“Work, Work, Work!” Drake (@Drake) Announces His Own Brand of Whiskey!

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While this weekend may have been heavily centered on rapper Kanye West and the release of his latest album “The Life of Pablo”, but Drake was also on the radar and I think it’s safe to say Drizzy is winning too.

At the 2016 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, Aubrey “Drake” Graham was presented with the key to his hometown of Toronto, Canada. And in true Drake fashion, he seems to be celebrating in a way that only someone of his stature and fame could; in an announcement made via Instagram, it seems that Drake (who’s instagram handle is @ChampagnePapi) is coming out with his own line of whiskey called “Virginia Black Whiskey”.

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There have been no details as to how involved he is in the launch of the new brand as of yet – the website currently redirects to a landing page with a contact email – but it seems likely that Drake will keep us in the loop about the development of his latest venture.

Drake will be joining the ranks of other rappers who have created their own line of liquor; fellow Young Money signee Nicki Minaj has her Myx Moscatos, 50 Cent has his Effen Vodka, Diddy has Circo and even K. Michelle has been endorsed by the Jack Daniels brand. Congratulations Drake!

Written By: Monique C. Tillman

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First “Pattie Pies” & Now “Pattie Cake!” Patti LaBelle (@MsPattiPatti) adds Two Cakes to Her Dessert Line!

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Patti LaBelle has won our hearts after decades of some of the most amazing music and vocals ever to grace the planet. In the last few months, however, she has won our stomachs as well with her signature sweet potato pies! These tasty little desserts have become a hot commodity–and scarce–thanks to their amazing taste and a viral video from Patti fan, James Wright. Well if you are the like the rest of us and cannot get enough of Patti’s pies then you need not worry. Not only are more pies on the way, but two cakes are also being added to the singer’s Good Life dessert line!

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Patti LaBelle’s Good Life Vanilla Pound Cake

Yesterday, Wal-Mart, the distributors of the desserts, announced two more desserts–cakes–would be coming out later this month! The first one is a vanilla pound cake, drizzled with a generous helping of vanilla icing, which is available in stores now.  “I’m so proud of this delicious new Vanilla Pound Cake and can’t wait for you to try it!” the Grammy winner wrote on Facebook.The second one is a three layered caramel cake filled with butter cream icing that will be available around January 18th, priced at $13.94. Wal-Mart has already anticipated a high demand for these cakes. According to the press release 50K lbs. of vanilla icing were needed for the pound cake!

Patti LaBelle's Good Life Three-Layered, Caramel Cake

Patti LaBelle’s Good Life Three-Layered, Caramel Cake

Be sure to check back here for a tasty review or a new James Wright video (lol)! Bon appetit!

#YUM! Patti LaBelle (@MsPattiPatti) Has A New Hit in Pie Sales!

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We all love ourselves some Patti LaBelle! with a career spanning over half a century, dozens of hits, and a voice that still melts hearts, we can assure you she is not going anywhere! Right now, the only thing more popular than her music, and recent tongue lashing over a heckler at her concert, are her delicious pies! Now, we have definitely had some celebrities make some amazing products, but Patti’s sweet potato pies have become something of a social media phenomenon!

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All across the country people are posting pictures of themselves eating the pies at all hours of the day and night, and some even buying dozens of them! Now we gave Ms. LaBelle’s pies a taste test of our own and all we have to say is…YUM, REALLY YUMMY, and THE ABSOLUTE YUMMIEST! Now it definitely not my Nana or Grandma’s sweet potato pies, but it is a definite second! To be store bought, the pies are surprisingly creamy, and the texture of the filling is smooth and enticing. However, I personally feel they taste better slightly heated, preferably in an oven for about three to five minutes. Be sure to grab your own pie and post a pic! Kudos Patti on this delicious product! Now if we can get you a restaurant chain…Check out the funny video gone viral below!

A Combo To Die For! Bacon Mac & Cheese!

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This recipe is one of my favorites because it takes an old classic Mac and Cheese, and adds a twist to it by adding bacon! Let’s face it; you can never go wrong when you add bacon to anything, and it definitely belongs here in this Bacon Mac and Cheese. Besides that great bacon flavor that we all just can’t resist; you also get a nice crunch while leaving the dish to still remain creamy and cheesy.

Bacon Mac and Cheese

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A Patriotic & Holiday Goody- Easy Strawberry Cake!

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Happy 4th of July!! If you’re wondering what dessert to make for this special occasion my Easy Strawberry Cake is a holiday goody and favorite that will come out looking like you spent hours in the kitchen baking it, but in reality will leave you more time to spend enjoying the holiday with your family and friends.

Easy Strawberry Cake

I’m going to share a secret with you. I love using ready made store bought ingredients in recipes. It cuts down on time and honestly can taste just as good as something that was made from scratch. The key, however, to using store bought ingredients is to combine them with fresh ingredients. In this case since I decided to use packaged strawberry cake mix; so I added fresh strawberries to the batter. When you add fresh ingredients to something that has already been prepared; you add more flavor and make it pretty difficult for someone to tell whether it is homemade or not.

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Start The Day Deliciously! A Healthy Breakfast- Feta, Tomato, & Spinach Omelette!

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Eggs Hands down one of my favorite foods of all time! Why? Because they are so delicious and so versatile. There are dozens of ways to cook an egg; fried, boiled, poached, scrambled, over easy, over hard….etc. And the best part is that eggs pretty much go great with anything. Sticking to the standard they are great for breakfast, but if you are feeling adventurous an egg over a salad or on a burger is as equally delicious!

In the mornings, I love to come up with different ways to eat eggs other than my usual choice of scrambled cheese eggs. My Feta, Tomato, and Spinach Omelette happens to be one of my favorite creations because it features some of my favorite ingredients and literally takes 15 minutes to make. It’s awesome! But; what I love most about this recipe is that the ingredients are totally interchangeable. You can add whatever vegetable and protein you want to tailor it to your taste.

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Yum and Yum–Skillet Balsamic Mushrooms & Spinach!

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I’ve fallen in love with mushrooms all over again! For the most part I don’t usually like the taste of mushrooms and haven’t since childhood, but my Skillet Balsamic Mushrooms and Spinach are the exception to my anti mushroom rule. Whenever I am not completely fond of the way an ingredient tastes, instead of completely avoiding it I always prepare it with an ingredient that I love to eat. This has been my secret to enjoying certain foods (especially vegetables) that normally I just wouldn’t eat.

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