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Macaroni and Sharp Cheddar | Black Girl Chef's Whites

Food for the Soul

  What is soul food?  Here is the definition from soul food noun 1. traditional black American cookery, which originated in the rural South, consisting of such foods as chitterlings, pig knuckles, turnip greens, and cornbread. But it is so much more than that. Soul food is food that comforts your soul, that makes you feel good, […]

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Smoky Date Pulled Pork Packets

Smoky Date Pulled Pork Packets

  Pulled pork is generally thought of as something you put into a soft bun, sometimes topped with coleslaw. You get it from a BBQ joint.  Smoky Date Pulled Pork Packets might raise some eyebrows. It also will raise a lot of forks to mouths. Pulled pork tends to be slathered with BBQ sauce, but this […]

King Cake Jelly Shots | Photograph and recipe courtesy of Tablespoon

Laissez les bons temps rouler!

    Laissez les bons temps rouler or Let the Good Times Roll! Mardi Gras is all about fun and food and lots of libations! Many people go all out on Fat Tuesday, before they must begin fasting during the Lenten season. I’ve compiled some of the funnest, most delicious and Fat Tuesday ready recipes […]

Cheryl D Lee

Learn to Cook with Chef Cheryl

  I’m launching a new endeavor soon and wanted to share it here first. What is it? Cooking Classes! If you’ve read my bio on the Who is the Black Girl page you know that I am a former Chef Instructor at the California School of Culinary Arts in Pasadena.  I consider my blog to be […]

Sliders with Caramelized Onions and Sriracha Mayo

Sliders with Caramelized Onions and Sriracha Mayo

    Don’t you love sliders? They are teeny flavor bombs, and you can eat two and not feel like a complete pig. Although pigs don’t actually eat that much. Birds, on the other hand, eat ridiculous amounts of food every day. But, I digress. These little burgers are so delectable. Sweet caramelized onion, spicy […]

Bacon Shrimp Avocado Dip

Bacon Shrimp Avocado Dip

    Bacon Shrimp Avocado Dip is indeed a dip, but it is so much more. It’s a dip, a spread, a topping or a filling. You can eat it right off a spoon. However you eat it, you will love it. This dip is perfect for an appetizer spread. Can’t you picture it as […]

Organic Meyer Lemon Curd

Meyer Lemon Curd

  My Meyer lemon trees are once again overloaded with plump and juicy lemons. I give a lot away, but I keep a lot too. One of my favorite things to make is Meyer lemon curd. Although I find the name unfortunate (curd doesn’t roll off the tongue, it plummets) the finished product is rich, […]

Pasta and Grains

Slow Cooker Chicken and Artichoke Pasta | Black Girl Chef's Whites

Slow Cooker Chicken and Artichoke Pasta

    I love to make enough food that I have leftovers. In fact, I don’t really know how to make small portions. Much of that is due to having a mother and grandmother from the south. They cooked enough to feed an army, as the saying goes. Mainly because they believed if someone should […]

Black Eyed Pea Salad | Black Girl Chef's Whites

Last Minute 4th of July Recipe Ideas

Sometimes it takes a long time to get organized for a holiday weekend. A holiday weekend which is meant to be about relaxation and enjoyment, and is often anything but! What to cook, where to go, what to do, kid friendly or adults only. It makes me tired just typing the words. All you need are […]

Ramen Salad with Roasted Eggplant and Shishito Peppers | Black Girl Chef's Whites

Ramen Salad with Roasted Eggplant and Shishito Peppers

  There is so much more to ramen than the sodium laden noodles with dehydrated vegetable and seasoning packs.  Don’t get me wrong, those packets of Top Ramen got me through college, but my palate has since become more refined. Traditionally ramen noodles are served in a bowl of rich broth, with assorted accompaniments such […]

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