It all started with my Mama's gumbo recipe!

Main Dishes

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 […]

Wings

Wings

  Does anyone ever fry chicken anymore? From the conversations I’ve had with others lately it seems we are too used to driving by and picking up a bucket of what used to be a frequent main dish prepared by our own mamas and grandma’s. […]

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

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 her mama didn’t fix them either. She said she really […]

Easy Blackend Fish

Easy Blackend Fish

  I have been searching lately for a good recipe for blackened fish, but you know how busy these days are gearing up for the holidays. No extra time! Then a few weeks ago I was blessed to cross paths with a precious lady, Chris […]

Chop Chop Zucchini and Squash

Chop Chop Zucchini and Squash

I have recently noticed an Instagram account called Zydeco Chop Chop . Those of you who aren’t familiar with Instagram it’s an App that allows you to share photos with friends and family and it also offers businesses a place to creatively display their products. […]

‘Instant Pot,’ La Soup a’ Marie

‘Instant Pot,’ La Soup a’ Marie

Recently I asked my Face Book friends if they could recommend a good rice cooker. My old (very old) and faithful Hitachi was starting to leave it’s contents with an under-cooked bite after it’s chime. So I was on a hunt for a new, reliable […]

A Red Gravy For Your Chicken, Too

A Red Gravy For Your Chicken, Too

If you enjoyed A Red Gravy For Your Fish, you’ll like this same gravy cooked with chicken thighs served over pasta  just as much. The slow cooking marries this rich sauce and dark meat so well I think it’s better than any pasta sauce I’ve […]