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Appetizers

Fish Cakes Made With Sacalait  (Crappie or White Perch)

Fish Cakes Made With Sacalait (Crappie or White Perch)

Sitting at dinner the other night when celebrating my daughter-by-love, Jami’s birthday I thanked her dad for the crappie he had given us a few days before. We then began talking about different ways to prepare crappie or sacalait (pronounced sock-ah-lay, the Louisiana french way to […]

Satisfying That Lox Bagel Craving

Satisfying That Lox Bagel Craving

A few summers ago our daughter and her family were visiting from Tennessee. We thought the purpose was just to celebrate Father’s Day, but we soon learned during dinner that night the surprising news about her second pregnancy, the coming of our fifth grandchild. Being […]

Live Oaks and Green Onions (Fresh Herb Dip)

Live Oaks and Green Onions (Fresh Herb Dip)

On a recent visit to my Mama’s green house on William road where I grew up I noticed the live oak trees next door where my grandparents used to live. I always admire live oaks especially when their branches begin to touch the ground and […]