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Cajun Shrimp Chef Salad

Topped with grilled Cajun shrimp, this Cajun Shrimp Chef Salad makes for one heck of a delicious summer meal!

Topped with grilled Cajun shrimp, this Cajun Shrimp Chef Salad makes for one heck of a delicious summer meal!Have you guys ever heard of a Diner en Blanc?  It’s essentially a dinner party where you bring everything with you.  And I mean everything.  Tables, linens, food, candles, floral arrangements…the whole nine yards.  And everything is white.  Apparently this concept began back in the late 80’s in Paris, and the organizer  set a public park as the venue.  In order to know who the diners were, he asked everyone to wear white.  Well, the concept took hold and is now repeated in cities throughout the world.Continue Reading »

Coconut Lime Popsicles

These tropical Coconut Lime Popsicles are a fun and refreshing snack on a hot summer afternoon!

These tropical Coconut Lime Popsicles are a fun and refreshing snack on a hot summer afternoon!You put de lime in de coconut, you drink ’em bot’ up/

You put de lime in de coconut, you drink ’em bot’ up/

Put de lime in de coconut and you’ll feel better.

Ok, now that I have successfully put the coconut song in your head for the rest of the day, can we talk about popsicles?  Growing up, I was the popsicle king.  And my sister wasn’t far behind.  We could go through boxes of popsicles.  Of course, this is when we were younger, and we were always a sticky mess once we were done…but man, were those popsicles awesome!Continue Reading »

Spicy Cajun Burgers

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Loaded with Cajun flavor and topped with a remoulade sauce, these Spicy Cajun Burgers are sure to be a hit at your next backyard picnic!

Loaded with Cajun flavor and topped with a remoulade sauce, these Spicy Cajun Burgers are sure to be a hit at your next backyard picnic!

Every summer, my wife’s family gets together in northern Maryland for “crab weekend.”  It’s essentially a huge summer picnic with all of the extended family, and there are usually well over 25-30 people there for the day.  But the crabs are the real highlight of the trip.  Well, they are the real highlight for everyone but me.  I don’t dislike crabs, but I also don’t go crazy over them either.  If you want to see a real fireworks display, then just tell my wife’s family that there aren’t any crabs left.  The store lost the crab order last year, and you would’ve thought the world was about to come to an end.

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Chai Tea Latte Ice Cream

Topped with a dash of cinnamon, this creamy Chai Tea Latte Ice Cream
is the perfect dessert for a hot summer day!

Topped with a sprinkle of cinnamon, this creamy Chai Tea Latte Ice Cream  is the perfect dessert for a hot summer day!I’ve mentioned before that I moved to Louisiana back when I first graduated from college.  One of my best friends was living down there, and Baton Rouge seemed like as good a place as any at the time.  That move was one of the best decisions of my life!  I absolutely loved south Louisiana.  From Mardi Gras festivities to tasty Cajun food to college football fanaticism, south Louisiana is one heck of an awesome part of the country.  Continue Reading »