Asparagus Soup

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The delicate flavor of asparagus makes a bold statement when cooked down into a soul-satisfying bowl of Asparagus Soup. It’s a fresh taste of spring in a bowl. Asparagus is a mainstay in my kitchen, and I use it in so many creative ways. Roasted, grilled, and steamed are obvious, but when we stumbled upon …

Hot Cajun Shrimp Dip

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A culinary crowd pleaser, this Hot Cajun Shrimp Dip hits you with a double-barrel shot of shrimp flavor and spicy heat along with a comforting creaminess that is hard to resist. And I will admit this is a spicy concoction, but I leave the level of intensity to your taste buds by holding back on …

Guinness Beef and Mushroom Stew

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This hearty beef stew is rich with the umami flavors of mushrooms, beef, dark roux, and Guinness. Yes, Guinness Extra Stout beer. My Guinness Beef and Mushroom Stew is a bowlful of St. Patrick’s Day happiness. I’m green with envy at communities that passionately celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. It is an upbeat holiday that every …

5-Bean Kale Soup

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Winter isn’t over yet, and the first spoonful from a steaming bowl of my 5-Bean Kale Soup is enough to warm you up. With the smokiness of ham and bacon as the backdrop for the herbs and spices, these beans are packed with soul-satisfying flavor. Winter weather in South Louisiana is synonymous with gumbo, bisque, …

Whole Braised Oxtail with Pepper Jelly Glaze

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Painted with a sweet and spicy glaze, and braised in a dark cauldron of flavor, my Whole Braised Oxtail with Pepper Jelly Glaze will fire up your taste buds with fork-tender beefiness. Meat close to the bone is my all-time favorite, and I’ve written much about them all—pork neckbones, smoked turkey necks, ham hocks and …

It’s That Time of Year – Boudin King Cake

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Year after year, my Boudin King Cake is the top Mardi Gras recipe on Acadiana Table. And could this Boudin King Cake recipe be easier? Well, actually it could if we did a 1-minute video to demonstrate how simple it is. Take a look and then scroll down for all the details. There are many …

Pulled Pork Sandwich on Sweet Potato Waffle

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This creative, open-face sandwich is piled high with flavor. If a mound of fall-apart tender pulled pork weren’t reason enough to come to the table, then layer the pork atop a piping hot sweet potato waffle crowned with tangy Southern slaw. Pass the sauce and start soppin’ up this delicious Pulled Pork Sandwich on Sweet …

Cajun Pig Roast (Cochon de Lait)

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Fall-apart tender Roast Pig with a layer of crackling skin competes on the platter with a double helping of Paella Rice and Creole Smothered Green Beans. This dish is the iconic cochon de lait, a Cajun culinary event that is full of flavor and French tradition. Communal gatherings centered on food and family are at …

Potato and Broccoli Soup

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This Potato and Broccoli Soup is easy, cheesy, creamy, dreamy, and just about the most delicious bowl around. If you’ve ever made mashed potatoes, you’re half way to one of the tastiest soups. All we’re doing here is adding aromatics, spices, chicken stock, and cream, oh, and broccoli. Yeah, it’s the fresh florets of broccoli …

Charred Brussels Au Gratin

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Creamy, cheesy, smoky, bacony—there aren’t enough words to describe your first bite of this Charred Brussels Au Gratin, but that’s okay; you won’t be talking anyway. I’ve said it before, but it bears repeating: Brussels sprouts are the most versatile vegetable in your recipe arsenal. Baked, broiled, steamed, or boiled, there are a variety of …