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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Homemade Ranch Dressing

Homemade Ranch Dressing

These summer days are hot, hot, hot here in the south and one way to keep cool besides living in the swimming pool or standing in front of an opened freezer door is with a cold salad tossed with Homemade Ranch Dressing.

Homemade Mayonnaise With A Creole Kick

Homemade Mayonnaise With A Creole Kick

Ah, Fresh! That’s what I think about the taste of homemade mayonnaise. I not only think it I experience it every time I add 5 simple ingredients to a pint-sized mason jar and commence to blend it with an immersion blender.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Do you have a favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe? Well, if you don’t and even if you do, I think you’ll be interested in meeting this one.

Easy Boiled Shrimp

Easy Boiled Shrimp

Hey, how about a pot of boiled shrimp for supper!

Remoulade Sauce

Remoulade Sauce

Every now and then I get a craving for a good remoulade sauce. Not the bottled kind you buy from your local grocer’s shelf, which is entirely okay in a rush. No, no, no! The kind I’m talking about is that fresh from Mama’s kitchen taste. It’s […]

Cajun Cake, An Immoderate Indulgence

Cajun Cake, An Immoderate Indulgence

I’m so excited to bring you this luscious cake recipe known as the Cajun Cake.   It’s a “made from scratch“ treat of simple ingredients found in most kitchens.

Shrimp Creole

Shrimp Creole

Shrimp Creole is a spicy-delicious thick stew made from a slow-cooked tomatoey sauce flavored with seasonings, fresh herbs, and the Cajun trinity.

A Roux Lesson

First Ya Make A Roux It’s true, most Cajun dishes start with a roux. The browned flour in fat is what gives dishes like gumbos, and stews their unique taste and texture. Some of you I know have had difficulty in attempting to make this […]

An Instant Pot Soup

An Instant Pot Soup

Recipe Hunting Have you cooked anything new in your Instant Pot lately? My latest was a hearty, homemade bowl of navy bean soup. I discovered this Capital Hill Bean Soup recipe while hunting through one of my many Southern Living magazines. Right from this pile.

My Mardi Gras Salad

My Mardi Gras Salad

We’re Not Just Tossin’ Beads For Mardi Gras, Mista’ Well, hey there, on this Mardi Gras day! Fat Tuesday always brings memories of celebration, parades, and preparation for the lenten season. It also reminds me of a recipe I discovered years ago that I want to […]