Soups and Stews

chicken and sausage gumbo with rice in a white bowl trimmed with green leaves

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 […]

two blue bowls filled with crawfish bisque topped with cream and oyster crackers

Crawfish Bisque

Velvety crawfish bisque combines crawfish tail meat, cream, leeks, garlic and crab boil for a little heat. Serve warm with crusty bread. This post may contain affiliate links. Click here to learn more about how affiliate links are used on this site. My husband loves a good old crawfish boil. […]

two white mugs full of black bean soup garnished with sour cream, cheese and jalapenos

Instant Pot Black Bean Soup with Andouille Sausage

Instant Pot Black Bean Soup is a quick and easy, warm and inviting soup full of hearty black beans, spicy andouille sausage, and aromatic herbs and spices. Slow cooker and stove top methods also included. This post may contain affiliate links. Click here to learn more about how affiliate links […]