Papa’s Four-ingredient Marmalade

Do you feel that? Yep, it’s almost time. Springtime in New Orleans brings the most fragrant smells. One of the first things I bought myself when I “grew up” was Meyer lemon trees. You see, anyone who knows me personally knows that Martha Stewart taught me most of my comprehensive knowledge of how to be…

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A Tale of Two Grocers

Before I move forward, I’d like to start by saying my family and I are as New Orleans-bred as you can get. I like my iced tea like I like my King Cake. With a LOT of sugar. Another thing I enjoy is cooking for my family. My three kids and husband keep the grocery…

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Papa’s Chicken Pot Pie

One of my FAVORITE dishes to make once the summer heat has given way to the brisk breezes that can cut right through ya’ is Chicken Pot Pie. Y’all, trust me. This unique rendition will not only leave you sneaking into the kitchen after the lights have turned off but your family will tell you…

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11:11

I have always loved the time 11:11. From memories as a kid, seeing 11:11 and making a wish. I don’t know who taught me, but today, as a 42-year-old man, I am so glad they did. It is much deeper than just the time of day or night. Some say it is the time when…

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Alienating our Allies

My Uncle Thomas was so handsome. He rocked a handlebar mustache, was built with muscle, and had the most beautiful smile. From stories told by my aunts, he would light up the room when he walked in. He was funny and smart. And everyone loved him.    One of my earliest memories of my Uncle…

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