Lyles’ “Saint-sational Thanksgiving Menu” includes delectable, Southern dishes. The Thanksgiving feast and frenzy begins with appealing appetizers such as Mama Bea’s Cheese Cookies and Hot Artichoke Dip, followed by Cajun Fried Turkey and Dirty Rice Dressing served with Cajun Style Stuffed Mirlitons. The full menu can found at www.dacajncritter.com. All of these recipes and others recipes can be found in her book, Da Cajn Critter.
This easy-to-use cookbook contains 185 of Lyles’ original recipes, and a handful of others culled from family and friends. Da Cajn Critter is a “Certified Product of Louisiana” (an elite state designation)
Lyles has been cooking and creating in the kitchen since she was a little girl. Growing up in New Orleans, she observed the magic in her own family’s kitchen. While the idea of self-publishing a cookbook had always been in the back of her head, it wasn’t until Hurricane Katrina that it came to fruition. Da Cajn Critter was born when the author was forced to relocate her family from New Orleans to Houston in the aftermath of the storm. Collecting and cooking the recipes found in this book became therapeutic for Lyles’ and was a way to help bring her family together during this difficult time. All of the recipes are easy to make in a household kitchen and help bring the flare of Louisiana flavor to any home.
Lyles will be making appearances at two Barnes & Noble Stores to sign her cookbooks. She will be at Barnes & Noble, 7700 W. Northwest Hwy, Dallas, TX on Friday, November 26 from 1 – 3 PM and at Barnes & Noble, 3881 S. Cooper St., Arlington, TX on Saturday, November 27 from 12 – 4 PM. She can be reached for interviews at 504-957-4289 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about Lyles and Da Cajn Critter visit www.dacajncritter.com. Books can be purchased through Ingram Book Distributors, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Borders, and http://www.dacajncritter.com .
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Da Cajn Critter cookbook,2008 USA Book News award winner, is a “gumbo” of Cajun, Creole,old family, friends, and personal recipes from New Orleans, Louisiana. These are easy, simple recipes that use ingredients that can be found at any grocery store.