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My husband hit it out of the park

26 Nov

Thanksgiving was a day late as I worked that day – but it was just as delicious . Homemade everything including cranberries from scratch ..yumm!!

How about this for Thanksgiving?

25 Nov

Glen with Gourmet Butcher wowed us at Noon on Fox 8 News with his market’s famous cajun Turducken for Thanksgiving .
It’s a dish consisting of deboned chicken stuffed into a deboned duck, further stuffed into a deboned turkey —yumm !!

Sweet Noon on Fox 8 News with Sweet Life Bakery

25 Nov

Jenny is an award winning baker and owner of the local SweetLife Bakery; her Wedding cakes have repeatedly earned her awards with Knot.com.

Love working with these two

25 Nov

Always rocking and rolling at 4pm Fox 8 News with Shelley Brown and Bruce Katz: News never sleeps.

Donna Brazile returns to her hometown

25 Nov

A serving of politics on Fox 8 News at Noon with Nola native and former interim DNC Chair Donna Brazile. The topic her new book Hacks.

Honoring local military veterans

8 Nov

What an honor on Fox 8 News at Noon interviewing Veterans organizing the local Veterans Day parade.
They are also working to raise money to pay for Service dogs for Veterans returning home . So thankful for their service to this country .

It is Festival time in New Orleans

8 Nov

He serves up great seafood. Owner of Seither’s Seafood – Jason Seither showing off his po-boy sandwich for the fall festival

My day and night with

9 Oct

So glad to say goodbye to Hurricane Nate . My day started on the Anchor desk in New Orleans and ended covering the storm in Biloxi near where Nate made landfall. While it spared New Orleans it left quite East of the City where it hit Can’t wait to say farewell to Hurricane Season 2017 .

Snapshots from Katrina

30 Aug

12 years later – wow – so much time has passed since Hurricane Katrina. I was on the ground in New Orleans reporting from the moment the storm made landfall and through the catastrophe that followed with the floods after the levees and flood walls failed . Prayers we won’t ever have to endure that ever again .

Bring on the Boudin yumm

21 Aug

If you get to Emerils in New Orleans you have to try the Homemade Andouille and Boudin Sausages with Southern cooked greens, beer braised onions, whole grain mustard, emeril’s Worcestershire sauce- the best greens I’ve ever tasted!!!

And where were you for the 2017 Solar Eclipse?

21 Aug

Quickly headed to the front of Fox 8 News – to check out the Solar Eclipse of 2017. Thanks to some NASA glasses got to safely view it. That’s what it looked like in picture of live video when looked at it with safety glasses .

Another must try at Emerils New Orleans Restaurant

17 Aug

This braised pork shoulder was a sweet delicious surprise – so many great flavors . They are rocking it at Emerils these days in Nola

Great for pork lovers

17 Aug

Highly recommend this if it’s on the menu – this pork belly dish at Emerils restaurant in New Orleans with peppers, sweet pearl onions and smothered baby beans .

Bring on the Boudin -yumm

17 Aug

If you get to Emerils in New Orleans you have to try the Homemade Andouille and Boudin Sausages with Southern cooked greens, beer braised onions, whole grain mustard, emeril’s Worcestershire sauce- the best greens I’ve ever tasted!!!

Delicious dinner at Chef Emeril’s restaurant

17 Aug

It’s been a while since I had dinner at EMERIL’S in New Orleans. Delicious dishes from appetizers to entrees with Nola flavors. I will also post some of the other dishes I recommend there

What’s for dinner – Gulf coast Tuna

14 Aug

Sunday night : yes you can fill up on delicious food and still be healthy. Gulf coast tuna infused with soy and wasabi marinade and rolled in black and white sesame seeds and then grilled . It was served on a bed of spring greens, cucumbers tomatoes and yellow peppers and sliced caramelized mangoes. Yumm!!

A must have when in New Orleans

23 Jul

Delicious !!! The only time I eat oysters is when I’m in South Louisiana . It’s the real deal in this part of the U.S . If you don’t want them raw then a must try is this way: these are chargrilled oysters with seasonings and served with bread. My go to spot is Dragos in Metairie but you can also find them on menus at other local restaurants .

Stepping up for a good cause

20 Jul

It was an honor serving as the emcee to announce the New Orleans 2017 Belles and Beaus!! They are the men and women who are doing extraordinary things in the community in the fight to find a cure for cancer ; some of them are cancer survivors, others are still battling it.

It’s also the kick-off to the fundraiser for the 2017 Belles and Beaus Ball Season! The ball is September 22nd at Mardi Gras World!

How about some Dim Sum in Nola?

16 Jul

Another great fun day on Fox 8 Noon News. Love what Chef Michael Gulotta and his partners are doing with their new Maypop restaurant in New Orleans . The Asian and southern fusion dishes are delicious . Even better on weekends you can enjoy delicious Dim Sum brunches just like Toronto, San Francisco or New York. These dumplings also vary from traditional to exotic fillings like oxtail dumplings with daikon and black vinegar, octopus shumai with spicy mustard, and crabmeat and hogs head soup dumplings.

It’s a delicious New Orleans original

3 Jul

Behold — the “Gentilly Cake;” light tasting cake made with buttercream, fruit and berries and mascarpone .

Read more here: http://www.bradenton.com/living/food-drink/cooks-exchange/article34726872.html#storylink=cpy
Once you taste it you can’t stop eating it . Heads up diet watchers too – its worth having a “tiny” slice . They are sold at the local Rouses grocery store .