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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Roasted Turkey Seasoned In A Brine

Roasted Turkey Seasoned In A Brine

My Inquiring Mind Wants To Know With so many ways to prepare turkey these days, I seem to have developed a certain curiosity. I find myself too often asking others how they plan to cook their holiday bird this Thanksgiving. In some way, I feel like I’m infringing on their […]

My Sister’s Cowboy Stew In The Instant Pot

My Sister’s Cowboy Stew In The Instant Pot

How about a bowl of Cowboy Stew to warm things up from the cold?  I don’t know about you but as the temperatures drop, we tend to crave more soups and stews to keep us warm and satisfy our hunger. This is when I find myself […]

Pumpkin Cheesecake With Pecan Streusel

Pumpkin Cheesecake With Pecan Streusel

The cheesecake was always one of those decadent desserts I used to think took a lot of skill to make. I have come to discover that it doesn’t and it’s really hard to mess one up. Unless you experience a mishap like I did. A […]

Bread Pudding With Pumpkin Pecan Praline Sauce

Bread Pudding With Pumpkin Pecan Praline Sauce

Happy y’all, it’s fall! Finally, some cool weather instead of the hot, dry air we’ve been having. Things were a bit out of place with all of the high temps here in the ArkLaMiss this October. How about we celebrate with some bread pudding to […]

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 […]