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.
It all started with my Mama's gumbo recipe!
Jellies and Sauces
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
I have a fancy for figs. I didn’t always have this fancy. No, it came much later. It’s like those things you take for granted that have been around forever and all of a sudden they get your attention. Like those azalea bushes you’ve seen […]