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Mother's Day - Sunday, May 8, 2016

Crawfish Boil Recipe - Louisiana Crawfish Boil Recipe

What looks, tastes, and smells like seafood, but doesn't come from the sea? It's crawfish, a freshwater shellfish that is considered a Louisiana delicacy.

Louisiana Crawfish Boil

The crawfish will be arriving soone and we are getting ready for our Mother's Day crawfish boil.

Crawfish boils are wonderful messy affairs, best suited for the outdoors. Boiling crawfish is a festive event and eating it is thirsty work, so we made sure to have lots of beer on hand.

Learn how to prepare and hold your own Crawfish Boil for your family and friends.


Bo observing the crawfish


Mother's Day Brunch

Instead of taking your Mom to a very busy and crowded restaurant, treat your Mom on this very special day with a family brunch.

Mother's Day is a time to gather family and friends around a festive breakfast (brunch) or dinner table. You'll save money and have a delicious meal with your family.

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

cinnamon rolls

Harvest Cinnamon Rolls - These are absolutely wonderful cinnamon rolls. They are very rich and delicious! Be prepared. as everyone you serve these rolls will want this recipe.

Eggs Benedict

German Pancake, Dutch Baby Pancake

Eggs Benedict
Eggs Benedict make any meal an elegant special occasion. Especially great for weekend breakfast or brunch, or a unique evening meal.

German Pancake (Dutch Baby)
Scrumptious!  Bring this spectacular breakfast or brunch dish to the table as soon as it comes out of the oven for a lot of oohs and aahs!

Lots of Brunch and Breakfast Recipes to please your Mom.



Great cooks use a Cooking Thermometer as their guide - NOT a clock.

Always follow internal cooking temperatures to be safe!

Internal Temperature Cooking Charts - meat, poultry, seafood, breads, baked goods, and casseroles

A cooking or meat thermometer should not be a "sometime thing." A cooking thermometer can be used for all foods, not just meat. It measures the internal temperature of your cooked meat, poultry, seafood, breads, baked goods, and/or casseroles to assure that a safe temperature has been reached and that harmful bacteria (like certain strains of Salmonella and E. Coli O 157:H7) have been destroyed.

Cooking and Meat ThermometerLearn how to read and use an Internal Meat and Cooking Thermometer.

Cooking thermometers take the guesswork out of cooking, as they measures the internal temperature of your cooked meat, poultry, seafood, baked goods, and/or casseroles, to assure that a safe temperature has been reached, harmful bacteria have been destroyed, and your food is cook perfectly.


It is Tea Time - Mother's Day Tea

A tea party is both fancy and fun! This is a wonderful way for all the Moms in your family to be celebrated and also have fun!

tea party foodEnglish/American High Tea Menu
A full tea menu with recipes and photos

Spring Tea Menu

Mother's Day Afternoon Tea Menu

Afternoon Tea and High Tea Recipes
Lots of recipes. Learn about tea etiquette, How to make the perfect pot of tea, and much more.

Understanding Tea Time Service - Afternoon Tea is one of the most special times of the day. An occasion one looks forward to with great anticipation and high expectations for a perfect experience. But have you ever considered what your perfect experience entails to produce?

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