Distinctively Louisiana: Grits and Grillades

Grits and Grillades are a Louisiana tradition.  It is typically served as a brunch dish usually for a family get-together like Christmas morning or during Mardi Gras. This is my husband’s family recipe. Don’t deviate! And, he always has to … Continue reading

Dutch Baby, aka German Pancakes

An easy and delicious treat for breakfast or an afternoon snack. It’s also an easy way to impress your kids.  The high heat of the preheated skillet and the oven causes the pancake to rise so high, similar to a … Continue reading

Cherry Orange Scones, using the Cook’s Ill. scone method

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Several years ago, Cook’s Illustrated published a great recipe for making light and tender scones.  The secret is all  in the technique, more so than in the ingredients.  Grated frozen butter eliminates the need to overwork the dough, which is … Continue reading