Gumbos, Soups and Bisques

Shrimp And Corn Soup

Shrimp And Corn Soup

A steamy bowl of Shrimp and Corn Soup is the perfect antidote for bone-chilling, wet winter days. This soup is a favorite dish in south Louisiana made with its spicy tomatoey broth that balances the sweetness of the corn and shrimp flavor. Warmth for the body,  good for the soul!

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.

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 form the cold? And what about making it in the Instant Pot pressure cooker to make things quick and simple?

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 […]

Creamed Potato and Carrot Soup, Kat’s Rodeo Soup

Creamed Potato and Carrot Soup, Kat’s Rodeo Soup

This delicious, creamed potato and carrot soup made with a dried vegetable blend called Zydeco Chop Chop in the Instant Pot or stove top is a cinch to prepare in little time.  

Vegetable Beef Soup,  “La Soup a’ Marie”

Vegetable Beef Soup, “La Soup a’ Marie”

A full broth soup with a distinct taste from thinly sliced bell peppers sets my MaMa Marie’s vegetable beef soup apart from all others. Cooking it in the Instant Pot makes it even more appetizing.

Seafood Bisque

Seafood Bisque

A delicious creamy seafood bisque with lumps of crabmeat and shrimp flavored with a kick of cayenne pepper and a hint of sherry.

Chicken Gumbo, Simply Classic Cajun

Chicken Gumbo, Simply Classic Cajun

Gumbo is the most well-known dish of all Cajun meals, and this Chicken Gumbo recipe is the classic version straight from my Mama’s kitchen. It’s easy to follow and turns out delicious every time.