Remembering MLK

Martin Luther King Jr

January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American Baptist minister and activist who was a leader in the Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience based on his Christian beliefs.

King became a civil rights activist early in his career. He led the 1955 Montgomery bus boycott and helped found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) in 1957, serving as its first president. With the SCLC, King led an unsuccessful 1962 struggle against segregation in Albany, Georgia, and helped organize the 1963 nonviolent protests in Birmingham, Alabama. King also helped to organize the 1963 March on Washington, where he delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech.

On October 14, 1964, King received the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolent resistance. In 1965, he helped to organize the Selma to Montgomery marches, and the following year he and SCLC took the movement north to Chicago to work on segregated housing. In the final years of his life, King expanded his focus to include opposition towards poverty and the Vietnam War, alienating many of his liberal allies with a 1967 speech titled “Beyond Vietnam“.

In 1968, King was planning a national occupation of Washington, D.C., to be called the Poor People’s Campaign, when he wasassassinated on April 4 in Memphis, Tennessee. His death was followed by riots in many U.S. cities.

King was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom and theCongressional Gold MedalMartin Luther King Jr. Day was established as a holiday in numerous cities and states beginning in 1971, and as a U.S. federal holiday in 1986.Hundreds of streets in the U.S. have been renamed in his honor, and a county in Washington State was also renamed for him. The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on theNational Mall in Washington, D.C., was dedicated in 2011

I create these cool cookie favors to honor a man who dedicated his life fighting for the equality of all people. 

Happy Happy Burfday MLK Jr. 


Avocado Bravado 

              Shrimp Stuffed Avocado 

The other night I wanted stuffed avocado but the recipe I had was for Garlic Shrimp in an Avocado and my pallette didn’t want that. I thought about what I had in my fridge and what I wanted to eat. I gathered my shrimp that I purchased from a Element Seafood. They sell sustainable raised seafood so you get a better tasting product. 

To really highlight the flavor of the shrimp I decided to create THIS….

I sautéed shrimp in a dab of Avocado Oil

I love this oil. I sometimes use this in place of Olive Oil and I purchased it from BJ’s Wholesale. I don’t always use precise measurements. 

I squeeze fresh lemon on my shrimp to enhance the taste of the shrimp. 

 I sautéed seasoned shrimp. DO NOT OVERCOOK THEM. It will ruin the taste 

I sliced & scoopes out the avocado and placed it in a bowl

I added the following 

  • Diced Tomatoes 
  • Chopped Cilantro
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Lime Juice
  • Purple Onion

Add as much of each ingredient as you like. There is no way to mess up this recipe. 

INSTA-GIVAWAY 

Everyone LOVES getting free stuff. Especially edible gifts. We are having a GIVE-AWAY via our Instagram page Anniemaesbakery_

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We L-O-V-E creating edible gifts. Seeing the faces of clients experiencing one of our custom cookie favors is PRICELESS and heartwarming. So we’re having a GIVE-AWAY via our Instagram page. Follow us and watch us create and share our food journey. You will not be disappointed 
HAPPY NEW YEAR…WE’RE HAVING A INSTA-GIVAWAY..FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM Anniemaesbakeey_

AND LIKE THIS PHOTO WITH THE HASHTAG #AnnieMaesGives AND TAG 2 FRIENDS.YOU AND YOUR FRIENDS WILL BE ENTERED TO WIN 6 OF THESE STAND MIXER COOKIE FAVORS. 

WE WILL PICK 1 FOLLOWER AND 1 TAGGED FRIEND

YOU WILL RECEIVE 6 AND 1 OF YOUR FRIENDS WILL RECEIVE 6

YOU AND YOUR FRIENDS MUST FOLLOW TO QUALIFY

WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON JANUARY 8TH

Collard Green Verdict is IN

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As far as I can remember Collard Greens have been a staple in our family’s menu. At every gathering, holiday, special occasion, funeral repast, etc there were COLLARD GREENS. As a kid collard greens wasn’t my favorite thing to eat but I took comfort knowing they were there. As I grew older and developed an appreciation for them I looked forward to seeing and eating them. As many of you may have heard the controversy about Neiman Marcus selling $66 collard greens plus another $15 for shipping. For those who may not have here is the link to an article.

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Collard Greens were not invented buy Black people but I must say that many of us have mastered the art of preparing them including my grandmother, mother, my sister and myself. So I can safely say we know a little somethin  somethin about making a pot of smokin collard greens. I prefer to mix kale with mine. I prepare them with a vegetable broth oppose and meatless. For centuries meat has been added to collards. Ham hocks, smoked neck bones or smoked turkey has been known to grace the pot of collard greens. As of late I prefer no meat. I remember the day I decided to eliminate meat. I was nervous. I was feeling like I was breaking some sort of law. Performing some sacrilegious act by going meatless. Much to my surprise I enjoyed them more. Now I go MEATLESS.

 

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So the staff at The Root which provides an unflinching examination of political and cultural news through insightful debate and commentary from both established and emerging black thought-leaders. The Root features unvarnished analysis of important issues in the black community and engages anyone looking for diverse viewpoints that are provocative, savvy and smart.CLICK ON THE PIC TO READ THE ARTICLE AND WATCH THE VIDEO AS THEY OPEN THE BOX, HEAT AND EAT…….

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My Apron Line

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On the set of my PhotoShoot for my Apron Line. Annie Mae’s Apron Line named after my Grandmother & my company . The spirit of my grandmother and my Mama lives in me. So I feel obligated to givegive this my EVERYTHING.

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My Annie Mae Apron Line was created by Reuel Riddick. Each Apron will come with a head wrap. We will add to the line creating other cohesive products. Our aprons are made in Brooklyn, NY my birthplace, where my business headquarters are and where I currently reside.

I have so many facets of my business. I started out just creating desserts and I have expanded to food and clothing. Everything I do related to cooking & eating because I absolutely love both. Stay tuned for more things. I feel I haven’t done enough and I have so much more to do…..
Our Aprons are on Etsy….FREE SHIPPING ON ALL ITEMS….APRONS CAN BE PURCHASED ALONE AS WELL AS THE HEADWRAPS.. $10 OFF WHEN YOU PURCHASE BOTH TOGETHER USING CODE “PREORDER” 

Our Aprons are on Etsy….FREE SHIPPING ON ALL ITEMS….APRONS CAN BE PURCHASED ALONE AS WELL AS THE HEADWRAPS.. $10 OFF WHEN YOU PURCHASE BOTH TOGETHER USING CODE “PREORDER” WHEN YOU PURCHASE FOR THE DISCOUNT. 

https://www.etsy.com/shop/AnnieMaesCookwear?ref=hdr_shop_menu