That first post...I must have held my breath for at least an hour (Or it seemed. Sure felt like I'd pass out.) with my finger hovering, debating if I should click "publish." The funny thing is that after all this time, I still hold my breath and pause before pressing that Publish button.
Here are some of my favorite savory dishes from my time blogging:
(in no real order)
(also in no order)
Lately I can't seem to find anything to say, staring at this blank, white box in frustration. Lists. Lists I can do. I like lists. I like to write things on lists just to scratch them out.
I don't know if I'll scratch off any of these:
My Cooking Bucket List:
1. Natchitoches Meat Pies
(pronounced Nak-uh-tish) Natchitoches, in the western portion of Louisiana, is where Steel Magnolias was filmed. But the claim to fame I'm interested in is the meat pie. A crescent-shaped fried turnover filled with seasoned ground beef and/or pork--similar to an empanada.
|Along the Cane River in Natchitoches, LA|
It was 100+ degrees that day, but you can't tell be the picture!
My grandpa used to make tamales, which are actually very popular in Louisiana. Zwolle, LA (just west of Natchitoches) even has a Tamale Fiesta.
3. Jelly Roll Cake
Because that spiral thing going on is almost hypnotic. But I just know when I try to roll the cake, I'm going to end up sticking pieces in a bowl and making a trifle.
4. Dolmades (Stuffed Grape Leaves)
I love them, but imagine them to be a giant pain to make. Maybe I have a fear of rolling up food (see #3 above). Do you know that I make my husband roll up all the enchiladas and burritos?
A tower of cream puffs. I mean, really, who wouldn't want that? Cream puffs themselves are not hard to make. It's my fear of stacking them and having my croquembouche look like something from Dr. Seuss that drags my feet.
Through blogging I have been fortunate to meet many kind, funny, talented, passionate, and interesting people from not only across the country, but around the world. When I post a recipe from my own culture, very often someone will comment that there is a similar dish from their own cultural heritage. Further proof that food joins us together.
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