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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Five Easy Bites for Holiday Entertaining Part 1 – Moroccan Spiced Olives

Posted by on Nov 21, 2014, 8:54 am in Food and Drink, Holiday Entertaining, Recipes-Savory | 1 comment

Right before a holiday meal is no time for assembling fussy hors d’ouevre. Moroccan Spiced Olives is the first in a series of 5 very easy and champagne ready appetizers for holiday entertaining.

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Brunching at Commander’s Palace – and Their Bread Pudding Soufflé

Posted by on Nov 10, 2014, 1:28 pm in Food and Drink, Recipes-Sweet, Restaurants | 1 comment

Every visitor to New Orleans should experience dining at Commander’s Palace. I was lucky enough to brunch there a couple of weekends ago, where my dining companion had the famous Bread Pudding Soufflé fro dessert.

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Southern Food and Beverage Museum’s New Home

Posted by on Sep 30, 2014, 7:42 am in Food and Drink, Travel | 2 comments

The Southern Food and Beverage Museum moves into its new home at the site of historic market space in New Orleans’ Central City.

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A New Take on Roasted Asparagus – Serve with Roasted Pepper Salsa

Posted by on Apr 6, 2014, 3:27 pm in Food and Drink, Recipes-Savory | 1 comment

A New Take on a favorite spring vegetable, Oven Roasted Asparagus with Roasted Pepper Salsa

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Adele’s Kale Salad

Posted by on Mar 11, 2014, 1:22 pm in Food and Drink, Recipes-Savory | 4 comments

My cousin’s very versatile kale salad.

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Pasta Jambalaya

Posted by on Mar 1, 2014, 11:39 am in Food and Drink, Recipes-Savory | 3 comments

Pasta Jambalaya- a quicker, simpler version of the iconic Creole rice dish- is great for a Mardi Gras supper.

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Calás for Mardi Gras

Posted by on Feb 26, 2014, 5:19 pm in Food and Drink, Shameless Self Promotion- Sharing Successes | 5 comments

I’ll be sharing the story of Calás on the air waves on Mardi Gras weekend!

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French Apple Tart

Posted by on Dec 28, 2013, 4:14 pm in Food and Drink, Recipes-Sweet | 0 comments

This simple yet scrumptious French Apple Tart is not too sweet, and not too tart -it’s just right.

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Maple Cream Profiteroles with Their Holiday Caps

Posted by on Dec 23, 2013, 1:29 pm in Food and Drink, Holiday Entertaining, Recipes-Sweet | 4 comments

Classic profiteroles (aka Cream Puffs) get dressed up for the holidays with Maple Cream and Caramelized Sugar “Caps”

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