Cream of Crab Soup

Posted on January 14th, 2013 by host

This creamy soup can be made with either lump crabmeat or chopped crawfish tails. We like it because it’s not quite as rich as other seafood soups but is still hardy enough to satisfy.

Recipes | January 14th, 2013

Who’s Your Mama?

Posted on January 13th, 2013 by host

Last summer a few Alexanders took a girls’ trip to Vegas to visit a cousin and the Grand Canyon. That’s our story and we’re sticking to it based on a long-ago revelation that some of us are distantly related to Celine Marie Claudette Dion, a woman of French-Acadian descent with a considerable set of pipes. Read more

News | January 13th, 2013

Text 2 Teens: Eat Well

Posted on January 10th, 2013 by host

Parents already know the only way to reach their teens is by text. Now, scientists say it may also be the best way to get them to eat a healthy diet.  According to Nielsen consumer research group, teens get 114 text messages per day, but get only 1.2 servings of fruits and vegetables per day – far Read more

News | January 10th, 2013

Veg Out, Look Younger

Posted on January 9th, 2013 by host

Cucumbers on the eyes reduce puffiness–hence the classic photo of a woman in a thick robe being pampered with a veggie mask. But did you know that eating vegetables can actually reduce wrinkles, especially around the eyes? A study of 4,000 American women ages 40-74 found that diet has a significant effect on skin-aging appearance. A higher intake Read more

News | January 9th, 2013

Warm Shrimp & Black Bean Salad

Posted on January 8th, 2013 by host

This 2008 “healthy in a hurry” recipe from Good Housekeeping makes a hearty, satisfying and healthy main dish for weeknight meals, combining our south Louisiana love of seafood with a Tex-Mex twist and 1/3 of the daily need for fiber.

Recipes | January 8th, 2013


Posted on January 7th, 2013 by host

Heard the one about the guy who opened a gym on New Year’s Day called Resolutions? By Mardi Gras, he had to convert it to a bar.  Stories like that make us laugh because they strike a chord. We see a little of ourselves in others, and that builds common ground, makes us feel less alone. We’re Read more

News | January 7th, 2013

Read, lose weight

Posted on January 5th, 2013 by host

Do you struggle to shed the last 5 pounds of unwanted weight? Need  a simple New Year’s resolution guaranteed to dip the scales without fad dieting? Women who read nutrition labels weigh on average 9 pounds less than women who don’t, reports Real Simple magazine, and their body mass index   (BMI), a ratio of body fat based Read more

News | January 5th, 2013

Low-cal king cake?

Posted on January 5th, 2013 by host

  A slice of king cake contains between 200 and 350 calories, according to, depending on ingredients used. A basic cake without filling will be slightly lower in calories than those containing cream cheese, chocolate or fruit fillings. Most king cakes contain flour, water, yeast, sugar, salt, eggs and butter or shortening. To make this Mardi Gras Read more

News | January 5th, 2013

Corn Maque Choux

Posted on December 28th, 2012 by host

Miss Lynn’s mother called this recipe “Smothered Corn and Tomatoes,” but it’s better known by this Cajun title. Can be made with fresh or canned corn.

Recipes | December 28th, 2012

The Hunger Games

Posted on December 28th, 2012 by host

             “All happy families are alike,” Tolstoy wrote in Anna Karenina, a simple opening statement for an 800-page book. And though he lived more than a century ago on a different continent shaped by a different culture, we’d have to agree. So whether your family is big or small, whether Read more

News | December 28th, 2012
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