Banana Foster

Banana Foster Recipe

Learn how easy it is to make this exciting and dramatic Banana Foster dessert for your family and friends.  This original Banana Foster recipe is from the Brennan’s Restaurant in … Continued

Bayou Shrimp

Bayou Shrimp Recipe

  Bayou Shrimp is a must try recipe and is delicious!  My husband gave this fantastic recipe a “10” rating. I have slightly adapted this delicious recipe that is originally … Continued

Beignet

Beignet History and Recipe

  Beignet History: The word beignet (pronounced ben-YAY) comes from the early Celtic word bigne meaning “to raise.”  It is also French for “fritter.” Beignets, a New Orleans specialty, are … Continued

Country Captain Chicken

Best Country Captain Chicken Recipe

How about making an old regional classic new again?  If you were not raised in the South, it is very unlikely that you have ever eaten, or even heard of, … Continued

Bourbon Butter Sauce

Bourbon Butter Sauce Recipe

  Bourbon Butter Sauce is so sinful – so rich and wonderful!  This Bourbon Butter Sauce is absolutely great on cakes and ice cream. A splash of bourbon is a … Continued

Bourbon Chicken

Bourbon Chicken Recipe

Bourbon Chicken has a mouth-watering aroma and a semi-sweet taste.  This chicken is also commonly found at Cajun-themed Chinese restaurants.  It is usually prepared from bite-sized pieces of boneless chicken … Continued

Cajun Chow Chow Relish

Cajun Chow Chow Relish Recipe

  Sweet Onion and Red Pepper Relish – Pickled Chopped Vegetable Relish   Cajun Chow Chow Relish is a spicy relish of pickled chopped vegetables. which contains no ‘filler’ items, … Continued

Classic Pecan Pie

Classic Pecan Pie Recipe

The only way this pie could be better tasting is to serve it warm and top with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream.  In some parts of the United … Continued

Crawfish Boil

Crawfish Boil – Louisiana Crawfish Boil

  Crawfish Boil – Louisiana Crawfish Boil Crawfish boils are wonderful messy affairs, best suited for the outdoors.  Boiling crawfish is a festive event and eating is also thirsty work, … Continued

Crawfish Boils – Jazz Brunches – Reveillon Dinners

  The role of tradition and change in three ritual meals from Louisiana By Mark W. Huntsman   Learn how to prepare and serve a Crawfish Boil.  Includes a crawfish boil … Continued

Creole Baked Beans

Creole Baked Beans Recipe

Creole Baked Beans are so delicious, easy to make, plus they are healthy!  This bean dish is an adaptation of the Northern Italian classic that is simply wonderful and full … Continued

Gumbo History

History of Gumbo By Mark Huntsman Of all the dishes in the repertoire of Louisiana cooking, gumbo is undoubtedly the most famous.  One of the oldest dishes in Louisiana and … Continued

Gumbo Ya Ya with Shrimp

Gumbo Ya Ya With Shrimp Recipe

Stove Top and Slow Cooker Instructions I may not be born and raised in Louisiana, but I truly love gumbo down to my bones, especially Gumbo Ya Ya with Shrimp.  … Continued

Hurricane cocktail

Hurricane Cocktail Recipe

No Mardi Gras celebration would be complete without enjoying a classic Hurricane Cocktail in New Orleans. The drink know to most tourists in New Orleans is the Hurricane Cocktail.  During … Continued

Hushpuppy and Wine

  April Means Warm Weather Wines   Trends obviously influence the American palate.  A movie proclaims all domestic Pinot Noir the superior red wine, and by golly, almost on cue … Continued