It all started with my Mama's gumbo recipe!

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It all started with my Mama's gumbo recipe!

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Jazzed-Up Grillades

Jazzed-Up Grillades

You may be familiar with Grillades (gree-yahds) as a spicy, stewed dish of beef or pork cooked in a rich gravy served over grits at brunch. But to me, it’s much more than that. While popular as a New Orleans Creole dish, grillades have been […]

Shrimp Okra Gumbo Fitting for Fall and All

Shrimp Okra Gumbo Fitting for Fall and All

Fall shrimp season is open in Louisiana and I’ve got Shrimp Okra Gumbo on my mind. It’s just the right dish for these cooler temperatures of crisp, dry air. Don’t you love the first days of fall weather? It seems to put everyone in a good […]

Introducing Tasso Macaroni and Cheese

Introducing Tasso Macaroni and Cheese

  I enjoy sharing with you the unique foods of southern Louisiana and the traditions that go with them. Although many Cajun delicacies are well known today, there are still a few that people have never heard of. One of these is a cured ham […]

Blackened Catfish Dip, Delta Meets Acadien

Blackened Catfish Dip, Delta Meets Acadien

Since we live so close to the Delta a special catfish recipe is in order and why not a Catfish Dip? At first this may not sound too appetizing, but believe me, once you spice this cat up with some Louisiana seasoning they’ll be coming back […]

Fig Pepper Jelly

Fig Pepper Jelly

Summer Figs Fig season is coming to a close here in southeast Arkansas, but there’s still time for Fig Pepper Jelly making. This summer fruit is my favorite and I was happy to eat some from our very own fig tree this year. Just a […]

Gateau Frais Cupcakes, Or Fresh Cake Cupcakes

Gateau Frais Cupcakes, Or Fresh Cake Cupcakes

If you ever pass by a Rouse’s Supermarket, do yourself a favor and stop in for their Gentilly cake or cupcakes. A real treat! Here is a glary picture of some of their lovely creations. I dropped in for a visit at the Lafayette store […]

The Scoop On Cold Brew Coffee

The Scoop On Cold Brew Coffee

Just a few months ago I had my first experience of sipping a cold brew coffee. While visiting CC’s Coffee House in Monroe I noticed a boxed contraption on the shelf. After asking the friendly lady behind the counter what it was she said, “It’s […]

Chicken Salad With Green Peas

Chicken Salad With Green Peas

I am so glad that chicken salad has moved on to being more than a spread between two slices of bread. Don’t get me wrong, I still enjoy a good chicken salad sandwich now and then. It’s a good use of leftover chicken at our […]

Blackberry Dumplings, The Prize of the Hunt

Blackberry Dumplings, The Prize of the Hunt

Picking blackberries was always worth the effort when Mama promised a pot of her blackberry dumplings. It was the bait that got us running out of the door with bucket in hand. Walking along the canal levees hunting for the red and black berry-thickets was […]

Avocado Salad with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

Avocado Salad with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

Summer has suddenly come upon us and this Avocado Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing is a good way to keep things cool. Along with warmer days comes the harvest of fresh fruits and vegetables that are certainly a help in the kitchen. They add to […]