It all started with my Mama's gumbo recipe!

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Classic Cabbage Rolls

Classic Cabbage Rolls

“Cabbage rolls … they are like little meatloaves with rice wrapped in cabbage leaves and cooked in tomato sauce,” is what I told my grandson when he asked what I was cooking for supper. It surprised me how simple that sounded.

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 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 […]

Instant Pot Rolled Round Steak

Instant Pot Rolled Round Steak

Today we are plugging in the Instant Pot to transform a lean, round steak into a juicy, tender piece of meat. The stuffed rolled steak cooks for only 35 minutes with not a lot of prep time, but the meat and delicious gravy tastes like […]

Va Vite Red Beans and Rice

Va Vite Red Beans and Rice

Are Red Beans and Rice Cajun or Creole? It’s always surprising to people when I tell them I didn’t grow up eating the famous Louisiana dish of red beans and rice. I thought it was because Daddy didn’t like them, but Mama said she didn’t […]

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 […]

The Beauty of a Jambalaya

The Beauty of a Jambalaya

  Jambalaya has been a favorite Cajun dish for a long time. It originated from France and Spain and is similar to the Spanish dish paella. Jambalaya made its way to New Orleans first before the Cajun’s embraced it as one of their beloved rice […]

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 […]