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Super Bowl Sunday Means Super Eating

February 5th, 2010 · 13 Comments

Every Sunday for the past five months we have prepared and eaten either my taco dip and/or salsa and chips while watching the Saints on TV. So, in keeping with our sports rituals and superstitions, we are preparing the same food for Super Bowl Sunday. And wearing our same Saints apparel, jerseys, etc…oh…and a little Cajun Spice Blend will be thrown in from my special spice bag for each recipe, adding a little laginappe and Voodoo Gris-gris magic!

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Tags: Appetizers · Cajun · Events · Mexican · Recipes · Traditions

Welcome to Mardi Gras 2010

January 5th, 2010 · 25 Comments

It marks the day the wise men brought gifts to the Christ Child. By doing so they ‘revealed’ or ‘made known’ Jesus to the world as Lord and King. As the Mardi Gras season starts this year Fat Tuesday falls on February 16, 2010, always the day before Ash Wednesday, which is the beginning of Lent for fasting and abstinence in the Catholic Church.

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Tags: Cajun · Creole · Culture · Events · Heritage · History · Holidays · Mardi Gras · Traditions · Travel

Ginger Bread Houses

December 23rd, 2008 · 22 Comments

Every year for the past 10 or so we have taken the weekend before Christmas typically on Saturday to bake and build ginger bread houses. Years ago Monique hosted and attended Pampered Chef parties and one year she got a hold of the ginger bread mold stoneware and ever since I have taken to the fun task of helping the boys build each their own ginger bread house. This year we were without Bryan so Monique and I decorated one together. Ben did his all up in purple and gold LSU colors, it is quite a unique little ginger bread house.

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Tags: Baking · Holidays · Traditions

Cooking Up A Storm

December 11th, 2008 · Comments Off on Cooking Up A Storm

Recipes lost and found from The Times-Picayune of New Orleans, the book is the result of a response to the post-Katrina community pulling together lost recipes through the New Orleans Times-Picayune newspaper food section entitled “Exchange Alley” where folks traded lost and found recipes. Exchange Alley is a short one block street in the French Quarter on the side of the Saint Louis Cathedral which is directly across from Jackson Square.

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