It all started with my Mama's gumbo recipe!

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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 […]

Introducing Tasso Macaroni and Cheese

Introducing Tasso Macaroni and Cheese

  I enjoy sharing with you the unique foods of southern Louisiana and the traditions that go with them. Although many Cajun delicacies are well known today, there are still a few that people have never heard of. One of these is a cured ham […]

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 […]

Chicken Fricassee With Dumplings, A Rustic Stew

Chicken Fricassee With Dumplings, A Rustic Stew

This chicken fricassee with it’s fancy name and rustic look has simple ingredients to satisfy any comfort food craving. Like most classic Cajun dishes a fricassee (pronounced free-kah-say) begins with, you guessed it, a roux. The roux gives the slow cooked chicken a rich, thick […]

Fish Cakes Made With Sacalait  (Crappie or White Perch)

Fish Cakes Made With Sacalait (Crappie or White Perch)

Sitting at dinner the other night when celebrating my daughter-by-love, Jami’s birthday I thanked her dad for the crappie he had given us a few days before. We then began talking about different ways to prepare crappie or sacalait (pronounced sock-ah-lay, the Louisiana french way to […]

Grilled Hot Wings

Grilled Hot Wings

  That Hot Wing Desire A few years ago I discovered how much I like wings. My husband and I had gone out to eat and landed at a Buffalo Wild Wings. It was my first experience at one of those lively pub-like atmospheres. The […]

Boneless, Stuffed Poulet

Boneless, Stuffed Poulet

This little blog is 1-year-old this month! It’s been so much fun sharing with you a bit of my Cajun heritage and those classic recipes from just south of LA 14.  Here’s my first video on how to debone and stuff a chicken or a poulet […]

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 […]

Easy Blackend Fish

Easy Blackend Fish

  A Chance Meeting? I have been searching lately for a good recipe for blackened fish, but you know how busy these days are. It’s time to gear up for the holidays. No extra time! Then a few weeks ago I crossed paths with a […]

The Beauty of a Jambalaya

The Beauty of a Jambalaya

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