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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 in

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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 (My

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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 2

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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 put

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Strawberry Cobbler

  School is out! My grandchildren are packing up to spend the first weekend of Summer at the beach with me.  And with the Memorial Day holiday upon us,  friends are coming to the beach for visits too. The house will be full, busy, and FUN. This crazy delicious Strawberry

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Florida Lobster Salad with Grapefruit and Avocado

My mother loved the finer things in life… champagne, caviar, and lobster! This salad is perfect for a special luncheon celebrating Mother’s Day. If you don’t happen to have the delicacy of Florida Lobster available, you can substitute Maine lobster anytime a recipe calls for Florida Lobster – or, by

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Sweet Tomato Pie

Sweet Tomato Pie Makes 6 to 8 servings 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 Pillsbury refrigerated piecrust 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1 large onion, thinly sliced 1 tablespoon sugar 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced 4 ounces cream cheese, softened ½  cup mayonnaise 2 tablespoons heavy

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Friday Shrimp Salad à la LuLu

Spring is here and Easter is upon us! If you’re starting your weekend early with a boat ride today, this is a perfect salad to take along for a sunset picnic. A little wine or sparkling mocktail (my preference these days) and some crackers on the side are my favorite

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Heavenly (or Divine) Casserole

The temps and times are calling for comfort food! The original version of this casserole comes from one of my most beloved cookbooks, Jubilee! from the Junior League of Mobile. It was truly one of the first recipes I ever learned to cook, and one of the few dishes my

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Chocolate Pound Cake with Mocha Glaze

It’s the sweetest time of year! I’m feeling in the mood to bake a cake for Valentine’s Day this weekend. It’s been a while since I made the Chocolate Pound Cake with Mocha Glaze from my first cookbook, LuLu’s Kitchen.  So the story goes, true Pound Cake is a recipe

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