Celebrating * Oysters

Celebrating * Oysters

Today is National Oyster Day ! And we do them right in Louisiana - We have lots of Festivals to celebrate this Seafood : Amite in March, New Orleans in June and Baton Rouge in May. ( conflicting with this famous quote) The original advice is that you should only eat oystersin the eight months of the year [...]

Easy Mini Meat Pies

Easy Mini Meat Pies

These can be made ahead and frozen for a great snack or party ! 1 pound ground beef 1 T Tomato paste 1/2 each of finely chopped onion and bell pepper 1 clove of garlic finely chopped Tabasco sauce to taste DOUGH: 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon sal t1 cup shortening 3/4 cup shredded [...]

Baked Alaska recipe for Alaska Day

Baked Alaska recipe for Alaska Day

Happy Alaska Day and yesterday was ice cream cake day - so whats better? Baked Alaska : 8 cups neapolitan ice cream slightly softened1 pound cake sliced 1" thick6 egg whites room temperature1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar3/4 cup sugar Line a 3qt bowl with plastic wrap. Scoop the ice cream into the bowl ensuring to mix up the colors and press to remove any spaces.Top with pound [...]

National Onion Day – June 27 NATIONAL ONION DAY

National Onion Day – June 27 NATIONAL ONION DAY

Recipe: 1/2 cup all-purpose /2 cup water egg, lightly beaten 1 teaspoon seasoned salt 1/2 cup watert 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1 large onion, very thinly sliced Oil for deep-fat frying In a shallow bowl, whisk the first five ingredients. Separate onion slices into rings. Dip rings into batter. In a deep-fat fryer, heat 1 [...]

Old Fashioned Coconut Cream Pie

Old Fashioned Coconut Cream Pie

its national cocout day ! And iam celebrating with my favorite pie Coconut cream pie .. lisa 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut3 cups half-and-half2 eggs, beaten3/4 cup white sugar 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon vanilla extract1 (9 inch) pie shell, baked1 cup frozen whipped topping, thawed Preheat oven to 350 degrees F [...]

Mexican Street Fair Corn

Mexican Street Fair Corn

Its National Eat your vegetables day ! So how about some fair corn to enjoy while watching the Circus. Lisa 4-6 corn on the cob cooked1 cup cojita cheese, grated (your preference - fine like parmesan or in chunks)1 tablespoon chili powder1 teaspoon sea salt1/4 cup butter, unsalted and melted4-6 lime wedgescilantro for garnish On [...]

Graduation Party Time

Graduation Party Time

This week has been busy with planning for Graduations in the family. Here's some party idea 's for the Big event : Son's Graduation last year from high school. School colors are purple and white. LAVCA 2018 : Online High School Graduation cards Graduation party idea's : I made this box for the table -decorated [...]