Crawfish Mashed Potatoes

  This recipe is for Crawfish Mashed Potatoes. It is a comfort food that can be eaten alone, or is especially delicious when placed under a grilled steak or succulent piece of local Gulf fish. I do not recommended buying any packaged crawfish from your grocery or seafood market other than Louisiana crawfish. It just…

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Bleu Cheese Biscuits

Bleu Cheese Biscuits 20 biscuits Ingrediesnts 1 1/2 cups flour 1/2 tablespoon baking powder 1/2 tablespoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1/4 teaspoon soda 2 tablespoons butter 1/2 cup blue cheese 1 tablespoon chives 3/4 cups buttermilk 2 tablespoons melted butter Preparation Preheat oven to 450°. Combine dry ingredients. Cut in butter with your fingertips until…

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Mint Juleps

I really like bourbon. Blanton’s, Bookers, and Pappy Van Winkle just to name a few. I also really like a mint julep in an ice cold silver mint julep cup. I know it is not the best way to consume good bourbon, but it is quintessentially southern, and I feel like whistling Dixie when I…

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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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Butterscotch Toffee Almond Bars

My mother used to make cookies while I was at school during the day, and I would get so excited when I returned home to find what her creation would be. She made he most amazing peanut butter squares topped with chocolate, and I liked them better than any candy. Around the holidays she would…

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Upperline Gimlet

  Anytime is a good time for a gimlet, but somehow to me, August is the perfect time. Back to School bashes and Pre-Labor Day soirees beckon memories of summertimes’ end.  Shrimp boils, BBQ’s, reading on the porch, and stuffing myself with the last of the Seaside Farmers Market seasons tomatoes. As the sun begins…

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Mama’s Deviled Eggs

I absolutely adore deviled eggs and so does my husband. Sometimes I like to mix things up, but he is a purist. If he is being a grump, or I have something to “spring” on him, a nice plate of deviled eggs makes things a lot easier to swallow! Phil raves about my mother’s deviled…

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Gulf Coast BBQ Oysters

   Photo: SoWal.com Enjoy the oyster log at Stinky’s Fish Camp on 30A in Dune Allen, or at their sister restaurant, Trenasse in New Orleans. Their motto is oysters are served all day all ways, and as an expert on bivalve consumption, I can attest to the fact that they have an amazing array for…

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