It all started with my Mama's gumbo recipe!

Main Dishes

Eggplant Rice Dressing

Eggplant Rice Dressing

Eggplant Rice Dressing has served its purpose throughout the years as a delicious way to use up that bountiful late summer fruit. That’s right, fruit!

The 200 Chicken Pot Pie Dress

The 200 Chicken Pot Pie Dress

Chicken Pot Pie Vending I like to think of the chicken pot pie as my signature dish. It all started about fifteen years ago when my daughter, Deidra, won the Miss Ashley County beauty pageant. It was a fun night, but then someone reminded me […]

Shrimp And Crawfish Pasta

Shrimp And Crawfish Pasta

This Shrimp and Crawfish Pasta is spicy, creamy, and cheesy with chunks of seafood taste. And that’s not all!  

Seafood Gumbo

Seafood Gumbo

Nothing compares to my Mama’s seafood gumbo. So far, I have not tasted one as good as her’s. That’s why I’m so excited to share her recipe with you in hopes you give it a try and become as gumbo-happy in this cold weather as […]

Roasted Turkey Seasoned In A Brine

Roasted Turkey Seasoned In A Brine

My Inquiring Mind Wants To Know With so many ways to prepare turkey these days, I seem to have developed a certain curiosity. I find myself too often asking others how they plan to cook their holiday bird this Thanksgiving. In some way, I feel like I’m infringing on their […]

My Sister’s Cowboy Stew In The Instant Pot

My Sister’s Cowboy Stew In The Instant Pot

How about a bowl of Cowboy Stew to warm things up from the cold?  I don’t know about you but as the temperatures drop, we tend to crave more soups and stews to keep us warm and satisfy our hunger. This is when I find myself […]

Jazzed-Up Grillades

Jazzed-Up Grillades

You may be familiar with Grillades (gree-yahds) as a spicy, stewed dish of beef or pork cooked in a rich gravy served over grits at brunch. But to me, it’s much more than that. While popular as a New Orleans Creole dish, grillades have been […]

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 […]