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 |2020-06-20T21:08:08-05:00June 20th, 2020|Categories: Recipes|18 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

Taco Tuesday with CAULIPOWER Cauliflower Tortillas

This post is sponsored by CAULIPOWER Cauliflower Tortilla but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. Who doesn't love Taco Tuesday? You can sign me up EVERY Tuesday for tacos! I recently discovered the CAULIPOWER brand and it is honestly taking Taco Tuesday to the next level.  The company takes pride in creating some of our favorite dishes with cauliflower.  From pizza crusts, to cauliflower tortillas.  Here is why I liked them.  I am the person who piles their tacos with all of the typical American toppings like sour cream, cheese and salsa.  As such, these tacos are [...]

By |2019-12-10T21:29:19-05:00December 10th, 2019|Categories: Recipes|0 Comments

A Simple Mac and Cheese

When I wrote the Mac and Cheese Rules a few years back many of you said "sis, but where is YOUR recipe."  I was still toying around trying to find something that I like.  I then found myself relying on recipes of other bloggers that I admire.  Their recipes were good, don't get me wrong, but I was not in love.  Plus they involved a lot of cheeses that I could not afford or pronounce.  So, this Thanksgiving I decided to simplify my process a bit and create a Simple Mac and Cheese.  It will put you in the mind [...]

By |2020-06-19T18:12:47-05:00December 2nd, 2019|Categories: Recipes|11 Comments

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