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Jan 21
Recipe to a Perfect Evening

Louisiana kitchens are the perfect setting for great cocktails, dancing and great food. If the food does not turn out the way you envisioned (and sometimes this happens to the best of chefs) there is still great cocktails and plenty of love. Let me start with the fact that I am not a big Meatloaf…

Jun 10
Did You Know The Fun Facts About Olives

Did you know that olives were the symbol of peace to the ancient Greeks and that is where the expression ‘to offer an olive branch’ comes from.  When the Greeks wanted to make peace they would literally take a branch from an olive tree and offer it to their enemy, who was duty bound to…

May 29
Summer Time Grilling

New Orleans is a city that is renowned for its great food, the mixture of people who have settled this land and a diverse culture with exciting festivals.  Louisiana Sisters has captured the unique flavors of this city in our products.  Today, I am featuring Louisiana Sisters Pepper Jelly because it is summertime, time to…

Feb 03
Mardi Gras Parade Throws

Doubloons, beads, cups (otherwise known as New Orleans “to go cups”) and stuffed animals are the throws of today!  The throwing of trinkets to the crowds was started in the 1870s by the Twelfth Night Revelers, and is a time-honored expectation for young and old alike.  In 1827, some students, returning from their studies in…

Feb 01
King Cakes

Twelfth Night is King’s Day, anther religious holiday, when the three wise men of the Bible are said to have visited the Christ Child.  It is the twelfth night after Christmas.  It is celebrated in New Orleans by the baking and eating of “king cakes,” circular rings of “coffee cake” dough sprinkled with purple, green…

Jan 30
New Orleans Mardi Gras History

The origins of Mardi Gras can be traced to medieval Europe, passing through Rome and Venice in the 17th and 18th centuries to the French House of the Bourbons.  From here, the traditional revelry of “Boeuf Gras”, or fatted calf, followed France to her colonies. On March 2, 1699, French-Canadian explorer, Jean Baptiste Le Moyne…

May 21
Summertime Grilling

Now is the time to start your grills.  We are all looking forward to the easy summer evenings with the family.  No more hassle over homework, no more hassle over fixing lunch in the mornings, no more hassle over bedtime before 10:00pm.  Boy isn’t summer just great.  O.K., I know there is still life after…

Mar 12
Gearing Up For Spring

Well, here we are in the middle of March and the middle of Lenten season.  Now is the time to find some personal time so that you may rest your mind, body and soul.  Here in New Orleans, where our Catholic heritage runs deep, we abstain from meat on Fridays (now is a great time…

Feb 09
Mardi Gras Is Here!

Mardi Gras is one of Louisiana Sisters’ favorite times of the year.  We so enjoy picnicking on the streets of New Orleans as we wait for the parades to pass.  This is a family affair for all ages.  Here in New Orleans, we take an ordinary ladder, add a wooden seat with a pole across…

Jan 30
Louisiana Sisters’ Commitment To Our Community

 Louisiana Sisters is a small family owned and run company that is just starting our fourth year in business.  When my sister and I first started talking about setting up Louisiana Sisters, LLC, we both agreed to give 25% of the profits back to our communities.  Even though the sisters do not get paid yet,…