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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 […]

Boiled Peanuts

Boiled peanuts are a unique Southern treat. Learn how to make this delightful snack yourself at home today. I never considered myself a peanut lover. Until the first time I tried really good boiled peanuts. Every year, The Husband and I take our boys and my mother-in-law to a huge […]

Grillades and Grits on a gray plate with a red and white napkin on a wood table

Grillades and Grits

Grillades and grits is a traditional New Orleans brunch dish. Seasoned round steak is slowly braised until tender with vegetables and served over creamy corn grits. Methods for the Instant Pot, slow cooker and stovetop are included. Grillades and grits is a dish I’m familiar with, but never tried to […]

Cranberry Braised Beef Short Ribs

Cranberry braised beef short ribs are slowly simmered with juicy cranberries, aromatic vegetables and red wine until fork tender. Perfect holiday meal! I adore a good short rib dish. Probably more so that a big juicy steak. If prepared properly, the meat is tender and so full of flavor. Give […]

Black Eyed Pea Soup

Black eyed pea soup with ham is a hearty, smoky, and slightly spicy dish that will warm you up even on the chilliest of fall nights. Over a year ago, my husband and I had dinner with another couple at a local restaurant. My husband ordered a bowl of their […]