King Cake Delivered to Your Doorstep 🎭

If your family or friends aren't able to make it to Lake Charles this Mardi Gras season, you can send them a little love via mail! There's nothing better than receiving KING CAKE as a gift when you're missing home. King Cake is the perfect way for your loved ones to feel like they are a part of the…

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How to Make a Bayou® Rum Pecan Praline Daiquiri

Get into the Mardi Gras spirit with this simple Pecan Praline Daiquiri recipe from Bayou® Rum! I really can't think of a better duo than Bayou® Rum and Blue Bell Ice Cream. This daiquiri is heavenly! This recipe uses Bayou® Spiced Rum, which you can purchase at their gift shop in Lacassine, order…

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How to Make a Bayou® Rum Mardi Gras Daiquiri

Get into the Mardi Gras spirit with this simple Mardi Gras Daiquiri recipe from Bayou® Rum! You don't want to skip out on making the King Cake simple syrup– it is delicious! This recipe uses both Bayou® White Rum and Bayou® Gator Bite™ Rum Liqueur, which you can purchase at their gift shop in…

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'Tis the Season for GUMBO!

Many of my favorite memories of my dad involve his gumbo. If you knew the Iowa-born (the state, not the city), New Orleans-raised, Scottish heritage, adopted Cajun, then you knew that his gumbo was his shining achievement. It fed countless people in town and warmed many bellies. Food was his love…

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Farmers' Markets in Lake Charles

Feeling the Love at Farmer’s Markets Farmer’s markets are designed with a lot of love; they bring out a community’s best offerings and place them on a gingham tablecloth for your enjoyment. Lake Charles touts its two popular farmer’s markets – the Charlestown Farmer’s Market on Saturdays and the…

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Coffee:30 Gourmet Coffee & Beignets

Coffee:30 Gourmet Coffee & Beignets! So, coffee is my jam. I love it, probably a bit too much. Imagine my surprise when someone else understands that anytime is coffee time – Coffee:30 – right? My coworker, Kathryn, and I saw some movement on social media about a new coffee place located where a…

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