recipes, soup

Double Bacon Potato Soup

Until about a year ago, I had never eaten potato soup. Boy, was I missing out!! Put this one on my favorites list; it may have something to do with the BACON! This recipe starts with bacon and ends with bacon. I didn’t follow one particular recipe when I first tried cooking potato soup but… Read More Double Bacon Potato Soup

beef, home cooking, recipes, stew

Beef Stew with a Roux

Out of curiosity, I searched for ‘beef stew’ on Google. From Food Network to Betty Crocker, everyone has their own take on how to make beef stew. There’s a slow cooker recipe, one that uses red wine; then there’s… simple, thick, easy, basic, quick, hearty, and even Irish beef stew! I honestly had a tough time figuring out what… Read More Beef Stew with a Roux

recipes, Uncategorized

Cajun Potatoes

The recipe for Cajun Potatoes came to me the day after we had a crawfish boil years ago. We had plenty of leftover potatoes that were cooked in liquid crab boil with the seafood. Not wanting to waste them, I came up with Cajun Potatoes. Of course, there doesn’t have to be a seafood boil to enjoy… Read More Cajun Potatoes

chicken, gumbo, recipes

Chicken Gumbo and Potato Salad

Most folks around here would say it’s too hot for Gumbo! It has been in the low 90’s and humid. I wanted Gumbo and didn’t want to wait until September for the first cool snap. I’ve been cooking for years but just recently learned how to make Gumbo and tonight will be the first time I… Read More Chicken Gumbo and Potato Salad

fried, recipes, smothered

Fish and Potatoes…Fried and Smothered 

Tonight I am blessed to have some fish caught and cleaned by my Daddy! An avid fisherman, he gave me some sac a lait. Sac a lait is a white perch crappie fish. In Cajun French, the word means ‘sack of milk’. Taken partly from the Choctaw language, they called the fish ‘sakli’. The Cajun… Read More Fish and Potatoes…Fried and Smothered