Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Qty:1
FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books.
Temporarily out of stock.
Order now and we'll deliver when available.
Order now and we'll deliver when available. We'll e-mail you with an estimated delivery date as soon as we have more information. Your account will only be charged when we ship the item.
Details
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Da Cajn Critter: The Life... has been added to your Cart
FREE Shipping on orders over $25.
Condition: Used: Acceptable
Comment: Fast Shipping - Safe and Secure Bubble Mailer!
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Da Cajn Critter: The Lifestyles, the Rules, & Makin' Groceries Spiral-bound – October 8, 2008

4.8 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Spiral-bound
"Please retry"
$19.95
$19.95 $0.01

Best Books of the Month
See the Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.
$19.95 FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books. Temporarily out of stock. Order now and we'll deliver when available. We'll e-mail you with an estimated delivery date as soon as we have more information. Your account will only be charged when we ship the item. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover

Editorial Reviews

Review

Got resolutions? How about a little resolve. Whether your resolution was to hit the gym or to secure ten more retail accounts for your cookbook, you re not alone if you ve already cheated or shunned your 2009 resolutions. Resolve, however, is quite different from a resolution. Resolve is more a personality trait than a passing fad. Resolve is long-term dedication and effort to achieve many successes, large and small, and resolve must be present 365 days a year if you want to earn successful cookbook sales. FRP client Pam Lyles exemplifies how resolve can result in successes for an independent publisher. Lyles released Da Cajn Critter last September and, despite the current economy, has already sold through half of her book s first print run. Lyles even connected with the Louisiana Department of Tourism when its representatives were traveling abroad to London with the New Orleans Saints in October 08, as part of the NFL s International Tour. Lyles submitted marketing materials that were included in a number of related events abroad. Lyles is even traveling to St. Helena, California, in February 09 to do a book signing and wine tasting at Markham Vineyards, which she has frequented in her travels for more than ten years. Having numerous acquaintances at the vineyard and in the industry, she came up with fun ways to pair her recipes with their wines, made a phone call, and scheduled the event. From New Orleans to St. Helena, a commonality in any market is that there is great competition. You have to give them a reason in today s world to carry your book, says Lyles, and it has to be a point of difference. --FRP --FRP Table Talk, Jan2009

Hostess with the Most

In her new cookbook Da Cajn Critter, local hostess Pamela Lyles shares tips to keep guests smiling ..

In February 1999, upon spending their first Mardi Gras at home on the St. Charles Avenue parade route, Pamela Lyles and her family christened their home Hotel Lyles. From that year on, house guests from near and far seemed to flock like little critters to Hotel Lyles where family, friends, food and fun were always served with a smile. For many, consecutive weekends of impromptu entertaining might seem daunting not to mention exhausting. But for Lyles, creating in the kitchen has always been a freeing experience. As she explains in her debut cookbook, Da Cajn Critter, Cooking shouldn t be stressful or a chore but an experience that is fun, creative and relaxing, and most of all, tastes good ! With that in mind, experience the joy of effortless entertaining with these easy recipes for homemade Mardi Gras munchies and libations. Each recipe can be prepared the night before for lots of taste with little time or headache. --Margaret Zainey Roux, New Orleans Homes & Lifestyles Magazine, Feb 2009

Got resolutions? How about a little resolve.

Whether your resolution was to hit the gym or to secure ten more retail accounts for your cookbook, you re not alone if you ve already cheated or shunned your 2009 resolutions.
Resolve, however, is quite different from a resolution. Resolve is more a personality trait than a passing fad. Resolve is long-term dedication and effort to achieve many successes, large and small, and resolve must be present 365 days a year if you want to earn successful cookbook sales.
FRP client Pam Lyles exemplifies how resolve can result in successes for an independent publisher.
Lyles released Da Cajn Critter last September and, despite the current economy, has already sold through half of her book s first print run.
Lyles even connected with the Louisiana Department of Tourism when its representatives were traveling abroad to London with the New Orleans Saints in October 08, as part of the NFL s International Tour. Lyles submitted marketing materials that were included in a number of related events abroad. ......
Lyles is even traveling to St. Helena, California, in February 09 to do a book signing and wine tasting at Markham Vineyards, which she has frequented in her travels for more than ten years. Having numerous acquaintances at the vineyard and in the industry, she came up with fun ways to pair her recipes with their wines, made a phone call, and scheduled the event......
From New Orleans to St. Helena, a commonality in any market is that there is great competition. You have to give them a reason in today s world to carry your book, says Lyles, and it has to be a point of difference. --FRP Table Talk, Jan2009

About the Author

Pamela 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 and her grandmother's kitchen. For the past twenty-five years, she has worked in sales management and marketing for the cosmetic industry, which included working with Elizabeth Taylor as a member of the team that developed the marketing and sales plans for Taylor's internationally distributed fragrances. Da Cajn Critter began as an idea for a cookbook that evolved into so much more. Reading it is like sitting down in a comfortable chair in the family den and becoming a member of the family. The Critter was born out of childhood memories, juggling family, career, traveling, and finding a way to enjoy her personal life.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

New York Times best sellers
Browse the New York Times best sellers in popular categories like Fiction, Nonfiction, Picture Books and more. See more

Product Details

  • Spiral-bound: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Lyles Ventures LLC; 1st edition (October 8, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0980023602
  • ISBN-13: 978-0980023602
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 1 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,149,126 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

By Diana Faillace Von Behren TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on December 27, 2009
Format: Spiral-bound
I am not a native New Orleanian, but for over twenty years, I have been privy to many a delicious feast from folks who have lived here for generations and are more than proud to walk you around their kitchen, barbeque pit or crawfish boiler be it in the city itself, the surrounding bayou cities peppered with fishing camps, the tailgate ring around Tiger Stadium or the Superdome, or in the more rustic environs around Baton Rouge where deer stands and campfires rule supreme. No matter where you go, if you love food and approach it with an open mind, the chefs, both men and women both, will be happy to talk the talk with you and share some of their time-honored recipes. Tablespoons, teaspoons and other measurements go the way of the kitchen sink and "pinches", "dashes" and "smidgens" mean flavor that will send your taste buds into down-home nirvana where mama's secret ingredient might just mean something so outside the box your cholesterol will peak with guilty pleasure and your cardiologist will shake his head as he himself sneaks just one more bite when no one is looking. In "Da Cajn Critter," Uptown New Orleans denizen, Pamela D. Lyles, puts together a slick little volume of food and fun compiled during the time she and her family evacuated to Houston during Katrina. They say cooking alleviates stress and I am sure that like the rest of us, hurricane survivors and rebirth die-hards, the preservation of things that may have been lost for good was ample motivation to get the "Da Cajn Critter" out of the realm of the head and into the stuff of which dreams are made.

Lyles doesn't focus only on N'Awlins cuisine.
Read more ›
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Spiral-bound
Da Cajn Critter is a cookbook with New Orleans style recipes for good times and good fun. This cookbook covers all of the important food groups with extra sections at the end containing useful tips and good- natured humor to add to the book's enjoyment.

Author Pamela Lyles starts off the book by explaining why she loves to cook and how she came up with the book's title. Always a fan of good food, the author feels that good eating is the best remedy to many of life's trials and tribulations. She created this book using some recipes of her own as well as recipes from others that have been handed down over the years. Some of the recipes are a little more involved, but they are all much simpler than those of most other cookbooks. They give you a feeling of confidence when you read them because the instructions are generally short and simple. They are basically a list of commands, so there is little wordiness and little worry about misinterpretation.

In addition to the actual recipes, many readers will enjoy the final tabbed section, Lagniappe; or A Little Something Extra. This section includes some practical tips, such as pairing wine with food; some history/trivia, such as the history of the King Cake; and some humor, such as Civil War: The North vs. the South, which explains how southerners and northerners pronounce things differently. Author Pamela Lyles wants the book to be fun, but she also wants readers to make tasty food and learn a little in the process. She accomplishes both in this and other sections.

Even though I am not one who likes to cook, I like the recipes in this book and I like the author's enthusiasm and friendliness. One addition that could make the book better would be a few illustrations. As it stands, there are no illustrations of any recipes.
Read more ›
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Spiral-bound
I cant imagine not having this totally cool cookbook in my kitchen! The first thing that I really love about it is the fact that it's spiral bound. I love spiral bound cookbooks because they are so much easier to use and lay flater when your following a recipe.

I'm not gonna go into alot of detail on the yummy recipes because not only will you be salivating reading this but I am already sniffing around my kitchen hungry myself! A few I have tried myself and are really yummy yummy are "Mama Bea's Cheese Cookies, Seven Layered Mexican Dip, Sweet and Sour Cabbage Rolls, and the Hawaiian Kabobs" but it's got loads more that I intend to try!

There is a terrific section at the end of the book that has loads of tips for making the perfect cakes, candies, and other things as well as fun food facts, cooking with wine tips, table settings, and other useful tid-bits!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Spiral-bound
Pam Lyles has created not only a precious family heirloom with her amazing recipes. Pam has also created an entertaining guideline for those of us newbies in the kitchen. I love the details she shares about cooking the perfect egg, etc, simplifications of what we "should" know in the kitchen, but most of us don't. This book is like getting the perfect cooking lesson from your grandma or your mom, there are lots of basic cooking tips that I didn't know until spending some time reading Pam's book. It's updated, a fun read, and now I can retire my older cookbooks as a source of how-to when I am panicking over a recipe. Thank you so much for this new source of helping us all cook a little better, Southern style.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews