Chicken Fricassee is really a French stew that is typically cooked in a white wine sauce. This recipe is the Cajun version that is made with a traditional roux, and contains the holy trinity highlighted with Cajun seasonings. It’s easy to make and incredible to taste!
Shrimp Creole is a classic New Orleans dish with both Spanish and French undertones. It consists of shrimp cooked in a spicy mixture of diced tomatoes and the trinity of onion, celery and bell pepper. Traditionally, shrimp creole is served with cooked white rice. Add a piece of freshly baked crusty french bread for an amazing meal!
Today is the first day of the New Orleans Carnival Season, which ends on Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday. This year, Mardi Gras is on February 13. Carnival is a time to eat, drink, and be merry before the rigorous fasting and sacrifice during Lent. During this time, I thought that I would challenge myself…
Eggs Benedict is the quintessential dish served at a Jazz Brunch in New Orleans. What better way to welcome the new year and to serve as a prelude to the upcoming Carnival Season than with Classic Eggs Benedict? Although there are conflicting accounts of the origins of Eggs Benedict, most agree that it first appeared…
Chocolate Dipped Potato Chip Cookies are loaded with crunchy and buttery goodness. With a perfect blend of sweet and salty, these cookies take the traditional pecan sandie to a new level with their light and flaky texture. One bite and you’ll be hooked on these addictive treats!
Cast-Iron Skillet Pizza Margherita is the ultimate in simplicity and taste. It’s crisp crust is topped with a simple home-made pizza sauce, parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, and fresh basil. One bite of this classic pizza and you’ll never opt for the store-bought pizza again!
What would New Years Day be without Hoppin’ John? It’s a traditional dish served in the South on New Year’s Day, consisting of a black-eyed pea mixture served over rice. Hoppin’ John is often accompanied by cornbread and greens. Legend has it that the black-eyed peas are symbolic of pennies or coins.
Ultimate Make Ahead Macaroni and Cheese is elegant enough to serve at a dinner party, but easy enough to serve during the week. It’s creamy, cheesy goodness makes it the ultimate comfort food for any time!
Chocolate Almond Toffee is insanely delicious and super easy to make. The awesome buttery toffee is full of toasted almonds, and covered with rich chocolate and more toasted almonds. It makes perfect gifts and munchie treats for your holiday season.
Dark Chocolate Drizzled Caramel Corn is sweet, crunchy, and totally addictive. It will keep for several weeks when stored in an airtight container, if it lasts that long! Better yet, package it in decorative containers for awesome Christmas gifts.