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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 […]

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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 […]

Red Cooked Oxtails

Red Cooked Oxtails

I have never tasting anything I did not like if it has been prepared in a red cooking sauce. Whatever protein type you braise in this flavorful liquid comes out moist and tender. Red cooking is a Chinese technique of braising meat in a soy based liquid with sweet and savory spices added.  The long, […]

Slow Cooker Pork with Hatch Chile Sauce | Black Girl Chef's Whites

Hatch Chile Time!

Hatch chile’s are being picked off bushes at a record pace, trying to keep up with the demand. I am one of those demanding Hatch chiles, because you can only get them fresh once a year. While I am waiting I’ll share some recipes I have developed using Hatch chiles in the past. Look for […]

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 […]


Crispy Sugar Cookies | Black Girl Chef's Whites

Crispy Sugar Cookies

Don’t you love to see beautifully decorated cookies during the holiday season? Well, these may not be the most beautiful, but they sure are delicious! I am working on a wonderful campaign from Smart & Final and The California Milk Advisory Board called “Help Our Teachers, Help Our Kids.” Students and families collect Real California […]

Organic Persimmon Cookies and Bars

Organic Persimmon Cookies and Bars

Ah, Persimmons.  Yes I am writing about persimmons again.  And I still have more persimmon pulp lurking in my freezer.  A short while ago I wrote about my wonderful neighbor who gave me a load of organic persimmons off her tree.  I made persimmon ice cream with some of the pulp, and developed this recipe […]

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