It all started with my Mama's gumbo recipe!

Month: August 2016

Jicama, A Buried Treasure

Jicama, A Buried Treasure

Picking up a few things in my hometown grocery store, Jade Foods, the other day (for a new blog recipe) I was elated to discover it is getting a fresh update in its produce section, deli and cashier lanes. Can’t tell you how exciting this […]

Couche-Couche, A Cajun Delicacy

Couche-Couche, A Cajun Delicacy

  It was early morning and as I was getting ready for the day to head back home I heard a stirring in her kitchen. I hurried because I didn’t want to miss a thing. Almost too late! She already had the cornmeal mush in […]

Oatmeal Cookies With Dried Figs

Oatmeal Cookies With Dried Figs

Dehydrating fruit is something I just started doing. I’m such an amateur, but I wanted to share how easy it is and what I’ve learned so far. The drying process is used to preserve food by removing most of the moisture in order to stop bacteria […]

Fig Tart Cookies

Fig Tart Cookies

My Great-Aunt Mary Lou made the best fruit tarts. My favorite, of course, was her fig. She was my grandfather’s sister and he would take me to visit her in her home just up the road. It was the same house where they both grew […]