Herb Butter

Herb Butter

There are so many ways to add zip to your food with this tasty Herb Butter. The garlic, onion, and parsley treat each other very well along with extra seasonings in this buttery blend. Make a batch to keep in your refrigerator to add extra…

Sweet-Hot Cajun Vinaigrette

Sweet-Hot Cajun Vinaigrette

Pour cane syrup over a Cajun and you’ve got a sweet Cajun who’s hot-mad, pour some in a dressing made with Creole mustard and hot sauce and you’ve got a Sweet-Hot Cajun Vinaigrette!

Red Hot Fig Jam

Red Hot Fig Jam

The marrying of the fig with red hot cinnamon candies brings this surprisingly delicious Red Hot Fig Jam to life. Use it to top a block of cream cheese or stuff into your morning biscuit. It’s even good on freshly baked crusty cornbread. Yes, it…

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

Fresh is what comes to mind when I think about 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

It’s true that 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 making this basic ingredient, but it’s really easy. All…

Bread Pudding With Pumpkin Pecan Praline Sauce

Bread Pudding With Pumpkin Pecan Praline Sauce

This Bread Pudding With Pumpkin Pecan Praline Sauce is a classic southern dessert. It’s made with cubed bread soaked in vanilla custard, doused with spices, and baked into a medium brown crust. The warm Pumpkin Pecan Praline Sauce adds a festive touch for fall or any…

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

Fresh figs taste amazingly like canned strawberries in this Strawberry Fig Jam.