Tag Archives: New Orleans

Giardiniera

Tweet The Italian giardiniera, pronounced jar-dih-NAIR-ah, means from the garden and is a classic combination of vegetables. Cauliflower, red bell peppers, carrots, celery and serrano chili peppers are mixed and marinated in a mixture of vinegar, olive oil and seasonings. Giardiniera, a common term for pickled foods, has graced many antipasti platters, but, if you’d […]

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Griddle Cakes

Tweet The only thing Italian about this recipe is the story that goes with it. My son, Joe, and I were in Brindisi, Italy, on a volunteer-working-vacation. This was our second visit to southern Italy and although it was a different town, the mission was the same; to teach conversational English to students. Joe was […]

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Hummingbird Cake

Tweet I have been making this cake for years. It is my son’s cake of choice for his birthday and the traditional batter for our Easter Bunny Cake. It is similar to carrot cake (minus the carrots) only better! I have several Southern Living Cookbooks dating back to the 1970’s and this recipe made it’s […]

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Lemon Ice Box Pie

Tweet This type of pie was named after the “ice box” it was stored in to keep cool. Prior to World War II, the majority of Americans did not have electricity, so that meant no refrigerators to keep perishables. Ice boxes, dating back to the 1830’s, were insulated (tin or zinc) boxes that typically held […]

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Pecan Pie French Toast

Tweet Mother’s Day Brunch, held in the historic ballroom of the Bourbon¬†Orleans, live jazz and amazing food was a delectable triple treat. The Bourbon Orleans, my favorite hotel in the French Quarter, is located directly behind the Saint Louis Cathedral and the Cafe Du Monde (quick access for our morning, afternoon and late-night beignets). This […]

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Roasted Cauliflower with Whipped Goat Cheese

Roasted Cauliflower with Whipped Goat Cheese

Tweet May was one big holiday for me! The first half of the month, my son and I went to New Orleans for a special Mother’s Day trip and the remainder of May was spent at our family cabin in Northern California. I have several recipes to share and a story … or two. As […]

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Bourbon Orleans

Tweet My favorite hotel in the Vieux Carre (French Quarter) is the Bourbon Orleans. The original building that is the Historic Orleans Ballroom, consists of the lobby, cafe and kitchens. In the early 1800’s, the Orleans Ballroom was connected to the Orleans Theater. The grand Masquerade Balls, held at this famous address, were the toast […]

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Creole Spices

Tweet The flavor of Creole cooking in a jar, this mixture of spices makes it easy and convenient to prepare your favorite New Orleans dishes (Pasta Milanese). Depending on where you live in the country, you could purchase a ready-made spice blend (like Emeril’s Essence) or you can make your own. The spices below should […]

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Feast of San Giuseppe (March 19th)

Tweet   Saint Joseph, (San Giuseppe) was chosen by the eternal Father as the trustworthy guardian and protector of his greatest treasures, namely his divine Son and Mary, Joseph’s wife. The beloved saint looks after children, unwed mothers, the needy and ¬†is the patron saint of Sicily. To celebrate his feast day on March 19, […]

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Saint Joseph’s “Sawdust”

Tweet San Giuseppe, (Saint Joseph) was the husband of Mary, the Mother of God and is the patron saint of the family. On March 19, in celebration of the Feast of San Giuseppe, elaborate altars will be filled with food all over Sicily and New Orleans. This tradition commemorates the relief Saint Joseph provided during […]

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