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Recipe: Creole Peas

Creole Peas

Way down yonder in New Orleans the food is as exciting as the music. Here is one you are sure to enjoy.

1 cup tomato juice
3 ribs celery, cut fine
1 small onion, chopped
1/2 stick butter
2-3 bay leaves
1/2 bell pepper, cut fine
1 tablespoon Worcestershire
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon flour
1 medium can English peas
1 can sliced mushrooms

Combine all incredients except flour, peas, mushrooms. Cook in large saucepan until celery is tender. Thicken with flour, Add peas and mushrooms. Cook until bubbly. Serves 6. You can substitute shrimp for peas.

Throw a calm, happy Halloween party

Throw a calm, happy Halloween party
Not every Halloween party has to be scary, crazy, and make you question your sanity. This article has some really good tips for throwing a great kid-friendly Halloween party that will be fun for everybody. Click here to read more.

Fall DIY project: Pumpkin shaped arrangement

Fall DIY project: Pumpkin shaped arrangement
Check out this cool pumpkin-shaped eucalyptus arrangement. It's the perfect not-so-scary greeting to October visitors, and on top of looking great, it smells awesome. Click here for the step-by-step instructions to make your own.