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Smoked Sausage Corn Chowder

Creamy, hearty smoked sausage corn chowder will warm you up on a chilly day. Smoked sausage, whole kernel corn, vegetables and wild rice are simmered with broth and whole milk for a velvety smooth texture. There is nothing better on a brisk fall or winter day than a hot bowl […]

poblano chicken chowder in a green and white bowl garnished with green onions

Poblano Chicken Chowder with Wild Rice

Warm up on a chilly evening with a bowl of rich and creamy poblano chicken chowder. Shredded chicken, roasted poblano peppers, wild rice, vegetables and spices create a warm and inviting flavor.  When the weather turns cool, there is nothing I love more than hunkering down in my warm house […]

chicken and sausage gumbo

Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

This yummy chicken and sausage gumbo recipe has a taste of New Orleans in ever bite. It’s loaded with chicken, smoked sausage, vegetables and spices. Oak Alley Plantation is a gorgeous antebellum home located on the banks of the Mississippi River in Vacherie, Louisiana, about 50 miles west of New […]

makings of a roux in a cast iron skillet

How to Make a Roux

Knowing how to make a roux is a basic cooking skill every aspiring home cook should master. Never made a roux before? I’m sharing some of my favorite tips and techniques. Roux. It’s a funny word and if you were raised anywhere close to Louisiana, you probably know what it […]

Cream of Tomato Soup

Forget tomato soup from a can. Velvety smooth, homemade cream of tomato soup from scratch is rich, creamy, comforting and bursting with delicious flavor.  How many of you can remember having the chicken pox as a kid? Nowadays, there a vaccine for that. It is one of those diseases that […]