It all started with my Mama's gumbo recipe!

Gumbos, Soups and Bisques

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 holidays so quick and easy food preparation is what interests me […]

‘Instant Pot,’ La Soup a’ Marie

‘Instant Pot,’ La Soup a’ Marie

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

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 […]