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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Maida Heatter’s Budapest Coffee Cake

Posted by on May 15, 2017, 9:29 am in Personal Reflection, Recipes-Sweet | 2 comments

A coffee cake from the incomparable Maida Heatter, and a beautifully dramatic bundt cake pan- neither disappoints.

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Individual Quick Breads Part 2- Chocolate Loaf Cake with Berries and Whipped Mascarpone

Posted by on Jul 9, 2016, 10:00 am in Books, Recipes-Sweet | 0 comments

This Old Fashioned Chocolate Loaf Cake is even better as a simple dessert served with a fresh berry compote and Whipped Mascarpone.

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Welcoming Ciarán with Brownie Cheesecake

Posted by on Jul 5, 2012, 1:02 pm in Family Celebrations, Food and Drink, Recipes-Sweet | 3 comments

This dessert may not exactly be an All American classic, but it’s certainly a dessert that only could have grown out of American excess-and I mean that in the very best way. Got a really good thing? Make more of it!

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