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  • Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler!

    Let the good times roll! October 12th is National Gumbo Day. There are festivals all over Louisiana this month to celebrate their state dish. Lucky for those who are close enough to attend! I’m going to celebrate in my own way by… Read More

  • Nourish Your Family, One Meal At a Time.

    In the whole world, with whom would you most like to have dinner ? Watch this video to the end and be pleasantly surprised! This is a great video that shows how much family meals shared together matter. As a… Read More

  • September is National Family Meals Month™

    When I was a child, I  thought the calendar year started with September. It was all about the beginning of the school year, the changing season and the faster pace. Regardless of whether you have children at home, schedules become full… Read More

  • Labor Day Means Cookouts!

    Where did the summer go? The days are getting shorter, and the weather, while still hot, is subtly changing. I want to take advantage of that laid-back summer vibe before the hectic over-scheduled fall begins.  I surveyed my friends and… Read More

  • Get Your Singing Voices Ready!

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    When is the last time you sang America The Beautiful, Yankee Doodle Dandy, or Grand Old Flag? Dust off your singing voice and let’s get ready for the Fourth of July! I know what you are thinking, why in the… Read More

  • Keepin’ Cool This 4th!

    Do you have memories of super-hot 4th of Julys? I mean burn your feet as you run across the beach hot, fry an egg on the sidewalk kinda heat. It’s the day that says, “Summer has definitely arrived.” And it always… Read More

  • Fishing Fun!

    I asked my husband why he loves to fish. He responded with a whole slew of reasons, but said that his favorite fishing has been with his kids. I get it. If you really love an activity, it brings great… Read More

  • Tips to Celebrate Memorial Day Freedoms

    And just like that, Memorial Day Weekend is upon us! It seems like, just yesterday, I was complaining about all the snow, and now we are getting ready to embrace summer. Granted, Memorial Day Weekend is not the official start… Read More

  • At My Mother’s Table …

    Little did I know that the many times my mother told me to take my elbows off the table or chew with my mouth closed, she was really preparing me to feel comfortable at any dinner table. She wasn’t critical… Read More

  • Cinco de Mayo…Recipes, tips and more to plan your fiesta.

    Hola! Shake a maraca and samba your way over to join us for a fun El Cinco de Mayo fiesta. Dip into our Chipotle-Black Bean Salsa and sip on a margarita. It’s fiesta time and we’re ready to celebrate. I’m always up… Read More