I promised I would show you my latest blog design. I designed this just for Jax Frey.
Ron Carrier from Uptown Acorn referred her to me. Again, I thank Ron., whom I also designed his blog.
Mama Jax is a very talented artist from New Orleans. Jax loves to create colorful, super-textured paintings of all things New Orleans. Check out her wonderful art here.
In her own words, she says...Look for my line of New Orleans mini paintings and be on the lookout for my Gumbeaux Sistahs paintings too. I love those chicks! I'm writing this blog because I have a plan to make the next few years as remarkable as possible for myself. Some of you know that I'm a certified Life Coach and, as such, I believe we should have a plan for our lives. So here's what my plan loosely looks like for now - End of 2014 - 2015 will be -A year of Living Large in New Orleans, - 2016 - A year of Giving Back & Compassion, - 2017 - A year of the Walk-About, - 2018 - A year of Seeking Grace and Knowledge. I'll be exploring these themes in this blog and having as much fun as humanly possible! Now about you - come along on this journey with me! Please feel free to share your experiences along these themes too. Thanks!
Recently I made some Apple - Oatmeal Muffins. These are so cute. They look like apples.
Packed with filling fiber and energizing protein, these bites will have the whole gang spelling “M-O-R-E!”
2 large eggs
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup 2% milk
1/4 cup canola oil
1 large apple, grated
11/4 cups self-rising flour
1 cup quick-cooking oats
1 Tbs. ground cinnamon
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar, divided
1 orange, zested and juiced
Red food coloring
12 cinnamon or pretzel sticks
4 green-colored gummy candy wedges, cut horizontally in thirds
1. Heat oven to 350°F. Line cupcake pan with 12 red liners. In large bowl, mix first 4 ingredients; stir in apple.
2. Add flour, oats, cinnamon and 1/2 cup sugar. With fork, stir until moistened and just blended. Divide batter evenly among cupcake liners in pan. Bake 15 min. or until done. Let cool completely.
3. In bowl, mix 2 Tbs. orange juice, 1⁄2 tsp. orange zest, remaining sugar and food coloring as desired to create thick red glaze, adding additional juice or sugar as needed. Spoon over cupcake tops or dip tops in glaze to coat. Insert cinnamon sticks in center of cupcakes. Shape or cut gummy slices into leaves; add to cupcakes. Let sit 15 min. or until glaze is set.
The Cajun Seafood Pasta recipe is from EmerilIf you like spicy, you will love this rich cream sauce with a kick!
Chocolate Yummy is a well know dessert from New Orleans.I made this dessert for that Seascape dinner we had recently.
You can see that tablescape here.
Chef Donald Link of New Orleans restaurants Cochon and Herbsaint, shared this recipe as part of a special Mardi Gras celebration he created for Epicurious.
Chocolate Yummy might not be part of your dessert vernacular, but in Cajun Country, everybody knows what this dish is. The "yummy" architecture begins with a base of crumbled cookies
There you have it. Almost of things Cajun...New Orleans Style
Enjoy your weekend.
I am joining up with Michael @ Rattlebridge Farm for Foodie Friday