Jambalaya and Party Sandwiches

Though cold is a relative term in Louisiana, February is one of our coldest months, but that doesn’t keep the celebrations inside. People line the streets by the thousands for a chance to shout, “Throw me something, Mister!” in hopes of catching more beads than can possibly be carried home.   Traditionally, Mardi Gras had […]

Hot Bacon & Swiss Dip and Creamy White Chicken Chili

The celebration of New Year is one of the oldest known to civilization, with the earliest observance believed to have been around 2000 B.C. Its observance on January 1st, however, is a relatively new tradition, first introduced by Julius Caesar in 46 B.C. when he added January and February to the Roman calendar. All around […]

Chocolate Pecan Pie & Candy Cane Snowballs

December marks the official beginning of winter and the end of the year. Most often, however, when you think of December, you think of Christmas. The spirit of Christmas, generosity and goodwill towards others, is also found in the celebrations of most other religions. So whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or another December holiday, […]

Baked Potato Casserole & Cauliflower Au Gratin

Few people think of November without thinking of Thanksgiving, and the people of Northwest Louisiana, with much for which to be thankful, are no different. This day of thanks was celebrated inconsistently for many years until 1941, when Congress finally sanctioned the fourth Thursday in November as the legal holiday. Unlike many holidays, when you […]

Corn Chowder & Superior Steakhouse’s Krispy Kreme Bread Pudding

Shorter days and cooler nights have definitely arrived with October, and in Northwest Louisiana, the month is filled with time-honored celebrations that hold special significance to area residents. Shreveport boasts the Red River Revel Arts Festival, an eight-day event that includes hundreds of the country’s top artists, craftsmen, entertainers, and culinary masters. The festival is […]