Sour Cream Pound Cake With Berry And Whipped Cream Topping

Slice into this lighter pound cake recipe that has all the flavor of a traditional one! Low-fat sour cream brings moistness and taste without so many calories.

March 2014 Recipes

Pain Perdu Count Pontchartrain

Shrimp Malarcher

Quinoa-Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

Oxtail Bourguignonne

Grandma Kovac's Lecso'

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Honey Glaze for Baked Ham

  Brine Method for Turkey

Clare's Baked Chicken Liver Pâté

Shrimp In Prosciutto With Rum Glaze

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September 2015 Recipes

Chef Folse's Calas Rice Cakes With Cane Syrup

  Chef Folse's Shrimp and Sausage-Stuffed Summer Squash

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July 2015 Recipes

  Chef Folse's Perfect Grilled Steak

May 2015 Recipes

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  Chef Folse's Pecan Pie Muffins

This nutty sweet treat can be served for breakfast, dessert or even a mid-afternoon snack.

April 2015 Recipes

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  Pecan Squares

On April 6, 2001, National Pecan Month was established. Celebrate by making this sweet treat for the family! These pecan bars can be served as a party food or as a nice dessert with your favorite ice cream.

Tony's Jewelry

These birthstone bangles are perfect for mothers. Give your mother, wife, sister, aunt, friend or cousin a gift that represents her precious children. Call Tony's Jewelry design for more information. 225-753-4495.14241 Coursey Blvd.Suite A1-ABaton Rouge, LA 70817Tuesday-Friday10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.Saturday10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

  Pickled Eggs With Red Beets

There are so many ways to use your leftover hard-boiled eggs after Easter. Try this pickling recipe for a real crowd pleaser.

  Chef Folse's Shrimp Viala

This unique shrimp presentation was created at Lafitte's Landing Restaurant for use during the height of the white shrimp season. The dish was named in honor of J. P. Viala, builder of Viala Plantation, the former home of Lafitte's Landing Restaurant.

Our Turn: Five Red Cars

We're happy to be launching this week a project which has become an annual tradition for us here at WAFB – the Driving the Future campaign. This is the fundraiser for Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital that gives people a chance to win one of five brand new Lexus vehicles. All proceeds from this fundraiser benefit lifesaving care for children at Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital.

  Triple Berry Slump

Slumps are the plain Jane cousins of cobblers. They are normally covered and cooked on the stovetop so that the dough steams and becomes fluffy rather than browning as a cobbler crust does in the oven. Old timers say that this softened dough “slumps down into the fruit,” giving the dish its name. Our recipe is great with any fruit mix, but our Louisiana pallet prefers strawberries, blackberries and blueberries as the perfect slump combination.

  Frog Legs Provençale

Provençale refers to the style of cooking from the South of France bordering the region of Provence on the Mediterranean Sea. Tomatoes smothered in garlic and olive oil along with herbs de Provence set the tone for this style of cooking.

  Pan-Sauteed Fillet Of Trout With Crawfish And Roasted Red Pepper Cream

In Creole cooking, often you will find a mixture of seafoods used as garnishing on sautéed or baked fish. You may wish to substitute crab or shrimp for the crawfish in this recipe, or even combine all three as a topping for the trout.

  Mr. Royley's Crawfish Stew In Patty Shells

Like gumbo and jambalaya, crawfish stew is synonymous with Cajun cooking. Try this recipe as an appetizer or entrée for your special Easter brunch!

March 2015 Recipes

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  La Maison De Campagne Lemon Pie

I wasn't much of a lemon pie aficionado until my first visit to this “house in the country” in Lafayette, Louisiana. I don't know what it was about the pie that caught my attention. It may have been the bowl of fresh lemons sitting on the counter next to the pie, or possibly the clouds of perfectly browned meringue crowning it. Later, I discovered that it was not only the look, but also the incredible taste that made me return as a fan of one of the oldest and simplest country-style desserts.

  Creole Crawfish Linguine

Recently, my good friend, John Arena, arrived from Toronto with his favorite recipe for spaghetti with clams. I immediately asked John, “Clams? There are no clams here! We eat crawfish, shrimp and oysters when we crave anything in a shell!” Enjoy our new creation.

  Creole Breakfast Fried Rice

Fried rice is a delicious accompaniment to any meal and a wonderful way to use leftover rice. The key to a good fried rice is a really hot skillet, fresh vegetables and cooled rice.

  Roasted Cauliflower And Garlic Soup

This simple roasted cauliflower soup is always great on a cold winter day. Here, the roasted garlic adds a sweet sharpness to an already divine soup.

  Smoked Duck Ham

Mallard ducks are prevalent in the marshy regions of Louisiana, and they are the most abundant ducks in the Mississippi Valley. These ducks like fresh water, although they rarely dip beneath the surface except to avoid danger.

  Crawfish, Spinach And Cannellini Bean Soup

Catholics refrain from eating meat on Fridays during this period as an act of penance, which is not too tough in South Louisiana considering we are in the height of crawfish season! Even though this is a recipe for Lent, after tasting it you'll wonder if it's really a penance at all.

  Broccoli And Apple Salad

With its wide range of flavors and textures, nothing makes a more beautiful entrée salad than the combination of fruits and vegetables. The creamy and lite dressing makes this salad incredible.

Curried Carrot, Sweet Potato And Ginger Soup

I was looking through The Doctor's Big Book of Home Remedies for ideas to replenish your body with B vitamins that are drained from all that late night partying. I found such things as quinoa, tomato juice, bananas and even asparagus. But somewhere in the back of my mind, I remember an old chef friend of mine who often could be found at his desk slurping Curried Carrot, Sweet Potato and Ginger Soup after a night on the town…and he had plenty of nights out on the town!

February 2015 Recipes

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  Pepper-seared lamb chops with strawberry glaze

The combination of lamb chops, rack or even roast with these sweet spring berries makes perfect sense in the Louisiana kitchen.

Papa Murphy's Pepperoni Pizza

Recipe16 oz large dough ball5 oz of Papa Murphy's pizza sauce9.5 whole milk mozzarella66 premium pepperoni2 black olive for the irises2 oz of provolone and cheddar blendMethodRoll dough ball into circle shape and apply toppings in order. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until crust is golden brown.

  Carnivale Crawfish And Vegetable Jambalaya

The nice thing about this colorful Mardi Gras dish is that any substitutions are acceptable. Should you wish to add chicken, sausage or shrimp, it still works great!

Cheese-Stuffed Meatball Poboy

Whether you are a Patriot or Seahawks fan, nothing is worse than a plate of spaghetti with tough, dry, “deflated” meatballs. Nothing says “Super Bowl Sunday” like cheese-stuffed meatballs to make spirits soar.

Chicken Alfredo And Penne Pasta Casserole

You're sure to score big at your Super Bowl party with this casserole. Not only is it delicious, but doubling or tripling the recipe is easy to do depending on the size of your guest list.

Steak And Cabbage Soup

This soup is a great example of one of the interesting ways the Germans of Louisiana incorporated cabbage into their cooking.

  Carrot Souffle

This wonderful recipe was created by Piccadilly® Cafeteria in Baton Rouge, La. Over the years, this carrot dish has become one of the most sought-after recipes in the South.

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Lemon-Roasted Chicken

Roasted chicken with preserved Meyer lemons and thyme.

  Shrimp And Catfish Andrew Jackson

This recipe is named after the famous General Andrew Jackson, who led the American army to victory against the British troops in the Battle of New Orleans. The battle took place in the city of Chalmette, 6 miles south of New Orleans. In the city of Chalmette, the hunters and trappers combine blue channel catfish with river shrimp to create an incomparable fricassee.

January 2015 Recipes

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First Of The Year Seafood Jambalaya Rice Salad

Traditional jambalaya of New Orleans is a warm, tomato-based dish, flavored with a combination of sausages, ham and chicken. This is an unusual but memorable cold seafood variation on the classic recipe.

  Grilled Pork Tenderloin With Spiced Cranberry Glaze

Grilling is a great way to infuse smoky flavor into pork tenderloin. For best results, build a coal bed on one side of the grill. Place tenderloin away from hot coals, so it will receive medium-high heat. Do not overcook. Use a meat thermometer to monitor internal temperature of tenderloin.

December 2014 Recipes

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Santas Christmas Eve Soup

Mama Claus was more excited about serving Papa Claus her special Christmas soup than he was about hitching up those reindeer. Some say Santa was a bit grumpy when he came in from the barn and Mama Claus knew that she had to put a smile on his face. Her special red and green colored Christmas soup did the trick! Ho ho ho!

  Smoked Salmon And Oyster Roulade

Prep Time: 45 MinutesYields: 2 DozenComment:I love smoked salmon and smoked oysters! This hors d'oeuvre is a perfect combination of the two! Add cream cheese and bacon, then voilà, you got a crowd-pleaser at the next bowl game or holiday gathering!Ingredients:3 (4-ounce) packages pre-sliced smoked salmon1 (4–5 ounce) can smoked oysters, with oil1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened1 dozen asparagus spears, trimmed1 quart chicken stock or water¼ cup minced red onion¼ cup minced celery¼ cu...

  Pumpkin Butter And Praline Creole Cheesecake

The flavors of pumpkin and pralines are as indigenous to Louisiana as gumbo is to Bayou Country. This is a simple recipe flavored with praline liqueur and pumpkin butter, both found in your local specialty food store. However, you may wish to substitute a shot of bourbon and a cup of candied yams or other fruit of your choice.

  Roasted Long Island Duck

Long Island ducks were brought to New York from Peking, China in 1873. These birds are very plump and succulent, and are often mistaken for geese. Each great-tasting duck will feed three people.

  Ruth Fertel's Plaquemines Parish Oyster Dressing

Oyster dressing is a classic dish that is served on virtually every Thanksgiving table in Plaquemines Parish. This magnificent recipe is from the famous founder of Ruth's Chris Steak House, Ruth Fertel.

Thanksgiving Corn Pudding

Can you imagine Thanksgiving without a beautiful casserole reminiscent of the farm? This dish is perfect for the holiday table not only because of its flavor and eye appeal but you must remember that corn was a gift to the early colonists from the Native Americans at that very first Thanksgiving.

Candied Yam Flan

The English had their custards and the French their flans, but it was the Africans that gave these two cultures the sweet potato to further flavor the egg and milk desserts. The Louisiana yam adds both a fabulous flavor and color to this custard-like dish.

  White Chicken Enchiladas

This recipe will be a huge hit at your next tailgating party or celebration. It's a perfect entrée to serve along with chips and guacamole!

  Simply Luscious Twix Bars

Make your own chocolate and caramel Twix bars at home!

  Chocolate Pecan Brownies

This simple chocolate brownie is enhanced with plenty of nuts.

  Bisque Of Pumpkin, Spicy Sausage And Fall Greens

No tricks, just treats, plus a great way to reuse those fall decorations. For a twist, try adding a handful of shrimp or a cup of diced tasso for a rich smoky flavor. This recipe is perfect for those cool fall nights.

  Easy Skillet Apple Pie

Who doesn't love hot apple pie with a scoop of your favorite ice cream? Only thing is, I often hear that it's just too time consuming to make. Well, this recipe is just what the doctor ordered…or should I say baker!

Sweet Potato Cajun Fritters

Although fritters or beignets can be made with everything from bread to meats and seafood, often, we forget to include vegetables and starch. My Godmother, Anna Mae Ledet, made one of the best fritters I've ever tasted using eggplant topped with powdered sugar. So why not create a savory fritter using Louisiana yams that are served hot and spiced with tasso.

Italian-American Meatloaf

Who would have thought that meatloaf, such an American fixture, actually originated in Germany? It began as a German colonial dish made with minced pork and cornmeal. It's also a favorite of Italians, who usually serve it with roasted potato wedges. Meatloaf makes for delicious sandwiches as well! Entrée or sandwich…your choice!

Alligator Wiener Schnitzel

Not only is this dish a fantastic entrée, it also makes a great appetizer. You might try it for breakfast topped with 2 eggs and served between 2 slices of toasted white bread. It is an explosion of flavor!

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Smothered Wild Boar Sausage In Apple Cider

Early settlers found wild apple trees growing in Louisiana and often made wine with the fruit or included it in recipes. This sausage, created in central Louisiana, is flavored with apples and cider.

Bucatini Bolognese

Bucatini, also known as perciatelli, is a thick spaghetti-like pasta with a hole running through the center. The name comes from the Italian word buco, meaning "hole," while bucato means "pierced."

Tiger Square Cheesecake Brownies

This rich, chocolate dessert will certainly excite your guests. Try serving them warm for your next tailgating party. It is not only tasty, but the richness of chocolate and creaminess of the cheesecake present a beautiful center piece for your table.

Greek Pasta Salad

This cold pasta salad combines fusilli with sun-dried tomatoes, feta cheese and mixed olives to create a great-tasting dish straight from the Greek isles.

Cajun Drunken Shrimp

This technique originated in Japan where saké was used to steam shrimp. Here, beer has been substituted to create a great Cajun appetizer.

Natchitoches Meat Pies

The original Louisiana meat pie is believed to have been developed by the Natchitoches Indians and improved upon by the Spanish. The current version certainly bears a strong resemblance to Spanish empanadas. Marie Roque, one of the best meat pie makers I know, shared this recipe with me.