Valentine’s Day is Sunday, but if you’re not big on sweets and instead want to make a fun snack or appetizer to share with your significant other while watching movies together, this Sugar-Free French Quarter Cheese Spread is the
Written by Stephanie O’Dea
Mardi Gras has come and gone this year – which, in Florida, meant Cajun festivals, a big Mardi Gras party at Universal Studios, and several seafood festivals (which are pretty much a year-round
New Orleans has been on my mind lately. Quite possibly because we had a hurricane of our own tear through town recently. Irma was nothing for us compared to what Katrina was to New Orleans. I experienced the devastation first hand when I went
I love New Orleans!
I have visited the city at its most wildly wicked wonderfulness (Mardi Gras) and been there at its most vulnerable (a day after Katrina hit), and I have seen for myself how this remarkable city has
I have always had a soft spot in my heart for New Orleans. It is a beautiful city with a rich and varied history, a fascinating clash of cultures and a joyous spirit that washes over everyone who has the pleasure of visiting.
And then there is the food! Creole, Cajun, French and Southern; it is a foodie paradise. Unfortunately it can also be a bit of a challenge on a gluten free diet. Many of the food that made New Orleans famous are filled with flour. Forbidden to us are the beignets, gumbos and oyster po’boys.
I recently went to New Orleans for a short visit. It was the first time I had been back since I was there a mere 24 hours after Katrina had ripped through the city leaving a path of devastation and destruction in her path. During my previous visit the French Quarter, normally a bustling beehive of activity was eerily quiet and deserted. Homes and businesses were flooded, cars abandoned on the side of the road and the jazz so associated with New Orleans was silenced.