Soups and Stews

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 […]

Shrimp and Crawfish Etouffee

Shrimp and Crawfish Étouffée

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 for feedback on their favorite Southern […]