Smoked Turkey Collard Greens

For the first time ever, my mother tasked me with making the collard greens for Thanksgiving.  Typically I make everything else, but she makes the greens.   Similar to mac and cheese, the collard green duty isn’t just bestowed on just anyone.  So I definitely felt the pressure to knock this out of the park.   Chatted with some friends and of course the internet to come up with my very own collard greens.  After I was finishing off a bowl of just collard greens the day after Thanksgiving, I realized that this recipe justttt might be it, so I am sharing [...]

By |2020-12-31T01:19:06-06:00December 27th, 2020|Categories: Recipes|0 Comments

Sun-Dried Tomato Spinach Pasta

*This post (Sun-Dried Tomato Spinach Pasta) is sponsored by Barilla Pasta, but all content and opinions are my own*  By the time Christmas rolls around, my family and I are over regular holiday food.  Some years ago we started a new tradition for Christmas which typically includes a great pasta dish, a beautiful red sauce and something green keeping with the season’s colors.  This year, I’ve teamed up with Barilla to create the perfect pasta dish for our relaxed Christmas affair, creating a Sun-Dried Tomato Spinach Pasta. During the holiday season, HEB has you covered with ingredients for your traditional [...]

By |2020-12-31T01:07:58-06:00December 18th, 2020|Categories: Recipes|0 Comments

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

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

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|0 Comments

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|0 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

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

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