French toast is a classic breakfast dish also known as pain perdu or lost bread. This dish transpired years ago by saving precious daily bread before it spoiled and had to be thrown out.
Many of us have a favorite recipe for chocolate chip cookies. Do you? This chewy, chunky, chocolatey, moist recipe highlights the reason the chocolate chip cookie remains a favorite today. The browned butter and cake flour give it richness and chewiness setting it apart from any other.
I’m so excited to bring you this luscious cake recipe known as the Cajun Cake. It’s a “made from scratch“ treat of simple ingredients found in most kitchens.
The cheesecake was always one of those decadent desserts I used to think took a lot of skill to make. I have come to discover that it doesn’t and it’s really hard to mess one up. Unless you experience a mishap like I did. A Cheesecake Disaster
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 time of year. Not in the mood for pumpkin? You […]
If you ever pass by a Rouse’s Supermarket, do yourself a favor and stop in for their Gentilly cake or cupcakes. A real treat! Here is a glary picture of some of their lovely creations. I dropped in for a visit to the Lafayette store last time I was home because I just had to […]
Picking blackberries was always worth the effort when Mama promised a pot of her blackberry dumplings. It was the bait that got us running out of the door with bucket in hand. Walking along the canal levees hunting for the red and black berry-thickets was a game in itself. The best ones were always climbing […]
Mother’s Day calls for a special tribute to Mamas. Why not celebrate with a Queen Cake and it’s layers of filling of cream and lemon curd. Recently, I found this appropriately named royal tower on Louisiana Cookin’ magazine’s website (http://louisianacookin.com/queen-cake/). I remembered reading this Mother’s Day Brunch article in our local library, so off I […]
This tropical fruit salad is so typical of my mama’s delectable kitchen inventions. This citrusy fruit dish gives a light lift to any meal. It is a long-standing family favorite that comes from the knack Mama has of concocting recipes off the top of her head. There are other made-up recipes, for instance, her delicious creamy […]
It was easy to get up early on those Saturday mornings when Mama and Ma Ma were taking us shopping in the big city of Lafayette. Especially if we were going to eat at The Piccadilly Cafeteria. The food was so appetizing. It was hard to say no to those sweet ladies who were always […]