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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...
I am a born-and-raised New Orleans girl who was blessed enough to grow up eating my MawMaw's red beans and rice nearly every Monday. My husband, however, grew up in Colorado and the first time he'd ever had red beans...
I love Dole Whip. I know, I know... almost everybody who’s ever tasted that cool, sweet pineapple treat says that. But I’m a Dole Whip fanatic. Dole Whip obsessed. If you are unfamiliar with Dole Whip, let me enlighten you. It's pineapple soft...
Many of us have great memories of cooking with our Mothers or Grandmothers. We talk about some amazing recipes we make for special occasions that were passed down over the generations. Most of those memories are of us when...
I recently posted a photo of a breakfast-for-dinner we made on social media and the comments were abuzz asking for my hashbrown recipe (even though that night they came out a little crispier than I'd like!). When I was a...
If you caught my recent takeover of New Orleans Mom’s Instagram, you may have noticed my toddler and me making cookies. A lot of people messaged me asking what kind they were, and since my son was pictured rolling...

Easy Summer Dinners

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No Cooking Summertime is filled with long, hot days, and the last thing any of us want to do at the end of the day is stand in a hot kitchen. I like to meal plan, I like to cook,...
It’s spring in South Louisiana and that means... CRAWFISH BOILS! If you’re lucky enough to eat your fill and still have leftovers, you may find yourself in a rut with what to do with them. I’ve made everything from potato salad...
When my boys were babies, I made all of their food. I loved steaming vegetables and busting out my food processor to introduce them to new things. As they got older, they continued to eat what was served, rarely...
It’s no secret that I appreciate a good freezer meal. I love to cook, but I’ll be joining the “Two Under Two” Club any day now and do not have the time nor the energy to cook every single day....
Thinking about getting an air fryer or received one as a gift? The air fryer--it’s the greatest gift I ever bought myself. This mini convection oven has saved me time and provided healthier options for dinner.  If you don’t...
Chances are you've heard of the Meatless Monday campaign sometime since it originated in 2003. Having Meatless Mondays encourages people to reduce the amount of meat in their diets for their own health and the health of the planet....
5 Family Friendly Crockpot Recipes to Make During a Busy Week How many times do we come home tired from a long day of work to have to make a meal for our families? Yes, fast food or takeout are...
The Best Homemade King Cake Recipe A few years ago, I set out on a quest to make a homemade king cake that would rival the ones we pay $20+ for at bakeries around town. (Though if cooking is not...