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Sweet and Spicy Chipotle Kettle Corn

Sweet and Spicy Chipotle Kettle Corn

Popcorn is and always will be one of the best snacks around. It can be buttery, salty, spicy, sweet or savory. You eat it the movies, you eat it at a bar, you eat it at home in front of the TV. My favorite place to eat popcorn is Disneyland, because they pipe the smell […]

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Persimmon Butter

Slow Cooker Persimmon Butter

Fall is here and persimmons are abundant. Farmer’s markets and grocery stores showcase them in all of their vibrant  orangeness. I am lucky to be able to walk out my front door, go next door and harvest the sweetest organic persimmons from my neighbor’s tree. She doesn’t like persimmons, she just likes having fruit trees. […]

Abuelita Chocolate Dipped Pretzels

Abuelita Chocolate Dipped Pretzels

Growing up in the Los Angeles area, you find that the Mexican culture is woven into every culture. Mexican food, festivals and friends influence the way we eat, drink and speak. One of the things I missed most when I lived in Brooklyn was being able to stop at the local taco truck for carnitas, […]

Fun and Creative Halloween Party Ideas

Fun and Creative Halloween Party Ideas

I wish I could say I am a creative genius. I wish I could say I was a crafty mama who can whip up fantastic and fabulous things made with sparkly pipe cleaners and  glitter glue. Nope, that ain’t me. Which is why the internet is so wonderful. I can go to Pinterest and find […]

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 […]

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 […]


Meyer Lemon Rosemary Bars | Black Girl Chef's Whites

Meyer Lemon-Rosemary Bars

    I think of these as adult cookies. Not that children will not like them, but the flavor is one to have with a cup of coffee or tea, not Kool-Aid. Meyer Lemon-Rosemary Bars are citrusy, floral and herbal, buttery rich and sweet cookies. Once again, I begin with Master Cookie Dough, that ultra […]

Avocado Ice Cream

Sweet and Savory Avocado Ice Cream

Avocado ice cream? Really?  An avocado is a fruit, so why not.  There is no written rule that says ice cream has to be sweet all the time, so why not try a more savory ice cream? This idea came to me while tweeting with a fellow food writer, Erika Kerekes about the overabundance […]

Nutella Bites | Black Girl Chef's Whites

Nutella Bites

    Master Cookie Dough is so fun to play with. Add a pinch of this, a dollop of that, roll the dough in this, fill it with that! One dough that can cover all your holiday cookie needs. These Nutella Bites are the latest one made with Master Cookie Dough. If there is a […]

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