It was premature. It was too much. It was absolutely delicious. The boys and I were visiting Khaki last week, and when we left she sneaked a treat into each of their backpacks. It was just a little happy from Laurel, Mississippi’s Sweet Somethings, the latest treat-making facility in my hometown.

Easy to replicate, it was nothing more than a ghost-shaped Rice Krispies treat dipped in white chocolate on a stick. We have been feverishly working on perfecting the treat here at the MacDonald Test Kitchen Lab. So far we have made ghost rectangles.

The white chocolate is the best flavor with the Krispies, but feel free to have a go with some dark chocolate and a bat shape.

The kids love it almost as much as dad. Someone stop me.

Rooster’s offers catering
Rooster’s Latin American Food took downtown by storm this past year with its amazing tacos. Now Rooster’s is getting into the catering game.

Imagine a self-serve taco bar at your office party or soiree. Options of roasted chicken, chorizo, seared shrimp and slow-roasted pork or brisket already have you going plantains … I mean bananas.

Speaking of chips and salsa, plantains or black beans with Spanish rice round out the sides.

Call 251-375-1076 for pricing and availability.

Hangout Oyster Cook-Off, Craft Beer weekend
Nov. 3 and 4 will be an oyster lover’s dream as The Hangout hosts its Oyster Cook-off and Craft Beer weekend. It starts Friday, Nov. 3, with more than 30 breweries and live music by Anderson East; $50 at the door gets you a great time. Designated drivers will not be allowed to drink or purchase alcohol. You must be 21 or older to enter.

Saturday is the big day with some of the southeast’s hottest chefs competing for best oyster in three categories. Admission is only $10 per person, free for children 12 and under. Tasting tickets are available for purchase. Presale booklets cost $25 for 15 tickets.

Want a chance to win a pair of tickets to the beer fest, the cook-off and weekend accomodations courtesy of Meyer Realty? All you have to do is subscribe to Lagniappe home delivery or be a current subscriber as of Oct. 25. Subscribe online at

The cook-off begins at 11 a.m. with live music all day. Visit for more details.

World Food Championships come to Orange Beach
The Wharf will be bursting at the seams as the World Food Championships rock Orange Beach from Wednesday through Sunday, Nov. 8-12. General admission is free, but different levels of tickets get you special access to daily events.

Ticketed events include a Food Champ Judging Class, the Bourb’N’que fundraiser that supports several local charities, and the Tasting Village, where you’ll find a showcase of savory samples of local, regional and national food. There’s a progressive dinner party at the Yacht Club, Around the World in 100 Bites with Chef David Skinner of Eculent, and a four-course Mediterranean heart-healthy meal with Chef Katie Dixon at The Palms.

There’s too much information to relay here. Best if you visit and do your best to take it all in.