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

Craft: Lap Top Box Puppet Theater; Sunday, November 16, 2008

Lap Top Box Puppet Theater I learned this method from a school librarian in Houston when I lived there after Katrina. Take a box large enough to sit comfortably on your lap. Cut off the top and the back of the box leaving only the bottom, two sides, and the front. Decorate the front of […] Read More

Categories: Author, Crafts, Dianne de Las Casas, Puppet, puppetry, Recipes, Reconciliation

New Jersey Association of School Librarians Conference 11-14 & 11-15-08

Friends: I arrived in East Brunswick, New Jersey on Thursday, November 13, 2008 at the Hilton Hotel for the New Jersey Association of School Librarians Conference. After signing books at the Libraries Unlimited booth, I went to dinner with Debby Laboon (Libraries Unlimited’s Authors Respresentative) and Anne Scharff (Greenwood Press’ Sales Representative). We met Judy […] Read More

Categories: A Honor Roll, Artist, Arts, Author, Beach, Children’s Show, Church, Conference, Crafts, cuisine, Eliana, Entertainment Unit, Home Office, Hurricane Katrina, Kitchen, Language Arts, Librarians, Library, Literacy, Living Room, Louisiana, Mardi Gras, New Orleans, Reading, Recipes, Reconciliation, Spring Craft, Stories, Storyteller, Teaching Artist, Thanksgiving, Travel, Uncategorized, United States of America, Workshop, writing

September 13, 2008 – Eliana Cooks! A New Blog for Young Chefs

Friends: Today, my 8 year old daughter, Eliana, and I set up a new website/blog for her called “Eliana Cooks! A Creative Kid in the Kitchen.” The blog features recipes, reviews, and fun information about food for young chefs. Since Eliana was 4 years old, she has expressed interest in becoming a chef. When she […] Read More

Categories: Cooking, Eliana, food, Kitchen, Recipes

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

Welcome to the Story Connection Blog!

Friends: This is my first blog post on my very own blog. I am very excited about having a blog on my website. Here, I will provide you with information about my products, tours, and travels. I will also provide articles, useful information, together time activities, book reviews, crafts and more. I may also ramble […] Read More

Categories: Author, Book Reviews, Crafts, General, Recipes, Stories, Storytelling, Storytelling Tours, Travel