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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Salads for a Holiday Dinner Part 2- Mixed Greens with Asian Pear, Spiced Pecans, Pomegranate and Blue Cheese

Posted by on Jan 9, 2013, 2:54 pm in Small Pleasures Catering | 2 comments

Holiday Salad with Asian Pears, Pomegrante Seeds  Spiced Pecans and Blue Cheese

This Mixed Baby Greens with Asian Pear, Pomegranate Seeds, Spiced Pecans and Blue Cheese, is one that became a favorite for me during last year’s holiday sesaon.

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Appetizers to Pair with an Artisan American Whiskey and Pulled Pork on Sweet Potato Biscuits

Posted by on Sep 26, 2011, 3:44 pm in Food and Drink, Recipes-Savory, Shameless Self Promotion- Sharing Successes, Small Pleasures Catering | 6 comments

Appetizers to Pair with an Artisan American Whiskey and Pulled Pork on Sweet Potato Biscuits

A menu designed to complement a new American whiskey inspired these Sweet Potato Biscuits with Pulled Pork in Barbecue Sauce.

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Catdaddy Punches with a Kick-Recipe for Mountain Moonshine Punch

Posted by on May 30, 2011, 10:17 am in Food and Drink, Recipes-Drinks, Small Pleasures Catering | 0 comments

Catdaddy Punches with a Kick-Recipe for Mountain Moonshine Punch

This Mountain Moonshine Punch, featuring the unique spirit, Catdaddy Carolina Moonshine, is a great opener to an outdoor summer party.

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Welcome to Summer Garden Parties!

Posted by on May 28, 2011, 12:23 pm in Food and Drink, Seasonal Celebrations, Small Pleasures Catering | 1 comment

Welcome to Summer Garden Parties!

We are so pleased to share these summer garden party recipes with you, showcasing summer’s bounty and Jarlsberg cheese.

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More Summer Garden Party-Simple Canapés

Posted by on May 28, 2011, 10:00 am in Food and Drink, Recipes-Savory, Seasonal Celebrations, Small Pleasures Catering | 5 comments

More Summer Garden Party-Simple Canapés

These lovely little vegetable canapés are great to offer guests as they arrive to nibble on with a glass of bubbly, or a cup of punch, as the rest of the meal is getting its last minute touches.

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Summer Garden Parties- Two Vegetable Frittatas Using Summer’s Bounty

Posted by on May 27, 2011, 7:20 am in Food and Drink, Recipes-Savory, Seasonal Celebrations, Small Pleasures Catering | 2 comments

Summer Garden Parties- Two Vegetable Frittatas Using Summer’s Bounty

Frittatas are an extremely versatile and inexpensive dish for entertaining. Here are a couple of my favorite veggie frittatas- a Southwestern Shiitake Mushroom and Corn, and a Ratatouille, both of which showcase summer’s bountiful crop.

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More Summer Garden Party Bites-Jarlsberg and Hazelnut Biscuits with Black Forest Ham

Posted by on May 26, 2011, 9:34 am in Food and Drink, Recipes-Savory, Seasonal Celebrations, Small Pleasures Catering | 0 comments

More Summer Garden Party Bites-Jarlsberg and Hazelnut Biscuits with Black Forest Ham

Mini biscuits as a base for canapé type sandwiches travel well from brunch all the way through cocktail parties, and an array of herbs, nuts and cheeses can be added to biscuits to create a wonderful variety of flavors. Jarlsberg and Hazelnuts are a sweetly nutty match, and a perfect base for thin slices of Black Forest Ham and Honey Mustard.

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Off to Camp Blogaway!

Posted by on Apr 28, 2011, 6:30 pm in Small Pleasures Catering | 1 comment

Whew- been pretty busy around here. And tomorrow I’m off to Camp Blogaway, along with 90 other food bloggers. Big thanks to Lindsay Olives for sponsoring me- more about them (and some olivey treats) next week- Cinco de Mayo Week- Olé

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A Bridal Shower Menu of Comfort Food with a Citrus Rose Hibiscus Punch

Posted by on Mar 7, 2011, 10:28 am in Food and Drink, Recipes-Drinks, Small Pleasures Catering | 4 comments

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A wedding shower featuring a menu of comfort foods with a Citrus Hibiscus Rose Punch

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Suzanne Goin and I Chat on the Fine Art of Menu Planning

Posted by on Mar 1, 2011, 3:08 pm in Chef Interviews, Menus, Party Planning Tips, Small Pleasures Catering | 1 comment

Suzanne Goin and I Chat on the Fine Art of Menu Planning

Planning a well balanced menu is a very specific skill, and vital aspect to catering, and party planning.
Join me, for my recent chat with Suzanne Goin, on the menu selection process.

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