Memorial Day weekend is upon us, the official beginning of summer–time to “officially” break out the grill. I’m a diehard outdoor person so my grill and smoker gets used year round no matter the weather. Usually my winter grilling is preceded
There are some aromas in the kitchen that I love….well, ok, many aromas, but one of my favorites is the smell of peppers roasting, especially poblanos. I think the hardest part of roasting peppers is letting them sit covered after they are done.
It’s the new year and if eating healthy was one of your resolutions, you’re in luck. Last July I had the opportunity to attend my first International Food Bloggers Conference (IFBC) in Sacramento, California. One, it was a good excuse for a
Holiday traditions, from decorations to special food and drink, is what makes a holiday a holiday. One “tradition” that seems to go with Thanksgiving is leftovers. Turkey Day’s feast always seems to be larger than our appetite to consume it at
Large cast iron pots or kettles full of jambalaya and cooks armed with paddles are a common scene in Louisiana, especially when there is football to be played or money to be raised. Tailgating can be a delightful sensory experience,
I can almost hear you saying, “White beans in the summer, you’ve lost your mind!” I know white beans are not exactly what many would consider summer fare, but something I’m sure most of us, especially in the South, have a
This past weekend, I had the pleasure of doing the Cooking Demo (Video live & uncut) at the Red Stick Farmers Market in Baton Rouge with Chef Celeste Gill. Since I was wearin’ green just a few days before for St.
Hubby and I love eggplant and eat it quite often. Hubby’s fav is oven fried eggplant (remember Lasagna Sauced Eggplant? ) and mine is eggplant parmesan. This week, we had a chance to dine out with some friends at a local Italian restaurant where
Every night our dinner includes vegetables. I make it a point. Whether they are the premiere ingredient or showcased as a side. We love our veggies. In fact, I have a vegetable bowl that lives in my fridge. A bowl
Not only is it National Potato Month but it’s Labor Day weekend. Are you firing up the grill for family and friends? Are potatoes on your menu? According to the Hearth, Patio, and Barbeque Association, 41% of us will be