It all started with my Mama's gumbo recipe!

Jellies and Sauces

Homemade Ranch Dressing

Homemade Ranch Dressing

These summer days are hot, hot, hot here in the south and one way to keep cool besides living in the swimming pool or standing in front of an opened freezer door is with a cold salad tossed with Homemade Ranch Dressing.

Homemade Mayonnaise With A Creole Kick

Homemade Mayonnaise With A Creole Kick

Ah, Fresh! That’s what I think about the taste of homemade mayonnaise. I not only think it I experience it every time I add 5 simple ingredients to a pint-sized mason jar and commence to blend it with an immersion blender.

Remoulade Sauce

Remoulade Sauce

Every now and then I get a craving for a good remoulade sauce. Not the bottled kind you buy from your local grocer’s shelf, which is entirely okay in a rush. No, no, no! The kind I’m talking about is that fresh from Mama’s kitchen taste. It’s […]

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 […]

Bread Pudding With Pumpkin Pecan Praline Sauce

Bread Pudding With Pumpkin Pecan Praline Sauce

Happy Y’all, It’s Fall! Finally, some cool weather instead of the hot, dry air we’ve been having. Things were a bit out of place with all of the high temps here in the ArkLaMiss this October. How about we celebrate with some bread pudding to […]

Fig Pepper Jelly

Fig Pepper Jelly

Summer Figs Fig season is coming to a close here in southeast Arkansas, but there’s still time for Fig Pepper Jelly making. This summer fruit is my favorite and I was happy to eat some from our very own fig tree this year. Just a […]

Strawberry Fig Jam

Strawberry Fig Jam

  Another way to preserve figs is to cook them with strawberry jello. The fig does such a good job at disguising itself in this jam that most people think they are eating strawberries. Spreading it on a piece of toast is the most common […]

Fig Preserves

Fig Preserves

I have a fancy for figs and fig preserves are the best way to enjoy them year round.

Mustard Barbecue Sauce and Bazaar Burgers

Mustard Barbecue Sauce and Bazaar Burgers

There is something to be said about a mustard barbecue sauce or any sauce that stands alone on a piece of bread. You know you’re on to something good when that happens. This sauce on these Bazaar Burger Sliders is perfect in that way or […]