It all started with my Mama's gumbo recipe!

Main Dishes

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 […]

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 […]