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What a glorious time of year! Pumpkin Spice and everything nice abounds and I couldn’t be happier. 

I love a pumpkin spice latté and welcome the colors and cooler temps of the season. 

I also love Halloween because it’s so fun and creative especially for the kids. I admit,  I live vicariously through them and am contemplating my costume. 

Speaking of kids young and old … it’s BooLu’s time at all three restaurants. So much fun!

Sunshine, blue skies, and  winter gumbo are on the horizon. Truly a time to pause, feel joyful, and relish in the Harvest. 

Wishing you all the happiest Fall! 

GumboLove, 

What a glorious time of year! Pumpkin Spice and everything nice abounds and I couldn’t be happier. 

I love a pumpkin spice latté and welcome the colors and cooler temps of the season. 

I also love Halloween because it’s so fun and creative especially for the kids. I admit,  I live vicariously through them and am contemplating my costume. 

Speaking of kids young and old … it’s BooLu’s time at all three restaurants. So much fun!

Sunshine, blue skies, and  winter gumbo are on the horizon. Truly a time to pause, feel joyful, and relish in the Harvest. 

Wishing you all the happiest Fall! 

GumboLove, 

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here.  Billy Claus is just around the corner. The tree is up, and I’m almost ready for ALL THE THINGS

The years seem to go by faster and faster. I am savoring the sunshine, blue skies, and winter gumbo! I am also making sure to take time to pause, feel joyful, and relish in the Holiday Spirit.

Wishing you all a happy  December full of family, good food, and lots of fun!

(Winter) GumboLove, 

Lucy’s Blog and Recipes

Spreading Gumbo Love

Crawfish Cornbread Casserole

Crawfish cornbread is a Louisiana dish resembling a southern spoon bread, but features that exotic New Orleans ingredient, crawfish. Fresh water shellfish born in the bayous of Louisiana, crawfish were until recently, impossible to enjoy unless you traveled there. These days, crawfish meat exported from Louisiana is available frozen

Pimento Burger with Fried Green Tomatoes

When I wanted to create a memorable signature burger for LuLu’s, I turned to a homemade cheese dip that I serve at home when I have company. Pimento cheese is a Southern food staple; I make mine with a touch of honey ale that gives it a little tang

White Bean Turkey Chili

There couldn’t be a more perfect meal for when temperatures drop and families start gathering. This White Bean Turkey Chili warms up my spirits and feels good for the soul. Let me know if you try it in your kitchen!  Gumbo Love, Lucy White Bean Turkey Chili Serves 8

“Wee Burgers” and Fairhope’s Friday Night Lights

My pre-teen grandkids are already getting excited about Friday night high school football home games. It’s a big deal in Fairhope where they live. If you’re from a town or state where football is king like it is in Alabama, then you know what I’m talking about. We start

Beer-Braised Beef Brisket with Cumin and Garlic

It’s 4th of July weekend! If your holiday involves gathering with a group – whether it be at the beach, for a picnic, or a potluck- this beef brisket recipe is PERFECT! Not only does it feed a party, it keeps beautifully and reheats easily. When I have made

Daddy’s Fried Chicken

If I had to pick one dish that reminds me most of my daddy, JD Buffett,  it would be his fried chicken. With a side of mashed potatoes and a good helping of butter beans … it was my favorite Sunday dinner for sure. It’s so good in fact that I