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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What’s New in King Cakes?

Posted by on Feb 12, 2015, 10:30 am in Entertaining Trends, Food and Drink, Holiday Entertaining, Special Events | 1 comment

There’s been a surge of innovation in King Cakes recently, and in my dedication to you, I went out to sample some of them.

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Noodle Kugel

Posted by on Dec 14, 2012, 5:34 pm in Entertaining Trends, Holiday Entertaining, Recipes-Sweet | 2 comments

Noodle Kugel, an old favorite, can easily be adapted to “small plate” or tray passed portions.

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Top Catering and Wedding Trends for 2012- Part 2

Posted by on Jan 31, 2012, 4:25 pm in Entertaining Trends | 6 comments

Taking a look at trends in desserts, drinks and décor for the hottest parties in 2012.

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Top Catering and Wedding Trends for 2012- Part 1

Posted by on Jan 26, 2012, 3:23 pm in Entertaining Trends, Food and Drink, Party Planning Tips | 1 comment

Top catering trends for 2012 predicted by catering and event planning professionals.

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Event Professionals Share Food and Drink Trends for 2011-Part 2

Posted by on Jan 7, 2011, 2:39 pm in Entertaining Trends, Small Pleasures Catering | 2 comments

Event Professionals Share Food and Drink Trends for 2011-Part 2

Event professionals nationwide share food predictions for 2011’s special events.

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Event Professionals Share Food and Drink Trends for 2011-Part 1

Posted by on Jan 4, 2011, 9:34 am in Entertaining Trends, Food and Drink, Small Pleasures Catering, Special Events | 1 comment

Event Professionals Share Food and Drink Trends for 2011-Part 1

Sharing predicted food and drink trends from event professionals for 2011.

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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

Orange Almond Biscotti- a favorite recipe for your wedding cookie table.

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Brunch for a Wedding Reception- Part 2

Posted by on Feb 24, 2009, 10:47 am in Entertaining Trends, Food and Drink, Small Pleasures Catering | 0 comments

A New York area bride and groom share about their great brunch wedding reception.

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Brunch for a Wedding Reception? Part 1

Posted by on Feb 15, 2009, 12:58 pm in Entertaining Trends, Food and Drink, Party Planning Tips, Pet Peeves and Rants, Reflections on the Catering Life, Seasonal Celebrations, Small Pleasures Catering | 0 comments

Brunch is a great idea for a wedding reception now in times where everyone is watching their bottom line.

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