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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 […]

Easy Lemon Curd For A Mother’s Day Queen Cake

Easy Lemon Curd For A Mother’s Day Queen Cake

  Mother’s Day calls for a special tribute to Mamas. Why not celebrate with a Queen Cake and it’s layered 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 […]

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 […]

Tropical Fruit Salad, A Mama’s Invention

Tropical Fruit Salad, A Mama’s Invention

This tropical fruit salad is so typical of my mama’s delectable kitchen inventions. The citrusy fruit dish gives a light lift to any meal and is a long standing family favorite that comes from the knack Mama has of concocting recipes off of the top […]

Southern Louisiana Coleslaw

Southern Louisiana Coleslaw

  It’s a great day for a cool coleslaw and one that is tossed with a buttermilk dressing always distinguishes itself as a southern salad to me. Having it served for a Sunday dinner along side a plate of fried chicken or rice and gravy […]

Root Beer, Homemade By Cajun Mamas

Root Beer, Homemade By Cajun Mamas

Hoorah for Spring! It’s my favorite time of year! I welcome the return of warmer weather, the sight of the outside greening up and blooming. With that comes the smell of fresh air after Spring rains and the sound of birds singing early in the […]

The Roux Spoon

The Roux Spoon

  I am introducing a new category for kitchen gadgets today on the blog. Today’s tool is one that I find myself reaching for more than I thought I would. It’s a roux spoon! I received these spoons as a gift. At first I didn’t […]

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 […]

Satisfying That Lox Bagel Craving

Satisfying That Lox Bagel Craving

The Craving For Lox Bagel A few summers ago our daughter and her family were visiting us from Tennessee. We thought the purpose was just to celebrate Father’s Day, but we soon learned during dinner that night the surprising news about her second pregnancy. The […]

Foolproof Biscuit Making 101

Foolproof Biscuit Making 101

  When a Cajun moves away from south Louisiana there is need for much adjustment to the new culture. Being so satisfied with our surroundings right down to its climate, landscape, language, food, music, and its people can make change to a new location a […]