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Retro Recipe Card Files: Grandma Thelma's Cough Medicine

Retro Recipe Card Files: Cough Medicine

Yes, I know that cough medicine is not the kind of recipe you come to this blog for. But I could not resist posting this because I love the way my grandmother Thelma Lee wrote it. There is nothing special in the way she wrote it, as you will find all sorts of styles of […]

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Rotisserie Chicken Makeovers | Rotisserie Chicken, Heriloom Tomato and Feta Salad

Rotisserie Chicken Makeover, Part 3

Recipe 3 in my Rotisserie Chicken Makeover series is amazingly simple and  fresh. Using seasonal produce at the peak of ripeness is what makes this salad so awesome. I picked these organic tomatoes up from my local weekly market, the Altadena Farmer’s Market. Farmer’s markets are overloaded with vine ripened tomatoes, bursting with juicy flavors […]

Homemade Ice Cream

Hot Days Need Cool Ice Cream

Once again I show my age by referencing an old Eddie Murphy sketch from his Delirious video for my image. I can’t help it, it is ingrained in my brain because it is so incredibly funny. A classic. If you have never seen it, you can find it on YouTube. But seriously, hot days need […]

Savory Herb Butter

Savory Herb Butter

The wonderful thing about having an herb garden is the abundance of fresh herbs, naturally. But, sometimes that abundance is just too abundant. One great way to preserve those herbs is to make herb butter. Herb butter is a good way to add flavor to vegetables, fish, chicken or even warm bread. The farmer’s markets […]

Last Minute 4th of july Recipes

5 Last Minute 4th of July Recipes

Here in America, the 4th of July holiday celebrating our independence from Britain has arrived! Do you have your menu set? Have you done all your shopping?  Are you ready? Have you completely slacked off like me and done nothing?! So, if you are like me, you will benefit from these easy to make last […]

Spicy Avocado Goddess Dressing | Black Girl Chef's Whites

Avocado Love

Summertime is Avocado Love time! Avocado season is in full swing here in California, where the BEST avocados in the world are grown. I may be a little biased of course, having grown up in California and having access to backyard avocado trees. We ate avocados before they became the fashionable culinary powerhouse that they […]

Rotiserie Chicken Makeover

Rotisserie Chicken Makeover, Part 2

Recipe 2 in my series Rotisserie Chicken Makeovers is one of my favorites. It is so simple to make, can be made ahead, and is absolutely mouthwatering! Pesto Chicken Lasagna Roll-ups need just 5 ingredients and a few minutes of prep time to become a fabulous meal! Let the kids help out by rolling up […]

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Pineapple Coconut Rainbow Bread Pudding | Black Girl Chef's Whites

Pineapple Coconut Rainbow Bread Pudding

  The first time I laid eyes on this bread I was drawn to it. The psychedelic swirl of color got my attention, my mind filling with fun recipe ideas to showcase the intertwined hues. It was love  at first bite.     My brother-from-another-mother Kevin’s wife Myrna brought a loaf to Ruby, so she could […]

Raspberry Desert Tamale | Black Girl Chef's Whites

Raspberry Dessert Tamales

This year I did something I have wanted to do for years. I made sweet tamales! If you do not live in an area with a large Mexican population, than you probably did not even know sweet tamales even existed. I first made them with my daughter’s Godmother Victoria, who is Mexican-American, a few years […]

Lemon Glazed Pound Cake

Lemon Glazed Pound Cake

I cannot find any words to express who my mother was better than my “Brother from Another Mother” Kevin used at my mom’s memorial service. His words brought the entire chapel to tears, not from sadness but from the realization that he had captured the essence of Vera Mae Lee in his thoughtful tribute.   […]

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