Crawfish Dirty Rice

Louisiana means good food.

It’s stick to your ribs and sometimes quick cooking deliciousness.

Today was a long day. We had errands and a birthday party in the sauna, also known as Louisiana in August.

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Expectations and Assumptions

I have bridged out and have taken the jump from Book Editor to Book Author!
This is my brand new Author page and what I have been so busy working on the past little while.
My debut Adult Romance/Erotic Romance Novel should be released sometime in Early Fall 2013!

Skye Turner~ Author/ Sloane Nicole~ Author

Since I’ve let the cat out of the bag, so to speak, that I’m writing an adult novel, the sheer amount of support and well wishes from family, friends, and even strangers has been amazing.

But along with the support and well-meaning, supportive e-mails, texts, Facebook messages,  and Facebook Wall posts, have come some pretty funny messages as well.

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Skye’s Triple Berry Cobbler

It’s Spring and coming up on Easter, that means fresh berries are abundant.
If you are looking for a great recipe to use with fresh berries that’s delicious and oh so satisfying, I’ve come up with the perfect thing for you.

Triple Berry Cobbler

Triple Berry Cobbler

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Crawfish Etouffee (Crawfish Stew)

Being from the South, Lent is a big deal to us.
And on Fridays during Lent, even people who are not Catholic tend to stay away from meat because the seafood offerings are so divine.
One of my favorite Louisiana dishes is Crawfish Etouffee. It can also be made with fresh Gulf shrimp. (Some people call it Crawfish Stew)
If you ever made it down to where the black trees grow (Louisiana), make sure you try this dish.
Or you could just make it!
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Southern Shrimp and Corn Soup (More like a chowder)

Corn and Shrimp SoupSeafood and Louisiana just go together.
You can’t have one without the other.
Soups and stews are some of our most popular dishes here in the South.
And one of MY personal favorites is Shrimp and Corn Soup.
It’s rich and creamy and simply delicious.
It’s simply as one of my favorite saying about food states, “A party in your mouth.” Continue reading

And we have sun!

Ladies and gentleman, the sun is out today!
Now some of you may not understand the significance of this… but I live in the Deep South. Louisiana to be exact.
One of the great things about living here is that it’s rarely cold.
To us, cold is like 45 degrees. Parkas and snow boots are a fashion statement (albeit one that makes absolutely NO sense, as we live in LOUISIANA), and really usually serve no logical purpose.
But for the past 3 weeks, it’s been COLD (like almost freezing) and wet. It’s rained every single day.
Around the state we’ve had a lot of flooding and a lot of damage from all of this water that has no where to go and no time to drain before even more rain is dumped on us.
BUT the glowing orb in the sky is out today and it’s a beautiful sight!

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Carnival time in Louisiana, King Cake Time

Yesterday was the official kickoff of Carnival Season, aka MARDI GRAS here in Louisiana!
This means king cake, parades, good music, and loads of fun. And if you’re brave enough to head down to New Orleans (which everyone should do at least once in their life, put Mardi Gras in NOLA on your Bucket List. Trust me!) you’ll see sights you cannot imagine and one of the world’s largest parties!

My kids are huge fans of king cake and parades. Continue reading