Articles by Christy Broady


These Beautiful Altars Are a Unique Louisiana Tradition

Catholicism is as ingrained into southern Louisiana culture as Mardi Gras parades and a Friday night fish fry. We ask Saint Anthony to help us find lost car keys, bury a statue of Saint Joseph in the yard when we want to sell our homes, and sprinkle holy water on…



Eight Halloween Treats Your Kids Are Going to Love

Whether your family has indoor Halloween plans or will be out trick-or-treating, sugar overload is undeniably part of the holiday. Make this year even more special by letting your littles help prepare a fun and festive sweet treat! Check out the links below for some of my favorites: Batty Cupcakes…



How to Host a King Cake Party

Just imagine: a spread of king cakes from all your favorite places, sliced and waiting to be enjoyed. Your closest friends and family mingle, laughing, occasionally dancing, and, of course, eating. The distinct horns of “Mardi Gras Mambo” occasionally cut through the chatter, while the littlest guests play parade in…


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…



Seven Recipes for Crawfish Boil Leftovers

It’s finally starting to feel like more like spring (according to my seasonal allergies, if not always the weather), and crawfish prices are slowly trickling lower and lower. Soon the air will be filled with spicy wafts of steam from weekend boils, and at the end of every boil, there’s…


Celebrating a Birthday When You’re Social Distancing

Since COVID-19 and the subsequent shutdowns threw us all for a loop, most parents have been just doing their best to hold everything together. Each day has become an experiment as we navigate our new routines. And for many of us, that includes attempting to maintain some sense of normalcy…