A Savory Cake of Bread, Sausage and Cheese

Waste Not Want Not Series
Leftover Item: 6 cups Bread

As a creative person, I realize that I think about things from a different perspective. Not that my perspective is better, it is just different. Continue reading “A Savory Cake of Bread, Sausage and Cheese”

Where were you when you tried your first Pate?

Well, where were you? I would like to say that I was in a Parisian Bistro, drinking a class of champagne when I tried my first taste of a creamy, yet bold Pate. And my handsome dinner companion was someone named Phillipe or Francois with a sexy French accent.  I was in a city with an Old World European flair.

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As a Mother

 

Grandmother Theda Faye holding one of her babes
Grandmother Theda Faye holding one of her babes

As a mother, I know the challenges of this important job. It is a 24-7 post that will be the center of your life. No certifications, degrees  or credentials required to accept this post. And yet, it is the hardest job to do well. I think that all parents at one point or another reflect on the child-rearing days and ponder, what if?

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Time spent with Family and Friends

Mr Turq with the Hens
Mr Turq with the Hens

 

 

During this time of year, we have reminders for us to appreciate and be grateful.  If we are mindful, displaying gratitude is part of our daily practice. It only takes the lost of an item for us to get a gentle or painful reminder depending on the “lost object”.

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Mirliton, Chayote Squash, Christophene, Sayote, Cho-cho, Chinchayote, Su Su and then some

In Louisiana, it’s called Mirliton. In other parts of the world, it has other names from Chayote squash to christophene, sayote to cho-cho and so on. I believe that Mirliton is an often ignored, item to cook with. Growing up in Louisiana, it appeared on our dinner table occasionally. It is an item, that I cook with regularly whether it is a soup, dressing or stuffed.

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Love the family and Oh my, That Pecan Pie

fullsizerender157My Mother-in-law Wathon Woodham, is a lovely person. I am fortunate to have her in my life. I am most grateful for the way she raised her son, my husband.  He is the best gift that she has given me.

In addition, she is a great cook. I have learned many things from her about cooking and health . Several of her recipes are my favorites. I hope to pass that knowledge down to my daughter. Ashley is a fan of Wathon’s Pecan Pie. Continue reading “Love the family and Oh my, That Pecan Pie”

All The Way Chocolate

 Milk chocolate. White Chocolate. Dark Chocolate. I’m a EOCE.
Equal-Opportunity-Chocolate-Eater

I love Chocolate. I love the taste of chocolate. I love the way that it melts slowly in your mouth. I love it served in almost any way, that it’s presented. Cake, cookies, candy, pastries, etc. Nothing is better than a cup of hot chocolate on a cold day. It makes you feel all warm and cozy inside. Continue reading “All The Way Chocolate”

New Orleans 101, Friends, Food & more

New Orleans is a city that I love. I don’t presently live there but visit as often as I may. A city steeped in old world traditions, superstitions and architecture. New Orleans is a small big city. Most anything that you desire, can found within its boundaries. Even some things that you don’t want to find.

Keep On Walking
Keep On Walking

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Seared Bone-In Pork Chop, Eggplant and covered in Spicy Corn-N-Crawfish Sauce

Grand Mother Theda Faye
Grand Mother Theda Faye

Waste Not Want Not Series
Left-over item: Spicy Corn & Crawfish Soup

My Grandmother Theda Faye, cooked the best fried pork chops. They were a beautiful golden brown. The chop was coated in a crispy crust that was delicious. The meat was hot and juicy. It was a party in your mouth. My mouth is watering, just thinking about those chops.

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