New Orleans

New Orleans Girls Trip, Part 2!

August 22, 2014
Best Restaurants in New Orleans. #travel #neworleans #nola #restaurants

Lauren and I had a fabulous first two days in New Orleans, and had some of the best food we’d ever had in our entire lives. On our third afternoon in NOLA, we went to one of the most amazing bakeries I’ve ever been to in my entire life. For two food bloggers and dessert-lovers, […]

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New Orleans Girls Trip

August 20, 2014
Best Restaurants in New Orleans. #travel #neworleans #nola #restaurants

Right after I got back from LA with Kristen, I turned around and hopped back on a plane to New Orleans with my amazing friend Lauren. She has a wildly popular recipe blog at Lauren’s Latest, where she turns everyday ingredients into extraordinary meals. At the last minute, another one of my friends from New Orleans invited us […]

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Peanut Butter Rice Krispy Treat Pralines

July 7, 2011

I am a huge fan of traditional southern pralines. They’re soft, buttery, gooey, chewy, and completely loaded with sugar. And they could not be easier to make — you can whip these up in less than 15 minutes. Definitely right up my alley! I was so excited when we learned to make pralines a few […]

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Pralines and Cooking School

July 6, 2011

Without a doubt, attending a class at the New Orleans School of Cooking was one of the highlights of my week in Louisiana. This is Chef Anne. She was our hostess for the evening, and she whipped up so much wonderful food for us. Here’s Maggy and Jenny, we couldn’t stop snapping photos of all […]

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Jazz Brunch at Commander’s Palace

June 29, 2011

Photo via Marla Meridith On Sunday we had brunch at Commander’s Palace in New Orleans. This place — oh how wonderful. Where do I even start! The food, the people, and our one-of-a-kind jazz dining experience left everyone buzzing with excitement over Commander’s Palace. This place just radiates old-fashioned charm, southern hospitality, and flawless style, […]

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New Orleans Highlights

June 27, 2011

Left photo via Marla Meridith Here are some things I did in New Orleans. Photo via Marla Meridith I ate beignets at Cafe Du Monde. This was my first stop with Jenny and Marla in New Orleans (after the lens freak out debacle). This must always be the first stop on any visit to New […]

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Unforgettable New Orleans

June 22, 2011

Photo via Marla Meridith One of the first adventures on our 6-day seafood experience with the Louisiana Seafood Board was a trip to Pontchartrain Blue Crabs fisheries in Slidell, LA. We met with local fishermen and got a first-hand look at how much hard work and care goes into the jobs behind the Louisiana seafood […]

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Sucré Bakery

June 21, 2011
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My first minute in New Orleans was just a touch frantic. My flight landed at 10:30 am, and I’d called ahead to the Bourbon Orleans to make sure I could check in early so I could shower before everyone else got there. I’d been up since 4 am you see, because would you believe there […]

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The Bourbon Orleans Hotel, New Orleans

June 20, 2011

Here’s where I’ve been this past week: The Bourbon Orleans Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana. Photo via Jenny It’s right in the middle of the historic French Quarter, which is quite beautiful in the morning — and party central in the evenings! Photo via Jenny I’m still getting photos off my memory card and browsing […]

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Oh Snap!

June 17, 2011

Hey guys! I just got home from New Orleans. My flight out yesterday was delayed a few hours, and I missed my connecting flight back home. Fortunately they were able to book me on a later flight so I could get home the same day. Unfortunately, I didn’t get back until almost midnight last night, […]

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A New Orleans Instant

June 14, 2011

Photo via Marla Meridith. Hello from New Orleans! Photo via Jenny. I’ve been here since Friday for a 6-day seafood retreat with the Louisiana Seafood Board. I’m not leaving until Thursday, but I couldn’t wait until I got home to share a sneak peek of New Orleans with you! Photo via Jenny. These are a […]

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