Eating My Way Through New Orleans

I just got back from my first national library conference in New Orleans. I had been to the Big Easy several years ago but only for a couple days, so I didn't get to extensively try the food. I more than made up for that this time though! In my opinion, it doesn't get much …

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One Pot Red Beans and Rice

There's just something about southern cooking. It's comforting, delicious and hearty. It's hard to get a good plate of red beans and rice outside of New Orleans and the store bought mixes just don't cut it. I've tried making this dish the traditional way - soaking dried beans overnight, cooking on the stove for eight …

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