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Dianne’s Fall Vegetable Frittata

Ingredients • 8 oz. fresh mushrooms • ½ tsp minced garlic • 1 bag fresh spinach, stems removed, lightly steam until wilted • Red, yellow orange peppers, sliced into strips and sautéed • Sun dried tomatoes, drained and chopped •...

Carol’s Autumn Arugula Salad

Autumn Arugula Salad with Caramelized Squash, Spiced Pecans and Pomegranate Ginger Vinaigrette from How Sweet it is SERVES 2 TO 4 Ingredients: 2 tablespoons coconut oil 1 acorn squash, sliced in 1/2-inch thick rounds, seeds removed 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4...

Destin-ation Weddings

WITH OVER 25 years of experience in the travel industry, Stephanie Miller Murphy decided three years ago to open her own boutique travel consulting company, Travel with Stephanie, which specializes in luxury travel and custom international travel. According to Stephanie,...
More Al Fresco Dining

More Al Fresco Dining

In keeping with the “dining alfresco with friends” theme for the fall, here is a sneak peek at a few more of my favorite outdoor dining experiences and recipes. Last weekend we took a quick trip to the beach with...
Cold Rice Noodles with Peanut-Lime Chicken

Cold Rice Noodles with Peanut-Lime Chicken

Adapted from David Tanis, via The New York Times and The Smitten Kitchen Serves 4 generously, 6 moderately Peanut dressing Ingredients: 3 tablespoons Asian fish sauce 3 tablespoons rice vinegar 7 tablespoons lime juice 3 tablespoons soy sauce 1 one-and-a-half...
Huachinango a la Veracruzana

Huachinango a la Veracruzana

From “The Cuisines of Mexico” by Diana Kennedy Preheat oven to 325 F Ingredients:  3 pounds whole redfish or red snapper, gutted and scaled 1 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons lime juice Sauce: 2 pounds fresh tomatoes ½ cup olive oil 1 medium onion, finely...

Old Fashioned, Louisiana Style

Ingredients: ½ teaspoon of Cocktail and Sons “Spiced Demerara” syrup or 1 demerara sugar cube 3–4 dashes of Angostura bitters 3–4 dashes of orange bitters 2 ounces Rye whiskey Splash of soda or sparking water Orange zest Directions: You will...

Blueberry Basil Vodka Martini

You will need a cocktail shaker and a muddler to make this drink. Ingredients: 2 handfuls of fresh Louisiana blueberries 6–8 basil leaves 1–2 teaspoons of lime juice 1 teaspoon simple syrup (can omit if you prefer) 2 ounces vodka...

Sophisticated Social – Southern Nights

St.Tammany West Chamber of Commerce hosted more than 200 guests at its second annual fundraising event, Southern Nights. Chaired by Phoebe Whealdon of Coldwell Bankers TEC, the event celebrated the works of the local business community over the last year....

Sophisticated Social – A House and a Home

The Hospice Foundation of the South, with the help of Park Provence Assisted Living & Memory Care, marked the one-year anniversary of its Hospice House. This fully-equipped home provides a comforting environment for patients in need of 24-hour care. With...

Keeping it Local

BARBARA KINGSOLVER, in her book Animal, Vegetable, Miracle tells the story of a year in which her family made every attempt to feed themselves animals and vegetables “whose provenance they really knew”…and of how her family “was changed by a...

Backyard Bed and Breakfast

THE DAYS ARE growing shorter and every now and then, a cool breeze gives us a tingle. Preparations begin for all the excitement fall has to offer, but the most important preparations should be in your own backyard. Visitors are...