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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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Broiled Oysters from Gumbo Love

Mac and I recently went on a day drive exploring the area around where we live. It’s one of our greatest pleasures and we do it oftentimes spontaneously. We call it playing hookie! On our latest adventure we had oysters and more at Panhandle classic and one of our favorites,

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I can’t remember the first time I had a hushpuppy, but I can assure you it was love at first bite. Hushpuppies just exude happiness in every way. If you are in the mood to have a little fun in the kitchen, join me in making some of these little

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Love & Luck in 2021

It’s safe to say we are all looking forward to a happy and healthy 2021. Do you, like me, make the traditional ‘lucky’ New Year’s Day meal of cornbread, greens, pork, and black-eyed-peas? As a farewell to 2020, and in gratitude for all of you out in social media land,

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LuLu’s Winter Gumbo

Ingredients 1 whole chicken (about 2 pounds cooked meat) 6 bay leaves 1 pound ground andouille sausage or any good quality smoked sausage, sliced into 1/8 inch thick rounds 2 large onions, coarsely chopped 1 medium head celery, coarsely chopped including leaves 3/4 cup vegetable oil or bacon grease 1

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Flavors of Fall

Fall is officially here! The time change is upon us. Pumpkin Spice, eggnog, and a chill are  in the air. I am a  summer-time beach girl at heart, but I do love the scents and flavors of this season.  This is the time of year that the Winter Gumbo traditionally

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LuLu’s Famous WOW Sauce

This sauce came by its name honestly. It was originally called Creole Mustard Horseradish Sauce, but so many people at LuLu’s literally said, “WOW!“ after tasting it on our fish sandwich that we felt like we needed to call it like it is.

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