Tag Archives: Dessert

Celebrate With Chocolate Cheesecake

11 May

Chocolate cheesecake with Oreo cookie-crumb crust.

Folks are into the celebration season and this week-end many will celebrate moms and all that they do. They are most likely the chef, caterer, chauffer event planner, wardrobe stylist, psychologist, and healer. And if mom is a chocoholic, she deserves to indulge her guilty pleasure on special occasions. As an avowed chocoholic myself there […]

Family, Reunions & Food Legacy

1 Sep

by Charla L. Draper Family reunions have  become a tradition of summer. They’ve evolved beyond picnics, to include week-end celebrations, and week-long cruises. These days reunions bring biological kin to the table or the reunion may be a non-traditional gathering of unrelated “cousins” sharing the bond of community and common interests. One of the brightest […]

Not Sugar Plums, Just Pound Cake

19 Dec

 Learning to talk I couldn't say grandmother, so I edited it to Gonga.

by Charla L. Draper ‘Tis the season, and growing up it was more about the aroma from the kitchen than the twinkling lights.  Our house always smelled of scratch baking and during the holidays it was intense. My grandmother, Gonga could really cook and she baked —spicy gingerbread, fluffy yeast rolls, and her legendary buttery, […]