A couple of weeks ago, I went to the movies with one of my best friends and saw what I consider the best movie I've seen this year--"The Help." It has an amazing cast of actresses--Viola Davis as Aibileen, Octavia Spencer as Minny and Emma Stone as Skeeter.
Based on a New York Times bestseller, the story takes place in Mississippi in the 1960s. I remember this time, all too well and the rules that governed associations between whites and blacks, but this movie showed the courage it took these women to transcend those societal rules that defined them to form a remarkable sisterhood.
This movie also reminded me a lot of my mother, who was a strong-willed woman and stood up for what was right--after all, she raised 8 children, a lot on her own while my dad was on sea duty. My Dad respected her for this strength and the independence she had for making decisions. It was the partnership they had that I looked for when I got married.
These Black and White Whoopies meld two of my favorite flavors together, chocolate and vanilla--creating a dessert that's exemplifies opposites working together to make one delectable dessert.