Articles by Christy Broady

Five Fun and Easy Fourth of July Desserts

When it comes to Fourth of July desserts, the name of the game is minimum effort, maximum impact. In other words, I don’t want to kill myself putting something elaborate together in the middle of the workweek…but I don’t want to be on napkin duty next year, either. And considering…


Save Time and Stress by Making a Gift Closet

Growing up, my mother’s closet was a magical place I was rarely allowed to venture. Sure, it contained her clothes and shoes and other accessories: all the things you expect to find. But beyond that, there was a shelf filled with a seemingly countless selection of toys, books, jewelry, knick-knacks,…


Teacher Gift Ideas for the Stressed End-of-the-Year Parent

It’s the time of year where everything seems to be stuffed into a few short weeks: Easter, Teacher Appreciation, Mother’s Day, graduations, nurse’s week, year-end performances…events are practically tripping over each other! I am barely keeping up, and I feel pretty confident it’s not just me. Throughout the rest of…


10 No-Fail Christmas Cookie Recipes

Cookie season is upon us! Whether you’re making them for a cookie exchange, class party, or just for your family to enjoy, cookies hold a firm spot in most of our Christmas traditions. Cookies are a great item to bake with children because there’s almost always a step little hands…


{The Local Dish} Sugar Love Snowballs

It’s no secret that Slidell has an array of delicious options when it comes to snowball stands. With tropical temperatures 2/3 of the year, a cup of finely shaved ice topped with sweet syrup sounds amazing just about any time, and small business owners have flocked to cash in on…


Six Mermaid-Themed Drinks for Your Next Event

With our Beach, Please! mom’s night out just weeks away, we have ocean getaways and sassy mermaids on the brain! And what goes better with the beach than a refreshing tropical drink? We’ve compiled a list of our favorite beachy beverages for your pre-gaming pleasure. Enjoy! Mermaid Mimosa This colorful…




Carrot Cake Cupcakes With a Twist

It’s almost time for one of my favorite holidays: Easter! I just love the colors and flavors of spring, and if we’re being honest with each other, any holiday that involves food is high on my list. Between the deviled eggs and the glazed ham and the asparagus with hollandaise and…