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Saint 75

From Commander’s Restaurant, New Orleans You will need a chilled champagne glass and a cocktail shaker. Ingredients: 1 ounce Tanqueray or Sapphire gin 1 ounce St. Germain 1 ounce basil infused simple syrup 1 ounce fresh lemon juice Directions: Pour...

Mr. Bates Bittersweet Cocktail

  This recipe comes from Downton Abbey–not originally from the south, but sure is refreshing on a warm summer evening! (makes one drink Ingredients: 1 ounce Amaro Nonino 2 ounce Pedro Ximenez Sherry. If you can’t find this make sure you...

Sophisticated Social – After Hours Social

Nola Southern Grill hosted the Emerging Young Professionals’ (EYP) After Hour Social last month. The event was sponsored by First Castle Federal Credit Union. Please add your event photos on our social media pages and hashtag #sophisticatedsocial      ...

Sophisticated Social – Sweet Soirée

A beautiful summer moon helped light the night at this year’s Sweet Soirée at Stone Creek Club & Spa. The fundraiser, which is held annually by ACCESS, helps provide financial grants and other services to LOCAL children with disabilities and...
30 Things We Love about The Northshore

30 Things We Love about The Northshore

In honor of our 30th Anniversary, we decided to take a different spin on our community spotlight feature to tell you the 30 things we love about the Northshore. In no particular order: 1. Biking on the Tangi Trail and...

Summer’s Heat Can Be Inspirational

AUGUST HAS ARRIVED and guess what?! We are halfway through the summer heat! August is really a month the reluctant gardener hates to be in the yard. Hot, humid and buggy—hopefully you have kept up with your chores and can...

How to Engage Your Child in Conversation

My son recently returned from a mission trip to North Carolina. Before he even departed, organizers sent us tips on engaging with our children upon their return. The goal was not only for us to simply learn about their trip, but...

Sunday Summer Lunch

Summertime in south Louisiana means porch sitting, floating down lazy Louisiana rivers, and inventing every possible way to avoid turning on the oven and heating up the kitchen. Sometimes I feel too hot to eat…did not think that could ever...

What’s a Locavore?

For the fifth consecutive year, I joined the eat local challenge promising to eat only locally grown food for 30 days. If you interpret the challenge strictly, this means that you would only eat food caught or raised within 200...

Hot and Smoky Baked Beans

Recipe from Bon Appetit, July 1999 Ingredients: 6 bacon slices* 1 1/2 cups chopped onion 1 1/4 cups purchased barbecue sauce 3/4 cup dark beer 1/4 cup mild-flavored (light) molasses 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard 3 tablespoons (packed) dark brown sugar...