Monthly Archives: April 2011

In Honor of the Royal Wedding- Celebrate with Afternoon Tea, not just for commonwealth

Afternoon Tea is a perfect opportunity to celebrate the Royal Wedding. The ritual of taking tea is relaxing and often overlooked as a entertaining option. Today, it’s easy to pick up what you need for a quick relaxing respite. All … Continue reading

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WDIO Films Food- Scotch Eggs At the Duluth Grill

Recently, we had the pleasure of visiting the Duluth Grill for a cooking lesson in making Scotch Eggs with owner Tom Hanson. Always a treat to work with Tom, he gave us the secret recipe for their home made mustard. … Continue reading

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Louisiana Bound on a Edible Adventure

Every wonder what professional chefs talk about when several hundred of them get together?  I am going to find out as I am leaving my family behind for the American Culinary Federation’s Annual Central Regional Conference. This year it is … Continue reading

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Soup of the Month- Creamy Skinny Vegetable Soup

This is my go-to soup when I want to get in my required servings of vegetables. The vegetable I make it with changes with the season- Butternut Squash in the fall, Sweet Potato or carrot in the winter, Spinach or … Continue reading

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Entertaining at Home-All Seasons Salad, A winner anytime of the year!

When I was a catering chef, this was our most requested summer salad. We often changed the fruit and cheese component with the seasons, but the perfect flavor mix of the pungent blue cheese, sweet blueberries, fiery nuts and maple … Continue reading

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The real roots of the Roast Beef Po Boy

The roast beef po-boy is, without a doubt, southeastern Louisiana’s most famous sandwich. There are shops everywhere that sell this delicious specialty. Recently, my brother, Russell, a Baton Rouge boy who happens to be a roast beef po-boy connoisseur, took … Continue reading

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Some Of My Favorite Food Blogs

The one thing I know for sure since I have started blogging is that bloggers love to see what other bloggers are up to.  I would spend hours checking out other food blogger’s sites if I didn’t have that pesky … Continue reading

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Louisiana Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

Chicken and Sausage Gumbo is one of my all time favorite dishes. The nutty roux flavor along with the smoky sausage and meaty chicken can’t be beat. No matter how far I travel, I have not found anything to compare … Continue reading

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California Local Food Scene & Recipe for Tilapia with Artichokes and Capers

When hype about a contemporary California-style of cuisine first hit the media in the 1970s, it was a food awakening for the rest of the country. These newfangled local food ways and culinary traditions, however, actually got their start in … Continue reading

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