About Me



Hello,



My name is Lisa and I am the head cook at the Creole Contessa Blog. O.K. I am the only cook, but I do have little helpers i.e. my family Baby Girl and occasionally Big Goo. I decided to create the Creole Contessa Blog after cooking and eating a wonderful meal with my family. I knew the world needed to experience the food goodness that I was eating and cooking daily.



I am not reinventing the wheel, I am just a California girl who spent every summer with my late grandma in Louisiana. I watched my grandma cook wonderful meals and I’ve had the wonderful experience of learning how to cook from my mother and aunts.



Food is truly love in my family, we not only enjoy great food, food is part of our heritage. 


My goal at the Creole Contessa blog is to take my family traditions and my love of cultural foods and put a Creole spin on it! I can “Creolize” any dish, just watch and see!



Thank you for joining me at the Creole Contessa Blog, where we’re “Letting the Good Times Roll…One Meal at a Time!”


Love, Lisa

30 comments:

  1. Lisa, I absolutely love your blog! I am so excited I found this blog and cannot wait to try your recipes! I love how original they are and the different spins you do. Cannot wait to continue reading and following your blog!

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    1. Thank you Renee, I truly appreciate that and I will be following you as well.
      Lisa

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  2. Hi! Lisa, I just found you visiting Jam Hands. Love your blog! I love wearing red and black and grew up in Louisiana, so your blog style and name are just beautiful to me. So glad to have found you. I look forward to spending time here learning about your great food. I am your newest follower. Have a great week!

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    1. Thank you Denise, I am so glad you found me. Thanks for following me and I hope you enjoy my blog.
      Lisa

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  3. I am originally from New Orleans and share your love of great food. For most people, Louisiana food spells spicy. Not at all correct. It can be spicy, but first and foremost it should be rich and bursting with flavor. I stumbled upon you through Pinterest. I have since made several of your dishes, each one delicious as is. That rarely happens for me because I'm always messing with someone elses's recipe to make it just right.

    When I first met my husband, he said that I was a "food snob" and wanted to know why I was always talking about my next meal (he's not from Louisiana). Now after 10 years if marriage and good meals, he gets it. He is just as thrilled as I am to have found your blog. My kitchen smells like Heaven. Thank you for sharing your creations!

    Kim

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    1. Thank you for that Kim, I really needed to hear that today. God must have sent you, because I was having a rough day. Your words touched my heart. And like I always tell my baby girl, you got to layer those flavors it's the Louisiana way. LOL
      Lisa

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  4. Your blog is beautiful! I'm from the South as well and your recipes blow me away! From pictures to your layout, it is just awesome. :) I will be following.

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  5. I'm so glad I ran into your blog, I love it. My heritage is from New Orleans and my Mom is an incredible cook. I grew up with her Southern California versions of New Orleans cuisine. Settling in the Northwest, I have a special twist on recipes myself. I have a blog which focuses on gourmet economic meal experiences. Most often one or more items on the menu have been previously frozen so these experiences can be quickly arranged.
    corriganscookday.wordpress.com

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    1. Hello Cheryl, thanks for stopping by, I will check out your site.
      Lisa

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  6. Hi Lisa! Found your wonderful site through Google+. They shared the delicious looking Creole Pan Fried Fish recipe of which I will try this evening. I shared your site with a fellow co-worker and he loved the site as well! Needless to say I will be trying out many of your suggestions! Thanks for creating this wonderful blog.

    Rick

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    1. Thank you Rick, I am so glad you enjoy the site and thank you so much for sharing my site with others. I really appreciate that. Thanks Again.
      Lisa

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  7. Hi Lisa! I'm from Texas and LOVE creole cooking! I'm happy to find your blog. All your food looks delicious! The pictures jump off the page. I look forward to seeing what else you cook up. I've already pinned several recipes to try. Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you Rhondi, I am so glad you enjoy the blog.
      Lisa

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  8. Hi Lisa, I ran into your blog at work. My chef asked me to look up the reciep for creole corn bread. I'm going to try your recipe also. Love your story how you got started. Keep up the good work and may god will be with you always. I also enjoy cooking. I from South Ameica and I can really putit down in the kitchen.
    Sonya

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    1. Thank you Sonya, I am so glad you found my site....Lisa

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  9. Hi Lisa - oooohhhh, great blog - thanks for being a life-saver this morning. Well done, you're 'following your dream' and this is giving us all such fantastic inspiration. Thank you. Wishing you and yours; 'dreams come true' - today and beyond.
    Audrey :)

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  10. Hi Lisa,
    I came across you blog through the contest to win the pans and I am so happy that I did! I love to cook. 3 years ago I lost my sight and from day one I said other things might change but I REFUSE to stop cooking. I started just tweaking things to make it easier for me to remember what is what and to keep myself safe. February of this year I started a 4 month journey at Bosma Rehabilitation for the Blind and it was there that I learned tricks to make cooking easier and safer, I also learned how to use a screen reader (through keystrokes a program called jaws will read most everything that is on my computer to me) and because of this I am now able to find wonderful recipes, blogs and so much more online. I am proud to say I now cook dinner from scratch almost daily and I am 1 of 12 admins of a recipe page on Facebook. I also have a piece of equipment on its way to my house called Openbook. This will scan a printed book (a cookbook!!!!), transfer the scan to my computer and then read it to me! I am over the moon happy about this! I have missed my cookbooks dearly and can not wait to be able to "read" them again! I so look forward to being able to parooze your recipe and try new things! Thank you for sharing your love of cooking through your food blog!

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    1. Wow, your journey is so inspiring. I am so glad the technology is available to help you fully enjoy your love of cooking. Soon I will be creating an e-book and I look forward to your reviews on it...I will make sure it's accessible for you, and others who may need it...Thank you so much for sharing your story...you're a true inspiration.

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  11. Hi Lisa!
    I have been following you for some time now, receiving the daily emails and have to admit that this has been the highlight of my day! I love your blog and have tried quite a few of your recipes, all of them major hits with my family! I appreciate the time and effort (and love) that you put into this blog and all I can say is, "Keep 'em comin'!"

    From A Southeast Missourian with a Cajun/Creole heart!

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    1. Thank you momma,
      I just love cooking, I can't imagine not doing it...I am just so happy others get to enjoy my recipes...and thanks for taking the time to try them out...!

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  12. Can I just say that I love your food!!! I love southern food this! It is so refreshing to come across a blog that has good comfort food like this! I am definitely going to continue following you. I hope you check my blog out and like what you see as well!

    http://bsugarmama.com

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    1. Hello Nicole, Thank you so much...I will definitely check out your blog...

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  13. Lisa, that is such good advice about not covering the gumbo during the cooling-down period overnight to avoid spoilage. I'm looking forward to trying some of your other recipes. What a great blog!

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  14. Hi Lisa, I found your site through the Louisiana Crunch Cake. I have never seen a recipe for it.
    It is one of my mom's favorite cakes, so I want this recipe. I will try it soon. I too am from Louisiana, Lake Charles, the Texas side of the state! Enjoyed looking through your blog. Will
    put you on my list and visit again real soon.

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    1. Hi Beverly, I am so glad you found us. Thank you so much!

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  15. I love this site! Everything I have tried has been AMAZING. Thanks for the recipes and I know my Hubby appreciates them too!!!

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I must confess I love great food. I decided to create The Creole Contessa blog after cooking and eating a great meal with my family Big Goo the hubby of almost twenty years and my lil’ Contessa Summer aka “Baby Girl." I told Big Goo and Baby Girl, it is just not fair to not share these great recipes with the world; and the Creole Contessa blog was born.

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