“New York is always a great idea!“….obviously a play off of Audrey Hepburn’s quote about Paris. But….it’s true! Each year, NYC is always on the agenda…if not once, sometimes even twice! WE LOVE NYC! Although, every time that we go, we have our normal faves that bring us back to visit, but we try to … Continue reading Spring Break in NYC.
This.meat.sauce.is.divine!!! So flavorful and satisfying. I love the thickness and just overall homemade taste of this sauce. It is addictive. I could drink it instead of drenching it over angel hair…but that would be weird. Or would it?!?!….IDK, but it’s that good.Another thing that I love about this sauce is that it can be started … Continue reading The Ultimate Meat Sauce.
Yes, I know that it’s Spring….but who would turn down a plate of good beef bourguignon? Not me! I mean really….it’s great anytime of the year. The sauce that this beef bourguignon cooks in is so scrumptious and filled with flavor! I could drink it. Really, I could! Getting a pot of beef bourguignon going … Continue reading Easy Beef Bourguignon.
Ingredients: 2 cups of all purpose flour and more for dusting 1/2 tsp baking powder 2 tbsp butter (cold and cubed) less than a cup of milk pinch of salt What you will need: food processor or pastry cutter rolling pin knife or pizza slicer In a food processor using the dough blade, add the … Continue reading Dumplings.
My mother in law….who lives with us….who’s fixing to turn 96….LOVES ham!!!! She has been asking me for the past several weeks to make a ham. Problem was, the grocery stores weren’t ready to sell my types of ham (you know, the spiral cut, holiday type of hams)….so therefore the wait!!!! Well, the wait is … Continue reading Honey Ham and Arugula Biscuits with an Orange Honey Mustard Sauce.
Okay….Disclaimer #1….this recipe brings me waaaay back, hence “retro” style title. I remember making this with my mom and sister’s during the holidays when I was a little girl, which dates me into the 70’s & 80’s. Disclaimer #2, in my opinion, the 80’s were the best!! You can’t convince me otherwise. We would make … Continue reading Hot Chocolate “Retro” Style.
I mean c’mon!!!! Like, who doesn’t love cornbread…jalapeno cheddar cornbread? Get serious. Cornbread is a THING in the south for sure! We take it very seriously. There are many ways of preparing it, baking it, frying it, etc. NO JOKE. It’s versatile! We like it for dinner, dessert or just as a snack. Heck, my … Continue reading Jalapeno and Cheese Cornbread.
Red.Beans.And.Rice….Red.Beans.And.Rice….Red.okay, you get the idea! I’m dreaming of them now! So good. My dad makes THE BEST Red.Beans.And.Rice! No kidding! It must be his many years growing up in Southern Louisiana that gives him a “leg up” on me. That’s what I’ll continue to believe anyway. For some reason, everything my dad really loves to … Continue reading red beans and rice with cajun sausage.
nothing better than a good roast. I like them because they are so versatile and can be made different ways and the leftovers can you be used to create another wonderful meal. made with onions and peppers….it’s the bomb! for the roast, you will need: a chuck roast of whatever size you choose a medium … Continue reading roast two ways…roast with bell peppers and onions & Sunday soup.
In French, the word étouffée means smothered, which is derived from the French verb étouffer. It is made with a light roux and is most popular with crawfish or shrimp. Smothering is a popular cooking method in both Cajun and Creole cuisines and is found mostly in the southern part of Louisiana. 1 lb of prepackaged crawfish … Continue reading crawfish étouffée.