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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 […]

two gray plates with oysters on toast sprinkled with Parmesan cheese, sliced green onions, glasses of white wine, a hand spooning an oyster onto a piece of bread

Oven Baked Oysters

Oven baked oysters are topped with a buttery mixture of garlic, herbs, and white wine and sprinkled with freshly grated Parmesan cheese. Several years ago, The Husband and I made a road trip to Louisiana to visit friends. They took us out to a seafood restaurant that was known for […]

cooked Cajun shrimp laying on a bed of rice garnished with green onions in a blue bowl.

Cajun Shrimp and Rice [Shrimp Delicate]

Cajun shrimp and rice, also known as shrimp delicate, is a savory shrimp dish served with a rich velvety gravy over rice. About a year or so ago, a reader left a nice comment on my post for Crawfish Cornbread with Gravy. He asked if I had ever heard of […]

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Scalloped Potatoes with Bacon

Thinly sliced scalloped potatoes with bacon and caramelized onions is a rich and flavorful side dish you’ll want to serve with your next meal. A few weeks ago, The Husband, out of the blue, requested scalloped potatoes.  Like me, he probably grew up eating the freeze-dried potatoes from a box […]

Venison bourguignon over egg noodles garnished with chopped parsley

Venison Bourguignon [Venison Stew]

Venison Bourguignon is a Southern remake of Julia Child’s most famous dish. It’s a rich and hearty venison stew that’s perfect for a chilly winter night. This post may contain affiliate links. Click here to learn more about how affiliate links are used on this site. Chef and TV personality Julia Child […]