Louisiana Christmas Eve

Today I am celebrating a traditional Louisiana Christmas ;  Great River Road region between New Orleans and Baton Rouge can lay claim to one of the more unusual public December holiday lighting displays you’ll find in Louisiana. It’s here on the earthen levees bordering the Mississippi River in St. James, St. John the Baptist and Ascension parishes that local Christmas lights aren’t colored bulbs, but instead dozens of 20-feet-high flaming pyramids [...]

Happy Hanukkah

The eight-day Jewish celebration known as Hanukkah or Chanukah commemorates the rededication during the second century B.C. of the Second Temple in Jerusalem, where according to legend Jews had risen up against their Greek-Syrian oppressors in the Maccabean Revolt. Hanukkah, which means “dedication” in Hebrew, begins on the 25th of Kislev on the Hebrew calendar [...]

Festival of Holidays * New Year Party

Festival of Holidays * New Year Party

So if we are having a New Year celebration we need party food : Here's a sample of recipes -    Champagne Punch  Using a pitcher, mix orange and pineapple juice. Pour orange-pineapple mixture into champagne flutes until half full. Fill glasses with champagne. Serve immediately, garnished with raspberries and rosemary, if desired.     Black Bean and [...]

New Year Quilt

New Year Quilt

Thursday Festival of Holidays ends  our celebration with New Year !   Lisa    book link As each holiday season approaches, some revel in welcoming the New Year ahead; others quietly mourn the passing of time gone by. "We can't hold on to the past," says Master Quilter Sylvia Compson, "but we can keep the best part [...]

Louisiana *Customs,Tradition and Life

Louisiana *Customs,Tradition and Life

Explore more with this book. written by a native author  explains more about  Louisiana customs ,traditions and life. Lisa      Amazon author page Free with Kindle Unlimited  Ghost stories abound in the Cajun and Creole city of Lafayette, Louisiana. The Hub City boasts a multitude of spirits and specters, from those lost in Civil [...]

A Catered Thanksgiving by Isis Crawford

A Catered Thanksgiving  by Isis Crawford

book link Whipping up Thanksgiving dinner can be stressful for anyone, but that goes double for the Field family. Everything has to be perfect, or they risk getting cut out of dominating patriarch Monty's lucrative will. That's where sisters Bernie and Libby's catering company, A Little Taste of Heaven, comes in. Surely with their lumpless [...]

Thanksgiving Side Dishes *

Thanksgiving wouldn't be a holiday meal without these recipes on the table. : I am sure you have  family recipes you love but here's a few family favorites. from my home. Lisa    2 Cans  french green bean 1 Can cheddar cheese soup 1 can onion rings 1/4 t  margarine 1 T flour 1/2 can of [...]

Mama Thanksgiving Cornbread Dressing :

Mama Thanksgiving Cornbread Dressing :

Thursday : Festival of Holiday  Day  and I am celebrating Thanksgiving today !  With great recipes,books and crafts all centered around Thanksgiving .holiday. Each Thursday in October I am celebrating food day by sharing family holiday recipes -so enjoy .  Lisa It's always a big occasion around here as the whole family gets together and celebrate. Lisa  [...]

Halloween Classroom Party Idea’s

Halloween Classroom Party Idea’s

Welcome to Thursday  ! Today -I start my  Festival of Holiday with Halloween : What could be any more fun then a Halloween party for Kids :   Party Begins with some fun party games : Wrap the Mummy Divide the children into groups of three to five kids. Select one child in each group [...]