Recipes

Strawberry Champagne Cake

Hey friends! Earlier this year I stumbled upon a cookbook that focused on boozy baked goods.   There, I learned of the concept of a champagne cake which just sounded amazing.  Who doesn't love champagne and cake? I decided to take that concept up a notch with the addition of strawberries.  With Valentine's Day coming around, it seemed like the perfect recipe to play with and share with you all.  So for all the lovers enjoy my version of a Strawberry Champagne Cake below! The Recipe Strawberry Champagne Cake Recipe creates two mini layered Strawberry Champagne Cakes. Strawberry Champagne Cake1 lb [...]

By |2019-03-12T19:08:46-05:00February 5th, 2019|Categories: Recipes|0 Comments

Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup

Houston decided it wanted to have a bit of winter these last few weeks.  So that means I have been stuck in the house under a blanket seeking warm comfort foods like soups.  Rather than opting for that can stuff, I decided to make my own!  I used my new dutch oven once again to create my own Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup recipe.  Many of you asked for me to share the recipe, so here it is!  Super simple and great for a winter day! Recipe Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup featuring coconut milk  8-10 ounces egg [...]

By |2019-03-12T19:08:59-05:00January 25th, 2019|Categories: Recipes|0 Comments

Apple Cinnamon Mini Bundt Cakes with Envy Apples!

 *Thanks to Envy Apples for sponsoring this post!  Please note the opinions and recipe included in this post are all me* The older I get, the more I pay attention to the types of food I purchase and eat.  The cheapest option may not always be the best and that super processed food we all grew up on is no longer the move.  The hardest thing about this is stepping away from the brands you've known your whole life.   When I think about apples for example, there are a couple of types that I grew up eating and I do [...]

By |2019-03-12T19:09:06-05:00January 17th, 2019|Categories: Recipes|0 Comments

One Pot Chicken Spinach Pasta

After eyeing them for years, I finally purchased a dutch oven.  That of course meant I needed to make some dutch oven things!  So I started out with a one pot pasta and per usual decided to share it on my Instagram story.  So many of y'all messaged me asking me to share the recipe.  It is really quite simple and really does cook in one pot!  Check out my One Pot Chicken Spinach Pasta below. One Pot Chicken Spinach Pasta A simple pasta dish that can be made in one pot (dutch oven) in about an hour!  1 tbsp [...]

By |2019-03-12T19:03:35-05:00December 22nd, 2018|Categories: Recipes|1 Comment

Sweet Potato Cinnamon Rolls

If you have been following me for awhile you know that I am solidly on "team sweet potato is better than any and everything pumpkin flavored".  While a pumpkin flavored item will never grace my dinner table, I do take some inspiration from the constant onslaught of pumpkin flavored foolery every fall! If they can add pumpkin to stuff then I surely can make it better with sweet potato.  Hence my new favorite recipe, Sweet Potato Cinnamon Rolls. The inspiration for these was simple.  Sweet potatoes come to life when you throw in some butter, brown sugar and cinnamon.  And [...]

By |2018-11-24T17:00:15-05:00November 24th, 2018|Categories: Recipes|8 Comments

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 |2018-10-27T17:47:23-05:00October 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 |2018-09-22T23:03:20-05:00September 23rd, 2018|Categories: Ice Cream, Recipes|0 Comments

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 |2018-07-21T20:35:14-05:00July 21st, 2018|Categories: Recipes|9 Comments

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 |2018-07-15T12:14:01-05:00June 19th, 2018|Categories: Ice Cream, Recipes, Tips and Tricks, Top Lists|2 Comments

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 |2018-05-07T21:27:24-05:00May 4th, 2018|Categories: Recipes, Uncategorized|0 Comments