The Winners of the Target Peter Pilotto Tote Bags Are…

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Thanks so much to my friends at Target for an amazing opportunity not just for myself, but for my readers! During the ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood event, I hosted a Twitter party where we gave away two coveted Peter Pilotto for Target tote bags. We saved two more for Afrobella readers, and I was […]

Trinidad Corn Soup, American Ingredients – The Trini Corn Soup Remix

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  Unless you’ve been under a rock for the last few days, huge swaths of America have been affected by the Polar Vortex. It’s been miserably cold here in Chicago, and for a few days we were completely snowed in and hibernating while the wind chill dipped to minus 40 and below. Being hunkered down […]

Trinidad’s Eggnog – Ponche De Creme, The Best Boozy Christmas Drink

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When I grew up in Trinidad, each member of my family had a role to play at Christmas. My mom was in charge of making the salt bread and the ginger beer. My dad was (and still is) the official ham supervisor. My brother would make pancakes for our breakfast. My brother Dominic would usually […]

Quick, Easy, YUMMY Thanksgiving Recipes by Chicago’s Coolest Chef Julius Russell

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Before I begin this post, can I just say OMG?! I can’t believe it’s already Thanksgiving week!! This week, all over the USA people will be getting on planes, loading up cars, setting tables and gathering with family to celebrate over football and the annual, traditional feast. This year I will be celebrating in St. […]

Apparently I Look Like the Eggo Waffles Girl

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  There’s a commercial on TV quite a bit lately, and EVERY TIME it airs, I get tweets and texts and Facebook messages about it. Have you seen the latest Eggo Waffles commercial? Apparently lots of people think the little girl in it looks like me. Or could be my child. Either way, LOL! I […]

Houseplant and Blackberry Giveaway Winners!

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Apologies for the tardiness of this post, bellas! Without further ado, the winners of the houseplant and Blackberry giveaway! I used an online randomizer for anyone wondering how these winners are chosen! The winner of the houseplants giveaway is Angel Wms. The winners of the AT&T Blackberry giveaway are Erika C. and DGH. Thank you […]

Why I Love Houseplants + GIVEAWAY for National Houseplant Week

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The corner where I sit to work is bright and inspiring. My desk faces a wall of glass, so I am continually bathed in sunshine while I write. And right next to my desk – which is forever littered with stacks of paper and business cards – I have a little area that I think […]