Cooler days and nights are coming… least that’s what the weather man says and that means Homemade SOUPS!


Yesterday’s cooking class included one of my favorite soups:  Smoked Bacon, Tomato and Cheddar Bisque.  The original recipe for this soup came from my good friend Robyn.  True she is from the NORTH (yikes) but she is a wonderful chef, none the less.  This soup is just one of her many original creations that I love.   Just the aroma of this soup simmering on the stove lifts my spirit and makes me look forward to the blustery days of Fall.

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Chicken Carmello for the Saints Superfan Charity Dinner

Me and Ben  My Cyborgsaint SuperfanChicken Carmello I recently had the honor and great pleasure of participating in a Fundraiser hosted by the Saints Football Team’s Superfans. Here I am pictured with my precious baby boy Ben “CyborgSaint” Collier the Superfan who organized this event to raise money to help purchase a wheelchair-friendly van for a wonderful young Saints fan.  We were at our local tv station doing a cooking demo of some of the food we were serving at the event! Along with great entertainment, great food, Saints team celebrities, great raffles and fun bowling, (the event was held at Rock and Bowl),  there was a fabulous auction.    The auction included lots of Saints Team signed items, fishing trips, art, signed jerseys, posters, etc.   I was happy to include a dinner for 8 at the New Orleans Cooking Experience where I teach cooking classes in Uptown New Orleans.


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