online shopping

The Future of Online Customer Service

The original post on SearchSpring’s website – here . This page was also “no indexed” from search engines to prevent duplicity. In 1964, at World’s Fair in New York, Olivetti unveiled the Programma 101. It was the first computer of its kind, about the size of a typewriter. The Italian-born “desktop personal computer” was available to consumers the following year for a measly $3,200. Since then, the proliferation of the …

email marketing

“Best Practices” & an Email’s Effectiveness

I wrote this back in 2011. The original post on the Email Experience Council’s website – here . This page was also “noindexed” from search engines to prevent duplicity. In the email world, we marketers hear a lot of things about relevance, timely delivery, engagement, consistency, click-through rates, the infamous 43-to-1 ROI, all the “ility’s”, and all this geeked-out mumbo-jumbo around making our messaging effective. For about two years now I’ve also …

Bacon Muffins

Scrambled Bacon Muffins

I love to bake breakfasts for some reason. This recipe is pretty awesome. Scrambled Bacon Muffins Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees 6 Eggs (I prefer my eggs as colorful and local as possible) 1/2 Large Onion – medium dice 1 Tbsp Garlic 1 Tbsp Cayenne Pepper 1 Tbsp Ground Black Pepper 3 Tbsp or less Half-and-half 1/4 Cup or less Cheese – your choice 1/4 Cup or less Bacon – …

Red Beans and Rice

New Orleans Style Red Beans and Rice

I’m hesitant to post my recipe for red beans because I love it so much. I’ve played around over the years and the truth is that the simpler the recipe, the better it probably is. Preparing the beans and cooking time are key factors in creating the aromas and textures needed for this New Orleans-style dish. There are so many ways to prepare beans globally, I’d like to explore the …

Fresh Fish Chowder

How to Make Fresh Fish Chowder Making chowder shouldn’t be difficult. With a little prep work and some patience; fish chowder is a real family pleaser at the dinner table. This recipe yields 6-8 servings and is simply delicious. Fish Chowder Ingredients 2 medium onions, chopped 1/2 of a bell pepper, chopped 4 medium potatoes, cubed 1/2 cup of unsalted butter (can be substituted with bacon fat) 1 Tbsp of …

How to Make Shrimp, Okra & Tomato Gumbo

How to Make Shrimp, Okra & Tomato Gumbo Gumbo can be made so many different ways. Some of the best recipes are the simplest, requiring only a few ingredients and steps to completion. Our shrimp, okra and tomato gumbo is no exception to this rule. It’s a great gumbo recipe that doesn’t require a roux! Fortunately, the okra will help thicken the dish for a down-home taste and consistency. Shrimp …

How to Make Alligator Stew

How to Make Alligator Stew I get lots of questions about cooking alligator meat. How do I cook it? What does it taste like? Which part of the alligator is it? Does it really taste like chicken? Etc…  At home, I cook it a variety of different ways, but this one is a favorite for an easy dinner fresh from the pot. Now, as for the taste of alligator – it’s kinda …

How to Make an Oyster Po-Boy

When it comes down to making a traditional New Orleans po-boy, the bread is everything. Without the crusty outside and the heavenly light-to-the-touch inside it’s not a po-boy. No matter what you do, it’s just a sandwich without New Orleans French bread. This recipe can also be used with fried shrimp, softshell crab, crawfish, catfish, roast beef and gravy, ham and cheese or even french fries! Creating a po-boy is …