Articles by Christy Broady

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…



Cream Cheese Buttercream

Cream Cheese Buttercream   Save Print Prep time 15 mins Total time 15 mins   Author: Christy Broady Recipe type: Dessert Ingredients ½ cup cream cheese, room temperature (half an 8 oz. block) 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature 4 cups powdered sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 teaspoons heavy whipping…