Welcome to my Blog... and thanks for reading...

First... welcome! And thanks for visiting my website!

I get lots of questions when people discover that I am a cookbook author, but the most common by far is, "How did you get into the business?" I think most people wonder solely because it sounds like a fun job. And, it can be. But, with two books under my belt (Houston Classic Desserts, Pelican 2010 and Houston Classic Mexican, Pelican 2011) I have to tell you - the 'how' is not so important as the 'why'. I got into the cookbook business because I have a sincere love for food, a great support system of friends, family and fellow 'foodies', a husband that's really good with a camera and... a bit of luck.

I hope this blog will serve as inspiration to those of you with a passion for beautiful and tasty food, cooking, dining out, kitchen gadgetry, kitchen goofs and the musings of a girl that's discovering new things about herself and her passions... one delicious recipe at a time.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Houston Classic Desserts - Launch Party

     Thanks to all of you who took the time to join us at the launch party for Houston Classic Desserts.  My friends Bill Sadler and Arturo Boada were sweet enough to host the event at Arturo's Uptown Italiano - the perfect backdrop for a truly lovely evening.

     The champagne flowed freely while dessert lovers descended on a dizzying array of sweets from the book, including Fluffernutter cookies from Rebecca Masson, Carrot Cake from Dessert Gallery, Pear Cake from Dacapo's, Blueberry Tarts from Marks, Coconut Cream Tarts from Shade, Crema Catalana from Arturo's, Baklava Tarts from Rainbow Lodge, White Chocolate Bread Pudding from Ruggles, Tres Leches Cake from El Tiempo, Creole Bread Pudding from Brennan's, Chocolate Truffles from Mockingbird Bistro and Pecan Pralines from Molina's. I didn't get to sample anything at the launch, but I spent the next afternoon in a heavenly sugar coma enjoying the only three remaining carrot cupcakes. Thanks again to Arturo and Bill, all of the chefs that contributed their amazing creations and my friends, family and supporters... all of whom made me feel so special. I can't wait for the launch of the Houston Classic Mexican cookbook in February, 2011!

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