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Irma D’s Vegetable Soup

Irma D’s Vegetable Soup

For Mother’s Day, I requested that readers send favorite recipes passed down from their mothers and grandmothers. This recipe was passed down lovingly from Irma D Bruce to her daughter Mimi Bruce. Thanks Mimi for sharing the love from your mom, Irma D Bruce! This soup was standard fare in..
Almost as Good as Granny’s

Almost as Good as Granny’s

I AM DESCENDED from a long line of fine Creole cooks. My great grandmother Lucille Bernard Cocke—the mother of Gladys Cocke Toca, my paternal grandmother—was known as “Sweet Lu” by many. Her husband, Clarence Cocke, lovingly referred to her as “wife.” To the rest of us she was and always..
Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

I HAVE NEVER been very good at making huge pots of gumbo. I like to think of my gumbo as a highly specialized small batch gumbo or “boutique” style gumbo. I strive for a deep, dark, rich, smoky flavor. Much of this can be achieved through the meats and sausage..
Kathy Lowrey

Kathy Lowrey

WHEN KATHY LOWREY helped open the Northshore Harbor Center in 2005, she saw the event as a culmination of a dream. Ten years later, Kathy understands that it was only the beginning. Since the Harbor Center opened, it has played a vital role—providing a gathering place for Northshore residents as..
The Final Transfer Complete

The Final Transfer Complete

In this month, when we honor our mothers, I wish every Mom out there a happy and safe Mother’s Day. There are many things we hold dear here in St. Tammany. My administration is especially invested in keeping Behavioral Health care services here in our community. To that end, we..
Fresh Face—Spring Makeup Trends

Fresh Face—Spring Makeup Trends

OUR BEAUTY EXPERTS have weighed in on the latest makeup trends for spring and into the summer. The results? Soft fresh faces with dewy complexions, natural rosy cheeks and full, wispy brows. Additionally, you can add pops of color in shades of berry for the lips or a touch of..