All posts by Emily

Proud Louisiana native. Reluctant DMV resident. Imperfect Catholic (why it's called "practicing"). Trophy wife to Nick. Model mom to Evelyn and Thomas. Fabulous domestic goddess. Fluent in sarcasm. Lives to laugh.

A Cooking Challenge Gladly Accepted

Since my New Year’s resolution last year was to start this blog and update it regularly, it seems only natural that upon failing, my new New Year’s resolution should be to follow up and follow through on old ones. Fortunately, I was given two little items as Christmas gifts that will inspire some beautiful new recipes to be tried out: a Le Creuset dutch oven, and a Le Creuset 20 qt. gumbo pot! Coming from two very different gift givers, I took this as a high compliment and affirmation of my abilities.

The dutch oven has already been broken in as of New Year’s Eve with grillades, a traditional Cajun dish served over garlic cheese grits. When explaining this dish to people, I tell them that it is like roast beef on steroids.

To break in my pot, I will be planning a gumbo party very soon! RSVP required 🙂

Christening the dutch oven with grillades for friends on New Year’s Eve.