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Yes, you read that correctly. I gave up coffee—for the time being at least. Don’t get me wrong, I love coffee. I love the flavor. I love the comfort that comes with sipping from that steaming cup. I love...
Author's Note: this juice cleanse was not sponsored. I paid for it myself and the opinions below are my own. Creating Healthier Habits :: My Juice Cleanse Experience After a few weeks of bad eating and wanting to jumpstart myself back...
Our Top 10 Snack Ideas to Beat the Summer Heat If your kids are like mine, they are always in the pantry or the refrigerator looking for a snack. Here in Louisiana, we also have to deal with the unbearable...
Savory Appetizer Cheesecakes Series :: Eggplant Cheesecake with Kalamata Olive Tapenade Nearly 15 years ago, a friend who'd worked at Martin Wine Cellar gave me a recipe for their crawfish cheesecake that I've since tweaked and made my own. I've...
There's no shortage of delicious donut places near our home, but a donut run for our family usually costs us around $20, which seems a bit of a splurge these days. So I decided to see how hard it...
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...
This farm girl has found herself smack in the middle of a big city.  I love everything about New Orleans, and yet I still long for the therapy of growing my own food, canning my own jams, and getting...
Savory Appetizer Cheesecakes Series :: Bacon & Blue Cheesecake Over a decade ago, I learned how to make Martin Wine Cellar's crawfish cheesecake appetizer. I've played with the recipe over the years and have made so many variations. This Bacon...
Yes, you read correctly! My family and I are going to attempt switching to a vegan diet for the fourth time. I think it's safe to say that one of the hardest things to do is to change your...
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...
Part II of II: Baking/Cake Mix tips from an Amateur cake decorator In part I, I explained how I came to be a cake decorator, and how it has become more than a hobby to me. Over the years, I've developed...

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...
"Get the Guy" Crawfish Pies When I was in college, I had a guy friend (who could barely scramble an egg) once ask me if I could teach him how to make an easy dish that would, ahem... basically bring all...
Yes, the Westbank has good restaurants. The Westbank is not as bad as everyone makes it seems. It’s not that far from most places, and we have many restaurants and things on the Westbank that other areas do not have.  A...

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