We love New Orleans! Perhaps it's because their coffee at Cafe du Monde, which would have gone PERFECTLY with my all-star PB Pie Bites, anyways it's better than any other coffee we ever had before, yes and that includes Cuban coffee.
Okay, maybe not that. I'm too proud of being Cuban and my coffee to say that. I will say that as a complete Dunkin Donuts advocate, I have to say that I would swoon if they brewed coffee from Cafe du Monde for their iced coffee. I mean come on brothers and sisters, you all have to try these coffee! It was so good that we took it with no extra cream or even sweetener. No beignets for us, though. Out of all things sugar and flour, we were not going to let it go on that. It was better to watch others enjoy it while sitting around getting some fresh air and sitting in the coffee tables under the tiki hut, is that what that was? It did feel like 104° today so when I say fresh air you can picture all the ceiling fans everywhere in their little pavilion.
Of course, we carry around liquid Stevia with us everywhere we go, but; tasting the first sip, we smiled and looked at each other in the eyes while continuing to sip and nod. This is the best damn coffee ever! I think it gets even better as you walk through the streets of French Quarter and enjoy the music that is all around. The busy streets are full no matter what time of night.
I'll be honest, Bourbon Street isn't the scene for us. That's OK though, some people like it and some people don't. It's not for everyone. We did stop by just to take a glance and realized before we even parked that we would rather not even get down. We know the things we like and enjoy. If we would have stopped here, I am sure we would have regretted spending precious time away. It's a little too wild for us; yet, I am sure many of you would have a blast there. Instead, we kept driving and found a little hole in the wall called Liuzza's by the Track that had the best gumbo in town! Did I just say gumbo? I never thought I would even try gumbo. The word gumbo stressed me out and made me think it was something nasty. How close minded of me! It was utterly delicious. I have never tasted something so savory with so much mystery. AND it was on the corner of N. Lopez street! Not a coincidence at all. Who knows what was in it though, I honestly don't even care. I could have gumbo for breakfast, lunch and dinner, if given the chance.
Before we call it a night, let's just go ahead and add that Lil Wayne is just as ghetto as he says he is. We drove through Hollygrove and plan on never going there again. It is the straight up ghetto and hood. We wanted to say we went there, so we did, and although we don't regret it, we are so glad we got out of there as quick as we did. Have you ever been there? If you haven't, then don't. Now it's lights out!
PB Pie Bites
Who is in the mood for PB Pie Bites? You! Get to it.
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Total time: 30 mins
Preheat oven to 350° F.
Pulse crust ingredients until it is in dough form. Line cupcake pan with festive cupcake liners. Add about 1 or 2 tbsp of dough into each liner. Push down the dough with your fingers to completely line the bottom of each liner. Using a fork, punch a few holes in the dough for air to seep through. Bake for 15 minutes.
In a large bowl, whisk together the filling ingredients until thick. Set aside.
Slice berries. Set aside.
Remove pie crusts from the oven. Allow to cool for 5 minutes.
Fill each liner to the top with pie filling. Top each with berries.
Refrigerate for one hour.
Remove from fridge. Serve.