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Well, since my last hack article, I STILL don’t have time to deal with all the things life throws at me. So, I’ve continued to cut corners with a few more hacks and tips that seem a bit unconventional...
Missing out on French Quarter Fest this year? Bummer! Why not create a fest favorite at home? Muriel's Crawfish & Goat Cheese Crepes are one of my must-have dishes when we are at French Quarter Fest, so I tried...
Several years ago, my mother-in-law shared a recipe for Apple Pie Moonshine with me. It's not a true moonshine, it's more like a big batch cocktail that's super strong. It's got an incredible apple cinnamon flavor with a hint...
Oh gumbo, one of the most popular dishes in the state of Louisiana. This amazing dish holds so much tradition to almost every family in South Louisiana. With so many renditions of this delicacy, I’ve seen and tried a number...
I love all things finger food and appetizers, especially dips. They are always great for game day, allowing people to graze and eat as they want. These are my top 5 go-to recipes that have never let me down....
After that cool front day last week, and in hopes of temperatures continuing to drop within the upcoming weeks, it's time to start breaking out all the Fall recipes. Soup, stew and chili will be replacing the lighter meals...
What's For Dinner Like most families, mine is on the go, something every night kind. I started weekly menu planning before we even had kids; it was something I had grown up with and it seemed to be one less...
3 Easy and Quick Dishes For Your Next Mexican Fiesta At Home Who says Taco Tuesday can’t be any day of the week? I am one who definitely believes no one is ever sad at a Mexican restaurant. Margaritas, queso...

Gumbo and What?

A few weeks ago, Fox 8 posted a question on social media: “Does potato salad go in the gumbo or on the side?” Now, I’m not a local, but I first moved to the area nearly 20 years ago, and excepting...
This is pretty obvious to anyone who knows me, but I love dips. Like, I *really* love dips. In fact, I used to throw an annual potluck party called “Dip Fest” where the only things served were -- you guessed it...
The hustle and bustle of daily life can be overwhelming. When choosing somewhere to dine, the atmosphere and ambiance definitely come into play. Miss dining on the waterfront, like most of us do when on vacation? Check out the...
Savory Appetizer Cheesecakes Series :: Crawfish & Corn Cheesecake with Roasted Red Pepper Coulis Years ago, a friend who'd worked at Martin Wine Cellar gave me a recipe for their crawfish cheesecake. I've tweaked the recipe over the years and...
Level Up Your Canned Cinnamon Roll Game A year or so ago, TikTok was ablaze with the "hack" of pouring heavy whipping cream over refrigerated canned cinnamon rolls before baking to give them that ooey-gooey Cinnabon texture. I thought this...
Bowl meals have become a hot trend in food as of late. Vietnamese noodle bowls and Poke bowls have won over the hearts and bellies of diners in increasing numbers, and now home cooks have started to catch on...