Distinctively Louisiana: Praline Pecan Liqueur Bundt Cake

Taken from the classic Bacardi Rum Cake, using their recipe but a special Louisiana liqueur from New Orleans that is fashioned to reminisce one of the classic Louisiana confection: Pralines.  The liqueur is actually a Praline Pecan Liqueur, and really … Continue reading

Yukon Gold and Sweet Potato Soup with Smoked Gouda

This turned out much better than I anticipated, considering I had no real recipe since my pumpkin failed me.  This is the recipe that I started to follow http://frenchfood.about.com/od/soupsandstews/r/Pumpkin-Gouda-Soup-Recipe.htm….and then I saw a few with smoked gouda instead.  A lot … Continue reading

Swiss Chard Butternut Squash Gratin

Anything with a Bechamel Sauce is good, right?  My friends thoroughly enjoyed this, and so did I. I’m always surprised how delicate butternut squash is.  This would be an excellent side for Thanksgiving. I didn’t use all the greens, but … Continue reading

Distinctively Louisiana: Grits and Grillades

Grits and Grillades are a Louisiana tradition.  It is typically served as a brunch dish usually for a family get-together like Christmas morning or during Mardi Gras. This is my husband’s family recipe. Don’t deviate! And, he always has to … Continue reading

Cannellini and Kale Soup

Something my husband will love. This recipe calls for fresh sausage.  I used a fresh green onion sausage which I had made a while back (https://icookforleftovers.wordpress.com/2013/09/02/homemade-sausage-chaurice-aka-green-onion-sausage/).  If you live in Louisiana, you should be able to find an in-house store … Continue reading