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May 2015

Celebrations, Easy, Holiday, Southern

The only mac-and-cheese recipe you’ll ever need

May 4, 2015

In time for Mother’s Day, here’s a recipe for that timeless and versatile Southern side, macaroni and cheese. It was passed down to me from my paternal grandmother who made mac-and-cheese frequently and often serve it with fried fish, ham or pork roast. When I taste it today, it’s a tether to memory: I can’t help but think of large family gatherings and plates overloaded with food. My favorite item among the crowd of casseroles and platters on the kitchen counter was always the mac-and-cheese.

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Farmers Markets, Fresh from the Gulf, Hungry for Louisiana, Local, Louisiana, Seafood, Shrimp

Texture, crunch and a range of flavors in shrimp and fennel salad with tangy vinaigrette

May 1, 2015

You will not regret making this salad. Before you even go to the “trouble,” understand that it is nothing more than 3 simple components: fresh cooked shrimp, chopped veggies and a really nice dressing. C’est tout, OK? Do not glaze over at the list of ingredients, because this is easy and really adaptable. Plus, it’s just damned delicious and I want you to experience it. With me?

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