Cypress Cove Publishing
Neal Bertrand was born and reared in Opelousas, Louisiana, in the heart of Cajun Country.
He has had experience as a farmer, gardener, cattle rancher, carpet cleaner, flooring installer, vertical blind technician, Postal worker, mail clerk for city government, owner of a printing business, a former husband, father and Mr. Mom to three beautiful children, now grown.
He has over a decade of experience as an employee of a publishing company, helping his employer publish 40 magazine issues and 16 books, several of them being cookbooks.
He is the founder and owner of Cypress Cove Publishing in Lafayette, Louisiana. His publications are Rice Cooker Meals: Fast Home Cooking for Busy People, Down-Home Cajun Cooking Favorites and the bi-lingual (English & French) Cajun Country Fun Coloring and Activity Book, which he published for a local artist.
He has also published a collection of authentic Cajun art prints – beautiful South Louisiana landscapes, all painted by his father, Curtis. All of his books, art prints, rice cookers and other products can be seen and ordered from his websites, www.CypressCovePublishing.com or www.RiceCookerMeals.com.
Neal has a large collection of old photos which he put in an online photo album for the world to see, including World War II photos his father took while overseas. The photo albums can be seen at http://www.picasaweb.google.com/cookbookdude/
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VideosChocolate Peanut Clusters made in a Slow Cooker
Watch how I make Chocolate Peanut Clusters in my crockpot. So simple. This is a recipe from my new cookbook "Slow Cooker Meals: Easy Home Cooking for Busy People." Just dump in the ingredients. Watch and see!
A House For Eliza: The Real Story of the Cajuns
by Constance Monies
What is the real story of the Cajuns? This goes beyond the stereotypes given the Cajuns by today’s media, & tells the true story of a Cajun family in Lafayette, LA, at the turn of the 19th century. Through the eyes of Eliza Landry, you will see what it was like to live on a fine plantation in the late 1800s, & raise a family of seventeen children during two World Wars.
Slow Cooker Meals: Easy Home Cooking for Busy People
by Neal Bertrand
Loaded with easy meals anyone can fix. Has Cajun meals such as jambalayas, pastalayas, sauce piquantes, étouffées, a large variety of soups, stews, gumbos. It has poultry and meat dishes such as roasts, ribs and Cajun Pepper Steak. It has classics like chili and meat loaf. Also includes 17 desserts such as cobblers, puddings, fudge, chocolate peanut clusters and chocolate cake. 127 recipes.
Down-Home Cajun Cooking Favorites
by Neal Bertrand
Down-Home Cajun Cooking Favorites, with links to 33 food photos, is a collection of 140 classic recipes from the best home cooks of south Louisiana's Cajun Country. These popular recipes were contributed by down-home folks who are tremendous cooks in their own right, who learned how to cook these dishes passed down for generations. These mouth-watering dishes are written in clear easy steps.
Rice Cooker Meals: Fast Home Cooking for Busy People
by Neal Bertrand
Here's a fast, easy way to cook delicious, inexpensive, gourmet meals, most in just 30 minutes or less. Has 60 meals including jambalayas, seafood dishes, pastas, casseroles, soups, chili, potatoes, cabbage, sweet potatoes and much more!
The Secret: one-pot cooking in a RICE COOKER with less mess to clean up! Amazing time-saving alternative to conventional cooking, right there on your counter.
Creative Writing Competition Winners 2012-2014 - An Anthology from the Writers’ Guild of Acadiana in Lafayette, Louisiana
by Cypress Cove Publishing
Murder mystery, poetry, science fiction, love stories, such as:
>I knocked on his door and walked in. To my surprise, Richard’s creamy behind was doing the mamba with an unknown female.
>If I am dead, how am I telling this story? Well, it’s complicated. What we did was wrong, but it was the only way.
>As I looked at him in the casket, I realized this was the second time I had seen him
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