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8 Things You'll Need for a Cajun Thanksgiving

It’s only a few more days until Thanksgiving. It’s so close, I can almost taste it! Of course every family has their traditions when it comes to the Thanksgiving Day and the menu. This year, I challenge you to give your dinner a touch of SPICE with some Cajun inspired dishes. 1. Add the “Trinity” to…

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All You Need to Know about Boudin Wars - 2018

Boudin is as much a part of Southern Louisiana culture as Cajun music or gumbo. And I’m here to tell you – if I had to choose between those – boudin would be my pick. If you’re a boudin enthusiast like me, OH HAPPY DAY - Boudin Wars is just around the corner. It’s like Christmas morning! WHEN:…

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A Cookie Scavenger Hunt with a Tasty Prize!

Like many people with the best of intentions, I try to watch what I eat, but there comes a time when I have to throw caution to the wind and indulge my cravings, especially when my curiosity is piqued by the allure of a scavenger hunt with the simple question: Where is Alice P? Fact: Life is better…

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Mama Reta Seems Like My Mama Too!

Thursday “Gravy Day” at Mama Reta’s Kitchen. I know it’s been said before that we have incredible hospitality in the South. And, while that is true, there are some people who take Southern Hospitality to a different level. It’s the “treating you like family” kind of hospitality that really makes you have a genuine smile with crinkles around your eyes and a warm glow in your heart. Well, that’s what eating at Mama Reta’s Kitchen is like…

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How To Host a Crawfish Boil

Just as we look forward to the first cold front of the fall to bust out our favorite gumbo pot, we anxiously anticipate the first warm, sunny weekend that just begs for the perfect crawfish boil. There’s nothing like gathering your favorite people, local craft brews, and creative signature cocktails…

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Trip Advisor Says: Best Fried Chicken

There is something special about fried chicken. People all over the world have their own special love for this Southern fare. I bet you even have a preference. I cannot resist a piece of dark meat, crunchy with a touch of spice. Pair it with a soft roll, fried okra, and a sweet tea and I’m happy…

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Suppertime in Sulphur

When visiting Southwest Louisiana, the town of Sulphur offers many worthy destinations – Adventure Point and the gateway to the Creole Nature Trail, the Brimstone Museum, and Henning Cultural Center. You’ll find great shopping too. Check out Sulphur’s Trail of Treasures. And while you’re out…

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