Hi! I’m Amy Babin.

I believe the perspective on good food is a lot like the one of our homes, what makes it great is the love you put into it, and who you share it with.

Best-selling, author, blogger, and publishing creative, Amy Babin, is a sweet and sassy little Cajun woman born and raised in south Louisiana.
She’s a jack-of-all-trades, an architect of ideas, and a self-professed information hoarder. And like any Cajun woman worth her cayenne, she loves to cook.

When she’s not in the kitchen, Amy writes in multiple genres under nom de plumes. Professionally, she’s an editor, marketing strategist, book cover designer, and web developer/designer with more than fifteen years of experience. She’s proud to be a part of the team over at Mandy Roberson Media, a leading design and publishing agency.

Amy’s most exceptional talent is working with authors to flesh out their prose, defeat writer’s block and taking their book from idea to best-seller!
Amy has worked with celebrities, New York Times best-selling authors, and several of the major publishing houses. She’s even held a seat on the board of directors for one of the largest women’s ministries and non-profits in the country. 

She’s most proud, however, of her success as the mom of four boys and one daughter-in-love. And she likes her men as spicy as her étouffée… So, she married one of her childhood best friends, her soulmate, Kevin Babin. It may have taken them twenty years, but the only thing she cherishes more than getting to grow up with him, is getting to grow old with him.
She currently resides in the deep south with her sexy hubby, three of her sons, and their fur baby. They are expecting their second grandbébé in 2021!

I’m just a person, a lot like you. I have a story, hopes, dreams, and a family; some of it beautiful and some of it not. I’ve come to realize that it’s my perspective of the outcome that drives it to be good or bad. As my fellow Cajuns would say, “We make do.” Life is what you make of it, so you might as well enjoy it. It took me a long time to realize the truth in that statement.

Most days you’ll find my husband and I on the back patio, drinking beer (him, yuck) and wine (me, yum), blaring country and a little bit of rock-n-roll. If we’re really feeling it, sometimes we hype it up to Eminem and lil Boosie. And we’re cooking, every weekend, and most weekdays. We both work a lot though, so sometimes we dig into the leftovers. That’s if the man-child who still lives with us hasn’t devoured them first.

I am the oldest of 3 siblings and am often referred to as #1 by my dad. His name is Curt and he loves all things Star Trek. That love led to his nickname being Captain Curt (Kirk) and him referring to his children as #1, #2, and #3. You’ll have to watch Star Trek to find out why.

I choose to believe my birth order gives me some sort of authority in the family, but my sister, Andrea, and my younger brother are quick to burst my bubble. This keeps me humble.

In my home, I’m the sole source of estrogen, pink, and all things girly. As the mom of four amazing boys, I have to come up with some pretty creative engineering to keep my home in order but I manage. I’m married to a man I’ve been friends with since we were kids. He rocks. And he does laundry while he cooks. I’m keeping him.

I love God and cherish my savior but I despise the religion we’ve been sold. I’m a free thinker, an untamable spirit, a little bit of rock-n-roll, and a die-hard Patriot.

While I don’t read daily horoscopes I have to say that my zodiac sign matches me perfectly…with one exception: Though I will voice my opinion, I have no problem being submissive to a man who rocks my world. Otherwise, I am so Aries it is scary. However, because I am on the “cusp” I have a few Taurus tendencies: I love culture, arts, music, good food, and history, things that most Aries tend to find as irrelevant, I really enjoy.

Spiders make me scream like a four-year-old girl at Chuck E Cheese. 

Just 10 years ago I was the manager of a screamo rock band called LA Lights. I had piercings and wild colored hair. No tattoos though. I stay away from anything permanent. I like tats. I just don’t want any. I’m a rock-n-roll chick at heart. Though I listen to most genres, rock is definitely the music I drive to.

I’m Cajun, and yes, we have a distinct dialect. I also speak and write using lots of Cajun jargon. I had to really hone it when I began writing. Genetically, I am Scots-Irish (maiden name is Grant as in Clan Grant), Acadian French (Cajun), and Canadian French. Going further back the Canadian French has Germanic roots and the Acadian French has Spanish, Orcadian, and Mi’kmaq roots. Yes, I love genealogy. Do you know who your people are and where they really came from?

Whole Foods gets me in trouble. But, I love that place. Book stores tend to have a similar affect on me. Whenever I have a new interest I have to read everything I can get my hands on pertaining to that subject. I want to know everything about it. I also can’t stand not knowing the answer to questions. I can’t leave things out there in the universe. I google for answers several dozen times a day. I’ve been called an information hoarder and I’m okay with that.

Finally, I practice Krav Maga and can handle a gun better than most guys in my family can. Did I mention my peeps are avid hunters, military veterans and law enforcement officers? Yes, I’m that good. In fact, I’m fairly certain I am apocalypse ready. Michonne and Daryl Dixon are my heroes.

I share more photos in the pages of my blog and on social media. There you’ll get to know my man, my sons, and my daughter-in-love. I might even share a photo or two of my new grandbébé!

Mmm… Ca c’est bon!

Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes

The Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie

French Buttercream Macarons

The BEST BBQ Chicken Pizza

Smoky Chipotle Burger Patties

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Cajun Shrimp and Grits