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Goodies from the French, Food & Drink Federation

*This post is sponsored by the French Food & Drink Federation, but the opinions are my own* It has been almost two years since my first visit to France and I still talk about the unique cuisine that we tried there.  So, when the French, Food & Drink Federation reached out to me to send a box of French fall favorites, I was of course excited!  About a week ago, they sent over a box of French inspired food items with American flair.   Many of which are items that are perfect for fall.  Keep reading for more on the Goodies [...]

By |October 27th, 2018|Categories: Recipes|0 Comments

Sweet Potato Pie Ice Cream

Something about fall makes me want retreat to my home, pull out my comfy clothes and cook my favorite comfort foods.  In fact, most of the recipes on my blog seem to pop up around this time of year.  So my calendar says it is fall and right on time I felt inspired to create something new.  Now, I know most people equate fall with "pumpkin spice." I will be upfront and not that I am NOT a fan and opt for all things sweet potato! So for the fall, I am always on the hunt for how to turn [...]

By |September 23rd, 2018|Categories: Ice Cream, Recipes|Comments Off on Sweet Potato Pie Ice Cream

Auntie Barbie’s Banana Pudding

So let's talk about my Auntie Barbie's Banana Pudding.   Here is a little background.  I have shared before that my aunts have a catering company in Kansas City, Three Sisters Catering.  They serve up all of the best soul food dishes at the finest church functions!  Of the three, my Auntie Barbie is the dessert queen.  I kid you not, on any given holiday she is rolling up with four cakes, four pies, dozens of cookies and other desserts like banana pudding.  Nobody in our family would DARE bring a dessert because nobody will eat it if ain't made by [...]

By |July 21st, 2018|Categories: Recipes|Comments Off on Auntie Barbie’s Banana Pudding

KitchenAid Ice Cream Attachment vs. Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker

Making frozen custard/ice cream is kinda my thing.   I created a good vanilla ice cream base (find it here) and kind of went from there creating various versions from pistachio, cinnamon olive oil,  to a dairy free and even a no-churn version.   With all but the last recipe, I have used my KitchenAid Mixer Ice Cream Bowl attachment to churn up these great treats.  Despite being happy with my final products, I always wondered about that competitor ice cream maker, the Cuisinart!  I just happened to catch the last generation of the Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker on sale for $45 [...]

By |June 19th, 2018|Categories: Ice Cream, Recipes, Tips and Tricks, Top Lists|Comments Off on KitchenAid Ice Cream Attachment vs. Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker

Margarita Time with Maestro Dobel

This post is sponsored by Maestro Dobel Tequila but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. This month marks three years in this food blogging game for Black Girls Who Brunch!  Three years as a food blogger has taught me a lot, but the greatest takeaway has been my new appreciation for better ingredients in my food and drinks!  With the cocktails, that means upgrading your liquor choices to better made products that ultimately taste better and leave you feeling good the next day!  For tequila, I am loving the Maestro Dobel Diamente Tequila! For all the details [...]

By |May 4th, 2018|Categories: Recipes, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Margarita Time with Maestro Dobel

Passion Fruit Ginger Cocktail

    Well hello April!  Spring time is when Houston shines!  Our brief winter is a distant memory and yet we have not reached peak Houston humidity or heat.  For that reason, I love to hang out outdoors on patios with family and friends before it gets too hot.   Of course, a visit to the patio requires a cocktail!  Enter my new creation, a Passion Fruit Ginger Cocktail! So this weekend, I created the Passion Fruit Ginger Cocktail while hanging out on my parents patio.  To make my life easier, I added the Passion Fruit, Welch's Refrigerated Cocktail as [...]

By |April 2nd, 2018|Categories: Recipes|Comments Off on Passion Fruit Ginger Cocktail

Cinnamon Olive Oil Gelato

I know you read that title and thought olive oil and gelato do NOT go together.  Hear me out though!  A few weeks back the company Zucchi sent me some olive oil with no strings attached.  If I tried and liked the product, they hoped that I would share with you all.  My package included four different olive oils including a Sweet & Fruity one.  Intrigued, I went online looking for recipe ideas for sweet olive oil.  It was there I found the idea for OLIVE OIL GELATO.   So two things, I love making ice cream/custard and I just returned from [...]

By |January 7th, 2018|Categories: Ice Cream, Recipes|Comments Off on Cinnamon Olive Oil Gelato

Brown Sugar Cookies with Candy Canes!

So I am back to creating great dessert recipes for the blog!  The older I get, the more I relate to one of my aunts.  She can cook just about anything, but her speciality is baking.   Like her, that is what I enjoy!  With Christmas around the corner, I decided to go for some Christmas style cookies and came up with the idea for Brown Sugar Cookies with Candy Canes. Hear me out on why this is an amazing combination that you NEED for the holidays!  First of all, brown sugar over white sugar all day everyday!  It brings a [...]

By |December 11th, 2017|Categories: Recipes|Comments Off on Brown Sugar Cookies with Candy Canes!

The Mac & Cheese Rules

Let me start by saying I LOVE mac 'n cheese.  It is my all time favorite side dish.  I enjoy making it and of course partaking in devouring it.  As the Thanksgiving holiday approached, I got excited about all the mac 'n cheese I planned to eat.  Then something odd happened, it seemed like everyone was presenting their own spin on mac 'n cheese AND about 50% of these versions broke the cardinal rules!  Scrolling social media, I found myself saying "oh no baby what is you doin' " countless times!  So I decided that as a connoisseur of mac 'n [...]

By |November 28th, 2017|Categories: Recipes, Tips and Tricks, Top Lists|2 Comments

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|Comments Off on Black Bloggers Virtual Thanksgiving