Cooking Lessons as Life Lessons

Yesterday I had the chance to attend the DC Metropolitan Cooking Show with my friend Julia. She loves being in the kitchen and cooking beloved family Italian recipes as much as I love my Cajun food. As we sat and listened to Giada De Laurentiis and then Gail Simmons and Tom Colicchio, we noticed thatContinue reading “Cooking Lessons as Life Lessons”

Family matters: a Cajun story

Anyone that knows me knows how much I value my family. As an only child, I’m very close to my parents, and as the only “only” in my huge family, I was very close to my cousins growing up, and to all of my aunts and uncles. Moving away from my home state of LouisianaContinue reading “Family matters: a Cajun story”

Remind yourself what you deserve

When we are feeling rejected by someone or something, it’s easy to get down on ourselves and come up with all the reasons why it happened to us. It’s easy to try to rationalize someone else’s actions or decisions or find ways to defend them, even if they hurt us. It’s also common for usContinue reading “Remind yourself what you deserve”

Another goodbye to another brother

This post was supposed to be about my trip to Costa Rica. That changed when I talked to my mom yesterday morning and I learned that Harrison, my ailing 13-year-old dog, had been put to sleep while I was away. For months I had been dreading the news. Maybe I had been dreading it everContinue reading “Another goodbye to another brother”