BBQ Boats ready to eat

Bayou BBQ Boats

I like this because it's an easy Saturday meal. When everybody's goin' different directions, they'll stop, pick one up and go! INGREDIENTS 1 pound lean ground meat 1 onion 2 tablespoons minced garlic 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 cup Sweet Baby...
A big dish of Nina's Easy Summer Pasta Salad

Easy Summer Pasta Salad

A great Summer dish that will keep in the refrigerator for about a week! And if you leave the chicken out, vegetarians will love this one! INGREDIENTS 2 10-ounce bags veggie spiral pasta 8 ounces Parmesan cheese 1 large...
Nina's Banana Foster

Banana’s Foster

New Orleans' favorite dessert...served in all the fine restaurants here! INGREDIENTS 4 tablespoons butter 1 cup brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 4 fresh bananas 4 tablespoons Leroux Creme de Banana liquor 1/2 cup Bacardi Rum 4 large scoops Blue Bell vanilla ice cream INSTRUCTIONS Peel...

Spinach Artichoke Dip

This is a party pleaser! Vegetarians love this dip. And it's good on pasta as an entree, too! INGREDIENTS 1 can drained & chopped artichoke 1 bag fresh spinach* (frozen in the bag) 1 8-ounce cream cheese 4-ounces heavy cream 4-ounces...
Close up of Nina's Shrimp and Grits

Shrimp ’n’ Grits

This is comfort food. We use it as an appetizer and it makes a nice impression in the long-stem glass. Great for brunch, too. INGREDIENTS 1 pound medium size fresh shrimp* 2 cups Quaker 5-Minute Grits 4 cups water 1...
A plate of New Orleans Tamales with peppers and all the fixings

New Orleans Tamales

Anyone born and raised in New Orleans will remember MANUEL'S Hot Tamales. We would buy 10 dozen at 35 cents per dozen. On the ride home, you could just smell the tamales in the car,...
A plate of beignets covered in powdered sugar next to a container of Community coffee


Add Jazz music and you will think you're in New Orleans! INGREDIENTS 1 cup water 1/2 stick of butter 1/2 cup sugar 2 cups all-purpose flour 4 eggs 1 tablespoon yeast Vegetable oil Powdered sugar INSTRUCTIONS Combine water, butter, sugar and yeast. Cook in small pot...
Close up photo of Nina's Carrot Cake

Nina’s Carrot Cake

This is no Spice Cake! INGREDIENTS FOR CARROT CAKE 2 cups sugar 2 cups flour 2 teaspoons baking soda 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1 teaspoons salt 1 1/2 cups Wesson oil 3 cups grated carrots 4 eggs 1 cup angel flake coconut (This is optional. Instead...
A fresh baked Big Easy Pecan Pie

Big Easy Pecan Pie

In the Big Easy, we love our Pecan Pie! My niece, Annette, adds 1 cup of toasted coconut flakes and 3/4 cup of chocolate chips. Really good! INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup butter 1 cup sugar 1 cup light corn syrup 4...

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