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My favorites

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My favorites
Red Beans & Rice - It must be Monday!

Red Beans & Rice - It must be Monday!

Monday is laundry day at our house, so following Creole tradition. I usually make red beans and rice. Because red beans usually take several hours to cook, I let the beans slowly cook all day, stirring and adjusting flavors between loads of wash
Cajun Red Beans and Rice with Andouille and Kale

Cajun Red Beans and Rice with Andouille and Kale

Cajun cooking is a classic example of flavorful simplicity at its finest. A soulful blend of French Canadian, African, and Native American gives this cuisine a rich, eclectic flair that turns basic ingredients into warm, inviting dinners—simple to prepare and easy to enjoy
Cookin' Cajun.

Cookin' Cajun.

I just know the cuisines are good and that is all that matters to me and my taste buds. Here's my take on a Cajun dish, Etouffee, which means "smothered
Southern Red Beans, Sausage and Rice

Southern Red Beans, Sausage and Rice

We add everything from smoked sausage or Andouille, ham hocks, smoked turkey legs, chunks of ham, pork chops, pieces of salt pork, thick slices of bacon, even my favorite, pickled pork

Williams-Sonoma Seafood & Sausage Gumbo

My husband's father's side is from Louisiana so one of the first recipes I started regularly making for him while we were dating was gumbo
Fat Tuesday Shrimp Creole

Fat Tuesday Shrimp Creole

My mother just returned from Louisiana yesterday and she brought me back a lot of my southern staples
A Big Pot of Jambalaya.

A Big Pot of Jambalaya.

Jambalaya is another Louisiana classic which, once again, can be claimed by the Creoles when it has tomatoes in it, or the Cajuns when it doesn't

CORN PUDDING CASSEROLE (Paula Deen)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl, stir together the 2 cans of corn, corn muffin mix, sour cream, and melted butter

Southern Jiffy Corn Pudding

Melt butter in a casserole dish. Mix in egg and then all remaining ingredients. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour
2 Ingredient Hot Water Cornbread

2 Ingredient Hot Water Cornbread

It also makes me want to make them just like they did, if only to feel a little closer to the wisdom and life of my ancestors
Sunday Morning Breakfast Casserole

Sunday Morning Breakfast Casserole

In my family we've always used my grandmother's. My family doesn't like it when people throw onions or peppers in, that ruins a perfectly good casserole (though I wouldn't object to mushrooms)
Country Mexican Style Casserole

Country Mexican Style Casserole

I wanted something with mexican spice but a little down home country taste to stick to your bones, but didn't want the same old tacos or burritos right
Shrimp Etouffee

Shrimp Etouffee

It's been quite some time since I've posted.   Life's been a little crazy. new job, travelling, etc.   But things are starting to settle down a bit, and I was able to actually cook something