My Family’s Christmas Cooking Tradition: Chitlins aka Chitterlings with the recipe

Chitterlings are part of my childhood memories my mom and sister both taught me their recipe, my version is a combination of both. The smell reminds me of getting ready to go to my Auntie or my Momo house.

Let’s Reminiscence Over Brunch! Bijoux Sunday Brunch at Le Pavillon Hotel

The Le Pavillon Hotel holds a special place in my heart. My sixth grade graduation dinner was held there in the early 80s. I’m telling my age lol. I went to Allen Elementary, Uptown on Nashville Ave, the school is still there, but it has been renamed and the school took us their as part of of sixth grade graduation celebration.


I promised myself that when I “grew up,” I would return and stay as a guest in one of the best suites and order from the menu without worrying about the price. Sadly, I haven’t returned yet. I haven’t reached the level of success that allowed me to afford to stay at the Le Pavillion, but I can provide a Bijoux Brunch. Just think if I weren’t included in the email, I would have waited until I won the lottery or started writing fo r Oprah magazine to go lol. seriously, let’s reminiscence over brunch!

Take a stroll with me through the French Quarters: My stops Fiorella’s Bistro & Bar, French Market, Latrobe Park & One Love LLC

As I walked the birds sang a sweet morning melody, the flowers lifted their heads to let out a fragrant hello and the colors of my neighborhood seemed to open up to me giving me a big hug as if saying, ”Hey girl good morning, we were just talking about you, nothing bad lol. We just miss seeing that beautiful face of yours.”