Gumbo When my fiancé was here last summer, we hit up the New Orleans School of Cooking. It was so much fun, and best of all, they gave us the recipes to make at home (and of course, me being me, to mess with a little). I decided to make the gumbo again for Mardi Gras Day and… it turned out even better the second time around. Though I do have to say… Creole food, not the most...
Happy Mardi Gras! Here in New Orleans the parades and festivities are in full swing, school is canceled, everyone is walking around with neck pain from too many beads and putting on a few extra pounds from the King Cake! So even though they sell it everywhere, I still had to make my own. And it is amazing! Moist, delicious, sweet, rich, don’t think about the calories and just enjoy! A...
Jam cookies (Slavic Cookies)
A friend requested a recipe like this ages ago (actually the request was more a suggestion for a Christmas cookie). It is a little late but I do take requests and I thought with the red of the raspberry and a handy-dandy heart-shaped cookie cutter these would make a great Valentines Day entry (and something different from all the chocolate). Happy Valentines Day everyone! The recipe...
Nutella Brownie Bites
Sunday, Feb. 5th, is World Nutella Day. Nutella is finally getting popular and I am so happy about it! If you haven’t tried it you should; it is gooey and chocolatey and tasty on everything from grapes to pretzels to bananas and crepes. (If you like crepes which I don’t… but I wish I did. There is a lot of angst there. Don’t ask.) Back to Nutella. It is delicious. I first ate it in...