Recipes

Black Bean DipFor a healthier alternative to sour cream, try mixing in nonfat Greek yogurt.
White Bean HummusThis recipe is inspired by Turkey & the Wolf’s dip, but modified a bit to use the creamy canned beans
Spinach MadeleineServe with crackers as an appetizer, as a stuffing or for a savory side item, this dish has a place in any part of your meal!
Violet’s Salad DressingYou'll never find a store-bought salad dressing in Ms. Lou's kitchen. This deliciously tangy dressing was named after Francis Violet Lodato, who was somewhat of the family mentor in the kitchen.
Baked MacaroniMs. Lou's baked macaroni and cheese is a staple during the holiday season, but is good enough to make year-round. This recipe is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
Shrimp and White Bean SaladA perfect salad. Light, tasty and ready for any warm day. Ms. Lou likes to make it ahead of time and chill it in the fridge for a few hours.
Two Bean SaladThis cool two bean salad is a light, refreshing side to any picnic or outdoor activity.
Barbecue Baked BeansThese sweet and tangy BBQ baked beans are a delicious side to any dish. They're so good sometimes Ms. Lou just has them as the main course!
Blue Runner Red Bean and Corn SuccotashThis colorful and flavorful vegetable succotash is good year-round as a side dish or sprinkled on salads. It gets better as it marinates in the refrigerator and can be served warm, cold, or room temperature.
Warm Red Bean Pimento Cheese DipJames Beard Award winning Chef Frank Brigsten demonstrates how to use Creole cream style red beans to create a fantastic party dip.
Black Bean Taco DipThis quick and simple Black Bean Taco Dip from Chef Frank Bristen is the perfect go-to dish for tailgate parties and casual entertaining.
Mango Black Bean SaladThis simple Black Bean Mango Salad is the perfect go-to dish for tailgate parties and casual entertaining. Can be served on tacos, eaten as salsa or main dish.