It was my go-to snack for watching the Golden Globes last night. And paired with a little champagne–it was very glamorous! ;)
9 graham cracker sheets, broken up
1 cup small marshmallows
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 pkg microwave kettle corn popcorn
Yep, fall is definitely here. :)
The light has shifted; and even though it’s still 87°, there’s a chill in the morning air that wasn’t there before.
October in Louisiana can be a tricky time. Sweater weather in the morning/shorts and flipflops by afternoon. That’s just the way it is. And, honestly, I’m not sure I’d have it any other way.
A quick pesto pasta with chicken or shrimp or just veggies is simple and quick and ends up as our weeknight meal…well, pretty often. ;) Good think even picky ol’ C. likes it. lol
I usually have 1/2 an opened jar in the fridge and an unopened jar in the pantry–just to be safe. But I had no idea the difference a fresh blend would make! It tastes sooo much better
Wow. Here we are in 2012. Where did the last year go? How did the holidays zip by so fast? Sometimes I feel like every day, week and passing month is nothing but a blur! Next month I will have been blogging for a year, and I look back at how much I have learned over the past 11 months.
I never imagined I would Ever start a blog. EVER. But once I started, the writing process was so cathartic and the interaction with other people from all over the world that have become friends has been so amazing and surprising that I was hooked from the beginning. The desire to improve my little blog and my photography and my cooking has kept me constantly moving forward, growing and learning. It has been Wonderful!
Ever since eating the most delicious fish tacos in Mexico last month, I have been wanting to try them at home. Compadres is a small cantina on Isla Mujeres that we found our last day there. Fresh Chilean Sea Bass was perfectly seasoned and pan seared then served on a flour tortilla with pico de gallo and sliced avocado. Delicious.
I couldn’t replicate the beach or the ocean view or find fresh chilean sea bass, but I was pretty confident I could give the tacos a fair shot.
…Not bad… (licks fingers and lips) ;)
I love everything about the changing of the seasons. I love the way the quality of light changes and shifts. I love the sound of football games wafting over the evening breeze from our neighborhood high school. I love the way evening falls just a little earlier bringing with is a slight coolness that seemed impossible just a week ago. And I love the smell: inescapable, indescribable and inexplicably nostalgic.
This Louisiana classic is one of my favorites from childhood. I think my mother made it a little different each time she cooked it, but it was always delicious no matter what variations she made.
This recipe is a very basic, traditional version. Easy and flavorful, it’s a wonderful reminder of years past as well as a delicious weeknight dinner solution.
It’s been such a wonderful Saturday, I hate to see it end. I spent the first half of the day at the Natchitoches Farmer’s Market. I set up with my seasoning and my sister tagged along with her homemade amaretto. Needless to say, she sold nearly EVERY bottle she had! ☺ And all I can say about that is “Lucky People!” Because that stuff is good!
Well, this IS Louisiana, after all. No native would ever confess to not being able to cook a pot of red beans n rice! It’s one of the first things I learned to cook; and after years of trial and error, I finally made it my own. Nothing spells “comfort food” like this dish, especially on a chilly evening when all you wanna do is get warm and cozy. ☺
Our weather forecast calls for 80° temps over the weekend, but for now we are enduring one last “cold snap” of the season. So here it is: my recipe for one of Louisiana cuisine’s best contribution to the culinary world. Enjoy!