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Roux 61 Baton Rouge Review

[ 0 ] September 6, 2016

Roux 61 Restaurant Review


Roux 61

Roux 61

Roux 61 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana is a somewhat new restaurant in the city that is located in the former Boutin’s Cajun restaurant location on Bluebonnet Blvd.

Although new to Baton Rouge, Roux 61 got its start in historic Natchez, Mississippi. The Roux 61 in Baton Rouge made a few changes to the inside and out of the building, but still provides a rustic and South Louisiana vibe.

Probably our biggest melancholy moment was entering for the first time after moving to this side of town and realizing that the once iconic Cajun dance floor had been removed and turned into a full size bar and char-grilled oyster mega space.

LuLu’s Gulf Shores Alabama Review

[ 0 ] June 28, 2016

Lucy Buffett’s LuLu’s in Gulf Shores AL

Lulu's Gulf Shores ALBucket List item crossed off the list – go to LuLu’s in Gulf Shores, Alabama.

Mike has wanted to check out the Orange Beach and Gulf Shores, Alabama area for some time now, however for the past 10 years we always find ourselves in Panama City Beach, Florida because we love the Holiday Inn Resort there, plus all of great places to eat.

Orange Beach is a bit shorter drive from Baton Rouge, so when Jimmy Buffett announced he was doing a show there, we knew it was time to hit the road on over to Alabama…

Rival Crock-Pot 5025WG 2.5-Quart Slow Cooker

[ 1 ] November 19, 2010

Rival Crock-Pot 5025WG 2.5-Quart Slow Cooker

Rival Crock-Pot 5025WG 2.5-Quart Slow CookerIf you’ve never owned a slow cooker then you don’t know what you’re missing.   Talk about versatility!  This Rival Crock-Pot 5025WG 2.5-Quart Slow Cooker allows you to be at your kid’s soccer game and cook your nightly meal at the same time.  You’re basically doing two things at the same time.  Talk about productivity!   These days your time is very precious and a slow cooker comes to your rescue.

Need to be out all day working at your 9 to 5 job and won’t have time to make a nutritious meal for your family due to nightly commitments?

Load up the slow cooker in the morning before you leave for work and it will cook, at very low temperatures, and your meal will be ready for you when you get home.  You can make delicious and healthy meals such as soups, stews, chilies, small roasts, or even pulled pork.

Another convenient aspect of this product is that you can use it as an extra heating unit when you are in need of one during the holidays for entertaining.

The Rival Crock-Pot 5025WG 2.5-Quart Slow Cooker features a glass lid, stick resistant coating, and removable stoneware.   It has two settings and has a large 2 ½ quart capacity.

Need help with recipes for meals to be made with a slow cooker?

There are a myriad of slow cooker cookbooks that have been written to help people create delicious meals with their versatile kitchen accessory.

(See Cajun Cooking TVs crock pot roast)

Slow cookers have become extremely popular in recent years because of their convenience.

Consumers are saying what a time saver this unit is for the money.  Also, the cleanup is very easy.  One of the great advantages of a slow cooker is that there is a wondrous aroma filling the air as the meals are cooking, just adding to its appeal.  The investment is minimal and the value is phenomenal.

This slow cooker is great not only for a family but also for single people who want to have a great meal waiting for them on their return home from work.  This is also great for college students who are looking to create nutritious meals.


beryl stokes

Le Creuset Classic Enameled Cast-Iron 6-Piece Cookware Set

[ 1 ] November 15, 2010

Le Creuset Classic Enameled Cast-Iron 6-Piece Cookware Set

Le Creuset Classic Enameled Cast-Iron 6-Piece Cookware SetThe Le Creuset Classic Enameled Cast-Iron 6-Piece Cookware Set is the finest brand name available when it comes to top flight cast iron cookware sets.

Established in 1925, Le Creuset is based in France but back in 1974 entered the USA market by establishing a subsidiary called Le Creuset of America, Inc., in South Carolina.

Over the years, the name LeCreuset has gained notoriety as being the “cream of the crop” when it comes to kitchen accessories.

The key to the lifetime strength of this cookware is the enameling on the cast iron.

Due to the strength of the Le Creuset enameled cast iron, the products can be used on virtually any stove top and they stand up to the highest stove temperatures.

This 6 piece Le Creuset cookware set includes the following:

5 1/2-quart round French oven with cover
10 1/4-inch square skillet grill
2 1/4-quart covered saucier with cover
8 X 11-inch roaster

The versatility of the Le Creuset brand is unparalleled in the kitchen accessory market.  The French oven will allow you to slow cook stews and chilies while not having to worry about burning your food.  These ovens hold the heat extremely well and the heat is also very evenly distributed which is an added advantage.

On cheaper versions the enamel could chip but not on the Le Creuset brand.  The durability of the enamel is the best around.  This cast iron cookware set is made to last a lifetime.  Even though the price point may be a little higher than other imitations, the value is definitely there.  You pay for quality and the Le Creuset brand stands for quality.

The Le Creuset cookware comes in the following colors: orange, red, green, white, blue, yellow, and black.  The consumers are saying that the quality of the Le Creuset brand is superb and the bright colors add to your kitchen décor. Also, the fact that there is a high quality enamel covering the cast iron, you will never be introduced to any kind of metal taste in your food.

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