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How it all started . . . 

I was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, but have resided in Lake Charles, LA for more than half of my life.  I am a wife and mother of three beautiful children, Russ, Louis and Alexandra.  My mother, Bobbie, is the cook behind the recipe of Sweet D's Pralines that has been passed down through generations.  Pralines have always been a part of my life.  In Louisiana, we enjoy the experience of sharing food as part of our culture.  Good food is an essential part of every important moment in life.  My extended family is very close and we live within 3 blocks of each other.  This is not unique in Louisiana.  Family is the most important element of our lives, second only to God.  Pralines have always been a part of our holidays,  weekly family dinners and birthday celebrations for nieces and nephews.

For years, friends have encouraged my mother and me to start a business selling pralines so they don't have to wait until their praline Christmas gift each year.  After much thought, it is with great pleasure to share the taste of our family's recipe with you.  I am positive that you will not be disappointed and a Sweet D's praline will become the standard by which you will measure ALL pralines!

    Sweet D cooking in the kitchen

Sweet Bobbie (my mom), Sweet D and Sweet Sherrie (my sister)

My husband, Rusty and my daughter, Alexandra, and sons, Louis and Russ
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The entire Stutes clan

From the mouth's of friends....





"Please don't drop my Christmas pralines off at my office.  I share all of my gifts except for your pralines.  Please deliver them to my house."

Robert Gani, neighbor

"Please don't tell my wife that you deliver pralines to my office and my home.  She doesn't let me have sweets and I don't want her to know that I get a box at the office also."

Dr. Donald Falgoust

"Thank you for sending the pralines to us during our stay in the hospital.  You know they are my favorites.  I used them to bribe the doctors."

"I am happy to do this favor for you.   You just have to promise me I will not be taken off the praline list."

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