Chilly Temperatures Pose Increased Risk of Fire

Posted December 2016

While this is the time of year when Louisianans begin to receive a much-welcomed reprieve from the steamy, suffocating heat and humidity of summer, cooler temperatures also bring an increased risk of fires from improperly managed heating sources. “As a state that has its share of prolonged warm weather,” says State Fire Marshal H. “Butch” […]

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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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Home Buyers: What Not To Do!

Posted November 2016

The time when you are preparing to purchase a home can be very exciting. You look on the internet for available homes and drive by potential homes to see the neighborhoods and surroundings. Once you call a REALTOR and are in full purchase mode, buyers can sometimes make some mistakes in the process. If you […]

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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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Fall Is Right Around The Corner

Posted September 2016

After a grueling hot, wet, and humid summer, we can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel that is the promise of fall.  The kids are back in school, football season is here, and the expectation of cooler temperatures makes us feel a little better about outdoor barbeques and entertaining.  Summer has […]

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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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Creating An Oasis At Home

Posted August 2016

Most of us would agree that we’d like our home to be our refuge from the frantic pace of life.  You can achieve that goal by following six helpful steps to create the outdoor oasis you’ve always dreamed of.   Create a sense of Privacy—Create a feeling of intimacy and privacy for relaxing and entertaining […]

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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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