Posts Tagged ‘Denise Broussard Sassone’

Article in the Times of Acadiana

December 26, 2009

I am thrilled to see the article in the Times of Acadiana from December 23, 2009, and I hope that my Broussard relatives have all seen it. If not, here’s the link (well, sorry, I can’t get the “link” button to work, but you can copy and paste this url to see the article):

She has even included Mamie’s recipe for Bread Pudding and Whiskey Sauce.

With book signings, tastings, travel, making Saints ornaments for my Saints Playoff Tree, and then Christmas, I’m afraid I haven’t been keeping up to date with the blog. I’ll try to do better!

Food reference: For Christmas breakfast, we had Rachel’s request of Monkey Bread, with the standard bacon, coffee, and orange juice. Christmas dinner was very un-traditional for us — Prime ribeye steaks and brussels sprouts, both grilled by Randy outside, great Crash Hot Potatoes, and a pretty salad of Boston lettuce and fresh asparagus with a light vinaigrette. We were going to have Chocolate Volcanoes for dessert, but nobody wanted dessert.

Book Signing

November 10, 2009

Alice Hebler has invited Denise to sit at her store, Paper Plus, on Washington Street in Vicksburg, Mississippi, this Thursday, November 12, between the hours of 5:00 and 8:00, to sell signed/personalized copies of the cookbook, and keep all the proceeds for my two designated charities. So come by, buy a book, and buy something from Alice too. If you already have a book, still come say hi and buy something from Alice! Order invitations or cards or stationery, or buy some of the cute ones she has in stock.

I’m so appreciative of her offer. I would like to post her business card, but my scanner is not cooperating. So here’s the info:

Paper Plus
Party Supplies, Stationery, Gifts
1318 Washington St.
Vicksburg MS 39180
Alice Hebler, Owner

AND Barbara Willingham wants to donate all of the profits from the sales of the book in her shop to the charities too. Aren’t these wonderful ladies?

Willingham’s has gifts galore, neat decorating items, Christmas decorations, so many different things. She has such a wide selection, I can’t even describe it. You’ll have to go in and see for yourself.
1308 Washington St.
Vicksburg MS 39180

Edited 11/11/09
My scanner is cooperating today. Here’s Alice’s card:
Paper Plus card

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So, about those photos….

November 5, 2009
mamie me bone

Mamie & Denise

I’ve been asked repeatedly why I didn’t identify all the people in the photographs. I decided that it was easier to get photo releases from everybody if I didn’t put names in the book. I was afraid some people would be uncomfortable with their names in the book, but wouldn’t mind an unidentified photo.

Since you asked, I guess I’ll identify some. I’ll start with myself.

This is a photo I found in my baby book, identified as “Things Denise likes at 1 year — chewing on bones.” I think I liked sitting in Mamie’s lap chewing on bones. Mamie was my grandmother, Mirza Trist LaBiche. She lived from 1907 until 1998. She was a great cook, and people remember her for her Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce (in the book) and her Stuffed Artichokes (also in the book), among many other things. She loved Fruit Cake (yes, that too is in the book) and she and I would get together each year and bake them for ourselves and for other People Who Love Fruit Cake. I still make fruit cakes every year, and think of her when I’m doing so. The list of People Who Love Fruit Cake has grown a lot over the years.

See more cookbook photos, a list of all of the recipes or order the Cafe Sassone cookbook at