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Three crab stuffed shrimp and a fork on a teal plate.

Crab Stuffed Shrimp

Crab stuffed shrimp are a tasty appetizer that can be made ahead of time. Jump butterflied shrimp are stuffed with a mix of crab and veggies. These little crab stuffed shrimp look so elegant perched on a platter and served as an hors d’oeuvre. Everything can be made ahead of […]

overhead shot of mock turtle soup garnished with chopped hardboiled eggs on a wooden background

Mock Turtle Soup

Turtle soup is a popular dish still served in Louisiana. Since turtle meat can be hard to find for the average home cook, this mock turtle soup replaces turtle meat with ground beef. Turtle soup, in its original form, is made with the meat and eggs of snapping turtles. You […]

Spicy Shrimp on Fried Grit Cakes

Spicy marinated shrimp served with a cool and creamy sauce over fried grit cakes will liven up any menu. It’s perfect for an appetizer or an entrée. Shrimp and grits is a very popular dish in the South, especially along the coastal areas where fresh shrimp are so plentiful. Creamy […]

slice of fig cake being served on a blue and white floral plate

Upside Down Fig Cake with Vanilla Glaze

Upside down fig cake is a great way to use up a bounty of fresh figs. Halved figs and pecans mixed with butter and brown sugar adorn the top of a light and fluffy cake drizzled with vanilla glaze. I’m fortunate that my parents have a huge fig tree in […]

overhead shot of a large platter of hoe cakes and glasses of iced tea are to the side.

Okra Hoe Cakes

Add sliced okra to these fried cornmeal hoe cakes for a delicious summer treat. They are perfect when topped with homemade comeback sauce. This post may contain affiliate links. Click here to learn more about how affiliate links are used on this site. Okra is one of those vegetables that […]