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Stacey Maupin Torres
Stacey Maupin Torres
Stacey Maupin Torres
New Castle, Indiana, IN (United States)
Joined February 05, 2010
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All star, Top Reviewer, 2134 CookEatShare points

About me

Hello, I'm Stacey Maupin Torres a/k/a SM Maupin, born in Queens, NY, into a family of cooks, bakers and home economic teachers. Cooking, writing about cooking and talking about cooking are passions of mine that grow and grow each day.

As caregiver to my mother, I have had more time to develop my skills, experiment with new and updated recipes and food ideas, and also launch my artisan bread business simply known as STACEY.

I'm very glad to be here among such wonderful cooks and chefs.

NOTE: My cook book, THE BAJAN'S GRANDDAUGHTER, is available in my Etsy Shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/dollladie

Cheers!

Cooking Influences

My ancestors - from the Caribbean, Africa, Ireland and points unknown -- I just know they cooked from the heart and its trickled down to me.

Comments

  • Gina
    Gina
    Hi..I like your Spinach Casserole. It's great.
    • Stacey Maupin Torres
      Stacey Maupin Torres
      Thank You so much! Glad you like it.
    • curt iffert
      curt iffert
      I Stacey my name is Curt... I am Claudia's son ... nice to meet you!!
      • Stacey Maupin Torres
        Stacey Maupin Torres
        Hey, Curt! Nice to meet you as well ... Your mom is one of my "Top Gir Chefs" ... Love Her! Looking forward to your recipes also!
      • Smokinhotchef
        Smokinhotchef
        Hello Stacey. My name is Denese (smokinhotchef) and I was cruising the website and wanted to know more about you. Im here in Virginia. I too am a writer at heart and have been developing a cookbook of my own. Your story is an interesting one that made me smile. I have friends up north from Trinidad, Grenada, and Haiti not to mention Africa. We all met in college many years ago. I learned so much about other ethnicities from my friends as well as their different styles of cooking. I would take day trips to New York with my then Grenadian boyfriend, and always came back with traditional favorites like curry goat and roti. Thank you for helping me recall those memories and best of wishes with your future endeavors. Feel free to drop a line . I also can relate to caring for ailing parents and I know that road can be a long one. Our parents do appreciate it and and being there for them is food for our minds and souls. Bless
        • Pam's Midwest Kitchen Korner
          Pam's Midwest Kitchen Korner
          I like your recipes! We've gone through New Castle many times on our way back to L'ville!
          • Stacey Maupin Torres
            Stacey Maupin Torres
            Thank you! Sorry I have not been on here much lately; illness in my family has kept me quiet.
          • Martha A. Cheves
            Martha A. Cheves
            I'll have to check out your cookbook. Aren't they simply fun to write?!
            • Stacey Maupin Torres
              Stacey Maupin Torres
              Thank you! Yes, it was both therapeutic/healing and FUN to write! I appreciate the supportive feedback. All the best!
            • judee
              judee
              I'm so glad you liked my eggplant chili recipe. I really appreciate that your left a review. I just checked out your blog, and I love so many of your recipeslI can't wait to try the Zuchinni pie! I became your newest follower on CES and your blog.
              • Stacey Maupin Torres
                Stacey Maupin Torres
                It was my pleasure, Judee. I sell my breads at our local farmers' market. Yesterday, a vendor was selling eggplant (fairly large) plants. I should have gotten a couple; will next week if she's there. Well, if not, I'll just be buying some eggplant - I love your recipe. Thanks for following, and I'll be doing the same. Nice to meet you!
              • Purabi Naha
                Purabi Naha
                Hi, I am your new follower. Please visit my blog for some delectable Indian curries at http://cosmopolitancurrymania.blogspot.com. Looking forward to share a lot of recipes with you.
                • chichi
                  chichi
                  very glad to be part of this team
                  • chichi
                    chichi
                    Glad to be part of these wonderful chefs & bakers.
                    • Amos Miller
                      Amos Miller
                      Bananas Foster Cake! Outstanding! I look forwrad to more of your dishes. Best regards - Amos
                      • Stacey Maupin Torres
                        Stacey Maupin Torres
                        Thank you, Amos. I haven't posted anything new in a while, so I better get busy!
                      • Drick Perry
                        Drick Perry
                        Thanks Stacey ... about the Crab Louie Bites, this is what I replied: I have made this a few times but normally serve it pretty quickly. I have made other appetizers with wrappers and if precooked, they held fine. If you are planning on keeping these in a warming oven, I suggest you try a batch first... besides, you may decide to make more....
                        • Stacey Maupin Torres
                          Stacey Maupin Torres
                          thank you!
                          • Ronald Milton
                            Ronald Milton
                            Good luck with everything you are doing.
                            • Stacey Maupin Torres
                              Stacey Maupin Torres
                              thank you!
                            • Shadae
                              Shadae
                              Hi Stacy I'm new on the site.i love Caribbean food. Do you have a recipe that is just to die for that is also pork free.
                              • Ambreen
                                Ambreen
                                Thank you for leaving a comment on Almond And Lemon Syrup Cake Recipe.I really appreciate it.Hope you will try it someday!
                                • Ambreen
                                  Ambreen
                                  Hi Stacey.Thank you so much for your nice comments for my profile picture.Looking forward to checking out your recipes!
                                  • Terri Powers
                                    Terri Powers
                                    I am looking forward to trying your Bananas Foster cake. It sounds amazing!
                                    • Stacey Maupin Torres
                                      Stacey Maupin Torres
                                      I (temporarily) broke the link to the book last week when I sold the last book from the first printing. The book was never meant to be published (long story), but I was encouraged to do so and was invited to do a book signing/cooking demo. I had a minimal amount printed by an on-demand printer just to see how it went. It went VERY well. So, I've placed a second order which I should receive in the middle of October. I will re-activate the listing at that time. Hope I have not posed any problems. I HAVE to remind myself to post that here. The proceeds from these initial printings will be used to take the book to a new publisher and go from there. Thanks so much, Stacey.
                                      • Katherine
                                        Katherine
                                        I can't get the link to your cookbook to work. Would you please post a new link? Thanks
                                        • Laura Pazzaglia
                                          Laura Pazzaglia
                                          Hi Stacey, I would love to read more about your cookbook, but the link to etsy on your profile seems to be broken!

                                          Ciao,

                                          L
                                          • Stacey Maupin Torres
                                            Stacey Maupin Torres
                                            Good Morning, Laura. First, thank you for the "follow!" I (temporarily) broke the link to the book last week when I sold the last book from the first printing. The book was never meant to be published (long story), but I was encouraged to do so and was invited to do a book signing/cooking demo. I had a minimal amount printed by an on-demand printer just to see how it went. It went VERY well. So, I've placed a second order which I should receive in the middle of October. I will re-activate the listing at that time. Hope I have not posed any problems. I HAVE to remind myself to post that here. The proceeds from these initial printings will be used to take the book to a new publisher and go from there. Thanks so much, Stacey.
                                          • Trinisoul
                                            Trinisoul
                                            Congrats on your book. You also resemble someone from the Hairlista site and if you are, here is another Lista sister jumping for joy at your success.
                                            • Stacey Maupin Torres
                                              Stacey Maupin Torres
                                              When I got the alert saying I had a message from Trinisoul, I thought to myself, why would she be emailing me on this site; why not Hairlista? Yes, it is me! LOL Thank you, thank you so much! I still have not digested it all yet - and I hope it will be well received. The book is about my grandparents' journey from Barbados to Canada, and finally the US in the early 1920s, and me growing up in their household in Queens back in the 60's. At the end of the book, I have my grandmother's recipes. I'm praying it will be a blessing to my family. Thank you for noticing! Stacey
                                            • Claudia lamascolo
                                              Claudia lamascolo
                                              Congrats on your cookbook how wonderful what a fabulous accomplishment!
                                              • Stacey Maupin Torres
                                                Stacey Maupin Torres
                                                Thank you, Claudia - Actually, the book went on Kindle in January, but there were/are "issues" with the 'publisher' I used. Since then, I was asked to do a cooking demo & book signing at the City Market in Indianapolis. I was thrilled, til I remembered it's not in print ... LOL. So, I'm printing it myself (w/a very good printer); adding recipes & family photos, and will use that for signage now - using that revenue to have it published later. It's the story of my grandparents' journey from the West Indies to North America in the 20's, growing up with them, and my grandmother's recipes.
                                              • John Spottiswood
                                                John Spottiswood
                                                Thanks for the frequent reviews and comments, Stacey. Congrats on the cookbook!
                                                • Stacey Maupin Torres
                                                  Stacey Maupin Torres
                                                  Thank you!
                                                • Jennifer Cote
                                                  Jennifer Cote
                                                  It was fun checking out your blog! And congrats on the cookbook :)
                                                  (From one fellow 50-something to another...)
                                                  Jen
                                                  • Stacey Maupin Torres
                                                    Stacey Maupin Torres
                                                    Thank you for following, Jennifer - and for the kind words. Excited, I am! Now, to just get this book printed ... Have a great weekend.
                                                  • Michelle M
                                                    Michelle M
                                                    So cool about your cookbook! Congratulations!
                                                    • Stacey Maupin Torres
                                                      Stacey Maupin Torres
                                                      Thank you! I wrote it last year - it's a memoir about my family's journey from the Caribbean to America in the early 1920's, along with my grandmother's recipes. It was published in January as a Kindle (Amazon) book, but I've NEVER seen a dime from it, and the publisher and I are having communication "problems." Anyway, I'm self publishing on my own; having a printer willing to work w/me. This way, I can sell, generate some revenue - and then go to a larger publishing house later. Fingers & toes are crossed!

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