Culinary Travel (Page 10)

A couple of weekends ago I was supposed to be in Missouri’s Wine Country. I was looking forward to spending a few days with the other mamas at Travel Media Showcase, and then I was to take a train to Hermann, MO to begin exploring the area. Thanks to Gustav, my plans were foiled. No days of tasting vino, enjoying daily picnics and fine dining, or relaxing at various B & B’s. Instead, I was either stuck at work answering 911 calls or visiting with all the people who ended up hanging out at my house because I had power. My washing machine washed non-stopRead More →

Everyone knows my home state, Louisiana, is near and dear to my heart. It also makes me feel so good to see New Orleans really starting to bounce back and bring in the visitors. An upcoming event, Tales of the Cocktail, is considered to be one of the most spirited events of the summer. Hehe. I like that. Spirited. Ann, founder of Tales, invited me to Commander’s Palace last week to debut The CajunMama Cocktail to a few notable bartenders in the area. I have to admit, I was a little nervous. These are professionals, and a mixologist I am not. The actual purpose ofRead More →

Everyone has figured out that my family really enjoys the area around The Great Smoky Mountain National Park. It reminds me of my childhood family vacations and the ones I spend with my own little family. In fact, the CajunMama family will be spending the last week of July in the Smokies. Last year we lodged at Oak Tree Lodge, which had an swimming pool with an awesome slide, kiddie play area, and even a great continental breakfast (with waffles too). It was right in the middle of Sevierville, which was close to all the family action. This year we booked a cabin at VacationRead More →