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30 March 2015
Spinach/Artichoke with Flaky Puff Pastry Top
During Lent, I try to come up with meatless meals that will be memorable and delicious. I love veggies, so I thought making a dish with puff pastry would fit the bill.
This recipe is so...
27 February 2016, 16:02
My Dad’s Oyster Dressing
Oyster dressing was the only dressing that was around when I was a child. My dad made the best oyster dressing and if you didnt' like oysters, you would still love the dressing. After it...
16 December 2015, 22:12
Cream of Merliton Shrimp and Crab Soup
During the holidays in New Orleans, merlitons are very plentiful and inexpensive. We can buy them 4@ $1.00, so some are used to make stuffed merlitons for Thanksgiving and then enough to make a Cream...
16 December 2015, 03:12
Double Cheese Baked Mac
In my family, we have always prepared baked macaroni. I can remember when my children were young and I tried to put something together quick. I opened a box of Kraft macaroni and cheese. They...
14 December 2015, 02:12
Shrimp and Grits
When people talk about making shrimp and grits, you are bound to eat so many variations that none are quite the same. I have seen some with a brown sauce, white and some with a...
12 December 2015, 04:12
Stuffed Merlitons (Chayote Squash)
Merlitons have always been a favorite dish that my family cooked around the holidays. My dad would bring bags of them home and they covered our kitchen counter. I didn't realize until years later that...
17 November 2015, 05:11
Stuffed Seafood Jumbo Shells
When I look at a food item, I often think of how I can change it from its traditional recipe. That is the case for these delicious stuffed shells. Like musicians who write their own...
6 November 2015, 08:11
Crabmeat/Crawfish Corn Soup
With cool weather upon us,.this hearty soup will definitely hit the spot. There are many variations of this soup, so feel free to add what you enjoy. I used broccoli that was chopped to give...
22 October 2015, 03:10
Buttermilk Banana Nut Raisin Bread
Cooler weather makes me want to bake more. My favorite go to recipe is making various types of banana nut bread. I use a basic banana bread recipe and add various ingredients. In any recipe,...
20 October 2015, 21:10
Crabmeat/Broccoli/Hash browns Quiche
As I began to make this crab meat quiche, I thought that hash browns sounded better as a compliment to eggs, instead of using a pie pastry, I thought of making the quiche with hash...
20 October 2015, 21:10
If you want to feel like you are an experienced baker, try this great recipe and eyes will start to roll. Brownies are a favorite in my home and for those chocolate lovers, this is...
12 October 2015, 12:10
Roasted Whole Cauliflower
When it comes to veggies, we have so many ways to prepare them. I tended to steam cauliflower and add butter, salt and pepper and that was pretty much the way we ate them in...
12 October 2015, 10:10
Crab Cup Delights
Many of my recipes and ideas stem from what I find on sale in the stores. My husband recently brought home four packs of wonton wrappers that were .50 cents a piece. My mind starting...
28 September 2015, 04:09
Stuffed Shrimp with Crabmeat Dressing
Stuffed shrimp in New Orleans is just about as good as you can get. What better combination do you have when you marry shrimp and crabmeat together. I think sometimes people shy away from making...
20 September 2015, 06:09
Pane’ed Pork Chops
A tender and flavorful dish from New Orleans. It’s pronounced pan-NAYED . I remember coming home from school and as soon as I walked up the driveway, I could smell that wonderful aroma. My dad...
10 September 2015, 03:09
Crabmeat Au Gratin
In Louisiana and many places there is nothing like a dinner party at home. Although restaurants do the trick, making a dish for your guests adds so much more to a meal. As in a...
23 August 2015, 19:08
I've started adding a little more exercise into my life and actually joined a gym near my home. That was the selling point, proximity and price. Also, I am learning what foods I need to...
7 August 2015, 03:08
Summer Avocado Salad
Salads have always been a favorite for me and the one thing that fills me up. The more fresh veggies the better. Whatever veggies are on sale that week determines what goes in my salad....
29 June 2015, 01:06
Summer Spinach Salad
During the summer months when the temperatures are soaring in the upper 90's, I try not to use the oven and stovetop as much so I won't add to the already hot temperatures. Salads are...
23 June 2015, 05:06