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Beef Wellington (Pic thread - a la MeridianDog) - LouisianaLady
I've been trying to make dishes I've never made before each time I cook, so Saturday night, I tried my hand at Beef Wellington. I spent the day Saturday frantically store hopping, and was unable to find 100% duck or goose liver for the recipe, so I had to use a duck and pork blend.. [img]http:...


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Where can I buy foie gras in Baton Rouge? - LouisianaLady
Making two individual Beef Wellingtons tonight, and am considering the splurge for foie gras rather than just chicken liver pate (depending on how much of a splurge it is). Anyone have experience buying this successfully in BR? I feel like this is a long shot :lol:...


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My Food Weekend in NOLA (Kinda with pics) - LouisianaLady
Jones and I had a wedding in NOLA this past weekend to attend, so we decided to make a holiday food trip out of it. I wanted to hit some of the spots that I've heard lots of good things about, and Priceline let us name our own price for $60/night at Marriott and Renaissance, so this was the perfect ...


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WFDT: Monday Night - LouisianaLady
I have a butternut squash, so I'm going to try my hand at a small portion of soup. Not following a recipe, but will likely roast the squash in the oven. Will saute onions and garlic.. mix all with chicken broth, heavy whipping cream, seasonings (thinking a dash of cinnamon or nutmeg?).. pulse all in...


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Sunday Dinner Thread - LouisianaLady
Couldn't wait because I was happy about what I made. Plus I only cook one meal on Sundays and we eat it between normal lunch and dinner times. Today: Chicken Fricassee served over biscuits and fresh green beans boiled then sautéed with garlic and lemon [IMG]http://i1253.photobucket.com/albums/...


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The Unofficial Goldman Sachs Guide To Being A Man - LouisianaLady
[link=(http://www.businessinsider.com/the-gselevator-guide-to-being-a-man-2013-9)]LINK[/link] Quite interesting. Some really good advice in there. Some so-so advice as well. Thoughts? ...


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WFDT - LouisianaLady
I haven't eaten yet today, but I think I'm going to grab the Fleming's burger before work at 5:30....


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Help me out with New Girl [Spoilers] - LouisianaLady
I realize this is a really stupid question, but I never turn on my TV and the internet just isn't helping. SPOILERS!!!!!!!!!!!!! I watched Season 1 of New Girl on Netflix and fell in love. I've been online streaming Season 2, and just finishe...


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Did y'all know this existed? - LouisianaLady
[img]http://i1253.photobucket.com/albums/hh595/shannonleigh332/null_zps36c58c61.jpg[/img] Spent the day with my mom today. Being that I'm kinda frightened by the College Drive Walmart, we decided to peruse the one in Central (where I'm from) and I spotted this gem. I turned to the back for mic...


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"What did you think you'd never have to explain to a grown adult?" - LouisianaLady
Yes, it was a Reddit thread, but I spent 2 days engrossed in it and was wondering what the folks here would say. For me, I have to explain to a regular basis normal basic things going on in the world to my friend. She doesn't have cable, but she also makes no effort to read any news site or even ...


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My At-Home Burger (with pics) - LouisianaLady
I've never made burgers on my own mainly because I never liked the ones my parents made growing up, but I've been reading up on the keys to the best burger, and decided to try my hand tonight. I started by getting brisket ground for me at Fresh Market. Because brisket is 25-30% fat, it works well...


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Before Midnight -- In Theaters Today - LouisianaLady
Going see this movie tonight. I haven't seen the two prequels, but I'm thinking since it's been 18 years since the first was made, I can maybe get by without cramming them in today.. and watch them later (out of order). The two prequels have 95% and 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. Before Midnight alr...


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For the Michael Buble fans.. - LouisianaLady
Tickets go on sale tomorrow for his show in New Orleans on October 22. I need to go to this. MUST. :nana: :nana: :nana:...


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Another Dish to Serve at a Crawfish Boil? - LouisianaLady
I know I've seen this topic on here, but I just searched and only found threads for sides with crawfish etouffee or fettucine.. so I apologize. Having a crawfish boil tomorrow, and I wanted to make something else too. I already will be doing salad just because it's nice to have something cold and...


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WFDT - LouisianaLady
Chicken with a spicy thai peanut sauce over steamed rice. [link=(http://www.tigerdroppings.com/rant/p/39730662/Asian-Brussel-Sprouts---Recipe-Inside.aspx)]SUB's Asian Brussel Sprouts[/link] And snap beans....


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Are you allergic to any foods? - LouisianaLady
Always interesting to hear what people are allergic to. I'm not allergic to anything that I know of. Topic sparked because a lady came in to my work the other day and ordered a salad to start. When I brought it out and later came back to check on her, she asked me if I could take it back and g...


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Went to Lava Cantina in Perkins Rowe Friday.. - LouisianaLady
Hm. I will start with the positives. The salsa and the guacamole were both fresh and great. Big chunks of garlic and onion.. perfect flavor on both. The salsa verde wasn't nearly as good as the red salsa because it was served hot as if it was just cooked, which was weird for salsa.. but the red s...


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Inspection sticker stop on lsu Ave - LouisianaLady
You kids be careful! ...


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DUI bus on Perkins - LouisianaLady
Between bulldog and uncle earls. You babies be careful!...


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Enoteca Marcello returning? - LouisianaLady
I searched "Marcello" and found nothing so I apologize if this has already been discussed. There's a sign in front of the old calendars on Perkins that I'm pretty sure said Enoteca Marcello was coming. Someone told me they think they remember seeing something about it in biz report. Anyone know a...


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Miley Cyrus isn't as horrible as I thought..? - LouisianaLady
[link=(http://www.wimp.com/newappreciation/)]LINK[/link] Hm. This is surprising....


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Insanely Over-the-top Disney Wedding - LouisianaLady
:wtf: [link=(http://www.buzzfeed.com/matthewe9/quite-possibly-the-greatest-disney-wedding-ever-85fv)]LINK[/link] [img]http://s3-ec.buzzfed.com/static/enhanced/webdr02/2013/2/5/10/enhanced-buzz-15910-1360077794-6.jpg[/img] [img]http://s3-ec.buzzfed.com/static/enhanced/webdr02/2013/2/5/10/enh...


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American Airlines Rebrands Itself for the First Time in 40 Years--WOW! - LouisianaLady
[link=(http://www.fastcodesign.com/1671677/american-airlines-rebrands-itself-and-america-along-with-it?partner=newsletter#4)]LINK[/link] [img]http://www.fastcodesign.com/multisite_files/codesign/imagecache/slideshow-large/slideshow/2013/01/1671677-slide-773bus-class-bed-lg.jpg[/img] ...


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Alexander's Highland Market - LouisianaLady
Anyone know about this? I just saw an advertisement for this in 225 Magazine. [link=(http://www.alexandersmkt.com/)]LINK[/link] Seems to be the local version of Whole Foods. This is the first I've heard of it. I did a search and couldn't find anything. I don't really have a question :lol: ...


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House of Blues has a couple good shows coming up! - LouisianaLady
The XX plus Austra : February 8th (Mardi Gras weekend) CRYSTAL CASTLES!! - April 19th! Just wanted to share my excitement with you all :) I knew The XX was coming, but had no idea Austra would be joining them. Hope I can get off work for that. I'll definitely be at Crystal Castles! ...


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My WFDT Lasagna: Step by step with photos. - LouisianaLady
Per the new F&D trend, I took photos of each delicious step of a lasagna recipe I tried out tonight. It's rare I cook, so I might as well document. My family did not step off the boat on Ellis Island, nor do I have any Italian in me.. I'm just a southern redneck who has no idea. Now that we know ...


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WFDT: TigahRag's 5-Star Meal Edition - LouisianaLady
Jones and I will just be throwing together a simple dinner at home. Roasted Beet Salad over Arugula with Goat Cheese and Toasted Walnuts Pan Seared Scallops Baked Lobster Tails with Clarified Butter Oven Roasted Brussel Sprouts Pasta ai Quattro Formaggi And a couple bottles of Cabernet....


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Boucherie - Review with Pics - LouisianaLady
I'm kinda late on this because I suck at giving detailed reviews, but I had my birthday lunch at Boucherie last Friday.. per Glassman's advice. (You haven't steered me wrong yet, Glass.. Patois, Coquette, now Boucherie). The restaurant itself was adorable tucked away in a residential neighborhood...


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Why don't frat daddies tip? - LouisianaLady
What's the deal? All the stereotypes that exist about the types of people who don't tip but the most common I find is groups of 21-23 year old frat guys. The worst part is they have chicks hanging around. What kind of girl finds a guy who doesn't tip attractive? Someone shed some light on this for ...


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Coquette Brunch Reviews/Recs?- UPDATE WITH REVIEW/PIC - LouisianaLady
I did a search and saw Coquette's lunch and dinner talked about plenty, but I couldn't find much about brunch other than they apparently stopped doing it for a while and have started again. I've never been to Coquette, but I made reservations for brunch this Sunday. The website seems to have a $3...


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