If you ever pass by a Rouse’s Supermarket, do yourself a favor and stop in for their Gentilly cake or cupcakes. A real treat! Here is a glary picture of some of their lovely creations. I dropped in for a visit to the Lafayette store last time I was home because I just had to […]
Picking blackberries was always worth the effort when Mama promised a pot of her blackberry dumplings. It was the bait that got us running out of the door with a bucket in hand. Walking along the canal levees hunting for the red and black berry thickets was a game in itself. The best ones […]
Mother’s Day calls for a special tribute to Mamas. Why not celebrate with a Queen Cake and it’s layers of filling of cream and lemon curd. Recently, I found this appropriately named royal tower on Louisiana Cookin’ magazine’s website (http://louisianacookin.com/queen-cake/). I remembered reading this Mother’s Day Brunch article in our local library, so off I […]
This tropical fruit salad is so typical of my mama’s delectable kitchen inventions. This citrusy fruit dish gives a light lift to any meal. It is a long-standing family favorite that comes from the knack Mama has of concocting recipes off the top of her head. There are other made-up recipes, for instance, her delicious creamy […]
It was easy to get up early on those Saturday mornings when Mama and Ma Ma were taking us shopping in the big city of Lafayette. Especially if we were going to eat at The Piccadilly Cafeteria. The food was so appetizing. It was hard to say no to those sweet ladies who were always […]
One day I was describing my mother-in-law’s tea cakes made with Steen’s syrup to my mama. She told me of tea cakes they used to make using leftover dough after making sweet dough tarts. All they did was roll the dough out, cut it with the top of a glass jar, and bake them alongside […]
Do you ever crave a simple homemade cookie made with lots of tasty flavors? This recipe fits the bill! It’s an old fashioned tea cake made with Steen’s Syrup for a sweet molasses-like taste. The original instructions say to mix the dough with your bare hands. A little messy, yes, but worth the extra cleanup.
I’m sharing my family’s favorite holiday candy, Noelie’s Pecan Pralines, hoping it’ll become yours, too! This creamy melt-in-your-mouth homemade candy is made from my Maw-maw Noelie’s recipe. It’s a classic southern Louisiana favorite that’s easy to prepare, especially in cold, dry weather.
Grandma George’s Croquesignoles (French Donuts) I didn’t know my great-grandma, Grandma George, who was called after her husband’s first name. That’s how the married women used to be referred to in south Louisiana, by their husband’s first names. My daddy’s mama was “Madame Bill” and my mama “Madame Bill, Jr.” or “Madame T-Bill” as the […]
Dehydrating fruit for recipes like these Oatmeal Cookies With Dried Figs is an easy chore. See how I dry figs and use them in a family-favorite classic cookie.