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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Mardi Gras, Ash Wednesday, and a Recipe for Macaroni and Cheese

Posted by on Mar 9, 2011, 4:55 pm in Celebrations, Events, Food and Drink, Recipes-Savory, Travel | 0 comments

Ash Wednesday is the other side of Mardi Gras’ coin. Sharing a recipe for Macaroni and Cheese, a meatless dish that hardly seems like a sacrifice, to soothe the Ash Wednesday blues.

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Welcome to Wedding Season-Celebrate your Engagement with a Spring Cocktail Party

Posted by on Feb 19, 2011, 5:02 pm in Celebrations, Food and Drink, Party Planning Tips, Recipes-Savory | 8 comments

Feature the early produce of Spring at a cocktail party to celebrate your engagement.

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Welcome, Halima- and the Very Best Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Posted by on Feb 10, 2011, 1:02 pm in Celebrations, Family Celebrations, Food and Drink, Recipes-Sweet | 3 comments

When our family met recently for Halima’s christening, I made this ultimate sour cream coffee cake (I had been searching for the “ultimate” recipe for a long time) for the post-baptism brunch.

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Tapas and Paella for a Milestone Birthday Party

Posted by on Jun 29, 2010, 10:39 am in Celebrations, Food and Drink, Menus, Recipes-Savory | 1 comment

Tapas with Paella – great menu for a special occasion party.

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Barbecued Shrimp- Good for Super Bowl, and Good for Valentine’s Day, too!

Posted by on Feb 12, 2010, 5:33 pm in Celebrations, Food and Drink, Recipes-Savory | 0 comments

“Barbecued” – a curious term in New Orleans- Shrimp

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A Special Cake for a Special Day-German Chocolate with Milk Chocolate Buttercream

Posted by on Feb 9, 2010, 1:07 pm in Books, Celebrations, Food and Drink, Recipes-Sweet | 2 comments

This German Chocolate Cake with Milk Chocolate Buttercream has always been a “go to” cake for special days in my family.

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Mardi Gras in L.A.

Posted by on Feb 2, 2010, 10:52 am in Celebrations | 1 comment

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