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Cocktails! Four for the Fourth

Cocktails! Four for the Fourth

Celebrate the 4th of July all summer long with these patriotic potions that will keep you cool by the pool. These icy and spicy favorites will turn any backyard get-together or barbecue into a full-on party!
Cuisine & Cocktails – Lorie’s Tasty Barbecue Beans

Cuisine & Cocktails – Lorie’s Tasty Barbecue Beans

    Lorie’s Tasty Barbecue Beans Ingredients: Directions: 1.Heat oil on medium heat in skillet. Sautée onions, minced garlic and parsley. Season to taste with salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder.   2. Add ground meat to the skillet with the seasonings...
Cuisine & Cocktails – Buddy Dantin’s Étouffée  Recipe

Cuisine & Cocktails – Buddy Dantin’s Étouffée Recipe

    Buddy Dantin’s Étouffée Recipe Ingredients: Directions: 1. Generously coat the crawfish or shrimp with the seafood seasoning and place covered in the refrigerator.   2. Melt butter in a cast iron pot and sauté the onions, bell peppers, green onion...
Foodies and Friends – My Mother

Foodies and Friends – My Mother

She shows up in my mind unannounced, especially in May, the month for mothers. With her hand on her hip and head cocked in a question mark with its slight tilt and hair piled high, her soft smile betrays the...
Waistlines Are Shrinking While Business Is Growing

Waistlines Are Shrinking While Business Is Growing

SENSIBLE MEALS IS continuing to take the south and nation by storm! It’s the fastest-growing and largest meal-prep company in the country, and it’s based here in our area. Creator Ingrid Rinck calls both Mandeville and New Orleans home, as...
Ceasar’s Ristorante: An Authentic Italian Experience

Ceasar’s Ristorante: An Authentic Italian Experience

A BRIGHT BLUE building with fresh flowers and herbs in the front garden sits near the Lake Pontchartrain shore and unassumingly houses a feast for the senses. Patrons are enamored with the smell of freshly baked bread, lively chatter layered...
La Salle and La Belle

La Salle and La Belle

THIS STORY AND scenario came to mind as I looked back on how the tricentennial of the City of New Orleans might have happened 32 years earlier. In the fall of 1996, I found myself standing on the floor of...
Fresh and Feisty Spring Flings

Fresh and Feisty Spring Flings

PUT SOME SPRING in your step…and into your cocktails! Stay cool as you welcome the warmer temperatures with these refreshing quenchers. From fruity and tangy to sweet and spicy, try some of our favorite recipes that are sure to keep...
Business Is Blooming

Business Is Blooming

Spring is here and business is blooming! The Northshore is home to a wide variety of businesses and services. Every month there are new places to go, more places to shop and a tremendous selection of top-notch professional services that...
The Quest for Crabs

The Quest for Crabs

THERE’S USUALLY A line outside the Swan Oyster Depot restaurant on Polk St. in the tony Nob Hill neighborhood of San Francisco. And it was no different when my cab driver, Jonathan from Cameroon, dropped me curbside at 11 a.m....
Corn, Crab, Shrimp and Poblano Bisque

Corn, Crab, Shrimp and Poblano Bisque

Ingredients: Directions: 1. Place whole poblanos rubbed with vegetable oil on a baking sheet and roast for 15 minutes in a 450 degree oven. Turn every five minutes until evenly charred. Cover with plastic wrap in a bowl for 15...
St. Patrick’s Day Sensations

St. Patrick’s Day Sensations

KISS THE BLARNEY stone and find your four leaf clover. Lucky leprechauns will leap with joy as they sip these special St. Paddy’s Day libations. Enjoy our favorite cocktail recipes as you march into spring and celebrate with these fresh...