New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Arnaud’s Meat Pies

  The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival began in 1970, with 350 people in attendance. ¬†By 1975 and with many headliners, attendance grew to 80,000. I began going to the Jazz Fest in the early 1980’s. In the 1980s, Jazz Fest continued to experience a tremendous growth in popularity and began to gain wide…

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Southern Succotash

Many like to write about their love of cast iron, and the familial bond that is shared as it passes from one generation to the next. I have treasured cast iron that was passed on to me as well, and I was fortunate when in the division of assets in my first marriage, that I…

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Italian Sausage, Zucchini, and Bell Pepper Bread Pudding

I am thankful that The Secret Ingredient-Morrow Cookbooks decided with Chef Emeril Lagasse, to have a blogging party to promote his newest cookbook, Sizzling Skillets and Other One-Pot Wonders. It has proven to be a hit with all of the bloggers, and I am sure the public will devour it. The last few weeks have…

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Poppy’s Sausage Balls

My father has made sausage balls for Christmas morning as long as I can remember. I often wonder why he did not get recipe credit for this amazing comfort food as he has been making them for 40 + years! Sausage balls are wonderful for tailgating and a delicious cocktail appetizer, but most of all…

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Breaded Pork Loin Marsala

  Chef Nick Farkas¬†enjoys living in Pensacola but often misses his hometown and the food. He is a transplant of Indiana and says “Many transplants from Indiana and other portions of the Midwest miss the same thing, the beloved breaded pork loin. This version isn’t served as a sandwich or with mashed potatoes and gravy,…

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