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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#EatSWLA: Mardi Gras Boudin King Cake Recipe

The boudin king cake craze hit the Mardi Gras scene in 2014. It is the savory “sibling” to the season’s sweet treat of cream cheese and fruit-filled king cakes. With Lake Charles being the home to the Southwest Louisiana Boudin Trail, it is only right for us to share a recipe! Chef Derrill Guidry…

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5 Christmas Cocktails from Bayou Rum

Are you planning a party this holiday season? Impress your guests with Christmas cocktails that add sizzle and sparkle to your spirits. Enjoy these recipes made with Southwest Louisiana’s own Bayou Rum. 1. YULETIDE COCKTAIL 1.5 oz Bayou Spiced Rum .5 oz vanilla vodka 2 oz cranberry juice 2 oz…

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Cajun Red Beans and Rice featuring Insane Sausages

Growing up in the Rice Capital of America, and in a VERY Cajun family, my Maw Maw Eloise incorporated rice in just about every meal. Chicken and sausage gumbo, rice and gravy, crawfish étouffée, jambalaya, rice dressing, shrimp sauce piquant, and of course, red beans and rice! While I may never be…

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How To Make the Best Vanilla Latte from Home

Like many of you, my daily routine has undergone major changes in the last few weeks. One of my routines (many will call it a bad habit) is grabbing a coffee in the morning on my commute to work. As we adjust to the stay-at-home mandate, acquiring everyday products, such as our favorite grande iced…

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Cajun Cooking Terms

While you’re visiting the area, you’ll probably see some “interesting” words and ingredients on the menu. Here’s a list of Cajun cooking words and their meaning to help you navigate your way through our menu or through our delectable cuisine. We want to know about the new dishes you taste in…

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How to Make a Roux

Making a Roux is the basis of several Louisiana Creole and Cajun dishes such as gumbo and jambalaya. There are several varieties of roux from white to dark; the coloring is based on how long it is cooked. It's a labor of love, but you don't have to be daunted by the process. Here is a step-by-step…

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