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large white casserole dish of shrimp creole garnished with sliced green onions

Shrimp Creole

Shrimp creole is a popular dish in Louisiana made with shrimp, diced tomatoes, vegetables and served over cooked white rice. While attending a food bloggers’ conference in New Orleans many years ago, someone in the audience asked a panelist what the difference was between Cajun and Creole cooking. The panelist’s […]

two bourbon Sazeracs with a tumbler and bottles of spirits in the background

Bourbon Sazerac

The Sazerac is the official cocktail of New Orleans. Usually made with rye whiskey, a bourbon Sazerac combines bourbon, absinthe and bitters. It may surprise you that the Hurricane isn’t the official cocktail of New Orleans. It’s the Sazerac. Known known as America’s oldest cocktail, its origins predate the Civil […]

hand garnishing a Ramos gin fizz with a lemon slice

Ramos Gin Fizz

You don’t have to travel to New Orleans to enjoy a Ramos Gin Fizz. This creamy, frothy cocktail from the Big Easy can be made at home — without the 12 minute shake time. A few years ago, Hilton Garden Inn ran a commercial in which actress Judy Greer sits […]

side shot of a hurricane cocktail garnished with a cherry and orange slice, three other glasses in the background

Hurricane Cocktail

The Hurricane cocktail is one of New Orleans most popular signature drinks. Rum, passion fruit juice, lime juice and grenadine give this rose-colored drink a tropical flavor. This post may contain affiliate links. Click here to learn more about how affiliate links are used on this site. I’m proud to […]

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Southern Red Velvet Cake from Scratch

You are definitely going to want to cut yourself a big slice of this delicious red velvet cake made from scratch. Layers of moist red chocolate cake are sandwiched between creamy decadent cream cheese icing. This post may contain affiliate links. Click here to learn more about how affiliate links […]