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

How to get the best out of your sweet potatoes

If you love sweet potatoes, and wish that you were able to have that “just-baked” flavor year-round, there is a way which yields baked sweet potatoes that taste like they came out of the oven, year round (almost!). Although I … Continue reading

Shrimp and Orzo Baked with Tomatoes and Ricotta Salata

  This is similar to a cajun shrimp jambalaya or spanish paella in flavor.  However, today we are in a Mediterranean frame of mind, using ricotta salata and orzo pasta…a little Italian, a little Greek…we could be standing in Sicily today! This … Continue reading

Creole Remoulade Shrimp Pasta Salad

A slightly different shrimp pasta salad.  This one is all New Orleans with a classic remoulade dressing.  A New Orleans remoulade has all these flavors, minus the mayonnaise.  Feel free to increase (the remoulade sauce seasonings) or decrease (the mayonnaise) … Continue reading

Bread Pudding with Banana Sauce

A brand new household favorite! A delicious Louisiana classic that is really, really good. This is really my husband’s dish.  He was reading one of my cookbooks a few days ago, and this morning started putting this together right after … Continue reading