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Never Snappier!

Never Snappier!

We are very fortunate to live in Louisiana for so many reasons, but none as great as the abundance of natural foods available to us here. Particularly the seafood! Among the most popular local fish varieties is red snapper. The...

Wedding Cake Trends

Wedding cake trends for 2014 are  far from ornate. Instead, brides seem to be opting for a much simpler “less is more” approach for their wedding day desserts. 1. Tiny Cakes: These pint-sized, one- or two-tiered beauties are being seen...

Currently Obsessing Over…Bridal Headpieces

Bridal Headpieces come in many different forms and are definitely trending right now. Some hark back to 1920s headbands and tiaras, some are bohemian gorgeous floral wreathes and circlets, not to mention all forms of veils: chapel, cathedral, lace-trimmed, jeweled,...
Creating an Outdoor Oasis

Creating an Outdoor Oasis

If you revel in the summer weather, don’t confine yourself to an interior living space. Expand your horizons outdoors!  Creating a relaxing and comfortable outdoor oasis is simple. First of all, let Mother Nature do the work for you. Plant some...
Pinchos de Gambas

Pinchos de Gambas

written By Pemmie Sheasby of oil & vinegar I AM ALWAYS experimenting with new ways to cook and serve my favorite dishes. My Himalayan Pink Salt Slab provides a natural cook top and serving platter in one, additionally my recipes...
Stuffed Piquillo Peppers

Stuffed Piquillo Peppers

Piquillo Peppers are a sweet and smoky pepper from the south region of Spain and provide the perfect shell for tangy cream and goat cheeses. The shrimp and lobster filling in this appetizer is just an added bonus that gives...

Wedding Planning: 101

So you’re finally engaged! Congratulations! …Now What? Maybe it was a long time coming or maybe it caught you completely off-guard. Either way- you now have a wedding to plan. The first thing people will ask you is, “When is...
Outdoor Living

Outdoor Living

A Mandeville Retreat When Lisa and Eric Beloso purchased their house in Mandeville following Hurricane Katrina, they did not have much of a wish list or design scheme in mind—they simply wanted a place to call home. Almost ten years...
Kids being Kids

Kids being Kids

With the official start of the Carnival season, it’s time to dust off the ever-popular Mardi Gras ladders and get them ready for action. These ingenious creations do more than keep the kiddos away from the fray. In true South...
Layered Meat and Polenta

Layered Meat and Polenta

Simple is the Game, Italian is the Name Whether you’re adding a few Italian favorites to your everyday recipe repertoire or planning a complete dinner, meal planning with Italian foods can be simple and enjoyable. Introduce friends and family members...