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We have dozens of family travel tips on New Orleans Mom. Whether you are looking for a short weekend getaway within the state of Louisiana, a great place to camp with kids near New Orleans or a cross-country flight to the Pacific Northwest … we have you...
As much as it pains me to admit, I do not have a green thumb. I once killed lucky bamboo, which I didn't even know was possible. But I am lucky enough to be deep into home-grown produce this...
Donuts have been a pretty serious pregnancy craving of mine lately. So much so, in fact, that I came up with two versions of air fryer donuts at home. My husband recently asked me if I'd be making any filled...
There's no shortage of delicious donut places near our home, but a donut run for our family usually costs us around $20, which seems a bit of a splurge these days. So I decided to see how hard it...
Ah, summertime! I don’t know about you all, but I was able to breathe again once the last day of school was over. No alarm clock at 5:30 am to make sure everything was done, no laying out uniforms...
Missing out on French Quarter Fest this year? Bummer! Why not create a fest favorite at home? Muriel's Crawfish & Goat Cheese Crepes are one of my must-have dishes when we are at French Quarter Fest, so I tried...
From the moment I found out I was expecting a daughter during my second pregnancy, my party-planning wheels began turning (just like this ambitious young lady's!). I browsed Pinterest for first birthday party themes and the adorable “One in...
I never thought I'd say this about my husband, a man who used to whip up such concoctions as "tuna chili" before we met, but he's really good at buying me new cooking tools. He got me an Instant...
Welcome to New Orleans, Aldi! As of March 2022, we now know that Aldi will go where the Laser Tag on Veterans was, and progress is indeed being made. Here is the latest information about the new Aldi coming...
Fall is such a fun time of the year. Sweaters, fuzzy hats, s'mores, and firepits. Fall also symbolizes the beginning of the holiday season. Here are some quick and fun Holiday cocktails that are sure to be a hit...
I just love a good party dip. The creamy, cheesy (often cream cheesy) goodness on a cracker or chip is just <chef's kiss> to me. We've covered meaty dips like Muffaletta Dip and dessert dips like the S'mores Cheese Ball...
By now, it's pretty common knowledge that I'm a HUGE fan of party dips. Although they don't get nearly as much hype as their appetizer or meatier counterparts, dessert dips are a really fun addition to your next party. Dessert dips...

My Culinary Confessions

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Anyone who knows me at all, knows I LOVE to cook. Cooking and entertaining feed my soul. I thoroughly enjoy everything from making easy dishes to family favorites, to new ethnic dishes and complicated baked goods. I’ve always enjoyed...
This is pretty obvious to anyone who knows me, but I love dips. Like, I *really* love dips. In fact, I used to throw an annual potluck party called “Dip Fest” where the only things served were -- you guessed it...