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Can anyone from South Louisiana tell me how to make a gumbo with roux that you buy in a jar?

I am going to attempt to cook a duck, hen, and sausage gumbo for the first time and I’m not really sure how to do it. I’ve been looking for recipes online but all of them include how to make the roux from scratch. I just wanted to use Kary’s Dark Roux. Can anyone tell me how to make the gumbo with the Kary’s roux? Thanks.

All you have to do is put your jar roux in the pan first and start with you ingredients. Usually I make it from scratch, but you can put it in the pan and add the onions, bell pepper, celery and garlic. Sauté until the onions become translucent and the vegetables are tender. Usually we have beef cubes in ours to add flavor. But to answer your question just start out with it in the pan and heat it and go from there.

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Posted by mark - September 15, 2015 at 8:53 am

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What is Shreveport, Louisiana like? I am moving there from Ohio, and everyone sais I will be in for a culture?

shock………Is this true?

kinda but then again not really because a lot of the original people are gone. i’m pretty sure u will see a lot though. the culture is different but it’s really wonderful.

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Posted by mark - August 4, 2015 at 9:14 am

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what style of music is louisiana known for?


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Posted by mark - July 6, 2015 at 8:22 pm

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Can anyone tell me what school district would my child attend if I moved to Topys Louisiana.?

It would be Middle / High school. I would also like to know what type of sports programs are available.

I’m origianlly from Louisiana and both my memory and a Yahoo seach knew of a place called "Topys". Could you be a little more accurate, then I can help.

The truth is, Louisiana has an absolutely dreadful public school system in nearly every parish. Sending your kid to public school there is like a life sentence, because a crappy education IS a life sentence.

Hate to be so blunt but it’s true.

The State protects this sacred "homestead exemption" on property taxes and the schools suffer for funding and attention as a result. Better find out where you are moving and get your kids in private school….or else!

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Posted by mark - February 12, 2015 at 2:15 pm

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I need to travel 750 miles south southwest, how many miles is that from portland maine ?

i need to meet someone half way.what is 750 miles from portland maine traveling to louisiana

A good place to stop would be Harrisonburg, Virginia. From there you could visit some quite historic sites such as New Market, Thomas Jefferson’s home in Monticello and James Monroe’s home. This entire area is full of history and Harrisonburg is full of Quality motels along I-81. Using Harrisonburg is only 653 miles, you could continue on down to the North Carolina area, but my stop would be Harrisonburg

Good luck on you trip.

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Posted by mark - October 23, 2014 at 4:01 pm

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what should we cook for dinner tonight?

I live in Louisiana, what should we cook?

if it’s not raining grill out! do chicken and corn on the cob and grill zucinni.

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Posted by mark - August 18, 2014 at 3:09 pm

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When was the Last time the Saints won the Super Bowl?

Or when was the last time a pro sports team from Louisiana won a title of any kind?

That’s easy >Never on both……………lol!!

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Posted by mark - April 21, 2014 at 8:38 am

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What are some colleges in Louisiana that offer Forensic Siences as a major?

or criminal justice? Also what are some LA. colleges that offer minors in music?

Colleges in Louisiana that offer Forensic Science as a major include Loyola, Our Lady of the Lake, and McNeese State. Of those, Loyola is by far the best.
Colleges in LA that offer Criminal Justice as a major are listed here: (under "Additional Louisiana Criminal Justice Colleges"–starting with Bossier Parish CC)
Most colleges, especially large ones, will have a music minor.

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Posted by mark - January 8, 2014 at 11:57 am

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how many hours travel from new Orleans, Louisiana to Bay town, Texas?

It takes about 5 hours and 15 minutes to drive from New Orleans to Baytown. It is about 325 miles. I have provided a link that will give you driving directions, etc.

Good luck.

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Posted by mark - August 4, 2013 at 2:15 pm

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If I open up a crawfish restraunt that serves Louisiana style crawfish $7.99/ lb. Would you be willing to pay?

My restaurant would also serve blue crabs, dungenees crabs, poor boy sandwiches, raw oyster, jambalaya, etcc…. everything Louisiana style. You will get a choice of Mild, Med, Hot, plus 4 different cajun flavoring for your crawfish, every 2 pound you order, you get a free corn of cob and 1 Sausage.

New question:
If I decided to start off slowly and cook them from home by the pound order over the phone, are you willing to pick it up $5.00/lb?

Bring it on Dannyboy I’m getting Hongry just thinking about it!

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Posted by mark - June 19, 2013 at 4:40 pm

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