October 29, 2015


Our holiday issue (pictured at right) is LOADED with great holiday recipes and it's not too late to reserve your own copy -- but you need to hurry. Call 504-208-9959 or click here to order. You won't be sorry, it's delicious.  

I've had my nose to the grindstone the last few weeks and have had to "make do" with some quick, simple dinners. Some of my favorites: a flour burrito, smeared with a little olive oil and garlic. Top it with a little of what you haveon hand or left over- diced steak and mushrooms with a little feta; diced roast chicken with black beans and a little salsa; boiled shrimp cut bite-sized with diced avocado, cilantro, and a squeeze of lime juice. Even simpler, a smear of tomato sauce, a sprinkling of diced fresh mozzarella, and a few basil leaves. Put it on a pizza stone in an oven preheated to 500F and you'll have a tasty little dinner in just a few minutes, done by the time you make a salad.

What are some of your quick-but-delicious weeknight ideas when you want good food in a minimum amount of time? Email me. I'd love to know.

How would you like to win an ample selection of Louisiana crab meat for Louisiana Blue Crab Dip, Ralph Brennan's New Orleans Seafood Cookbook (autographed!) and some beautiful serving dishes? All delivered in time for a holiday party. Click here to enter - it's free! We're asking you to list some of your favorite holiday seafood dishes, and you can be assured I'll use the information to plan a fantastic holiday meal -- or three -- and I'll be sure to share the recipes here.

See our list of what's happening around Louisiana below and find something to do this weekend; the weather's beautiful. Whatever you decide, enjoy the recipes this week, share them with family and friends, and, as always,let me know what's on your mind.

Susan Ford

Susan Ford, Publisher

Louisiana Kitchen & Culture

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Louisiana Seafood Gumbo

Cheese-Stuffed Shrimp in Bacon

Cheese-Stuffed Shrimp Wrapped in Bacon

The trick to crispy bacon but not over-cooked shrimp is to partially cook the bacon first. Butterfly the shrimp, stuff with a bite of cheese, wrap in bacon and finish frying to perfection. Great party food.

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Pecan and Herb-Crusted Pork Chops

Pecan and Herb-Crusted Pork Chops

This is a three-for-one recipe; this technique works equally with pork, chicken, or firm white fish fillets. The pecans and bread crumbs are browned in a little butter on the stovetop, then the chops are coated and baked, cutting down on calories and mess vs. frying them.

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Sweet Potato-Peanut Soup with Ham Croutons

Sweet Potato-Peanut Soup with Ham Croutons

This is the quintessential Louisiana seafood bisque; any seafood may be used, but crab is best. Worry about calories later.

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Pineville: Fall Family Festival at Kees Park

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Oct 30, 2015

Natchitoches: Creole Heritage Celebration

Oct 31, 2015

Bunkie: Bunkie Trade Days

Nov 1, 2015

St. Francisville: Hemingbough Blues Festival

Nov 5, 2015 to Nov 7, 2015

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Nov 5, 2015 to Nov 8, 2015

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Nov 7, 2015

New Orleans: Mirliton Festival
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Nov 7, 2015 to Dec 13, 2015

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DeRidder: La Cuisine de Beauregard Food Festival

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