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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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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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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Pear and Spice Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Posted by on Dec 2, 2013, 2:50 pm in Recipes-Sweet | 5 comments

The best Sour Cream Coffee Cake, dressed up with pears and spice.

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Bread Pudding with Sautéed Pears for Fall

Posted by on Nov 11, 2013, 11:35 am in Food and Drink, Recipes-Sweet, Shameless Self Promotion- Sharing Successes | 0 comments

Here I am demoing Bread Pudding with Sautéed Pears on Daytime TV!

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Loving Baking More Than Anything

Posted by on Sep 18, 2013, 5:09 pm in Food and Drink, Recipes-Sweet | 1 comment

This wonderful Lemon Pound Cake is adapted from a recipe by baker and cookbook author, par excellence, Flo Braker.

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Bread Pudding with Sautéed Peaches – or Pears

Posted by on Sep 7, 2013, 2:04 pm in Food and Drink, Recipes-Sweet | 4 comments

Bread Pudding, the quintessential New Orleans dessert, gets paired with Sauteed Peaches or Pears for late summer into fall.

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A Special Farewell Party for Justin

Posted by on Aug 22, 2013, 5:14 pm in Family Celebrations, Food and Drink, Recipes-Sweet | 9 comments

This Chocolate Fudge Cake with Caramel Sea Salt Buttercream was a special request from a very special kid for his big farewell party.

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Orange Ginger Florentines with Aunt Leticia’s Pineapple Sherbet

Posted by on Jul 14, 2013, 3:27 pm in Food and Drink, Recipes-Sweet | 4 comments

I got to share one of my favorite cookies, Orange Ginger Florentines, along with Aunt Leticia’s PIneapple Sherbet on San Diego LIve!

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Beignets- for Mardi Gras or Anytime

Posted by on Feb 10, 2013, 10:09 am in Food and Drink, Recipes-Sweet | 9 comments

There are few treats more closely associated with New Orleans than beignets, and these are the best beignets I have ever had.

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