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Taste of the Trail: Natchitoches Restaurant Guide

The countdown to Christmas has officially begun. It is crunch time. You’ve already been to a handful of holiday parties between the obligatory office/co-worker celebration, Friendmas (read, friend Christmas), and multiple tacky Christmas sweater parties; you’ve already gone through a handful of your go-to “perfect holiday recipes”; and you’ve come to the realization that the food at your family’s Christmas get-together needs to be spiced up a little. We’ve got you covered, no matter which food category you’ve been assigned to, don’t worry. Dessert duty These Louisiana pecan balls look tasty, and you won’t have to worry about leaving your favorite pie dish or cake saver at Aunt Marge’s again. Let us take a moment of silence for all of the baking dishes that will never get returned this holiday season. Okay, now back to the recipes. Side dish duty Try this Cajun corn casserole, because everyone loves corn, cheese, and the latest casserole. Bread duty Chef Cory Bahr of Monroe, Louisiana suggests this delicious drop biscuit recipe to put an end to bland, store-bought dinner rolls at this year’s celebration. Oh no, you’re the host Who needs a Christmas ham or turkey? Those are hard. If you want to be the hostess with the mostess, try this ambitious Cajun chicken stuffed with pepper jack cheese and spinach! If you just want an easy main course that will be a crowd pleaser and still allow you to visit with family and friends, switch it up with this recipe for creamy crawfish pasta.

Don’t let the stress of making a bomb.com dish for your Christmas get-together rob you of your chance to enjoy the Christmas season and spend it with loved ones. So plan that weekend trip to go see beautiful Christmas lights and fireworks shows along the Louisiana Holiday Trail of Lights—you deserve it. Don’t stress over what you’re going to make, because our Pinterest boards have you covered. You can do this. Go forth and have a stress-free holiday. Merry Christmas!

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