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Graham Cracker Crust Sweet Potato Pie

My love of all things sweet potato is well documented here on Black Girls Who Brunch.  I've stuffed it in cinnamon rolls, put in muffins, added it to ice cream, even made a pudding out of it.  But the one quintessential sweet potato dish was missing, a Sweet Potato Pie.  Some years ago, I had the idea to go with a graham cracker crust rather than the traditional pastry crust.  It took some tries and Thanksgiving experiments to get it right, but I think I have finallllly mastered a Graham Cracker Crust Sweet Potato Pie.  This recipe plays on my [...]

By |2020-11-25T21:47:06-06:00September 13th, 2020|Categories: Recipes|23 Comments

Riesling Pops

 *This post (Riesling Pops) is sponsored by Wines of Germany, but the opinions and recipe are my own! This content is intended for 21 and over.* As the summer comes to a close, may I offer up one more recipe for your summer nights?  For the adults, who doesn't have warm memories of a drippy sugary popsicle during the summer heat?? I know I do! Well let's re-introduce our childhood favorite by taking it up a notch with wine!  These Riesling Pops play on all of our favorite childhood memories while adding in some of the best parts of adulthood, [...]

By |2020-09-11T14:44:25-05:00September 10th, 2020|Categories: Recipes|0 Comments

Kamp Houston

Despite the oddities that are 2020, restaurants are still opening albeit with less fanfare than years past.   The folks behind Prospect Park, Lost and Found and countless other bars/clubs frequented by Houston's black crowd have opened yet another bar in Houston.  This time, they have taken over the space vacated by Beaver's late last year to create Houston's newest bar experience, Kamp Houston. The Setup The clientele between Beavers and Kamp likely doesn't have much crossover so I am probably one of the few people who had the privilege of visiting both spots.  Both locations played up the outdoor theme [...]

By |2020-09-08T23:34:34-05:00September 8th, 2020|Categories: Dinner, Happy Hour, Houston Eats|2 Comments

Sweet Potato Trifle

If you have been around Black Girls Who Brunch for awhile you know I LOVE all things Sweet Potato! This love honestly grew out of watching my pinterest feed fill up with pumpkin spice recipes every fall.  As I scroll all of the pumpkin recipes I imagine upgrading them with sweet potato instead.  Since no one was doing god's work and converting all of these recipes to sweet potato, I decided to take on the challenge myself.   Hence my latest creation a Sweet Potato Trifle!  Imagine this as a deconstructed sweet potato pie or kind of like a banana pudding.  [...]

By |2020-08-30T02:23:10-05:00August 30th, 2020|Categories: Recipes|0 Comments

Vejo Review

*This post, Vejo Review, is sponsored by Vejo, but the opinions are my own!* The older I get, the more I hunt for quick and healthy food items.  So often, the quick options are packed with sugar and so many other no nos.  When I learned of the Vejo portable smoothie blender, I was attracted to the convenience first off.  Then I learned more about the products and was excited for the chance to try the smoothies with a convenient portable blender.   I tried the Vejo for about a week before creating this review.  Check out my thoughts! What Comes [...]

By |2020-08-30T02:09:31-05:00August 27th, 2020|Categories: Tips and Tricks|0 Comments

Easy Chicken Salad

I had a recent discovery while working from home or rather a rediscovery.  Remember lunchables as a kid?  If you were like me, lunchables were a bit of a treat cause my mom wasn't buying them every week!  Well, a few weeks back I was strolling through Sprouts and saw what was labeled as a "snack pack."  One glance at this and I knew it was nothing more than an adult lunchable!  It featured chicken salad, cheese, crackers and grapes.  I grabbed one and was quickly obsessed.  With any store bought thing, if I like it enough I'm going to [...]

By |2020-08-22T15:56:09-05:00August 22nd, 2020|Categories: Recipes|1 Comment

Almond Flour Olive Oil Cake

While I do not have a gluten allergy, I appreciate the variety of flours that are now available for those that do including almond flour.   With any alternative, there are pluses and minuses so I thought I would experiment to learn more about almond flour and how to incorporate in to my baking.  I decided to go for an olive oil cake, a light one layer cake typically served without icing for my first experiment.  The final product is delicious playing on the almond flavors which are elevated a bit with almond extract, and a hint of orange.  This Almond [...]

By |2020-08-16T12:33:08-05:00August 16th, 2020|Categories: Recipes|2 Comments

Air Fryer Salmon

I have shared my love for my air fryer over the last few months, so I am sure no one is surprised that I am back with another recipe!  When I got my air fryer, my sister swore that salmon was the best thing to make in the air fryer.  My mind kept seeing the air fryer as a replacement for frying items on the stove.  Since I would never drop salmon in a pot of oil, it did not make sense to "air fry" salmon.   Welp, I finally did and I am SOLD!  For dishes like chicken and fried [...]

By |2020-08-16T10:59:39-05:00August 15th, 2020|Categories: Recipes|4 Comments

Guide to Houston Grocery Stores

When it comes to Houston grocery stores, I am loyal to NO ONE.  Depending on what I am cooking or craving, you can find me at just about any grocery store in town.   Plus, I grew up here so I've had almost 30 years of experience getting to know the grocery store chains here.  From posting my grocery store hauls on my feed I realized that a lot of you stick to one store and do not realize what you are missing.  So for this post, I am sharing the stores I visit and what I get from them.  Before [...]

By |2020-08-08T19:49:42-05:00August 7th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|2 Comments

Pineapple Cobbler

I avoid peach cobbler for the most part, because I am not much of a fan of a peaches.  It is a staple at just about every black family function I go to, but I skip over it for things like banana pudding and cake.  Well at a recent dinner, someone brought out some ice cream to go with peach cobbler and I couldn't resist the combination.  I loved it, despite not being a big fan of peaches.   So it got me thinking.  I mean you can turn anything in to a cobbler right?  Basically any fruit.  So why not [...]

By |2020-07-28T22:18:09-05:00July 27th, 2020|Categories: Recipes|2 Comments