Natchioches Meat Pies

Today's Sunday  * April 8th and its National Emanada Day ! But Meat pies are big in lots of different cultures  in the world . They can be sweet or savory these hand pies are a big in Louisiana . The town of  Natchitoches la is famous for them & even a yearly festival. It... Continue Reading →

Good Friday & Good times

Happy Good Friday !  Today 's post is all about a family tradition. My family has a large annual Crawfish /Easter Egg hunt every Good Friday - This Easter we will be at the Thomasson Farm again with lots of family fun and Good food. Here some pictures from pass Good Friday -but check back... Continue Reading →

Southern Coke Glazed Ham

Happy Thursday & on the Menu : Easter Ham We always celebrate Easter Sunday with a Ham as our table center piece. This time with a Southern twist using a Coke Glaze   With just four simple ingredients, Cola-Dijon-Brown Sugar Glaze makes one of the best toppings for our spiral-cut ham. Ingredients 1 1/2 cups... Continue Reading →

Easter Egg Hunt * The history & family tradition

Easter Egg Hunt : a family tradition But have you considered the history around it- The word "Easter" is thought to come from the Teutonic goddess of springtime Eostre, who was commonly associated with rabbits thanks to their connection with fertility; early Germanic cultures believed that Eostre and her egg-laying rabbits heralded the beginning of... Continue Reading →

Mardi Gras Event : Lynn Shurr

Welcome to my Mardi Gras Friday Event :The Parade is rolling with books,food & fun .   Lisa   Queen of the Mardi Gras Ball (The Mardi Gras Series)     book link As 1925 ends, spirited flapper Rosamond St. Rochelle encounters two men. Burke Boylan is rich and well-connected in New Orleans. Pierre Landry, a Cajun doctor,... Continue Reading →

Thursday* Pork Roast & Cabbage

1/4/2018 Thursday is another cold one in Louisiana. But we are traveling today while on Winter Break from school. My son has another college to check out in a neighboring state about 4 hours away. Check out my pictures later today on Instagram.  But before that a little look at New Year lunch - Pork Roast... Continue Reading →

Christmas Eve Traditions

Happy Christmas Eve!   Do you have any plans for today? Or family Traditions?  My Mom said she and my Aunts used to always wait till today to do some shopping and the go out to a fancy lunch. Lots of families in South Louisiana go to Midnight Mass at the Catholic church and open presents after. My... Continue Reading →

Red Velvet Cake History *

Today is all about - Red Velvet cake thought to be traditional Southern Classic its has roots in many places - but maybe the most famous in Steele Magnolia. My favorite holiday cake and movie classic.  Lisa    The history and Facts about - Red Velvet cake.  When foods were rationed during  WW 2  bakers used boiled beet... Continue Reading →

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