Thursday, December 23, 2010

Pickle Buttons... New Year's Eve and Splendiferous Martini's

     We pickled buttons all the way through Christmas and should be done before the new year!  Our buttons will travel with us to the The Fancy Food Show in San Francisco in January... and later we should have them available for our pickle peeps!  Here is a samplin' of our Splendiferous buttons, let us know what kinda pickle motto you prefer:  a simple pickle chip... I like'em HOT... in a Pickle... sweet & spicy... Pickle Perfect Love Affair...

We are winding down a great year... and looking forward to everything sweet and spicy in 2011.


Here's a perfect in a pickle martini recipe found on our website... it could become a New Year's tradition around here... let us know what you think.
Happy New Year!!!


  • 8 ounces vodka ~ Tito’s Vodka preferred
  • ½ teaspoon dry vermouth
  • 2 tablespoons in a pickle pickle juice, chilled in a pickle pickles and peppers, to garnish and EAT
  • ice
  • Cocktail shaker
  • 2 martini glasses
  • First Put vodka, vermouth, and in a pickle pickle juice in a cocktail shaker.
  • Next Add ice to about halfway up the cocktail shaker.
  • Then Shake well and strain into 2 martini glasses.
  • Last Garnish with in a pickle pickles and peppers . 
  • Cheers!

Monday, December 20, 2010


(to the tune of Jingle Bells)

Dashing through Fort Worth,
In a black Ford F-3-50...
making free deliveries,
laughing all the way...
The in a pickle sign,
shouts out our colors bright...
what fun it is to deliver pickles
to our favorite pickle sites!

Jingle pickles, jingle pickles... jingle all the way!
Splendiferous are the pickles we sell...
Our Original we think is great! Hey!

Jingle pickles, jingle pickles... jingle all the way!
Little gems of sweet & spice,
our Original makes your day!
A great little stocking stuffer too!


Merry Christmas from our family to yours!!!

Karen & James
in a pickle foods

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

We're counting down to Christmas

White Rock Market last weekend was our last market for the year.  WOW!  This has been one whirlwind of a year!  We had NO IDEA how many pickle peeps there were out there... and we would like to SALUTE you for making this year soooo special.  The vendors and the customers at the Farmer's Markets we've attended have been great!  We've made so many new foodie friends - it's amazing!  Thanks to all of you out there that have made our pickle journey so meaningful.

Our next step is to hit 2011 at full throttle!  Coming up .. in a pickle foods will be at the Dallas Market for wholesalers, we will be in San Francisco to show off our sweet and sassy pickle gems to some 17 thousand plus attendees at the Winter Fancy Food Show sponsored by The National Association for the Specialty Food Trade... this show will feature some of the hottest food trends and great new products that are out there... and we will be a part of it!

All that and more coming up in 2011!  AND while we count down to Christmas  James would like to share another great recipe with all our pickle peeps... this is one of his favorites!

James' Fish Tacos

* chunk of fish, Big Eye Tuna, Yellow Fin or Talipia
* handful of Original pickles
* fist full of chiles in Original pickles' jar
* shredded lettuce
* asian cerachi hot sauce
* cup of mayo

Grill, broil or slap the fish in a hot skillet until done (usually several minutes)
Chop pickles and chiles
chop cerachi peppers from hot sauce and mix with mayo

Throw a smear of the mayo mix on a flour tortilla, add the fish, chiles and pickles and ENJOY... add a nice cold cerveza like Dos Equis!

You can still order your Original pickles just in time for the holidays by calling James at 817.584.5835 or going online at

Feliz Navidad!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Season's Greetings & Order Your Pickles Soon!

We had so much fun at the Celebration Christmas Market!  Thanks for all you pickle peeps for coming out and buying a little sweet and sassy pickle chip!

This weekend we are  headed to the White Rock Local Market and Lake Highlands Village Green Christmas Market.  It's the last market of the season and should be a fun time with tons of vendors and the perfect place to shop for foodie gifts for the season.   

Speaking of the season... here's our newest Christmas Ornament... A pickle!  The in a pickle web mistress gave it to us...

As the story goes... the pickle shaped ornament is the last ornament hung by parents on the tree on Christmas Eve.  Christmas morning the first to find the pickle receives an extra gift from St. Nicholas!

May you be the first to find the pickle... and if you want any of our little gems for that special palate ... call or order soon... we are selling out fast!  Our first batch is almost gone, there will soon be nothing but brine, so order online soon to make sure you get our Original before it's too late.

Don't worry though... we will be making some more sweet and spicy batches soon!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

If Your Not In A Pickle... You Will Be... 24 Shopping Days And Counting!!!

Thanksgiving is over, shoppers unite!

We've got the perfect gift for those holiday hostess gifts, 

the teacher gift, 
the Thank-you-neighbor-for-taking-care-of-my-dogs-while-I-was-out-of-town gift, the make up gift, 

the... I'm-so-glad-you-are-my-friend-gift, 

the sweet-and-spicy-I-Love-You gift, the Secret Santa gift, the Stocking Stuffer...

It all comes down to asking yourself... "Are you in a brine?"

Let in a pickle get you OUT of a pickle and make your holiday's bright!

Shop online at and stock up for those unexpected houseguests... 

Uncle Harry will love this recipe!

Deviled ham salad… adapted from the Homesick Texan
2 cups ham, chopped
1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper (about 1/4 of a pepper)
1/4 cup onion, finely diced

¼ cup chopped in a pickle Originals
2 in a pickle picante chili peppers, diced (add more if you like more of a Kick!)
3 tablespoons mayo
3 tablespoons mustard
Salt and black pepper to taste

In a food processor, mix all the ingredients together until blended but not too smooth as you want a bit of texture. Taste and adjust any seasoning or add more mayonnaise and mustard if you like. A little drizzle of pickle juice is excellent as well.

Yield: About 2 cups. Keeps in the refrigerator for a few days.

Great on celery, crackers, and corn chips!

You can shop with Karen and James at the Dallas Celebration Farmer's Christmas Gift Market on the heated patio at Celebration Restaurant, Saturday, December 4 from 9 am to 1pm AND

at White Rock Local Market, Saturday, December 11 from 8 am to 3 pm.

Friday, November 19, 2010

A Pickle Perfect Hors d'Oeuvre

     The holidays are fast approaching and we thought we would share some scrumptious holiday recipes within the next few weeks.  Have you ever finished a jar of our in a pickle Originals and wished you had more... and wondered what you could do with those little picante chiles?  Well, one of our pickle peeps, Sharon Heldenbrand, shared this little sassy dip that will empty your in a pickle Original pickle jar before you can say... Splendiferous!

in a pickle Spicy Pepper Spread

1/2 cup in a pickle Original pickled peppers, minced
1 slab (8 oz) cream cheese
Let cream cheese soften and mix peppers, cream cheese and 2 TBS of pickle brine until smooth
Chill and top with sunflower seeds.

Serve with a favorite cracker (we like the new Wheatables Nut Crisps crackers by Keebler... Toasted Pecan... yummy!) 

UMMM... James is heading to the kitchen right now!  Thanks, Sharon!

     in a pickle will be at the Shop-for-Thanksgiving Market on Saturday, November 20 at White Rock Local Market located at the Green Spot Market and Fuels, 702 N. Buckner Blvd. in Dallas...
AND catch us at the Thanksgiving Market at Celebration Farmer's Market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 4503 W. Lover's Lane in Dallas.

     Happy Thanksgiving!!!  We give thanks for all our pickle peeps!  Hope you have a splendiferous day!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The Weather Outside is...

Remember the holiday song that goes like this... "The weather outside is frightful!"  But not here in Texas - we have been kicking off the holiday season with beautiful days in the mid and high 70s.  We are sure we will find ourselves in a pickle soon, scrambling for our coats and gloves but until then we are bopping around sharing our Original sweet and spicy pickle chips to every foodie we meet.

This weekend we will be looking for pickle peeps in Plano at Frito-Lay's headquarters.  James will be at the Market at Frito-Lay on Friday.

On Saturday look for us at the White Rock Local Market from 8am to 1pm Karen will be there and James... well there is a pie contest... so you might have to join James for a piece of pie.  We all know how James loves pie!

Come see us and check out our Original Sweet and Spicy pickle...And you'll find out like James did... Life's Greatest Moments start in a pickle!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

in a pickle COUNTDOWN

Halloween is out the back door, Thanksgiving is coming through the front, and OMG Christmas is dancing on the front porch!  

Yep, you may have already been in a pickle thinking about the holidays... BUT there's a reason that we at in a  pickle foods are here...  to help all of our pickle peeps PROUDLY PARTICIPATE in the holiday season! 

You may be down at yo momma's for Turkey Day, hitting several Christmas festivities, 
cookin' up something with KWANZAA, or 
celebrating HANUKKAH.  

Whatever your reason for the season... we all know that at the first of November -- All of us fun-lovin', celebratin', party goin', food lovin' folks are IN A PICKLE... 

What do you take to Grandma's for Thanksgiving?  Who's hosting Christmas this year? 
Thinking about throwing a Kwanzaa Kick Off... maybe a Hanukkah Celebration?? OR... 
YOU KNOW you will be a guest and what do you take as a hostess gift or to impress Aunt Jane's culinary palate?   

We know, it's a little cliche but when you're in a pickle ... just have a pickle or give a pickle and like the song goes... "everything is gonna be okay" .   

During the next few weeks we'll be sharing some incredible recipes with you to help during the holiday season, in fact, look back in our blog for two scrumptious ones:  Sweet & Sassy in a pickle Potato Salad and in a pickle Garlic Hummus.  

AND we will be offering some fun holiday gift products like themed baskets and sweet & sassy stocking stuffers 

Check out our website at because 
when you are in a pickle - we're in a pickle AND our in a pickle can put your in a pickle at ease and then you will be lovin' the holidays!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Halloween Treats for Our Pickle Peeps

Boooooolicious!  That's what our Garlic Hummus makes you want to shout!  And what a perfect time to make it... just in time for Halloween!

in a pickle Garlic Hummus

1 can of Garbanzo Beans (drained - set aside the liquid)
juice from 1 lemon
12 med. cloves of garlic
1 tsp. of cayenne pepper
3 TBLS olive oil
3-4 TBLS of liquid from the Original in a pickle jar
tsp of Sea Salt
tsp of cracked black pepper

Blend all ingredients, add liquid from Garbanzo Beans as needed to reach a smooth texture.  Enjoy with jullienned green and red peppers, carrot and celery sticks or your favorite cracker!

BOOOOOOO licious!

     We had a great day at the Richardson Famer's Market!!!  And we are looking forward to the Four Seasons Markets in Addison, TX at The Village on The Parkway tomorrow! Come by and say Hi!!!! or BOO and we will hook you up with some great pickles and juice for some Boolicious Hummus!  Yummy!  

     AND look for us and our Originals at the November 4th 16th Annual Farmer's Market Friends Hoedown in Dallas.   Just click on the link for more information!

Happy Halloween!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Texas Pride and Pickle Friends

As many of you know, we wear the brand of a Go Texan product.

It's a program under the Texas Department of Agriculture that promotes the products, culture and communities of Texas.  You'll find in a pickle products with the glowing brand of Texas... on all of our labels, banners and hand-outs.  We'll have to say, we are partial to Texas but we love the rest of the world too!  Click on Go Texan within this blog and check out what Tommie Lee Jones and Nolan Ryan have to say about Texas... hey you'll like this even if your not from Texas...

We've hit many of the local Texas Farmer's Markets within the last few weeks and have had the opportunity to get to know some really great people like Trevious James, a young man we had the good fortune to meet last weekend in Dallas.  Trevious loved our pickles... but couldn't part with his hard-earned money because there was a video game with his name on it - well, we couldn't let Trevious not experience one of life's greatest moments - could we?  Here's Trevious after a splendiferous experience... and Trevious we hope your game is all that you had hoped and more!

It's amazing how many of our friends are coming out and supporting us in our pickle endeavour. 

We'd like to give a shout out to some truly
in a pickle PEEPS from Karen's school - Sagamore Hill Elementary, during  our first appearance in Fort Worth's New Market their pickle pride was evident!  WE SALUTE YOU SAGAMORE!!!  Thanks for your support!

in a pickle will be in these locations this weekend and of course you can always find us online at

Friday, 9 am - 2 pm - Sept. 17, 2010 - Four Season Markets in Allen, TX at Watter Creek

Saturday, 8 am - noon - Sept. 18, 2010 - Celebration Farmer's Market in Dallas, TX  at Lovers and Lemmon

Sunday, 10 am - 3 pm - Sept. 19, 2010 - Four Seasons Markets in Addison, TX at The Village on The Parkway

LOOK FOR in a pickle 

September 24, - October 17, 2010 The State Fair of Texas in the Food & Fiber Pavilion, 

Nov. 4, 2010 Dallas Farmers Market Friends 16th Annual Hoe Down,

and in Colleyville in the near future!!!

Serving up some Sweet & Spicy!

Pickle Peeps!!!  It's almost time to bid Big Tex adieu.  We're sampling pickles today at the State Fair of Texas, and our last sampling at the Food & Fiber Building will be Saturday from 10 am until noon.

Wow!  What a pickle pleasure to meet all our pickle peeps, and we want to give a shout out to the newest in a pickle converts!  You know who you are ... those peeps that stopped by to say, "Hey" and left saying, "Hurrah give me some more!"  Well, there will be MORE in a pickle Originals at the November 4th 16th Annual Farmer's Market Friends Hoedown in Dallas.  Keep checking our blog for more information.  And of course you can buy online at anytime.  James will even deliver to your front door if you live in Fort Worth!

Well, got to get back to samplin' ... we'll leave you with a little pickle chip of a recipe that Karen finds to be a Sweet & Sassy delight!

2 lbs of red new potatoes, cubed (unpeeled)
4 hard boiled eggs
2 celery stalks, diced
1/4 cup of in a pickle Original pickles and peppers chopped
1/4 cup of yellow mustard
1/4 cup of mayonnaise
1/2 tsp paprika
1 TLBS in a pickle Original pickle juice
Salt and pepper to taste

In a large pot, cover potatoes with cold water, bring to a boil and cook until tender, about 15 minutes.  Should be fork tender.

While potatoes are boiling, chop the following:  celery, pickles, and peppers.

In a medium pot, place your eggs in the pot and cover with water.  Bring the water to a boil.  Boil for 10 minutes.  Remove from burner and run cool water over eggs, peel and chop.  I use the whites and the yolks.

Drain potatoes and rinse in cold water.  Let cool in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

After potatoes have cooled, gently stir in the mustard and mayonnaise into the potatoes.  Add rest of ingredients.

Let cool in fridge for an hour. 
Garnish with paprika.
Great the day of... or even better the next day!
Serves 4 - 6


Shelf WIPE OUT at The State Fair of Texas

It's been a crazy month so far!!!

We've sampled soooooo
many of our Original pickles that
James is calling it SHELF WIPE OUT!
The good part... it's not from just our

Samplings that the shelves are having to be restocked BUT BECAUSE OF SALES!  YAHOO!!!!

Our Original has been well received here and yesterday we had about 1,000 pickle peeps drop by to say, "Hi" and to taste some of the most splendiferous, sassy pickles in the country!


You can only imagine how pooped, how tired, how HUNGRY... James was after all those samplings... Whew!

He had to get out stretch his legs and take on a few of the State Fair delicacies...

like Fried Frito Pie, Fried Butter, shoot... Oprah Winfrey ain't got nothing on James - He knows a good thing when he sees it... ummmm... tastes it.

That's why he's looking forward to meeting some more connoisseur's of the perfected palate club... drop by and try our Original... it'll make you tingle all the way down to your tippie toes.

Samplin' at the Fair today and Monday come by between 10 & 12 or 2 & 4 for some knock-your-socks off, tingle your toes GOOD pickles!

in a pickle will also be sampling our Original on Saturday, October 13 and 16 from 10 to noon.

Pickle Peeps UNITE!

Splendiferous Samples

Holy Cow, Batman!!! That's a lot of samples!!! James has been busy this week shipping out our product to all of our new pickle peeps.

We want to give a shout out to all the new

converts from our

splendiferous sampling at the State Fair.

AND a shout out to all the great folks
with GOTEXAN!  What a great group!

As we recover from our State Fair adventure we will be headed to the White Rock Local Market this weekend in east Dallas.  It's the first ever solar powered chili cook off and we'll be there selling pickles from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Come on out and say, "Hey" and ask James to do the pickle-patter... it's kinda like the pitter-patter but with pickles! :)

Monday, September 27, 2010


Howdy, to all our Pickle Peeps from the State Fair of Texas!

Drop by and see us in the State Fair's Food & Fiber Pavilion.

Last Thursday, James headed to a big sneak-peek party before opening day on Friday... You can see a photo of him with our pickles at D Magazine where the writer gives a shout out to some of the best samples!  AND YES... we made the cut or taste as it may be.

Our Original sweet and spicy chip is being sampled by a great many folk.

On Opening Day, James handed out lots of samples!!!

Pickles are leaping off the shelves, and like the GO Texan sign says... "Good People. Great Products."

We are very happy to be surrounded by just that...
good people and great products!

The State Fair is a fun time... Even Elsie seems to be enjoying herself.

             And Beauegard seems pretty
                                   pumped too!

You can stop by and sample and buy our pickles at the State Fair Food & Fiber Pavilion on:

September 28, September 30, October 3, October 8, October 9 and October 11 from 2 to 4 pm and October 13 and 16 from 10 to noon!

And we will be at the New Public Market in Fort Worth this Saturday from 8 am until noon or later.  The New Public Market is located in the parking lot of Into The Garden at the corner of Camp Bowie and Hulen.

Stop by and see us!  We love to meet other pickle peeps!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Ice cream, chicken wings... IN A PICKLE

What do you crave?  We think maybe these two ladies have a great excuse to crave our pickles!  We debuted in Fort Worth last weekend at the New Public Market in the parking lot of Into The Garden on Camp Bowie.  Boy!  Did we have fun!  Our Original sold like hotcakes and we hope to be back there again the first Saturday of October.

Crystal Willars, fwfoodie found us! AND
received a free jar of pickles for following us on twitter

We made some new friends... 


and buzzed around with some old ones...

And Emilee DiPaula whose
one year of age showed us
some cute poses
at the Carter Farms booth
where the fresh produce
was prolific.

We'd also like to give a shout out to John David Bartlett who made us feel at home, AND invited us back!  There's nothing like Farmer's Markets... the real, down home feel, the people, the exquisite food and fresh produce...

Here's where we'll be this weekend.  Stop by and say "HI" because if your not in a pickle ... you should be!

Friday, 9 am - 2 pm - Sept. 10, 2010 - Four Season Markets in Allen, TX at Watter Creek

Saturday, 8 am - noon - Sept. 11, 2010 - Celebration Farmer's Market in Dallas, TX  at Lovers and Lemmon
Saturday, 8am - 1pm - - White Rock Local Market in Dallas, TX at 702 N. Buckner Blvd at The Green Spot & Fuels

Sunday, 10 am - 3 pm - Sept. 12, 2010 - Four Seasons Markets in Addison, TX at The Village on The Parkway 

Monday, August 30, 2010

Pickle Connoisseurs Unite!

Some like hot, some like spicy, others prefer a sweet treat, and then there's those that like the real dill...

Whatever your taste - most like 'em crunchy!  Did you know that professional pickle packers say a crunch should be audible at 10 paces!  We haven't tried that out here at in a pickle but our test tasters so far seem to like the crunch, the punch... AND the splendiferous spicy and sweet taste of our in a pickle Original!

Pickle Connoisseur

The weather was a bit cooler at our last Farmer's Market Weekend tour and folks were out and about.  We captured a few pickle connoisseurs trying our Original, and well we can't tell you whether the crunch was heard at the next booth or not but we're willing to bet our tasters had a splendiferous finish!

Jodi McGary shows her pickle purchase!

Come on out this weekend and try 'em for yourself... If you are a pickle connoisseur you need to delight your palate with our perfect combination of sweet and spicy and if you're not a pickle person stop by and try a taste because remember... Life's greatest moments start in a pickle!

Friday, 9 am - 2 pm - Sept. 3, 2010 - Four Season Markets in Allen, TX at Watter Creek

Saturday, 8 am - noon - Sept. 4, 2010 - Celebration Farmer's Market in Dallas, TX  at Lovers and Lemmon

Sunday, 10 am - 3 pm - Sept. 5, 2010 - Four Seasons Markets in Addison, TX at The Village on The Parkway

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Pickle Party!

What better way to celebrate the launch of our Original Pickle than to host an
in a pickle party!

That's what we did the other night, we had our pickle staff over for a splendiferous good time.

Our Westies, Angus and Mac greeted guests, most of whom they knew already, and managed a few slobbery kisses here and there.

James managed the grill,
Karen hosted from the kitchen...

and we celebrated those who are helping us get a great start!

Like James' momma says... "you gotta dance with the ones that brung ya"... AND WE DID... 

We'll be dancing this weekend... come by and have a twirl with our sweet and spicy Original.

Friday, 9 am - 2 pm -  August 27, 2010 - Four Seasons Markets in Allen, TX at Watters Creek

Saturday, 8 am - noon - August 28, 2010 - Celebration Farmer's Market in Dallas, TX at Lovers and Lemmon

Sunday, 10am - 3 pm - August 29, 2010 - Four Seasons Markets in Addison, TX at The Village on The Parkway

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

On The Road With in a pickle

     We are planning to hit the Farmer's Markets in the Dallas area again this weekend.  If you are in the area, come out and say "Hi" and become a pickle pal!
     Our Original in a pickle has been spotted in Chicago!  Our state list is growing:  Texas, Louisiana, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Michigan, Ohio, Illinois-- Whoo hoo!  Folks are learning about our delicious sweet and sassy pickles and becoming pickle pals!

     We'd like to give a shout out to several other pals we've met in our Farmer's Market sales:

     We've been hanging with the tamale company - OMG these great tamales are lard and gluten-free... can you say yummy?


     There's a wonderful lavender ranch in Royce City, TX they call themselves purple ranch and you can almost smell the scent on their website at

And there's Nana's Bananas- a chocolate dipped frozen banana to cool anyone off in this heat... their booth is a cool respite!

Interested in some chili-honey roasted nuts? (Secret:  shhhh!!! They will soon be coming to Whole Foods Market) You can buy them now at area Farmer's Markets are online at AND an added bonus... Chef Milton really is a chef!  He caters, he cooks, he can even host a cooking dinner in your home!

Another pal:  sCRUMBScious Pie Company,  they prepare incredible berry pies for the discriminate pie connoisseur... Yep, it took James 3 days to eat one of their huge razzleberry pies (smile).

And, we've taken a fancy to Gary Stone's
make scents hand poured soy candles... Try the magnolia scent--- amazing!

Just a few of our pals we are making on the road with in a pickleHere's our schedule for this weekend:

9 am - 2 pm - Friday, August 20, 2010 - Four Seasons Markets in Allen, TX at Watters Creek

8 am - noon - Saturday, August 21, 2010 - Celebration Farmer's Market in Dallas, TX at Lovers and Lemmon

10am - 3 pm - Sunday, August 22, 2010 - Four Seasons Markets in Addison, TX at The Village on The Parkway

Friday, August 13, 2010

Tail Gating Farmer's Market Style


     It was a hot day in Texas!  We hit the Four Seasons Markets in Allen, TX today at Watters Creek.  The market is held in a parking lot and it was HOT!  But we loved meeting all the people that came out AND sampled AND bought our pickles!  It's amazing the people you meet that love specialty foods and have a hankering for something sweet and spicy --- that describes our Original pickle right down to the brine!

We're headed to Celebration Farmer's Market on Saturday in Dallas in the parking lot of Celebration Restaurant, it's west on Lovers Lane near Lemmon Ave from 8 am until noon.  And we will be at the Four Seasons Markets in Addison at The Village on The Parkway on Sunday 10 am to 3pm!  It's tail gating Farmer's Market Style... Stop by and say, "Hi!"


  The Global in a pickle Picture is getting bigger...
our pickle has been spotted in Oklahoma and Alabama.  Let us know where you've spotted in a pickle

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Balloons, Boudin and Pickles - What a Combination!

We got our Canjun on... packed up our pickles and headed to Louisiana last weekend for some balloon chasin', boudin gnoshin', pickle eatin' good times.  AND boy did we ever, cher!

     We followed the Shadeaux Dancer crew at the Pennington Balloon Championship in Baton Rouge, and of course like many Balloon Festivals across the country there was the Mass Ascension, the Balloon Glow and such... but the food... well, only in Cajun Country could you find boudin like we did there, a delectable blend of rice, pork, and spices all in a natural casing and we topped it with our Original pickle... ooh cher! Ca c'est bon (That's good)!!!  It was good! 

There were other goodies to taste too... like cracklins - those fried pieces of pork fat with a small amount of attached skin peppered with Cajun spices.  Oh my!!!  James thought he'd died and gone to heaven!  But we have to admit the chicken fricassee was almost too good to be true, succulent chicken stewed in a gravy made with a dark roux singing with onions, bell peppers, celery and garlic laid over rice.  And we topped it off with onion rings that made you just want to slap your Mama! 

Yep, in a pickle hit Louisiana with a smile and we came back with a satisfied grin...