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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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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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First Meal

After looking through some recipe books, I decided to try some classics that I’d usually prepare for a family sized meal. So instead of turkey with cornbread stuffing, I decided to go with a roasted chicken quarter and oyster cornbread … Continue reading

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