On a recent visit to my Mama’s greenhouse on William road where I grew up, I noticed the live oak trees next door where my grandparents used to live. I always admire live oaks especially when their branches begin to touch the ground and continue growing towards the sky. This time while enjoying a morning […]
A delicious creamy seafood bisque with lumps of crabmeat and shrimp flavored with a kick of cayenne pepper and a hint of sherry.
This meaty Louisiana Rice Dressing is a traditional southern Louisiana rice dish that begins with a stock made of roux and the Cajun trinity of onion, bell pepper, and celery. Then the roux and vegetables are simmered with ground beef and pork meat and mixed with cooked fluffy white rice. It’s not the same as […]
This moist, fresh apple cake is known as my Mama’s signature dessert she often made using fresh apples and warm spices. The fresh fruit causes the cake’s moistness and flavors to intensify after a few days of baking. It’s easy to prepare and can be made in advance to save time in the kitchen.
The Crawfish Étouffée is a classic Cajun dish made by first cooking onions, garlic, celery and bell pepper in butter then smothering the seafood with this flavorful sauce before serving over a bed of white rice. Ca c’est Bon! I’ll show you just how easy it is using crawfish or shrimp.
Gumbo is the most well-known dish of all Cajun meals, and this Chicken Gumbo recipe is the classic version straight from my Momma’s kitchen. It’s easy to follow and makes a delicious pot every time.
As Cajuns, we usually eat rice everyday and this is the why and the how.
Plain Potato Salad is always served with gumbo at our house. We like it that way. Nothing fancy or extra in there to mask or take away from the taste of the food it’s served with especially our gumbo.