Steel Magnolia, Meat Pies and Lights

Steel Magnolia, Meat Pies and Lights

That's what the town of Natchitoches has in common. The setting for Steel Magnolia movie, the Meat Pie Festival and famous Christmas lights. Natchitoches, located in north-central Louisiana, is a short drive from our south central states and large metro areas. I-49 runs just 5 miles west of our beautiful Historic Landmark District, site of [...]

Cookbook : Southern Living 2022 Annual Recipes C cookbook :

Cookbook :  Southern Living 2022 Annual Recipes C cookbook :

Southern Living graciously invites you to enjoy the latest annual compilation of top-rated recipes from the editors of Southern Living magazine—now in full color For decades, Southern Living Annual Recipes has collected every recipe from an entire year’s worth of Southern Living magazine in a single complete volume, creating an indispensable companion for devoted readers and an inspiring discovery for all who [...]

Lisa Book Shelf; The Whisper in Wind:

Lisa Book Shelf; The Whisper in Wind:

They’re polar opposites not looking for romance. But what will they do when it finds them?Lucy Gardener is finally ready to settle down and stop job hopping. So, when her brother asks for her help to document the town’s quirky fall festivals for a promotional video for his inn, she’s up to the challenge. She was not, however, ready to share [...]

Ugly Sweater Day

Ugly Sweater Day

This Thursday on my Craft Table it's all about Ugly Sweaters . So you are invited to an Ugly Sweater party: What is an Ugly Sweater party? Just like the name implies, an Ugly Sweater Christmas Party is a Christmas party theme where the hosts and guests wear super tacky Christmas sweaters.  It’s just a [...]

Melville Hunted House

Melville Hunted House

Welcome to my Halloween celebration! Next few days I will be sharing Halloween hunts from around my area. Let's start with : Our local Hunted House. Put on every year by our local volunteer fire department. It's a way to give back to the community and raise money for much needed equipment. Volunteers spent Friday [...]

Mid Autumn Festival : Pumpkin Soup

Mid Autumn  Festival : Pumpkin Soup

The Mid-Autumn Festival is the second most important festival in China after Chinese New Year. Chinese people celebrate it by gathering for dinners, worshiping the moon, lighting paper lanterns, eating mooncakes, etc. The most popular Mid-Autumn Festival foods include mooncakes, pumpkin, river snails, taro, wine fermented with osmanthus flowers, duck and hairy crabs 1 cup dry white [...]

Tuesday Morning ! Labor Day

Tuesday Morning ! Labor Day

I am Thankful to be with you today ! The Hurricane Ida missed us completely here in Melville but many of my fellow Louisiana neighbors are with out power and shelter. This being combined with out breaks of COVID in Louisiana makes it a double trouble. Please keep everyone in your thought as we clean [...]

July 4th : Fireworks and Safety

July 4th   :  Fireworks and Safety

Thanks for stopping bye this Thursday and today I chatting about the 4th and fireworks in Louisiana. Which has a home town - Twist as we celebrate watching from the levee and fireworks shot from a barge on the river. So join me this weekend for live music, parades and fireworks on the River. And [...]

Pistachio Quick Bread

Pistachio  Quick Bread

National Pistachio Day, also known as World Pistachio Day, is being observed today! It has always been observed annually on February 26th. 1 package white cake mix (regular size)1 package (3.4 ounces) instant pistachio pudding mix4 large eggs, room temperature1 cup sour cream1/4 cup water1/4 cup canola oil1/3 cup sugar3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon In a [...]