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How to Make Shrimp Étouffée

10/30/2017 by Lindsay Mattingly
Posted In:  Culinary
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 – I have Cajun French in my blood! I should know
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How to Make Jambalaya

9/25/2017 by Lindsay Mattingly
Posted In:  Culinary
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 cook. Whatever ended up on the menu for the day, you
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How to Enjoy a Rainy Day in Lake Charles

7/31/2017 by Allison Schexnayder
Rainy day got you down? Don’t worry, there is plenty to do right here in Lake Charles even when the weather is not so nice. A personal rainy day favorite of mine is bowling at Petro Bowl . Which is always fun for the whole family. Been wanting to catch that new blockbuster? Now’s your chance at Cinemark Movie Bistro or Cinemark 348 . A rainy
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How to Clean Your Catch

3/22/2017 by William Precht
Posted In:  Culinary, Outdoors
Spring is a time when flowers are blooming, birds are chirping, and the fish are biting! Here in Southwest Louisiana, we without-a-doubt have some of the best fishing around. Lake Charles’ proximity to the Gulf of Mexico and the rich marshlands along the Creole Nature Trail All-American Road provide thrilling opportunities for both fresh and
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Spring Birding in Southwest Louisiana (Part 1)

4/7/2016 by William Precht
Posted In:  Outdoors
Looking back now, I don’t know that I’ve ever fully appreciated the incredible fortune of being raised in the wetlands of Southwest Louisiana . I consider myself lucky. Lucky to have a father who to this day spends his every free moment guiding his boat through the seemingly endless, winding trails of the marsh known only to a select few. Growing
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How to Eat Boiled Crawfish

1/8/2016 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  Culinary
In Louisiana, every meal is a celebration. One of my favorite food festivities is a crawfish boil . Boiled in a large pot and liberally seasoned, it's not unusual to see a single person go through at least 5 pounds of these delicious critters. Not to mention my hubby, who can peel through 10+ pounds without blinking an eye! Believe it or not, there
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