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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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Cedar Plank Salmon with Rosemary and Lemon | Black Girl Chef's Whites

Cedar Plank Rosemary and Lemon Salmon

Gas grills are for wusses. Oh all right, that’s not really true, but I have been a charcoal grill user since day one. Way back in the stone ages when I was a child, my father was the king of the Weber kettle in the backyard, cooking up burgers and hot dogs and chicken and […]

Summer Grilling

Summertime. And the grilling is easy. While looking through some old posts, I decided to do a small compilation of grilling recipes. Summer brings the inner grill-meister out in everyone, but not everyone knows how to properly flavor their foods before slapping them on the grill. If you love pork ribs, this is the dry […]

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