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Lindsay Mattingly
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Lindsay Mattingly

Lindsay Mattingly is a freelance writer and stay-at-home mom to a baby boy, with another on the way! A life-long native of Southwest Louisiana, she grew up in Hackberry and has lived in Lake Charles since 2005. After graduating from McNeese with a degree in Mass Communication, Lindsay worked in public relations and marketing in Lake Charles for 9 years. She enjoys cooking and trying new recipes and loves all the wonderful seafood in the area - especially fried shrimp! 

How to Make Shrimp Étouffée

I have a kind of embarrassing confession – I can never spell “étouffée” correctly. I get tripped up and lost on how many t’s, f’s, and e’s there are in this French word meaning “smothered.” And where do the accent marks go?? Now this may not seem like a big deal to you, but my maiden name is LaBove…

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Spices and Seasonings in Lake Charles

***UPDATED 4/10/2018*** If you ask ten Cajuns their favorite type of seasoning blend to use in their cooking, chances are you’ll get ten different answers back! Louisiana has as many varieties of seasoning blends as we do festivals – well, maybe not that many – but it’s still a lot! We recently…

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How to Make Jambalaya

My Maw-Maw was a great little 4’11 Cajun lady from Cameron by way of New Iberia. One of my family’s favorite things to remember about Maw-Maw was that every day, first thing in the morning, she would put on the coffee pot and the rice pot at the same time - even if she hadn’t yet decided what to…

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How to Make Shrimp Gumbo

If you’ve lived in Southwest Louisiana long enough, then you’ve probably heard the term “gumbo weather.” Gumbo weather is what we refer to as the first cool front – and by “cool front” I mean “lows in the 60s” – and it usually inspires all of us to run to the store for our favorite Cajun ingredients…

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