Mardi Gras : Imperial Yam Queen parade

Mardi Gras : Imperial Yam Queen parade

Welcome to 2023 Mardi Gras. And if you are planning a visit can I recommend this fun, family friendly parade in Opelousas, la. We are the Elite Opelousas All Female Krewe! Our goal is to make a lasting impression on parade wat Opelousas Imperial Yam Queens get to see everyone when we ride in the [...]

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 [...]

2022 KCS Holiday Express train: Let’s Ride

2022 KCS Holiday Express train: Let’s Ride

Friday's Christmas in Louisiana starts in Monroe. Louisiana ! The 2022 KCS Holiday Express train will return to the rails for the first time since the start of the pandemic in 2020. This year, the festive, six-car holiday train with intricate displays inside and out will bring Santa Claus and his elves to visit children [...]

Thanksgiving Canned Yams with Pecans

Thanksgiving Canned Yams with Pecans

3 pounds medium sweet potatoes 1/2 cup butter 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon salt Topping: 3 tablespoons butter, melted 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 3/4 cup coarsely chopped pecans Preheat the oven to 375° F. Lightly spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Wash and peel the sweet potatoes. Slice them into 1/4 inch slices and place them [...]

Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival

Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival

The festival, located along the Bayou Teche, is jam-packed with events and activities to guarantee a great time all-around. Enjoy parades, carnival rides, a car show and more. If you’re looking for a little competition, sign up to participate in the 5k run or the sugar cookery contest.  The smell of Cajun seasonings and spices [...]

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 [...]

Red Stick Farmers Market : Baton Rouge , La.

Red Stick Farmers Market : Baton Rouge , La.

This weekend I am visiting one of my favorite markets in the area for some great shopping and Fun.So join Me in Baton Rouge,La this Saturday.... Red Stick Farmers Market: During peak seasons, we operate up to 4 weekly locations of the Red Stick Farmers Market in different areas of the city. Red Sick Farmers [...]

Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival

Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival

We honor the two industries that built our community during a five-day celebration! Our 87th Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival will take place Thursday, September 1st through Monday, September 5th. the Festival recognizes the working men and women of both the seafood and petroleum industries, which are the economic lifeblood of the area. The Festival [...]