Category Archives: Cajun Recipes

Holiday Baking Marathon- Recipe for Cajun Cocoons

It’s cookie baking season around the kitchen. Every year I embark on a cookie baking journey and sell them to local restaurants and caterers. I was taught by a local retired baker how to make these delicious spritz cookies.  I … Continue reading

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Tasty Holiday Traditions from Home and Around the Globe

Tasty Holiday Traditions from Home and Around the Globe             Holiday food traditions are many things to many people. In our country it’s a melting pot of collaborated dishes that have been handed down from one generation of well seasoned … Continue reading

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Day After Thanksgiving Turkey Gumbo

This post was so popular last year, it bears repeating. I can’t believe Thanksgiving is here. This whole month has flown by. When I grew up in Louisiana, one of my favorite dishes that my mama made every year was … Continue reading

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Turducken- For a Different Thanksgiving Bird

Turduken is a Louisiana invention made popular by local Cajun Chefs. Deboned stuffed poultry has been a specialty of southern butchers for years. I remember my brother serving a deboned stuffed turkey stuffed with a firey hot rice stuffing that … Continue reading

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Prairie Kitchen Bread and Butter Pudding W/ Amaretto Glaze

Bread Pudding is one of the first things a Cajun cook learns at the side of their mother or grandmother. I remember my Cajun neighbor’s bread pudding, she called it Loss Bread aka Pain Perdue. It was made with the … Continue reading

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The High Art of the Hotdish

When I moved to Minnesota over 15 years ago, I was invited to a colleague’s home for dinner. She said we were going to have a Minnesota favorite: Hotdish. The first thing I thought was, “wow, here is somebody who … Continue reading

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Fish Tales

From Thailand to Newfoundland, Frying fresh fish has a worldwide appeal I think every coastal culture has a local version of fish with a golden, crunchy coating on the outside and tender, succulent fish under the protective blanket of crust. … Continue reading

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Springtime in Louisiana Means Crawfish Season!- Recipe for Mama’s Crawfish Etouffe

In Louisiana, crawfish season is usually in full swing at Easter. I remember as a child going crawfishing with my daddy and brothers after dinner on Easter Sunday. I would always bring my Easter basket along in case I got … Continue reading

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Quick Jambalaya Perfect for a Holiday Potluck

Jambalaya is the state hotdish of Louisiana. It can be made with  just about any meat or seafood, it’s easy to prepare ahead and gets better the next day after all the flavors marry. Sometimes I make Jambalaya from scratch, … Continue reading

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Brunch at the Iconic Palace Cafe in the French Quarter + Recipe for Crabmeat Cheesecake

No trip to the big easy would be complete without a visit to a Brennan Family Restaurant. When I lived there, it was the gold standard of service and authentic Louisiana food. Served in style with silver cups and lots … Continue reading

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