another Hatch Chile season is almost at a close. Hopefully you got your case of Hatch chiles, and had them roasted for you at one of the Melissa’s Produce Hatch Chile Roasting events near you. There are still a couple of events coming up, in case you missed one. This recipe for Hatch Chile […]

24HourWineExpert

The 24-Hour Wine Expert

I like to consider myself a wine aficionado, although I am probably closer to being a wino. . . I mean a wine lover. While I was in culinary school, one of my favorite classes was an intensive wine course we were required to take. This class was a combination of lectures, tastings and wine […]

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 […]

Fish and Shellfish

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 […]

Tasso Ham and Langostino Tail Gumbo

Tasso Ham and Langostino Tail Gumbo

  Gumbo.  The name alone invokes the bayous of Louisiana, steamy and swampy. Or maybe the wild debauchery of Bourbon St. in the French Quarter of New Orleans. For me it means memories of family sitting around the dinner table with big bowls of chicken, sausage, shrimp and crab leg stuffed gumbo. The taste of […]

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