It all started with my Mama's gumbo recipe!

Gumbos, Soups and Bisques

A Roux Lesson

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.

Seafood Gumbo

Seafood Gumbo

Nothing compares to my Mama’s seafood gumbo. So far, I have not tasted one as good as her’s. That’s why I’m so excited to share her recipe with you in hopes you give it a try and become as gumbo-happy in this cold weather as […]

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 […]

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 […]

Kat’s Rodeo Soup

Kat’s Rodeo Soup

  Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! We enjoyed celebrating it at home with our children and grandchildren. Somehow we end up spending a lot of time in the kitchen together during the holiday’s so quick and easy food preparation is what interests me […]

An ‘Instant Pot’ Vegetable Soup Called,  “La Soup a’ Marie”

An ‘Instant Pot’ Vegetable Soup Called, “La Soup a’ Marie”

The Search For A Rice Cooker Recently, I asked my Face Book friends if they could recommend a good rice cooker. My old (very old) and faithful Hitachi rice cooker was starting to leave it’s contents with an under-cooked bite after it’s chime. So I […]

Seafood Bisque

Seafood Bisque

  When I received a request for a seafood bisque recipe I thought of the shrimp bisque I usually order at one of my favorite restaurants, but that’s it. I have never eaten it anywhere else. True confession. So I called my Mama and asked […]

Chicken Gumbo, Simply Classic Cajun

Chicken Gumbo, Simply Classic Cajun

When people find out I’m from south Louisiana the conversation always gravitates toward food. They usually want to know if I cook gumbo. Some even ask if I have a recipe. I say, “No, but it’s easy to learn. ” I’ve even told a few people I’d teach […]