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  The old fashioned has been around for a very long time. Long enough to have a name like old-fashioned which is derived from bar patrons requesting the drink to be made the 'old fashioned' way. Although the drink has its roots in Kentucky, you can find many versions of it throughout the U.S. Chances are if you are a southerner you have been in the company of many whose go-to before-dinner drink is an old fashioned. Recently it seems the old fashioned is becoming increasingly popular. I have noticed it appearing on menus in a new form, the smoked old fashion. This led me to wonder, is the old-fashioned new again?I first became aware of the old-fashioned when I...
Kids can be involved in cooking younger than most people think, and there are so many good reasons to involve your child in the kitchen. It teaches responsibility, healthy eating habits, and cooking skills. They are not only learning essential life skills, they're also creating meaningful memories with you. Children as young as 2 years old can help in the kitchen by asking your child to hand you ingredients you're prepping for a recipe. They can also assist in rinsing fruits and veggies.  Show them how to scrub the produce and chat about the colors and taste. If your child is  not ready to use a knife yet, they can help with tearing green at any age. Another option is...
In South Louisiana we experience quite a few sunny days in the winter, however, January and February are still usually pretty dreary. Pair the weather with less daylight and post-holiday blues, and these months aren’t usually my favorite (until Mardi Gras, of course!). However, this year, I’ve decided to take advantage of a slower winter pace and give myself some room to rest. I’ve recently been interested in learning how to create cozy spaces in my home and a mindset that leans into hibernating in the colder months. In addition to twinkle lights and candles, I’m going to try to cook low key meals so I can enjoy those last daylight hours outside with the kids as well as...
Disclosure :: This post is written by Savanna Latimer, RDN, LDN of Ochsner Eat Fit Baton Rouge. Healthy Gumbo Recipe Are you looking for a healthy twist on a southern favorite? This gumbo uses whole wheat flour in place of traditional roux, Al Fresco chicken sausage, Tabasco, and no-salt stock to keep the sodium low, and it is packed with greens! In place of traditional white rice, serve over brown rice, cauliflower rice, or without rice. Spicy Chicken Sausage & Seafood Green Gumbo Recipe Makes 6 servings 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon whole wheat pastry flour 8 cups no-salt-added chicken stock, divided 1 onion, diced 3 stalks celery, diced 1 green bell pepper, diced 3 cloves garlic, minced 5 kale leaves, washed, stemmed, julienned 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoon file powder 1 teaspoon dried...
My husband is a carnivore, he wants meat with every meal. I, on the other hand, can be completely happy with a week of meatless meals. I don’t particularly like red meat and one can only eat so much chicken before you’ve just had enough. Over the years, we’ve worked in some meatless meals that we can both agree are tasty and filling.  Here are three meatless meals that are on the menu in our house and a couple of bonus soups. I think soups are great meals, but my husband says we have to agree to disagree on soup as a meal. These meals are also toddler approved, despite or maybe because of, ingredients like quinoa, couscous and lentils.  This...
I know you’re here for the recipe, I get it! But aren’t I obligated to tell you about how I came about this recipe while traipsing through the humid, muggy, swamps of South Louisiana? Nah, I’ll tell you this amazing breakfast crowd pleaser came straight from my mother-in-law and I will never look back! Grabbits 1 - lb ground sausage (mild or spicy) 1 - 5oz jar Old English cheese spread* 1 - pack English muffins 2 - half sheet cookie pans Optional: Fried egg Sautéed mushrooms Caramelized onions Salsa In a pan cook your sausage. No patties, mix it up, cook it through. While sausage is cooking, fork open those English Muffins. You heard me, gently open up the muffins and lay them open faced on your cookie sheets. Now ,...
Bringing a meal to a friend whose just had a baby or who is going through a hard time is such a tangible and practical way to offer support. Over the years I’ve brought and received many meals and have found that some hold up better than others in transport and as leftovers. Additionally, I always double the recipe I’m making and serve my own family the same meal. Here’s a list of my favorites to rotate through. Enchiladas paired with black beans and a simple green salad, this is a winner! Comfort food at its best. Can also be frozen and given to a friend to pull out of the freezer when needed.  Whole Roast Chicken with carrots and...
“How do I love thee, let me count the ways…” Elizabeth Barrett Browning was talking about her husband, not a kitchen appliance, but if she had had a slow cooker she may have said the same to it. I love my slow cooker.  I’ve never even looked at an instant pot, and while I may have flirted with the air fryer, my slow cooker is my one true kitchen love. (okay, not one, I actually own four). Why? Because they make my life easier.  (Before you ask: No, I don’t watch This is Us, and yes, I know what happened to Jack.) Top Chef dreams, Mom Chef Schedule.  Recently, we decided to try one of those home delivery meal kit boxes....
Whether you are looking for a yummy, healthy sweet treat for the upcoming summer months or you’re looking for a meal replacement shake, you’ve come to the right place. I’ve compiled my top 4 favorite protein shake recipes to share with you. All the recipes are super delicious and include protein so it is more than just a milkshake, though by the taste it'll be hard to believe. Another mega plus is most of these recipes only need 5 ingredients and 5 minutes! You just gather the ingredients, toss it all in a blender, and it is ready to drink. Tips: Buy fruit already frozen Buy sugar-free pudding mix if you are going for low calorie Invest in a personal...

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