Recipes


Homemade Popsicle Recipes

As we can all tell the summer heat is here and not going away anytime soon. My boys always want to be outside in the afternoons (why at the hottest part of the day?!) so we are always looking for a cool treat. This past week I came up with…


Summer Strawberry Cooler

The warm sun of summer is on it’s way and what better way to enjoy it than sitting in your backyard or on the porch with a tall glass of something refreshing? Being outside magically makes your kids behave and sleep better. Today we have a fantastic, easy recipe using…


Besh Big Easy

In November, I had the privilege of attending the honey harvest at La Provence restaurant, owned by Slidell native Chef John Besh. In talking with the lovely team out there, I learned that Chef Besh had written a new cookbook called Besh Big Easy, featuring 101 home cooked New Orleans…


Mini Strawberry Tarts

It’s the perfect time of year for strawberries! Despite the nasty weather, I have spotted some produce stands carrying Louisiana strawberries, and of course, the fantastic, FREE Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival is this weekend. Today we have a fantastic recipe for potlucks or family parties. It comes together quickly, but it…


Holiday Drink Recipes

Thanksgiving dinner doesn’t change much from year to year–things can get a little boring, but nobody wants to mess with menu either. Specialty drinks to the rescue! Today we have a chance to wow your family with festive drinks they haven’t seen before. Even better, we used local ingredients so…


Tasty Easter Desserts

Most people think of jelly beans and chocolate bunnies when they think of Easter sweets, but for me, Easter brunch or lunch is a time for light, airy, fruity desserts. It’s the unofficial start of Spring and I love to include all of the fruits and flavors that are coming…


Healthy Family Meals to Get the New Year Started Right

It’s that time of year again! Time for resolutions for a better, healthier you. For me, the hardest part of living a healthier lifestyle isn’t getting more exercise, it’s eating better. I love good food. I’ve spent the past few months experimenting in my kitchen to find some healthy, well-rounded…


Top Ten Thanksgiving Dishes

  With Thanksgiving just a few days away I’m starting to take stock of how much sugar, butter and bourbon we have in the house (the reason will become clear in a second) and searching for my recipe binder. And I’m sure households across the Northshore, as well as throughout…


In a While, Crocodile

This post was brought to you by In a While, Crocodile. Here in the New Orleans area, we eat a little differently than the rest of the country. Slow cookers were popular in the 70s and 80s, but my mother never used one. Back then, the recipes involved cream-of-something soup…