Tuesday, October 6, 2015


Tuesday- at Lisa's Louisiana Home

Tine for some home cooking!

First , You Make a Roux                   

A basic recipe-

2 tablespoon of butter,shortening or bacon fat
2 tablespoon - flour

-Melt fat in a skillet. Add flour and stir constantly over low heat until the color you need.

Small game - hunting  season started this weekend. This is for you.

Squirrel  Gumbo

3 to 4 cleaned squirrels
1 chicken
1 large onion /chopped
2 cups chopped bell pepper
2 cups chopped celery
1 quart stewed tomatoes
1 small can tomato sauce
2 cups canned okra
3 tablespoon creole gumbo  file
3/4 cup dark roux

   In a pressure cooker cook-squirrels and chicken. Take meat off bone.. Save broth. To broth add vegetables- cook till tender. Make roux and stir into mixture. Cook until tender. Add meat and okra. Season to taste. Simmer for 15 minutes. Add file just before serving. Serve over rice.

November 1st - website update will be  Men who Cooks!

Monday, October 5, 2015


Monday in Louisiana!


In most cities, Monday is known as the dreaded day when the weekend has ended and the workweek has begun. In New Orleans, locals know they can always look forward to one very tasty Monday tradition – Red Beans and Rice. 
Mondays used to be the traditional “wash day” of the week. Traditionally, women of the house would put on a pot of red beans to cook all day while they tended to the laundry, since the meal required little hands-on attention. The beans were largely seasoned by the leftover hambone from the previous night’s dinner.

Red Beans and Rice

1 pond dried kidney beans
1 ham bone or left over ham
6 cups of water
2 pounds of sausage -cut in pieces                      
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 bay leaf
3 cps cooked rice

Soak beans over night. Drain- in a bot put all ingredient's in pot(except rice) bring to boil -reduce heat and cook several hours -stir when needed. Serve over rice.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Happening Now!

Lisa's  Louisiana  Home


Whats  Happening-

Festival 15th Annual Washington Catfish 

October 1st, 2015 - October 4th, 2015
Washington Festival Grounds
143 Veterans Memorial Highway,WashingtonLA 70589


Washington Festival Grounds

The festival features some of the best live zydeco, Cajun, R & B and blues music in the area. Catfish cook-off on Sunday. Also featuring a parade, native crafts, Cajun and Creole food, exhibits, antiques and much more.

Dixie Maze               
DixieMaze Farms is found a few short miles north of Shreveport just off of the new I-49 freeway. 
Travel north on North Market St. out of Shreveport toward Texarkana. Follow detour signs leading to I-49 off of North Market (Veer to the left on Hwy 1), then follow I-49 to exit 223. Take exit 223 and turn right on Hwy.169. Follow Hwy 169 (Sentell Rd.) for 2.2 miles and DixieMaze Farms is on the left.

Fall Festival  Hours: September 26 - October 31st

Sunday - Thursday     10am-7pm

Friday & Saturday      10am-midnight


Haunted attractions operate only Friday and Saturday nights from 7:30pm to midnight. All admission sales end one hour before posted closing.

Farm office hours are:  Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm

Fall Festival Admission Prices

Non Haunted Admission Tickets
Farm Adventure Pass (non-haunted) Monday - Thursday      $10
Farm Adventure Pass (non-haunted) Friday, Saturday & Sunday      $12
Farm Adventure Season Pass (non-haunted)     $19
Haunted Admission Tickets
Fright Nights (haunted) Friday & Saturday     $25
Fright Nights Season Pass (haunted)    $35
Fright Nights w/Speed Pass (go to the front of the haunted attraction lines)      $34
Fright Nights Season Pass w/Speed Pass (go to the front of the haunted attraction lines)      $44

Saturday, October 3, 2015

World Cardmaking Day!

Lets Celebrate- 

Featured on our website-  on our craft page 

Mollie Cox  Bryan

Book #5    of  Cumberland Creek Scrapbook  Mystery
Net Galley               Kingston

Halloween means spooky scrapbooks for the Cumberland Creek Scrapbook Crop, but what's been happening around town is truly frightening. First a dead woman is found in the freezer at Pamela's Pie Palace, and the next day a second woman is found murdered by the river. Reporter Annie Chamovitz learns the victims were sisters and is certain their deaths are linked. Most bizarre of all, both women were found clutching scrapbook pages.

As their Saturday night crop quickly becomes an opportunity to puzzle out the murders, the ladies begin to wonder if Pamela is hiding more than her secret recipes for delicious pies--or if the crimes are related to the startling discovery that there are gangs in Cumberland Creek. As All Hallows Eve approaches, the crafty croppers must cut and paste the clues to unmask a deadly killer. 

Includes tips and a glossary of terms for the modern scrapbooker!

World Cardmaking day!

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Check or Cards out here!     Lisa