An expatriate of New Orleans – and professional chef – who has lived in Los Angeles since her childhood, blogs about the journey from New Orleans to Los Angeles back to New Orleans, and points along the way.

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A Personal Touch-the Wedding Cookie Table

Posted by on Dec 30, 2009, 8:38 am in Celebrations, Entertaining Trends, Food and Drink, Recipes-Sweet, Special Events | 1 comment

Biscotti- Keith's tweak

Earlier this month, a friend sent me a link to an article published in the New York Times about a charming Pittsburg tradition- the wedding cookie table. I have always been a huge fan of creating unique touches that personalize a wedding, so of course, I loved reading about the wedding cookie table.  Are you planning a wedding this year? I encourage you to put time into considering what personal touches you can add to your wedding reception? Does you family have a favorite cake, cookie or candy recipe you can include at your wedding feast, or...

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A Post-Thanksgiving Brunch- with Cheese Blintzes on the Menu

Posted by on Dec 4, 2009, 9:03 am in Food and Drink, Recipes-Sweet, Seasonal Celebrations | 1 comment

Cheese Blintzes

For several years now, I’ve been privileged to cater a post-Thanksgiving brunch for one of my clients on the Saturday morning after Thanksgiving. It’s always a great time. BTW, anyone who knows me knows that I love brunch, and recommend it as a great inexpensive, yet casually elegant way to entertain. A Post-Thanksgiving brunch is such a great way to kick back with friends, and watch all those college football games, after the big T-day holiday.  We set up an omelette bar with all the fixings, waffles, usually a salad with a...

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A “Centerpiece” dish for the vegetarians at your Thanksgiving table

Posted by on Dec 2, 2009, 9:15 pm in Food and Drink, Small Pleasures Catering | 0 comments

One of my brothers has eaten no flesh food at all for over 30 years now, I have an uncle who only eats fish and seafood from the animal kingdom, and still another brother who flits back and forth from carnivore to semi-vegetarian. Just what's a hostess supposed to do at Thanksgiving! The Thanksgiving meal is centered around a big whole turkey as its focal point at the center, right? While it's true that the Thanksgiving meal is centered around a big showy "centerpiece" dish, we've learned at my house over the years, that...

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