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November Recipe – Chicken Mushroom Supreme

November Recipe – Chicken Mushroom Supreme

    Chicken Mushroom Supreme Ingredients: Directions: 1. Melt butter in a large cast-iron skillet. 2. Sauté chicken breasts on both sides for about six to eight minutes or until done. 3. Remove chicken from pan and keep warm. 4. Add mushrooms and onions...
October Recipe – Savory Pumpkin Hummus

October Recipe – Savory Pumpkin Hummus

    Savory Pumpkin Hummus Ingredients: Directions: 1. Place all the ingredients into a food processor and   blend until smooth and creamy. 2. Add more olive oil or water if it’s too thick. 3. Place the savory pumpkin hummus in a shallow...
September Recipe – Gameday Meatball Sliders

September Recipe – Gameday Meatball Sliders

    Gameday Meatball Sliders Ingredients: Directions: 1. Put ground chuck in medium bowl and sprinkle well with salt and pepper. Add eggs, bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, garlic and parsley and mix lightly until combined. Shape mixture into 12 two-inch...
August Recipe – Refreshing Summer Pasta Salad

August Recipe – Refreshing Summer Pasta Salad

    Refreshing Summer Pasta Salad Ingredients: Directions: 1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook until ‘al dente,’ about 10 minutes; add broccoli florets to the pasta after 7 minutes.  2. Drain the pasta...
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...
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...
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...
For the Love of All Things Art

For the Love of All Things Art

I’VE SPENT A lifetime staring at blank pieces of paper. The creative process is always a struggle. This comes to mind because my three favorite disciplines, writing, cooking and photography, all require a creative process and a starting point of...
Magnificent Mardi Gras Mixers

Magnificent Mardi Gras Mixers

IT’S CARNIVAL TIME! Sidewalk side or neutral ground, second line yourself right into the revelry of Mardi Gras. Get your go-cup ready and meet up with your krewe for a little debauchery as you indulge in some of our favorite...
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...