Pecan Chewy Squares, Broccoli Salad and Special Occasion Vegetables

Posted November 2016

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and it’s time for favorite side dishes and, of course, requested choice desserts. With bountiful fall vegetables, pecans and other seasonal ingredients, aromas are sure to lure family to the kitchen! Best of all, they are simple and quick, allowing the chef to enjoy family time, too! Pecan Chewy […]

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Sweet Potato Casserole and Sweet Potato Pecan Pie

Posted October 2016

It’s sweet potato time in Avoyelles Parish, and yes they are plentiful with a great varieties available throughout the area. Choose from Beauregard, Orleans, Evangeline, Bayou Belle or even purple or white fleshed! Here are some tips for perfect sweet potatoes: • Fresh sweet potatoes can be stored for up to a month at 55° […]

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Mama’s Candied Apple Rings and Fresh Apple Cake

Posted September 2016

It’s almost fall, y’all! I am already seeing a different assortment of apple varieties at the local markets. And you would know it, the aroma of cooked apples followed me home and began searching through cookbooks for recipes with apples as a main ingredient. Bordelonville Volunteer Fire Department Cookbook has an excellent recipe for Mama’s […]

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Seven Louisiana Craft Beer Breweries Will Face Off in Alexandria

Posted August 2016

On Saturday, August 20th, Craft Beer Breweries from across Louisiana will be represented in Alexandria at the 4th Annual Craft Brews, BBQ & Blues Fundraiser at the Alexandria Museum of Art from 6:00pm to 9:00pm, supported by Cenla Broadcasting.   In 2015, the Craft Brews, BBQ & Blues event at the Alexandria Museum of Art […]

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Fruit-tastic Filled Pancakes and Ice Cream in a Bag

Posted August 2016

School is back in session and we know how important it is to begin with a healthy breakfast and end the day with a fun snack! I have gotten a couple of recipes from LSU & SU Ag Center’s nutritionists and want to share them with you. We’ll start with “Fruit-tastic Filled Pancakes” for breakfast. […]

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Honey of a Fig Bread

Posted July 2016

I am so privileged to work in multi-organizational office setting and one of the perks is occasionally being an audience for the 4-H students as they prepare for competitions. One of the groups were preparing for 4-H University and I just have to share their recipe with you because not only was it great, Kelsey […]

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Veg-All Casserole and Rice Dressing Jambalaya

Posted May 2016

Mary and I participated in “Allons Souper à Lourdes”, a food tasting event, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Eggbend (the church we attend). It was the fifth time we cooked for this culinary gathering of locals and visitors. So, to keep you in the loop, we would like to share the recipes […]

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Potato Soup and Fisherman’s Jambalaya

Posted April 2016

Spring time is officially here, and soon we will all be looking for a nice day by the water. Having Spring Bayou in mind, Avoyelles Commission of Tourism’s intern Joanie decided to pick this month’s recipes from a Spring Bayou Restoration cookbook “It’s Better on the Bayou – Spring Bayou Restoration”. Potato Soup 3 Potatoes […]

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Carrot Soufflé and Fig Cake

Posted March 2016

Easter approaches and egg recipes come to mind. Joanie, Avoyelles Commission of Tourism’s intern from Canada, continues her internship with our staff and I am relinquishing my choice of recipes to Joanie for March. I asked her to look through our recipe books and select a couple of recipes that she would be eager to […]

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Cabbage Goulash and Avoyel Stew

Posted January 2016

Baby, it’s cold outside! There’s no better time for comfort food as we come off a great Christmas season and ringing in the New Year in grand style. Like everyone else, we want to attempt to keep our resolutions of a healthier lifestyle; but still want warm foods in this cooler weather. We have selected […]

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