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#EatSwla: Smothered Chicken and Rice Recipe

My dad is a meat and potato guy. Just about every meal my mother served up with a version of red meat, some variety of potato and vegetable from the garden; sweet corn, purple hull peas, fork hook lima beans, squash or orka (which we dutifully FRIED!). The one dish that diverted routine was Chicken…

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#EatSwla: Red Beans & Rice with Ham Shanks

Throughout Louisiana, Red Beans and Rice is a treasured Monday tradition, where the aroma of red beans can be smelled drifting through the neighborhoods. Every family has their own secret list of ingredients and method for cooking the beans. Our friends at Flip My Food shared their recipe when they…

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Flea Fest! One Big Happy Flea Market

Flea Fest returns to Burton Coliseum Complex this weekend. Over 300 vendors will sell everything from antique automobiles to zebra-striped purses. You never know what you’ll find at this giant flea market. Flea Fest is a biannual event -- spring and fall – and is held at Burton Coliseum’s Ag Barn. I…

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Pass the Po Boy, Please!

What’s not to love about a po boy? The finest po boy starts with only the best ingredients: super-fresh, local seafood, ripe tomatoes, homemade remoulade sauce, and an outstanding loaf of bread. Drooling yet? Po boy sandwiches are typically either seafood or roast beef, and my favorites use a tangy…

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