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Travel Guides Roundup

So I like to travel, shocking I know!  For me, planning a trip can take months.  After I have scored my flight, I begin in-depth research about the new place I am going.  Most folks go to your big travel websites like Trip Advisor for reviews and guidance. I do too, because they are very helpful, but my favorite source of travel advice? Other bloggers! I honestly spend more time now searching Pinterest and my friends' blogs looking for information for my next trip.  I decided to share the wealth and drop a Travel Guides Roundup featuring my fellow Houston [...]

By |August 8th, 2017|Categories: Top Lists, Traveling Foodie|2 Comments

Whipped Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

For those who follow me on Instagram, you may have been watching my chocolate cake progress over the last few months! I have used a few Pinterest recipes for the chocolate cake and they have all turned out well.  For the buttercream and ganache though, I keep toying with it to get the flavor and consistencies I like!  The ganache is still a work in process because it's not dripping the way I want it to *heavy sighs*.  This go around, I made a cake for my sister's birthday and it was a beauty plus the chocolate buttercream came out PERFECT. [...]

By |August 2nd, 2017|Categories: Recipes|Comments Off on Whipped Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Black Owned Brunchin’

So when I travel there are a few musts for me when it comes to food.  First, I want to stick to locally owned spots that reflect the local cuisine and culture.  Next, I gotssss to find a brunch spot.  The reason there is obvious!  Beyond that though, I also really like supporting black owned businesses!  While thinking about these three things, I decided to put together a list of black owned brunch spots around the country!  I reached out to my vast blogger circle and friends for their advice and posts so that we can spread some love via Black [...]

By |July 30th, 2017|Categories: Brunches, Traveling Foodie|6 Comments

It’s Not Delivery, It’s Brunch at Home!

So technically it IS delivery, but I loved this title so I had to go with it!  Brunch is very much a social experience. You grab your crew and catch up on the good gossip around a carafe of mimosas.  I completely get that, but some days I just want the food without the fluff.   Basically send me the chicken and waffles to my door, so I do not have to don makeup and a cute outfit!  For me, during the weekend when I am working my to 5-9 (i.e. this blog) having brunch delivered is THE best thing! [...]

By |July 26th, 2017|Categories: Brunches, Houston Brunches, Inside the Loop, Outside the Loop, Top Lists|Comments Off on It’s Not Delivery, It’s Brunch at Home!

Pei Wei $5 Lunch Menu

Last week, I stopped over at Pei Wei with a group of blogger friends to sample their new $5 lunch menu.  Let me start with this, I am not a huge fan of Chinese food.  That's not to say that I do not like it, it's just that when I am craving a certain cuisine, Asian food is rarely one of them.  So I went to Pei Wei, the Chinese fast casual, for this lunch with moderate expectations.  Trust me when I say, I was blown away!  The Pei Wei $5 Lunch Menu, packs quality in with value and flavor! [...]

By |July 24th, 2017|Categories: Houston Eats, Lunch|2 Comments

Whys Girls Cupcake Wars Fundraiser

So after slaying at the Brunch and Slay event, I hightailed it across town for another great event!  A blogger friend of mine wears many hats.  Karissa works full time, manages to run a pretty awesome travel blog and still finds time to have a non-profit Whys Girls!  Last Saturday I attended the Whys Girls Cupcake Wars Fundraiser, an event that showcased 12 cupcake bakers plus went to a good cause! More about Whys Girls Whys Girls aims to equip local Houston girls with knowledge and wisdom so that they may succeed beyond the classroom.  How do you do that you [...]

By |July 23rd, 2017|Categories: Desserts, Events, Houston Eats|2 Comments

Brunch and Slay Recap

Last week I had the privilege of attending the annual Brunch and Slay brunch hosted at at 51fifteen in Saks 5th Avenue!  As the organization name implies, this event is solely for women who enjoy a good brunch (totally me) and like to slay in the fashion department.  On a basic level it's an excuse to dress up for a brunch with a fun group of women!  I had such a good time at this event that I had to come back and do a recap!  Check out my Brunch and Slay Recap for all of the fun! What is Brunch [...]

By |July 22nd, 2017|Categories: Brunches, Events, Houston Brunches, Inside the Loop|Comments Off on Brunch and Slay Recap

Cochon New Orleans

As promised, I am back with a few other highlights from New Orleans ! While we spent quite a bit of time at the official Essence Festival events, we did make a few escapes to local restaurants.  One spot that had been on my list for awhile was Cochon New Orleans !  So I gathered with a few foodie friends from Houston and we dined at the highly rated restaurant which focuses on cajun pork inspired dishes! So please enjoy my review of Cochon New Orleans! The Location and Setup Cochon operates two restaurants, the more casual Cochon Butcher and [...]

By |July 21st, 2017|Categories: Traveling Foodie|Comments Off on Cochon New Orleans

Dairy Free Coconut Milk Frozen Custard

Today just so happens to be National Ice Cream Day! As you may have gathered, ice cream or frozen custard recipes are probably my favorite things to make!  For National Ice Cream Day I decided to change it up a bit and make a dairy free frozen custard.  Please do not think for a second that I am shifting over to a health food blog, because that ain't me! BUT I thought I would add a frozen custard to a repertoire for the lactose intolerant folks!  So enjoy this Dairy Free Coconut Milk Frozen Custard! Dairy Free Coconut Milk Frozen [...]

By |July 16th, 2017|Categories: Recipes|2 Comments

Issa Giveaway!

I have teased this giveaway a bit because I am super excited about it and who does not love a good giveaway!  This one is a bit different than what you are accustomed to from Black Girls Who Brunch.  Instead of giving you a gift card to a great brunch, I am giving you a few accessories to take with you to brunch.  Get excited! Issa Giveaway!! The Bag Here is my snazzy brunch attire with my favorite skirt from Haute Dimensions. While I do not intend to be a fashion blogger, I recognize that brunch IS a [...]

By |July 15th, 2017|Categories: Tips and Tricks, Top Lists|50 Comments
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