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 |2020-09-26T20:38:26-05:00September 13th, 2020|Categories: Recipes|3 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

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