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Home Town: Monroe, Louisiana, USA
Living In: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2009
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Walking, Fishing, Reading Books, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
I am a single mother of 3 and Ra Ra to Mr. Braylon Byrd (future football star!). Jenny, Kelly and Nicholas have been my food guinea pigs their whole lives. We went thru the Hamburger Helper days together. Now that they are mostly grown and I have a much less stressful job I can spend more time on cooking and experimenting with different foods. We love all things New Orleans (including the Saints!). Me and my daughters have fleur-de-lis tats on our feet. That was the best bonding experience ever! The food in NOLA is to die for. Fresh seafood and cajun just can't beat it anywhere in my book.
My favorite things to cook
Crab cakes, andouille sausage/chicken gumbo, fried green tomatoes with shrimp remoulade favorite things to eat too. Biscuits and tomato gravy, blackened catfish, garlic mashed potatoes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanksgiving at my Mom's house. We get up at the crack of dawn and start cooking. Turkey and cornbread dressing, gumbo, potato salad, brocolli cheese casserole, monkey bread and tons of homemade pies.
My cooking triumphs
The Thanksgiving Feast at my old job. I planned it every year for over 100 employees. Everyone brought pot luck. It took a lot of work but it was so worth it. Good times and good food.
My cooking tragedies
The first time I cooked dinner for guests after becoming a newlywed - We invited a couple over for dinner and about the only thing I knew how to cook was chicken and dumplings. All the dumplings formed together to make one big dumpling that sank to the bottom of the pot. Then I found out the wife was vegetarian. It was a disaster!
Recipe Reviews 4 reviews
Chicken Florentine Casserole
This has become my goto recipe when company comes. Delicious! I am definitely going to try it with shrimp. This & some Cheddar Bay Biscuits from this site and your company will rave over it. Thanks for an awesome recipe!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 28, 2011
Italian Spaghetti Sauce with Meatballs
I had never made home-made spaghetti sauce before and am I glad I chose this one as my first! I followed the recipe almost exact, made a huge pot for family and company. It was all eaten! Our family loves italian sausage so I added some to the meatballs. Very, very good recipe! Thanks so much.

16 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 18, 2010
Fried Green Tomatoes with Shrimp Remoulade
I live in New Orleans and took this recipe to Grand Isle with me this weekend. I bought shrimp (right off the shrimp boat) and took fresh green tomatoes from my Mom's garden. I made this to go with the boiled crabs we caught early in the morning. Everyone raved over it! And believe me, those Cajuns know good food!

15 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 17, 2009
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