Louisiana Sweet Dough Pie

Louisiana Sweet Dough Pie

In Louisiana, this dough is used to make what we call "Cajun sweet dough". The traditional filling is fig and it is made into turnovers, but it can also be used as pie crust, although it is not as flaky. It is supreme as turnover dough, for any kind of filling.  cup Crisco shortening 1 [...]

Light Up the Sky : Fireworks

Light Up the Sky : Fireworks

Happy Tuesday ! The last Tuesday of June and today post is Fireworks - history, symbolizes and safety. So Enjoy and Be Safe ! Lisa Many historians believe that fireworks originally were developed in the second century B.C. in ancient Liuyang, China. It is believed that the first natural "firecrackers" were bamboo stalks that when [...]

Goodbye Charles Cannatella & Sons

Goodbye Charles Cannatella & Sons

Today post is a little different.  I am saying Goodbye to our local small town grocery store. After 99 years the family has decided to close down here. And move in a different direction.  We are all heart broken they left but Best wishes. So Thanks for the Memories: The store started out as a [...]

Melville, La : Community Library

Melville, La : Community Library

Hello from my Library desk ! And Welcome to Saturday at the Library: it's filled with Book Club, Children Read Along, and Community event place. Children Read Along time : Recipient of two 2021 Purple Dragonfly AwardsJoin Sally Strawberry and Billy Blueberry on an extraordinary and interactive adventure through the garden! Best friends Sally and Billy [...]

Melville Fire Dept : BBQ Time

Melville Fire Dept : BBQ Time

I live in a small town in South Louisiana. And so we have a Volunteers Fire Dept that does a wonderful job. But to raise money for Extra's the Fire Dept holds an annual BBQ in May. Today it's all about Uncle Lenard's BBQ and his Special sauce. May is BBQ month -so enjoy... Lisa [...]

Our Town : Community Garden

Our Town : Community Garden

Welcome to my town's community garden tour. Every year Ms. Mary and her crew plants a large garden that anyone in town can get fresh vegetables from. It's a labor of love and gives fresh vegetables to those that needs help. Melville, LA Community garden: The community garden gives you space to garden and opens the [...]

Home : Love The Boot

Home : Love The Boot

Welcome to my Home this Tuesday ! This week I am celebrating the Earth. As we approach Earth Day April 22 ! My post today is all about the campainge that the state of Louisiana is having to clean up the state and Volunteering to help in your community/ Join us this Saturday to Clean [...]

Easter Kids Crafts

Easter Kids Crafts

The Library is closed next Saturday for the Town Egg Hunt and Soring Festival. We will have a small craft booth at the event, Kids are making decoration and samples for the event. Bunny Banner : We are decorating the booth with Bunny and Carrots made from scrapbook paper. Glued on a strip. Bunny Invite: [...]

Mardi Gras Day ! Cajun Country

Mardi Gras Day ! Cajun Country

Happy Mardi Gras Day here in South Louisiana ! Many of my readers know about Mardi Gras in Mew Orleans but not about the celebration here in South Louisiana. It has a rich history and tradition that can be still be found in small towns in the country : it's called History of Cajun Mardi [...]

Mardi Gras : Shoe Box floats

Mardi Gras : Shoe Box floats

Mardi Gras : Shoe Box floats  at Melville Library will roll at 2pm. Come join the Krewe and let's party ! Lisa Shoebox parade floats allow children an opportunity to use their minds as well as their arts and crafts skills, as they create the parade of their dreams. How to make a shoe box float : Supplies:  [...]