The Original Sloppy Joe Sandwich

Have you ever eaten a REAL Sloppy Joe? I don’t mean the ground beef and tomato sauce sandwich. I am talking about the classic and delicious double-decker deli sandwich that [...]


Spring Turkey Hunting Tips

I love turkey hunting. For me, the combination of fresh spring air and the challenge of coaxing in one of the South’s smartest game birds is incomparable. Nothing beats the [...]


Chicken & Sausage Gumbo

Of all the dishes in Louisiana cooking, gumbo is the most famous and, very likely, the most popular. Gumbo crosses all class barriers, appearing on the tables of the poor as [...]


An Egg Nog Recipe from Charles Mingus

Several years ago, I played in the Duke Ellington Jazz Band, based out of New York City. At that time, I was one of the most formidible bass clarinet players in the area. For [...]

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Peach Bourbon Crisp

Bourbon Peach Crisp This is an easy and delicious dessert recipe that tickles the tastebuds with fresh peaches, fine bourbon, and Dixie Crystals sugar. This is also my [...]

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Shredded Turkey and Lentil Soup

As a parent, I strive to serve my kids food that is not only packed with nutrition, but also full of flavor. I’ve done a good deal of traveling over the years and [...]


Bourbon Peach Smash

I love living in the South. The seasonality of the food allows me to create for some great dishes and drinks with local and organic ingredients that are only available for a [...]


Homemade Apple Pie

I volunteered at a 5K and I was paid in apples and bananas! Yummy. My daughter and I made Banana Bread last week and we just completed our first Apple Pie. I’ve never [...]


Simple Banana Bread

Here is an easy, delicious and kid friendly recipe you can try with ripe bananas. Ingredients 1 cup granulated sugar 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted 2 large [...]


My Love Affair with Coffee

Fruit from Africa French kissed by fire and heat My morning delight I’ve had a love affair with coffee for over 15 years. We met in passing while I was in middle school and [...]