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Jan. 6, 2010 10:38 am 
Updated: Jan. 11, 2010 12:14 pm
Happy New Year Cooks!  This is my first blog post, so here goes!  I refuse to make the same old resolutions again this year, pay off my credit cards, loose weight, exercise etc, etc, etc.  I decided this year to just live a better life, a life more fulfilled, a life with more purpose and more faith.  I'm a social worker , which means I take care of a lot of  people all the time and myself hardly ever.  So this year, I will work on me phisically, financially, emotionally, mentally and in the kitchen!  Cooking has always been a source of comfort for me, I love to try new recipes from AR and read the wonderful origins of the recipes from all over the country.  I love to see how cooks change the recipes to make them their own.  So this year I will try to cook a new recipe from AR every week.  Every week something different and challenging, from Greek to Asian, Italian to African I want to try it.  Meatless, Saucy,Spicy, Sweet or Savory.  Desserts to Brunch, Supper to Late Night I want to try it all!  So, leave me some suggestions, if your family or heritage, class or roomates, grandma or sister has a dish that is unique and delicious pass it on, I would like to try it!

Heres to a Blessed New Year Everyone!!!!

I Am Tastefully Yours,
Sandy
 
Comments
lynda 
Jan. 6, 2010 7:19 pm
hi sandy! welcome, look forward to your blog!
 
dj 
Jan. 6, 2010 8:02 pm
A happy and blessed new year to you too! I also love trying new recipes, and really enjoy reading people's comments and seeing how they have changed the recipes to fit their circumstances. I will try to think of a recipe that relects my cultural background and pass it on to you.
 
PDAWN 
Jan. 7, 2010 8:59 am
Hi Sandy happy new year to you and your family I found this site about two years ago I love it here.
 
Jan. 11, 2010 12:14 pm
What a great resolution. Bless you for your social work. You make a difference in the lives of others and most folks cannot claim that. Hope you are successful in all your endeavors. Happy cooking!
 
 
 
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Sandy

Home Town
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Living In
Gretna, Louisiana, USA

Member Since
Nov. 2006

Cooking Level
Expert

Cooking Interests
Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet

Hobbies
Reading Books, Music

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About Me
Food has always been a big part of my famliy, my grandfather was my role model in the kitchen. He was the creator of so many of my famlies most treasured dishes. Being from New Orleans food fits into the fabric of our life style, it is the reason many people vist our city. For me, my family and friends the food at our tables rival the food served in some of our best restaurants, the home cook in Lousiana is truly the foundtion for Creole and Cajun cooking in in New Orleans. Im a Social Worker professionally, but my passion is Food! I dream of going to Culinary school, not that I want to own a restaurant, or even cook in one, I just want to work in a enviorment where I can express myself everyday creatively with food!
My favorite things to cook
Im excellant with creole, cajun and southern cooking, but I experiment with everything from Thai to Indian. I will cook anything once. I love asian and mexican as well. I love sushi (japanese) but have yet to try my hand at it, but im sure it's comming!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My family traditions originated with my grandfather, he was amazing in the kitchen, he was a master at everything from gumbo,pralines,stuffed crabs, hogs head cheese, jambalya,red beans, veal and the list goes on and on. He was the best creole cook I have ever known, and I promise you, I know some great cooks!
My cooking triumphs
my most reacent triumphs are with baking, I have never been a baker, but after the Hurricane Katrina I shared an apartment with my mother and she loves homeade sweets, so I have tried my hand at everything from coconut cream pie to hevenly hash cake, to tres leche, and rum cake and I must say they have all been very good.
My cooking tragedies
CHESS PIE, but lets not get into that!
 
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