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Sophisticated Social – Celebration

Sophisticated Social – Celebration

Celebration The Children’s Museum of St. Tammany’s Celebration has quickly become a fixture in the Northshore’s social scene. This year’s event was hosted by WDSU television chief meteorologist Margaret Orr and included music from Groovy 7, a “Culinary Showcase,” and...
Gran’s Caramel Cup Custard

Gran’s Caramel Cup Custard

Crème Caramel. Gran gets all of the credit for this one or I thought she did. She confessed that the original recipe was passed down from Aunt Louise Toca who was my great aunt. She has soothed broken hearts and...
Made with Mom’s Love

Made with Mom’s Love

Contrary to popular belief, I did not learn everything I know about cooking from my mom. However, what I did learn were these fundamental truths: eat local, cook it yourself, nobody can make a roux like someone from south Louisiana,...
The Doorway to Spring

The Doorway to Spring

Spring arrives in March, but somehow April always seems to be the month we begin to crave that fresh start. The garden begins to really come back to life and the chores begin to loom over us! This is the...
Barbecue Shrimp

Barbecue Shrimp

RECIPE by ANNE MORVANT This dish was supposedly invented in New Orleans at Pascal’s Manale. This particular recipe was given to us by our dear friend and neighbor, Anne Morvant. Anne always serves the BBQ shrimp with boiled red new...
Food Memories

Food Memories

LAST YEAR I traveled to New York and set out on a mission to find a neighborhood Chinese restaurant that supposedly had “the best” steamed crab and pork dumplings. When I arrived, I knew that the experience would be authentic....
Market Shrimp and Sweet Potato Curry

Market Shrimp and Sweet Potato Curry

Little Girl, Big Knife’s Market Shrimp and Sweet Potato Curry Recipe. Everyone has been asking for Christina’s shrimp and sweet potato curry recipe. Little Girl, Big Knife succeeds in tantalizing our senses and comforting our souls with locally sourced sweet...
Strawberry Basil Lemonade

Strawberry Basil Lemonade

Ingredients 1 cup sugar 3 
cups quartered fresh strawberries 20
 medium basil leaves, roughly chopped 1  1/2 
cups freshly squeezed lemon juice Directions Put the sugar in a heatproof bowl or cup and pour 1 cup of boiling water over...

Swiss Chard, Bacon and Poached Egg

Swiss Chard, Bacon and Poached Egg Recipe from Christina Falco Baldwin of Little Girl, Big Knife Ingredients: 2 large bunches of Swiss chard, sliced into thin strips 1/2 onion, sliced 4 cloves of garlic, chopped 4 strips of bacon, sliced...

Baked Oysters with Chorizo and Fennel

Fennel is a highly aromatic and slightly sweet anise flavored herb with culinary and medicinal uses. Christina used the market fennel and paired it with chorizo and Louisiana oysters to create this innovative baked oyster dish. The anise flavor is...

Sautéed Broccoli Rabe (or Rapini)

By Christina Falco Baldwin of Little Girl, Big Knife I always get super excited to see rabe at the market. It brings me back to my grandmother’s at Thanksgiving when this sometimes bitter green was a favorite side dish. 1...

Little Girl, Big Knife

“Culinary creations of a little girl with big ideas” Christina Falco Baldwin is the little girl behind the big knife. If you don’t know her, you should. We met a couple of years ago and quickly recognized that we both...