This is really more like a cake than a pie, but I think it is pretty close to the Cane River Pie recipe ate Lasyone's in Natchitoches. It is incredibly simple to make (uses box mixes) and tastes way, way better than you would think when you look at the ingredients (I promise).   Cane River […]

I met a really nice lady from Eunice, La. at the Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival over the weekend and during our discussion she asked if I had a recipe for a good cobbler crust so I told her to check my website and I'd post it on here. CRUST 2 1/2 c all purpose flour  1 tsp salt […]

When I used to go to Abbeville, La. to visit relatives my cousins down the street would always have what they called "cush cush" that they ate with butter and Steen's Cane Syrup (from the plant there in Abbeville) poured over it.  Sometimes they'd put it in  a little milk or put preserves on it. I haven't […]

One of the finest things I have ever eaten is a Fried Apple Pie. These aren't the kind you buy in the convenience store, overly sweet, with a crumbly crust and covered in a glaze. Instead, these are made with real fruit, usually dried, and the taste of the fruit bursts in your mouth as […]

While everyone knows about Cajun or Creole cuisine not many people know that Central and North Louisiana also has great food. That area was settled by people from across the country and so elements of Southern, Northern, Soul, and Cajun foods are common. The Bottle Tree  is set in the Kisatchie Forest of Central Louisiana, […]