Cajun Gumbo. Simple Cajun stew with chicken and or shrimp and okra in a thick gravy like base. Paul Prudhomme's browned flour roux substitute.
It is officially Autumn! Do you hear that, Mother Nature?! We are heading back up to 100 degrees by the weekend? Could you please turn down the thermostat a bit? Just a little bit. Please, Ma'am. If it isn't too much trouble. I am trusting her to hear my plea and am going through the archives for… Continue reading Sopa de Pollo Borracho (Drunken Chicken Soup)
Ash Wednesday is quickly approaching, and depending on where you are from, or your personal tastes, it can dictate the food choices on that last day before the fasting and abstinence begins. In England, Ireland, Australia and Canada it is Shrove Tuesday, with pancakes, pancakes and more pancakes. In German areas it is Fastnacht and gorging on donuts is… Continue reading 20 Recipes for Pancake Tuesday – Fastnacht – Mardi Gras
I found this recipe for Tortilla Soup in Ma'am's original recipe archives and it looked so simple and satisfying I knew I had to make it for dinner and get it on the blog for Fall. Yes, I am still fantasizing about cool weather. Two extra bonuses are: -you probably already have the ingredients in the house… Continue reading Easy Tortilla Soup
This week got crazier than I thought it would with back to school and preparing for the big Cookbook Club Review post next week. I had no idea what I was going to post today. Luckily my mother came to my rescue with a recipe and photo of this Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Mole. If you… Continue reading Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Mole
A few weeks ago the folks at Gourmet Warehouse contacted me to ask if I would be interested in trying a few of their products. I got a free spice rub and marinade, they get a few recipes, we both get free advertising from each other. Works for me! And if you are wondering "would she… Continue reading Asian Chicken Wraps
This quick and simple recipe is one of Chef Michael's (aka Baby Brother) delicious creations. But, I was actually the first to make it and photograph it and blog about it, so I want some of the credit. In between his (April) and his wife's (June)birthdays I sent them a little care package with a jar of Homemade Lemon Marmalade,… Continue reading Lemon Marmalade Glazed Chicken with Tomato Cilantro Coulis
The kitchen drama still continues for me, but luckily my baby brother, Chef Michael, came to my blogging rescue with a new recipe he and wife Mel created: Chicken, Sun Dried Tomato and Vegetable Lasagna. The restaurant he was working at closed recently. But as part of his "severance" he ended up with a lot of… Continue reading Chicken, Sun Dried Tomatoes and Vegetable Lasagna