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Coffee Accessories :: It's Fun To Be Extra We talked about ways to save by making coffee at home. Now here are a few things to help make that at home coffee just a bit better, and to have a little fun while doing it. Better Drink  Here are a few things to up the flavor in your homemade beverage. Bean Grinder- if you're only going to get one accessory, get this one! Grinding your own coffee beans is the best way to get the best flavor in your homemade coffee.  Aerator-This fun little contraption looks like a little whisk introduces air into your beverage. I like to use it in my creamer/oat milk. It helps to make it seem like I have that...
Are you a huge fan of those cinnamon-flavored dough rounds covered in sweet green, gold, and purple sugar or icing? It is hard not to be a huge fan when you live in Louisiana. It is officially Carnival season, and we are here for it all! If you are looking for one of Louisiana's best desserts, we got you covered.  You can enjoy all the feels of Mardi Gras without having to travel to New Orleans. Maybe you are planning to throw a Mardi Gras party this year. We've put together a guide of where you can grab your king cake around the Baton Rouge area, our 2024 Guide to King Cakes Around Baton Rouge.  Looking for Mardi Gras Camps? Check out our Guide...
IT'S HERE! King cake season is upon us, and both grocery stores and bakeries alike are stocking their shelves with the most delicious southern sweet treats of the year. And just in time, too, influencing us to cheat on our New Year’s Resolutions, piece by delectable piece. Some of us have to be extra careful when indulging in these scrumptious sweets. Whether we have a medical condition preventing us from spoiling ourselves with decedent desserts, or we are restricting our choices because we are sticking to rigorous diet routines, we are begging for healthy alternatives to arguably the most coveted cakes in our city. Be sure to check out the Mardi Gras Guide for a list of all parades and activities, grab...
Have Kids, Need Coffee :: Ways To Save With Homemade My husband texted me the other day. He was listening to a podcast and the host mentioned how he never drank coffee prior to having kids, but now, it’s a necessity. My husband’s comment, #relatable. He was a proud non-coffee drinker, that is…until we had kids. He wasn’t a morning person, but he could get through the day without that morning, and let's be honest moms, afternoon jolt. I, on the other hand, have always had a love for coffee, and now I feel like I need coffee to be a functional human.  I've been exploring all of the ways to get great coffee at home. It saves me time and...
How Do You Roux? Have You Tried the Oven? As soon as the weather gets crisp, I start thinking about gumbo. I love to eat it, but I struggle with making it. I didn't grow up in a gumbo making family. I don't have a Cajun grandmother. What was I to do? I turned to my cookbooks, friends, and of course the internet. I watched countless videos and read recipes. I just had one problem ... they all started the same way, first, you make a roux and I was done before I started. I've made a simple blonde roux before for baked macaroni and cheese, but I struggled with that deep roux I wanted for gumbo. I didn't want to use a...

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