The Institute for Economic and Peace just unveiled their annual list ranking the U.S. states from "Most Peaceful to Least Peaceful". For the 11th straight year, Louisiana finished last, while Maine was named the most peaceful state.  I've been to both and sorry to say that I agree with where Louisiana is ranked on the list.

The rankings are based on five criteria:  Homicides per capita, violent crimes, incarceration rate, number of police force and availability of small arms.

The Top 10 most peaceful states include Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, MINNESOTA, Utah, North Dakota, Washington, Hawaii, Rhode Island and Iowa :)

So come enjoy a "Hot Dish" and relax on one of our "10,000 Lakes"