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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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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Mamaw’s Chocolate Pie

Spring time may still be a few months away, but I can’t help but think about how pretty that time of year is. The cold of winter starts to fade, giving way to the beginnings of fresh flower buds and birds chirping. It’s the perfect time of year to bake this decadently delicious dessert. Anyone…

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Strawberry & Poppy Seed Salad

This is one of my all time favorite salads! The guilt free feeling of eating a salad for dinner is the best- but it’s even better when it is absolutely delicious! Living in Louisiana, it’s easy to get spoiled by our saucer sized strawberries, but even if it’s not strawberry season, or your state doesn’t…

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My Perfect Cornbread

When you think about what a typical southern family eats with their dinner or Sunday lunch, it’s most likely cornbread. My husband calls it “my famous cornbread.” I have made it for a very long time and over the years I have perfected it. There are many different variations that typically change from region to…

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Baby Cakes

When it comes to eating, every kid is different. You can never really know how well they will transition into regular fruits and veggies from baby food- especially if they are picky. When it comes to changing it up from baby foods to solids, one of the best things we did was to be adventurous…

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Southern Pecan Pralines

Some of my fondest memories growing up were the smells coming from my grandmother’s kitchen. We were always so excited after Halloween because we knew that she was going to be baking in her kitchen from Thanksgiving until New Years. I have been replicating some of those very recipes for years now because just one…

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New Orleans Style ​Roast Beef Debris Po-Boy

I don’t know what it is about spring time but one of my most favorite things to do is munch on a hot roast beef poboy outside on a patio. In New Orleans, there are so many different restaurants to choose from that offer this yummy sandwich and most have the perfect patio to enjoy…

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Christmas Crinkle Cookies

The Holidays come in so fast and sometimes it’s hard to find a good fail-proof option to make for a party or even at home for the kids. This Christmas Crinkle cookie is super easy and fun to make! My oldest and I had a great time making the batter. It is almost like a…

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