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Make a differance for Haiti... 
Jan. 14, 2010 8:21 am 
Updated: Jan. 14, 2010 3:14 pm
 Watching the news this morning and seeing how the citizens of Haiti have been affected by a major earthquake just brings tears to my eyes.  It was a scary reminder of  how Hurricane Katrina devastated my life and hometown New Orleans.  All of my family, extended family, friends , coworkers and church members lost everything in the storm, but unlike the people in Haiti, we had insurance, family or friends in other states we could get to and our government assisted us with housing for a very long time.  It was the most horrific thing I have ever been through and I evacuated from the city prior to the storm hitting.  My daily reminder is  to this day,  I'm still  paying more for rent than I did for my mortgage, that just kills me!  The donations, prayers  and support from people all over our country was unpresidented and was a God send to many people affected by the storm, Including me.  I'm hoping people will respond to this natural disaster the way they responded to us during the aftermath of Katrina.  Please visit The Red Cross or The Salvation Army online to make a donation to their recovery efforts.  Set up a cloth or food donation center at your church, school or community organization.  Please keep the victims and the country of Haiti in your prayers...

Jan. 14, 2010 8:37 am
those are great ideas...such devestation, unbelievable!
Jan. 14, 2010 9:01 am
My heart aches for the people of Haiti and I'm making my donation today. Even my 12 year old sent a $10 donation by texting Haiti 90999 (not sure of number). I can't imagine the suffering and the horror those people are facing. Thanks for your post today.
Jan. 14, 2010 9:40 am
No matter what worries or burdens we may have in our own lives seeing devestation such as in Hati and your New Orleans really puts it into perspective. I can put food on the table for my family tonight, we have shelter over our heads. Is our life perfect? Far from it but seeing parents carrying lifeless children in Hati makes me grateful to God for my life and genuinely makes me want to do whatever I can, great or small, to try to make a difference. Thank you for your blog.
Jan. 14, 2010 1:07 pm
I am still waiting for our so-called goverment to finish taking care ofthe poorp people of New Orleans. It is strange how the govt responds faster to another countries disaster than it does within its own boundries!!!
Jan. 14, 2010 3:14 pm
My heart bleeds for the community in Hati, I wish that my going over there would make a difference, but sadly my skills don't pertain to rescues. But I will keep the Hati people and those helping in my prayers, plus making sure that the money I donate goes to an legitimate organization for the relief effort. I agree with Jena, and I too thank the Lord that I have the ability to help in any way great or small. I just wish that it wouldn't take a disaster to bring people together. Thanks for your post
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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!
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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!
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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!
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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.
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