A Bit Of Cleansing

Happy New Year to you readers and your families! With the new year upon us and everyone focusing on diets, cleanses and new beginnings, I decided a cleanse with my homemade juice blends, cabbage  and eating my frozen servings of soups, stews and gumbos was a great way to go. I am a huge fan…

A Bit Of Curiosity

I’ve always heard that curiosity killed the cat, but that certainly doesn’t ring true when cooking. I went to the Red Stick Farmers Market this past Saturday and was inspired to create something warm to fight off the cold day. I picked up some beef marrow bones and oxtail from the Gonsoulin farmers to make a rich broth for a…

A Bit Of Seafood

Though the weather cannot decide if it wants to be warm or cold, my taste buds certainly decided on gumbo. Gumbo can be made in lots of ways. I grew up eating chicken and sausage gumbo, a bit of everything gumbo  and my favorite, seafood gumbo. I have fond memories of trips to Castnet’s in New…

A Bit Of Luck

  I always say I like to be inspired by the food around me and today was certainly no exception for my demo this morning with the mobile farmers market. Due to some technical difficulties I could not make my original idea of sweet potato and onion cakes with sage and top it with pickled kale….

A Bit Of Cajun

My appreciation for the delicious finds in Cajun country runs deep. One of my favorite places to stop when driving through Lafayette is a place in Scott Louisiana appropriately named “The Best Stop”. They have items such as cream cheese and jalapeño stuffed chicken breast wrapped in bacon, stuffed pork chops, but most importantly fresh boudin. They not…

A Bit Of Warmth

Ok, I know I said the boudin dressing and black drum recipe would be next, but with this wave of cold, my sausage and kale lentil soup is bound to meet the need for something warm, comforting and delicious! As my friends and family are well aware, I am a huge fan of the Red Stick…

A Bit Of Inspiration

  I am a huge fan of spice and flavor and this dish surprised even me with the punch it packed. This is a spicy pork taco with pickled onion and radishes, topped with marinated arugula. The myriad of flavors that this dish created. I was awed at the infusion of flavors and the nice crunch…

A Bit Of Heat

I have never been accused of having a green thumb or any other green limbs; however I certainly appreciate those who do. I prefer to spend my efforts cooking the outputs :). A coworker of mine shared her wonderful Chinese peppers which inspired me to make my take on chicken and broccoli. Please see the ingredients…

A Bit Of Help

Yesterday while walking a friend through the process of making the corn maque choux recipe, she thought I should share a few tips I have found helpful while cooking. When peeling an onion to dice, cut off both ends, then stand the onion up on one of the flat ends. Cut the onion in half…

A Bit Of Fresh

This blog has been a long time coming. I’ve been asked multiple times to share recipes for all of the images I take and post on Facebook, so here is my first stab. Thank you to my friends and family for the wonderful support with sampling my creations over the years and for encouraging me…