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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. 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 […]

Southern Louisiana Coleslaw

Southern Louisiana Coleslaw

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

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!

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 a need for much adjustment to the new culture. Being so satisfied with their surroundings right down to the climate, landscape, language, food, music, and its people can make a change to a new […]

Pecan Pie Plaisir, LikeThe Piccadilly Pecan Delight Pie

Pecan Pie Plaisir, LikeThe Piccadilly Pecan Delight Pie

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 […]

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 […]