Mardi Gras Recipes

Let the good times roll this carnival season with a taste of New Orleans and these Mardi Gras recipes. You can’t let the season pass you by without whipping up a batch of Homemade Beignets and washing them down with Hurricane Cocktails. Warm up with a bowl of Hearty Chicken Jambalaya, Chicken and Sausage Gumbo or Crawfish Etouffee.

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How to Make Beignets [from scratch]

Last updated on June 6th, 2023 You don’t have to make a trip to the Big Easy to enjoy fluffy beignets. Learn how to make beignets from scratch right in your own home! This post may contain affiliate links. Click here to learn more about how affiliate links are used […]

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Hot Baked Crawfish Dip

Last updated on June 16th, 2023 If you love crawfish, you will love this ooey, gooey hot baked crawfish dip. Tender crawfish tails are combined with cream cheese, Parmesan, green onions and garlic and served with warm bread or crackers. Even though this crawfish dip is classified as an appetizer, […]

Shrimp and Crawfish Etouffee

Shrimp and Crawfish Étouffée

Last updated on April 19th, 2022 Shrimp and crawfish étouffée is a classic Louisiana dish with lots for flavor. Shrimp and crawfish tails are simmered with vegetables and spices and served over hot cooked white rice. A few months ago, I polled a few friends on my personal Facebook page […]

stuffed bell peppers

Dirty Rice Stuffed Bell Peppers

Last updated on September 29th, 2022 Dirty Rice Stuffed Bell Peppers are filled with a hearty and flavorful mix of ground beef, rice and vegetables. It’s a perfect easy meal. The Cajun dirty rice recipe I shared serves 12 people. Great if you’re feeding a crowd, but what if you’re […]

Cajun Dirty Rice

Cajun Dirty Rice

Last updated on September 29th, 2022 Classic Cajun dirty rice is a meaty side dish that combines ground chicken livers, ground beef, bell peppers, onion and celery. A lot of traditional Southern dishes can trace their roots back to slave cooking. Dirty rice is one of those dishes. It’s a […]