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One Dish Chocolate Cake

One Dish Chocolate Cake

I love baking and experimenting with new recipes and I have a very special place in my heart for chocolate. My mom has been making this super simple cake for over 20 years. If you’re looking for a quick and easy chocolate cake recipe, made in only one dish, this recipe is for you. I like Droste and Guittard Dutched Cocoa’s in this recipe, but just about any cacao will do.

Tomato and Watermelon Salad

Tomato and Watermelon Salad

Summer blesses us with some of the tastiest heirloom tomatoes in a rainbow of colors as well as ripe sweet watermelons of every shape, color and size. This Tomato and Watermelon Salad Recipe is a favorite with my students with or without cheese.

Kale Salad

Kale Salad

For all those Kale phobic peeps, here’s a simple, healthy and delicious recipe that can be made year round. I’ve developed a love for kale salad over the past year or so and can never seem to get enough of these full flavored nutrient packed greens.

Collards and Black Eyed Peas Unite

Collards and Black Eyed Peas Unite

I knew that my African American forbears were rolling in there graves as I made this dish. I can tell you, you’ll never look at collards and black eyed peas the same after tasting this nutritious and delicious dish. Say a prayer and let the spirit guide you, as you cook this gorgeous fusion of collard and black eyed peas. It’s a veritable marriage of two great soul foods in one pot.

Spring Harvest Risotto

Spring Harvest Risotto

Risotto is a welcome dish anytime of the year, I’ve been romanced by a dream of this Spring Harvest Risotto for a couple of weeks. Seeing all those fresh spring peas, asparagus, fava beans, corn and bright yellow squash blossoms at the farmers markets in the San Francisco Bay Area. I got my boys together one Saturday afternoon and we prepped all our ingredients and began cooking this delicious spring risotto.