Shrimp Scampi

    I buy fresh Gulf shrimp of various sizes from one of two “fresh catch” shops in nearby Chalmette. Peeling and deveining shrimp is a pain, but it must be done. I have no special technique beyond getting the shell off and running a paring knife along the middle of the back to get […]

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The Willing Widow and The Devious Debutante Featured in Publishers Weekly Magazine

  We are happy to announce that Publishers Weekly Magazine (November 23, 2015 Issue)  has reviewed The Willing Widow and listed The Devious Debutante as a New Self-Published Listing.   “New Orleans in 1884 makes a fascinating setting for this fast-paced romance. Beautiful young widow Renee Desselle Soniat is the proprietor of a successful millinery shop when she […]

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GRANDMERE’S CHEESE STRAWS

In my family, the cheese straw was reserved for elegant cocktail parties, particularly during the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons. Linen napkins, crystal sherry glasses, beautiful china. That was the setting for my grandmother’s cheese straws. No one is certain of the cheese straw’s origin. Tradition has it that the first published recipe can be found […]

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