Kid Chef Eliana on The Wendy Williams Show – September 26, 2012

Friends: It has been quite a while since I have blogged! This summer was really busy. Most recently, something exciting happened in my 12-year-old daughter’s life. Kid Chef Eliana appeared on The Wendy Williams Show In New York City, making her national television debut. They treated her like a celebrity and were so nice to […] Read More

Categories: Dianne de Las Casas, Eliana, Kid Chef Eliana, Kids Cooking, Louisiana, New Orleans, Recipe, Recipes, Travel, TV show

Together Time Recipe: Popcorn Pancakes! August 30, 2009

Eliana and I made some delicious popcorn pancakes for breakfast this morning using microwave white popcorn by Orville Redenbacher. The process was fun and yielded fluffy buttery pancakes. We topped ours with homemade blueberry syrup (frozen fresh blueberries & honey, reduced to a syrup). Popcorn Pancakes Ingredients: 4 cups of finely ground popcorn (about 1 […] Read More

Categories: Author, Breakfast, Children, Cooking, Dianne de Las Casas, Recipe, Storyteller, Storytelling

Wednesday, September 24, 2008 – Cooking Brings Us Together

Friends: It’s been a few days since my last blog. I have been spending a lot of time in the kitchen with my 8 year old daughter, Eliana. What a delight she is. I love being around her – her enthusiasm is contagious. Since we began her blog, Eliana Cooks! A Creative Kid in the […] Read More

Categories: Cooking, Dianne de Las Casas, Eliana, Kitchen, Recipe, Soleil

Recipe: Ma Farmer’s Sweet Potato Pie (Wed. Sept. 10, 2008)

Friends: Today I had to do some delicious research on a new picture book I am working on with Marita Gentry (illustrator of The Cajun Cornbread Boy). The story is called Pulling Up the Sweet Potato. It is one of my most popular, frequently-requested stories. It is based on the Russian folktale, The Giant Turnip. […] Read More

Categories: Arts, Children’s Books, Dianne de Las Casas, Recipe, Storyteller

Recipe: Tomato Basil Bisque

Friends: Today is the first Friday of Lent. In the Catholic tradition, we don’t eat meat on Fridays. So my family requested one of their favorite recipes, my original Tomato Basil Bisque. It is delicious and hearty. Without the addition of half-n-half, it can also be a very diet-friendly recipe. Tomato Basil Bisque by Dianne […] Read More

Categories: Cooking, cuisine, Entertaining, Family, food, Recipe, Recipes

Recipe: Soleil’s Scrumdiddlyumptious Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

Chocolate Cake: INGREDIENTS: 2 cups flour 1/2 cup cocoa 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup sugar 3/4 cup mayonnaise (I know, I know. It’s sketchy. But it takes the place of eggs and oil.) 1 cup water 1 teaspoon vanilla PREPARATION: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sift together the flour, cocoa, […] Read More

Categories: Baking, Cake, Cooking, cuisine, Family, food, Recipe