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Recipe Archive

12 Drinks of Christmas
12 Drinks of Christmas

On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me… This is New Orleans, y’all. You know how we do it. If your true love is bringing you a Bloody Mary this first day of Christmas then this tune is for you! And, love ‘em or hate &‘em, it’s the holidays. No better time to celebrate or air your grievances with a favorite cocktail or 2 or 3 or 4, depending on what day of Christmas it is. *wink* So grab your ugly sweater, favorite bottle of booze, and get to mixin’. Don’t forget the decor! From pickles to celery stalks, citrus, strawberries, and cold-pressed juices CCFM has your garnish and mixer needs all wrapped up!

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Carrot-Apple Latkes
Carrot-Apple Latkes

The holidays are here! And as the Festival of Lights begins, it’s time to break out that frying pan and get to making latkes again! Traditionally made with potatoes and fried in oil, latkes celebrate the lasting of the holy light, symbolizing hope. Carrots are in season right now and we’re hoping you’ll like this savory and slightly sweet carrot and apple latke recipe from Edible Mosaic. Chag Urim Sameach!

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Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower with Lemon and Ginger
Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower with Lemon and Ginger

On your mark. Get set. Roast! It’s the most wonderful time of the year!! (Yeah, we know, we say that a lot.) As temperatures dip, cole crops like cauliflower, Brussels, broccoli, and cabbage have made their way back to CCFM. And, if you haven’t tried roasting one of these guys in the oven, now’s your chance! Perfect as a side or an addition to your favorite veggie soup or stew, this easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy recipe from Italicana Kitchen will have you getting off your Brassicas and into the kitchen. Buon appetito!!

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Robin is ordering in!
Robin is ordering in!

Small Business Saturday may be over. But don’t let that stop you from patronizing local restaurants and retail food purveyors on your main street. These food spots offer many safe options for fun and delicious dining, including socially distanced dining in or outside, and curbside pickups and deliveries. So if your turkey and sides are gone, eat out, even if you are eating in. This has been a tough year for these businesses. Your support of them helps keep their employees on the payroll and their suppliers in business. Thank you!

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Allegro’s Shepard Pie
Allegro’s Shepard Pie

If your Thanksgiving game is strong, then you probably still have some T-Day leftovers lurking around in the fridge. Once you’ve made that quintessential turkey sammie or had 3rd day reheats, give this one pan, throw it in the oven, set-it-and-forget-it shepherd's pie a try! A great vehicle for that leftover green bean casserole, those roasted veggies, and your potato mash. I make a quick pot of lentils to introduce a non-leftover ingredient, play up the Herbs de Provence seasoning from the roasted veggies and the green bean casserole helps to create the gravy. Pro tip: if you have some of those shallots still laying around and little time to fry, garnish your Shepard's pie with more tasty shallot rings!

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Ashley’s Dad’s White Bean and Ham Soup
Ashley’s Dad’s White Bean and Ham Soup

Ashley loves ham! Almost as much as she loves her dad’s white bean and ham soup. This soup is a family favorite year round, but especially around the holidays. Make a lot- it freezes well!

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Bridget’s Bread Pudding for Breakfast
Bridget’s Bread Pudding for Breakfast

Leftover dinner rolls going stale? After running out of leftover pie to eat for breakfast, our family always turns leftover dinner rolls into a classic New Orleans bread pudding to keep our sweet tooths satiated throughout the holiday season. A warm chunk of bread pudding and a cup of hot tea keeps us all cozy inside on those rare chilly Louisiana days. This simple recipe from Mulate’s is a Rabun family favorite.

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Cristina’s Collard Green Melt
Cristina’s Collard Green Melt

A homemade Collard Green Melt is my go-to post-Thanksgiving indulgence. Credit where credit is due, of course - Turkey and the Wolf are the originators of this masterpiece. Use your leftover spicy collards or whip up some more and enjoy!

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Diya’s Mama Wheeler’s Lobster Curry
Diya’s Mama Wheeler’s Lobster Curry

Lobster curry is a fusion recipe born from the South Indian and New England cultures of the Wheeler household. It is a family favorite during the holidays and a staple on Thanksgiving alongside turkey. Warm, spicy, and meaty, this curry is best the next day, mopped up with sweet Hawai’ian rolls (although serving over rice is always a good bet).

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Market UmbrellaMarket Umbrella is an independent nonprofit 501(c)(3), based in New Orleans, whose mission is to cultivate the field of public markets for public good. Market Umbrella has operated the Crescent City Farmers Markets (CCFM) since 1995.

Crescent City Farmers MarketThe Crescent City Farmers Market operates weekly year-round throughout New Orleans. The CCFM hosts nearly 60 local small farmers, fishers, and food producers, and more than 150,000 shoppers annually.