We made it to soup season y’all! And by “we” I mean technically it is fall for all of us. But those of you who live in the south like me know it’s still 20 million degrees outside. Insert me crying and screaming because I hate being hot. The cheat code for being able to eat soup like the lucky people in 50 degree weather is making it cold inside your house. You can cuddle up in blankets, eat comfort food, and be happy like me. This homemade Chicken & Rice soup legit feels like a warm hug on a crisp fall day. And it’s simple directions with simple ingredients which means anyone can make this soup fav.Read More
Getting back into the swing of blogging means back to the recipes! Specifically the easy to make but full of flavor recipes like this Tortellini Sausage & Veggies dish. September through December tends to be much busier months for everyone collectively. Whether it’s having children in school, the holiday season, work life picking up, there never seems to be enough time in the day. One life hack I’ve learned since balancing adult life responsibilities is how to make dinner quick and easy. Whether it easy quick meals like this one or the perfect freezable meals to thaw at dinner time. When dinner figured out everything else seems to get a little bit easier for the evening.Read More
Hello everyone! Hopefully summer 2022 has been as kind to you as it has to the Jamieson family. Most of you know I usually take a little break from the internet world to reconnect in the real world during the summer. I don’t post as often on the blog or social media because it’s the one time of year I get to unplug with my girls. Especially Jordyn since school schedules can be exhausting during the school year. The Jamieson Family summer 2022 was truly a summer full of fun, love, and much needed rest!Read More
I don’t know about you but Spring time always makes me think of home made simple syrups for cocktail drinks. There’s something about using fresh fruits to kick up the flavor notch on a drink that never gets old. And the best part is how easy it is to make your own simple syrup like this deliciously fresh Blueberry Simple Syrup recipe. You only need three ingredients, a pot, and a stove. Yes, it’s truly that simple giving new meaning to its name simple syrup.Read More
Spring is here and it’s the perfect time to indulge in lighter spring type recipes. Most of us (y’all *me side eyeing myself) have been doing the consistent work since the new year or earlier. And if you’ve been doing the work then you know exactly how important your nutrition is to achieve health goals. This delicious Pesto Shrimp & Veggie Pasta is a reminder that healthier options can and should taste good. Besides who doesn’t love a pasta dish that’s equal parts easy and tasty?Read More
We’re half through Black History Month 2022 and it’s been one to remember already. One way we celebrate this month is by making sure our girls read books with characters who look like them. As most of us know we understand how important reading is for a child’s development and learning. It’s equally as important for our children to see books with characters who look and live similar lives to them. Just as it is important for them to see diversity in all aspects with characters. For those of you who are looking for Black character books for your child’s library- this 15 Black Character Children’s Books list is for you!Read More
I’m proud to collaborate with more than 30 Black recipe developers as we celebrate Black History Month 2022. This Virtual Potluck explores Black food through the lens of Afrofuturism. Our collaboration of recipes explores the intersection of the Black diaspora via culture, future, geopolitics, imagination, liberation, culture, and technology.
Cook and share the inspiring recipes by checking out the list of participants below. Follow each participant and continue the discussion with us on social media using the hashtag #BHMVP2022!
Black History Month 2022 is here which means it’s time to celebrate everything and everyone Black. As the poet Theresa tha S. O. N. G. B. I. R. D so eloquently stated “Black is an adjective, adverb, color, and noun.” For this years Black History Month I’ve joined a collaboration with Eat The Culture to contribute a recipe centered around Afrofuturism. I decided to create this beautiful and refreshingly delicious Dragon Fruit Pineapple Rum Punch. It’s a dose of South Africa meets the Caribbean and I can’t wait for you all to try it!Read More
We’re at the end of January and man has it been a crazy start to the year. I mean crazy in a good way because January 2022 goals & life events have started the year strong. From spending time with friends, crushing book goals, and volunteer work, it’s been fulfilling. I like to believe the way we start the year is a good sign for how the year will go. Here’s a quick catch up session on what’s happening in every day life as well as what’s to come!Read More
Friday evening kicked off the first 2022 event for Black Women of Barksdale. We hosted our first ever 2022 Vision Board Party and it was truly a great time. The way covid numbers are spreading right now it was the perfect intimate group size. A smaller group size allowed us to have craft space, and fully engage throughout the evening.Read More