Jambalaya with Roasted Lemon Recipe

  This Jambalaya with Roasted Lemon is a fun recipe to make, easy, and worthy of guests.  Prepare and assemble all the ingredients ahead of time and the rest is … Continued

Southern Sweet Tea

Juanita’s Southern Sweet Tea Recipe

  Juanita’s Southern Sweet Tea Recipe is so easy and is wonderful. Southerners swear by their traditional sweet ice tea and drink it by the gallons.  In the Southern states, … Continued

Red Beans and Rice

Louisiana Red Beans and Rice Recipe

Stove Top – Slow Cooker – Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Instructions Red beans and Rice is Louisiana’s comfort food.  We are featuring an authentic recipe shared by my daughter’s co-worker, … Continued

Louisiana-Style Roux

Louisiana-Style Roux Recipe – How To Make Roux

  Many New Orleans (Acadian, Creole, and Cajun) recipes start with “First you make a roux.” A Roux (pronounced “roo”) is browned in a mixture of white wheat flour and … Continued

King Cake

Mardi Gras King Cake Recipe

Hundreds of thousands of King Cakes are eaten during Mardi Gras each year in New Orleans, Louisiana.  In fact, a Mardi Gras party would not be authentic without the traditional … Continued

Mint Julep

Mint Julep Cocktail Recipe

This wonderful refreshing Mint Julep cocktail is very popular in Kentucky.  People from Charleston, South Carolina, also like to claim the mint julep as their own.  It is always made with … Continued

Muffuletta Bread

Muffuletta Bread Recipe

Muffuletta Bread is used in making New Orleans’ famous signature sandwich called the Muffuletta Sandwich.  These sandwiches can be found all over New Orleans from delis to pool halls and … Continued

muffuletta sandwich

Muffuletta Sandwich Recipe and History

What is a Muffuletta Sandwich? Muffuletta; muffaletta; mufeletta  (moof-fuh-LEHT-tuh or moo-foo-LE-ta) – It’s nickname is simply muff.   Muffuletta Sandwiches can be found all over New Orleans from delis to pool … Continued

New Orleans Bread Pudding

New Orleans Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce Recipe

New Orleans Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce is a popular dessert served during Mardi Gras.  Bread Puddings tastes so decadent and is positive proof that leftover bread does have a purpose … Continued

New Orleans Gumbo History and Recipe

New Orleans Gumbo has been called the greatest contribution of Louisiana kitchens to American cuisine.  It is the quintessential dish of New Orleans with many versions of it.   It is … Continued

Oysters Rockefeller

Oysters Rockefeller Recipe and History

  Established in 1840, Antoine’s is considered America’s oldest family-run restaurant and the original Oyster Rockefeller recipe is said to be one of the most sought-after recipes in the world.  Even … Continued

Parmigiano Reggiano Grits Souffle Recipe

  Parmigiano Reggiano Grits Soufflé  is a fabulous recipe that is courtesy of Virginia Willis. Check out Virginia’s website, Virginia Willis Culinary Productions. Virginia says, “Southerners have a tendency to … Continued

Pecan Pralines

Pecan Pralines Recipe

Pecan Pralines are a favorite candy of the South, particularly in Louisiana and Texas.   Anyone who has ever visited New Orleans will remember the wonderful Pecan Pralines that are for … Continued

Cajun Fried Turkey

Perfect Cajun Fried Turkey Recipe

 How To Deep-Fry Turkey Cajun Fried Turkeys and Chow Chow were cooked for our annual Grape Harvest Festival by our friend John Brennan of Portland, Oregon.  John and his wife, … Continued

Sazerac Cocktail

Sazerac Cocktail Recipe

The Sazerac cocktail is to New Orleans what the margarita is to the southwest.  It is reported to be the first cocktail every invented (at least in the United States). … Continued