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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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

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!

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Perfect Creamy Pralines (Prejean’s)

I love sugar. I love pecans. I mean I’m from Louisiana and it’s a fact we have the BEST food anywhere in the world. And what’s better than sugar and pecans?

Pralines are a Southern specialty and they are not always east to make. But the best one’s the one’s that make grown men beg and make you want to slap ya momma (not really. It’s a Southern saying meaning delicious.).

I have had trouble making them myself and if they are bad, well they are still good. It’s sugar and pecans!

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