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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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Culinary Adventure: Crawfish Time in the Deep South…

Yep, It’s that time of the year again, time for me to make the pilgrimage to the deep south to do culinary research… Tough duty I know, but this is the best time of the year to eat crawfish and … Continue reading

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Great Balls of Fire! Three Pepper Meatballs Warm a Cold Winter’s Night

As a long time caterer I have made more than my share of  meatballs over the years, but I still enjoy coming up with new twists on this perennial culinary star of the holiday table. Easy on the pocketbook and … 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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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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Cooking at the State Fair on Opening Day & Jambalaya Hotdish Recipe

The Minnesota state fair is the second largest state fair in the US. Second only to Texas, this fair is a food obsessed person’s dream. The food booths were awesome!  When I would hear people walk by me talking, they … Continue reading

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My Top 10 Meals to Freeze for Later

Even the most enthusiastic cook can get kitchen fatigue. Stocking your freezer with delicious ready to heat meals can save you when you have one of those “There’s no way I’m cooking tonight” days. I try to take a few … Continue reading

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