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Paqueing: An Egg-cellent Easter Tradition in Cajun Country

4/3/2017 by William Precht
Posted In:  Festivals & Events, History
When it comes to Easter traditions, most folks think of dressing in their finest pastel colored clothing for Easter Sunday church service followed by gigantic family meals. But let’s not forget about the famous Easter egg. We hard-boil and dye ‘em, not fry ‘em. We hide ‘em for kids to find ‘em. Yep, that just happened, but stay with me here. Here
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7 Ways to Spice Up your Holiday Decorating (Louisiana Style!)

12/6/2016 by Angie Kay Dilmore
Posted In:  Festivals & Events
We know you enjoy visiting Southwest Louisiana in December, but if a trip to the Lake Area isn’t on your agenda this year, no worries. Bring a bit of the Bayou State into your Christmas celebrations by following these tips and decorating your hearth and home with a unique southern Louisiana flair. 1. Pine trees are a SWLA forest staple. The native
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Wine Pairings for Holiday Festivities

11/21/2016 by Angie Kay Dilmore
Posted In:  Culinary
Will you be visiting Lake Charles for the holidays? If so, we have several excellent restaurants open and available for your holiday meals and celebrations. Ember Grille and Wine Bar offers all their guests’ favorite menu items, in addition to several new seasonal items developed by Chef de Cuisine Brock Granger. Chef Brock creates festive dishes
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8 Things You'll Need for a Cajun Thanksgiving

11/18/2016 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  Culinary
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 your recipe One bonafide Cajun ingredient is
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Father’s Day in Lake Charles: Best Things to Do with Dad

6/1/2016 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  Festivals & Events
***Updated June 9, 2017*** Father’s Day is coming up – you didn’t forget that, right? My sister and I have a few ideas for our dear ol’ dad and I wanted to share some “Things To Do with Dad.” For the outdoorsy dad From the secluded rivers and trails of Sam Houston Jones State Park to unparalleled paths of the Creole Nature Trail , take your dad on
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My Cajun Christmas

11/17/2014 by Elizabeth Eustis
By Elizabeth Eustis Southwest Louisiana has planned so many parades, concerts, fireworks, and food events for Christmas this year, it is definitely the place to be to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year. With this abundance of holiday cheer, choosing an event is going to be hard! Attending as many holiday happenings as I can, might
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