Category Archives: Southern

Chicken Andouille Jambalaya

I picked up a new cookbook from Amazon this week and tried a chicken and sausage jambalaya from it.  The cookbook is Cooking Up a Storm: Recipes Lost and Found from The Times-Picayune of New Orleans. The first recipe I tried … Continue reading

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Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

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Another recipe that I’ve made a few times this winter.  It’s a great, rich dish with a bit of a kick.  Using smoked sausage instead of Andouille would make it less spicy.  Don’t use Italian sausage.  I made that mistake … Continue reading

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New Year, New Recipie

Well, it’s been a while since I’ve posted here.  I’ve had one or both of my sons home for the summer and fall, but now that they’re both heading back to school I’ll be back to cooking for one. I … Continue reading

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Classic Red Beans and Rice for One

Revisited an old recipe that I created almost 20 years ago when I realized that a full pot of Red Beans was too much food for two and that I didn’t want to wait until I had leftover ham to … Continue reading

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Happiness is a Hot Roux

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Finally found the perfect Shrimp Étouffée recipe.  This one is from a Junior League cookbook from Monroe County, Louisiana and uses a classic roux followed by the trinity of onions, green peppers, and celery to capture that deep rich flavor I was looking … Continue reading

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Is it worth making a single serving of Shrimp Creole

So many dishes are made by the pot, but I figured I’d give Shrimp Creole a try. I’m not sure the spices will work when you get down to a single serving, but nothing a little tabasco and Filé powder won’t … Continue reading

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