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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|1 Comment

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

Brunch at Trez Art and Wine

Whew! It feels weird to be writing a restaurant post.  As many of us have, I scaled back dining inside of restaurants due to current conditions.  Instead, I provide my support through takeout and of course sharing on my social media.  This has worked for some time, but let's be real, brunch is different!  Part of what makes brunch so good are the vibes and people that come along with it.  SO for Black Restaurant Week I decided to venture out with a few blogger friends to Trez Art and Wine.  Here is my review, enjoy!  The Vibe Trez Art [...]

By |2020-07-25T18:53:04-05:00July 25th, 2020|Categories: Brunches, Houston Brunches, Inside the Loop|0 Comments

My Favorite Things

Hey friends! If you are an Instagram follower you know that I try to share links to my favorite tools, gadgets and deals. From my air fryer to my dining room table.  Unfortunately that platform does not allow you to save links in an easy way, so I have created a new post for all of my favorite things! These are all affiliate links which basically means when you click on the link the retailer will know that I sent you there and give me a percentage of the sales.  This costs you nothing, but it is a great way [...]

By |2020-07-19T13:32:35-05:00July 12th, 2020|Categories: Favorite Things, Top Lists|0 Comments

24 Pancake Recipes to Make Instead of Aunt Jemima

Last week Quaker announced that they were doing away with the name and image of their Aunt Jemima brand.  Founded in 1889, from the beginning Aunt Jemima played on imagery from minstrel shows and the mammy figure, a stereotypical portrayal of a Black woman (think Gone with the Wind). Over the last hundred years or so, societal norms have changed and Aunt Jemima, now part of the Quaker Companies, continued to reckon with it’s own history and imagery.  Rather than removing the name or character of Aunt Jemima, Quaker instead remixed her a couple of times, slimming her down and [...]

By |2020-06-23T18:35:03-05:00June 23rd, 2020|Categories: Brunches, Recipes, Top Lists|0 Comments

Fluffy Pancakes

Welp, the shift in content from Black Girls Who Brunch continues! I have not eaten in a restaurant since late March and have continued to opt for takeout while I try to lessen my public contact.  With that, all meals are eaten at home and many are created right in my kitchen.  Everyone benefits though because I am sharing more recipes! One of the eating at home perks I have enjoyed is cooking a hot breakfast before my work day starts.   Pancakes have been my go to and after many tries, I have created a recipe that creates THICK and [...]

By |2020-06-23T17:44:18-05:00June 23rd, 2020|Categories: Recipes|0 Comments

Juneteenth Collard Green Salad

Greetings! Yesterday, the entire nation celebrated Juneteenth for the first time ever.  As someone who grew up in Houston, I was familiar with the holiday due to the Texas origins, but this year felt different.  As our nation contends with dual pandemics, covid and racial injustice, Juneteenth was a welcomed celebration for many of us.  I decided to combine my birthday celebration (which is a few days later) with Juneteenth this year.   It was SO fun! I pulled out some of my favorite recipes like my Mac and Cheese and my Sweet Potato Cake. Then I decided to create a [...]

By |2020-07-25T17:06:48-05:00June 20th, 2020|Categories: Recipes|18 Comments

FIVE Things in FIVE Years of Black Girls Who Brunch

Can you believe it? Five years ago, I laid on my living room floor and hit "publish" on a series of blog posts.  Check those first few blog posts here and talk about GROWTH.  My initial blog posts included a few lists of favorites, a trip and one restaurant review.  I truly believed that only my mom and a few of my friends would read my blog posts, but since it was fun I kept going.   Here I am five years later still blogging, still enjoying it.  I have probably shared some of these things before in reflection posts, but [...]

By |2020-06-03T00:46:55-05:00June 3rd, 2020|Categories: Events, Tips and Tricks|0 Comments

Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts

I professed my love for my air fryer on my last blog post, so it should be no surprise that I am back with a new recipe also featuring my air fryer! Since purchasing my air fryer, I have stuck with chicken and potatoes for the most part.  This weekend, I decided to throw in some brussels sprouts to basically "roast" them.  It was a simple process that I thought was worth sharing with you all so here is my Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts recipe. Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil2 Slices Bacon (Uncooked)12 Ounces Brussels Sprouts1/4 Cup [...]

By |2020-05-28T13:30:16-05:00May 28th, 2020|Categories: Recipes, Uncategorized|21 Comments

Air Fryer Fried Potatoes and Onions

More time in the kitchen brings about more food experiments! My new kitchen also brought more storage space allowing me to invest in some of the new popular kitchen gadgets, starting with an air fryer.   Prior to the air fryer I really was not frying food on the regular.  The mess, the popping grease and that smell! You'd smell it for days.  An air fryer eliminated those issues so I racked my brain trying to think of what I would make and instantly remembered my mama's fried potatoes!  As a child this was one of her go to sides made [...]

By |2020-05-04T22:26:49-05:00May 4th, 2020|Categories: Recipes|8 Comments