March on the Mandalay Nature Trail

Wanderlust: noun 1. a strong, innate desire to rove or travel about.  Filled with wanderlust and a big dose of early spring fever, I hopped in the Impala and headed to parts unknown.  I’ve come to learn that these are often … Continue reading

Creole Soul Potatoes (and a giveaway)

Okay, ladies and gents, it’s time for an easy new dish AND time to give away a little prize!   Have you ever stopped to ponder just how marvelous is a potato?  I mean, they come in all colors, shapes, … Continue reading

Crawfish Bisque

It is “those” times again.  I don’t even know if that’s grammatically correct, but it’s Mardi Gras time AND the start of crawfish season.  We purchased our first sack and Termite boiled them up for us with lots of extras, … Continue reading

Old-Fashioned Fig Preserves

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It’s that time of year again.  Time when figs are ripe and ready for making delicious, old-fashioned fig preserves.  This post/recipe originally appeared in July, 2008 and remains one of the most viewed posts on this blog.  Seems figs are … Continue reading

Grilled Stuffed Duck Breasts

Last year my sons and I experimented with grilling duck breasts, and we met some challenges along the way. However, this year, I’ve got it all figured out and this recipe has passed the Bayou Woman Kitchen taste test.

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