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New Year’s Resolutions Or Not

New Year’s Resolutions Or Not

I’M NOT A fan of New Year’s resolutions. It’s not that I’m averse to promises of self-improvement. It’s just that the easiest promises to break are the ones we make to ourselves. Resolutions I make are usually made on a...
We’ll Take A Cup O’ Kindness

We’ll Take A Cup O’ Kindness

THE HEART WARMS as the new year begins…and so do the cocktails! Cheers to everything with these comfortable and cozy concoctions as you reflect on the holidays and look forward to all that the coming year brings. Enjoy a fireside...
For the Love of Pecans

For the Love of Pecans

Before the modern era of corporate farming and super supermarket shopping, most south Louisianans grew a lot of what they consumed. What our families could not produce was either bought from overflowing produce trucks that crawled the neighborhood streets or...
Making Spirits Bright!

Making Spirits Bright!

Spread some cheer and add some jolly to your holly with our favorite holiday spirits. Don’t get your tinsel in a tangle! Entertaining for parties and family gatherings is easy with these delicious and festive seasonal sips that are sure...
Thanksgiving and the Beach

Thanksgiving and the Beach

AHHHH…THANKSGIVING. It’s the reason for time honored recipes, stockpots and wagers on family behavior. The season of familiar relatives, old friends, new acquaintances— and casseroles, dressings, pies, rolls, more pies and tryptophan induced snoozes. It is also time for my...
Fabulous Fall Cocktails

Fabulous Fall Cocktails

BRING ON THE FALL! Get in the mood for cooler weather and get cozy with these autumnal concoctions. Add some spice to your sangria, some jam to your whiskey and some kick to your hot chocolate. These recipes will add...
Water, October And The End of Summer

Water, October And The End of Summer

Water. In my hometown you were never very far from water. It seems as if I’ve spent my life seeking it or it seeking me. The former was preferred as there was no better way to beat the heat. The...
Foodies & Friends – On Anniversaries

Foodies & Friends – On Anniversaries

As journalists, those were our darkest days. There were no lights, no phones, no power—anarchy ruled the streets. Flames floated on water from broken submerged natural gas lines. Tall, black columns of smoke rose from burning, flooded buildings. Citizens roamed...
Healthy Summertime Snacks

Healthy Summertime Snacks

Children are active during the hot summer months, so it is important to stay nourished and hydrated. We all know that the more active kids are, the hungrier they become. All that swimming, biking and hiking will really kick up...
Jamaica: Gateway to Flavor

Jamaica: Gateway to Flavor

The airplane dipped lower and lower, almost clipping the coconut palm, palmetto and ficus trees, then bounced to a landing. The hand-painted welcome sign across the prefab building, the terminal at the Montego Bay Airport, proclaimed it the “The Gateway...