Holiday Budeting Worksheet by Christmas Tree

How to Create (and Successfully Stick to) a Holiday Budget

The holiday season is a special time of the year where we look forward to enjoying the company of friends and family and annual traditions! It’s also known as a time of giving, which means heading into this season without a spending plan can put stress on your finances! We love to create a magical atmosphere in our homes and …

Lake Charles Poultry in Louisiana

Spotlight On: Lake Charles Poultry

I don’t think my kids would have guessed that I spent some of my day in Lake Charles, Louisiana, standing in line with customers who were waiting for their meat to be cut fresh and packaged for them on the spot. My family (and coworkers) may say I’m a picky eater, but I am a meat eater. If you’re a …

louisiana muffalettas

Our Team’s Favorite Local Muffaletta Spots in Louisiana

The muffaletta, sometimes spelled “muffuletta,” is a New Orleans staple and has called the Crescent City home for more than 100 years. It was created in 1906 at Central Grocery, an Italian-style deli located in New Orleans’ famous French Quarter, by Sicilian immigrant Salvatore Lupo. The traditional muffaletta sandwich consists of olive mix, genoa salami, ham, mortadella, and provolone and …

marie laveau house of voodoo sign and the inside of the store with various voodoo artifacts

The History of New Orleans Voodoo

Much like the city it calls home to, New Orleans Voodoo has an extremely fascinating background and has been ingrained in Louisiana culture for over three centuries.   Don’t let some Hollywood depictions fool you, though—voodoo has never involved sorcerers, potions, dark magic, or a doll being poked with a sewing needle. Voodoo is an authentic religion that is still …

Bowl of gumbo with rice and shrimp on top and served with boiled egg

Not Just a Southern Staple: Gumbo North of I-10

There is a common misconception that the central and northern regions of Louisiana don’t participate in the Cajun and Creole traditions associated with south Louisiana, which include iconic foods such as jambalaya, boudin, and gumbo. This is simply not true. You can get a bowl of gumbo in Shreveport just as easily as in Lafayette. But before we dig into …

pumpkin decorating ideas

24 Creative Pumpkin Decorating Ideas from the Pelican Family

Pelican’s annual Halloween celebration, Boo Bash, is one of the most anticipated days of the year for Pelican team members. It’s jam-packed with fun games, delicious food, creative costumes, and pumpkins galore. We don’t just carve pumpkins here at Pelican. Pumpkins are meticulously crafted, painted, stacked, and much more to bring the vision of their creators to life!    Whether you’re …