It's the rainy, lazy, napfest days of March. Weather like this makes me not want to do a darn thing. I guess I still need to get ready for work, though... This will probably end up being my last soup/stew/chili recipe of the season. I doubt we make it close to freezing again, and there's… Continue reading Cajun Chili
Today is my engagement-versary, if that's a thing. I can't believe it has been 3 whole years since Rob and I got engaged...and nearly 2 years since we got married. It's been a whirlwind these last few years. A crazy, wonderful whirlwind. Since I'm thinking about our engagement, it's made my mind wander to our… Continue reading Shrimp & Catfish Creole
It's been a rough week, food-wise. First, there was Valentine's Day. We got four (!!!) boxes of donuts at work, tons of sweets and candies, and about two dozen cookies. Can you walk by a table full of that stuff and NOT grab something? I think not. Then, Rob & I went to dinner for… Continue reading Pork Tenderloin & Cajun Slaw
Gumbo made easy by making it in the crockpot. Use chicken, shrimp and sausage to add extra flavor to the Cajun-tomato broth!
The skies opened up this morning and dumped gallons and gallons of rain on OKC. The dreary and cold Spring morning was just what the doctor ordered. We're still recovering from devastating wildfires out west, and our rain this "storm season" has been anywhere close to where it needs to be for this time of… Continue reading Shrimp & Lentil Jambalaya
Louisiana holds a special place in my heart. My first visit to the state was in the early 2000's. My grandpa and parents and I drove down to Alexandria so we could meet some of my grandpa's relatives. It was, as you say, love at first sight. And first bite, in my case. I was… Continue reading Oyster Mushroom Etouffee
While the cruise to Mexico was our main honeymoon foray, we made sure to schedule some time to hang out in New Orleans, too. When our ship docked at 8 a.m. on a Saturday, Rob and I decided to explore the city and stay the night before our long journey home the next day. I… Continue reading Shrimp & Roasted Red Pepper Pasta