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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 […]

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Cracklin’ Corn Bread

Cracklin’ corn bread is a traditional Southern treat that goes back decades. Meaty pork cracklings are baked into tender yellow corn bread. This post may contain affiliate links. Click here to learn more about how affiliate links are used on this site. Before we dive into this recipe, I just […]

overhead shot of glazed Louisiana crunch cake on a glass cake pedestal with floral napkin, plates and dish of toasted coconut to the side

Louisiana Crunch Cake

If you’ve never tried Louisiana Crunch Cake, it just might become your new favorite dessert. Yellow butter cake is baked with a crunchy sugar coating and topped with a creamy vanilla glaze and toasted coconut. This post may contain affiliate links. Click here to learn more about how affiliate links […]

overhead shot of a blue skillet of tomato gravy with plates of biscuits topped with gravy and a basket of biscuits to the side on a dark wooden background

Tomato Gravy + VIDEO

Tomato gravy is a breakfast essential in the South. Fresh or canned tomatoes are simmered with a roux and served over flaky buttermilk biscuits. Tomato gravy. If you’re not from the South, you might assume it’s something your put over pasta for dinner. While you certainly can eat it for […]

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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 […]