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Black Bloggers Virtual Thanksgiving

So, I am a part of an awesome blogger family made up of black bloggers from around the world!  We have bonded over our shared love of food and our desires to have successful blogs!  These ladies (and a few gentlemen) are true friends, so what do friends do?  They gather over food of course!  Since we have miles and oceans between us, we decided to host a virtual Thanksgiving potluck.  Here is the best part, you all get to enjoy it too!  Curated by my blogger friend Dash of Jazz, this menu is made up of the best contributions of [...]

By |November 18th, 2017|Categories: Recipes, Top Lists|0 Comments

Sweet Potato Honey Cornbread Recipe

I had a vision for a cornbread that included sweet potato flavors and honey.    So I set out to making it essentially playing on my favorite Krusteaz Honey Cornbread.   Generally, when I play around with recipes, one or two takes and I have it down.   Who would have thought that cornbread of all things would be so tricky!  I mean most of us grew up with Jiffy that only required an egg to get it going.  Simple right?? Wrong!  So after three tries I finally have perfected by Sweet Potato Honey Cornbread Recipe just in time for Thanksgiving! Check [...]

By |November 18th, 2017|Categories: Recipes|0 Comments

Sweet Potato Cake with Brown Butter Cream Cheese Frosting

The official first day of fall is tomorrow September 22nd and you know what that means for a foodie?! It's SWEET POTATO TIME!  That's right, I said sweet potato NOT pumpkin.  Nothing says fall for me more like a sweet potato. Yes, I skip right past the pumpkin spice aisle because that is not my life LOL.  Since the rest of the country is not on the same bandwagon as me, that requires me to make my own sweet potato dishes.   As I scrolled through Pinterest and saw pumpkin spice cakes, I was instantly inspired to make a sweet [...]

By |September 21st, 2017|Categories: Recipes|Comments Off on Sweet Potato Cake with Brown Butter Cream Cheese Frosting

Brioche French Toast Casserole

I have quite a bit of time on my hands due to Hurricane Harvey.   I have spent some time volunteering and working on long term efforts with some of my blogger friends.   But I STILL had some time on my hands.  So what's a food blogger to do?  Play around in the kitchen that's what.  As a brunch lover, I have wanted to create a French Toast Casserole after seeing Tia Mowry's version on her cooking show!  Now seemed like a great time to create a Brioche French Toast Casserole! Check out the recipe below. Brioche French Toast [...]

By |September 1st, 2017|Categories: Brunches, Recipes|2 Comments

No Churn Caramel Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Yes this is another ice cream recipe because I am OBSESSED with making ice cream okay?   Everyone will deal! This one is a little different though.  I decided to step away from my typical ice cream recipes  that require the Kitchen Aid ice cream attachment and create a no churn recipe.  Basically, you make it, freeze it and serve! It takes NO time.   For my first attempt, I went for a recipe that is similar to the Talenti Caramel Crunch that I love, and created a No Churn Caramel Chocolate Chip Ice Cream! No Churn Caramel Chocolate Chip Ice Cream [...]

By |August 14th, 2017|Categories: Recipes|3 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

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

Pineapple Mule

*This is a sponsored post, but please trust that the opinions listed below are my own!* Summer is my FAVORITE season.  Yes it is hot as hades in Houston, but summer brings out the best events, food and longer days to pack more fun in.   For my family, summer means my dad will be hopping on the grill and my sister and I will head out to Cypress to chill on the deck while eating some good food.  This summer, we have stepped it up a notch with some fun summer drinks to sip while chillaxing on the deck!  [...]

By |June 27th, 2017|Categories: Recipes|2 Comments

Pistachio Frozen Custard

*Sticks pinky toe outside* it is officially summer in Houston therefore it is appropriate for me to bust out another frozen custard recipe!  After visiting Cafe Azur and Peli Peli I became obsessed with pistachio ice cream! Prior to visiting these local restaurants, I did not trust green ice cream so I avoided it.  I felt like Mikey from the old Life cereal commercials, because after trying it I actually liked it.  When I try random things out, it makes me want to go home and try to make it on my own to suit my tastebuds and pickiness (See here [...]

By |May 18th, 2017|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Pistachio Frozen Custard

BGWB Buttercream Recipe

On a rare occasion, the cooking spirit comes over me I run to my kitchen to whip up something new or play around with old recipes.  Years ago I perfected a homemade buttercream that I have been making ever since.  I literally will buy a box cake and throw my own buttercream with it!  On this occasion I just wanted the buttercream, dats it.  But I quickly realized that a dish created from butter and sugar only looks good when it's on a cake! So I was forced to create the whole shebang for the sake of this blog.  My [...]

By |April 23rd, 2017|Categories: Recipes|3 Comments