Po Boy -Dressed or Nutting?

Another Classic New Orleans treat -perfect for Mardi Gras is the  Po-Boy- A po' boy (also po-boy, po boy) is a traditional sandwich from Louisiana. It almost always consists of meat, which is usually sloppy roast beef, known as meat curtains, or fried seafood which includes shrimp, crawfish, oysters and crab. The meat is served [...]

Gambino’s Doberge Cake

I mentioned on an earlier post about Doberge cake- My personal favorite - this 9 layer cake is an New Orleans favorite. So Let me introduce you to- Joe Gambino's Doberge Cake-  History of the Cake-  Beulah Levy Ledner, born into a Jewish family in St. Rose, Louisiana, opened a bakery in New Orleans in 1933. [...]

Lafayette Eats-

  The American city was founded as Vermilionville in 1821 by Jean Mouton, a French-speaking man of Acadian descent. In 1884, it was renamed for General Lafayette, who fought with and significantly aided the American Army during the American Revolutionary War.[5] The city's economy was primarily based on agriculture until the 1940s, when the petroleum [...]

Live out of Louisiana ? Place your Order-

  Kng cakes honor the Epiphany (it’s the start of Mardi Gras) and are actually filled pastry rings, frosted and bedecked in traditional royal colors of green (faith), gold (power), and purple (justice). Fans fall into two camps, preferring either the denser, Danish pastry-style, or the light, tender brioche version. Loyalties divide even further when [...]

King Cake

A Mardi- Gras  Tradition -  but if you are not a baker stay tune -Coming up way to order you king cake!  Ingredients for the cake 1 cup lukewarm milk, about 110°F 1/2 cup granulated sugar 2 tablespoons dry yeast 3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup melted butter 5 egg yolks, beaten 1 teaspoon vanilla [...]

Rabbit Sauce Piquante

Rabbit  (cleaned/cut up) 2 Tbsp  flour 4 Tbsp  cooking oil 1 large onion (chopped) 2 cloves garlic  (minced)   1 stalk celery (chopped) Can tomatoes sauce / 8 oz 1 can rotel tomatoes ¼ cups parsley & onion tops Lightly flour - Rabbit and Brown in pot. Remove and make a roux. Add vegetables - [...]

The Captain and the Queen

author page on Amazon Baxter Edwards, the captain of a Carnival organization struggling in changing economic times, selects a celebrity to serve as its monarch, convinced the club will be infused with vitality. However, when he chooses his best friend’s college-age daughter, Claire Boudreaux, to serve as queen, he’s surprised when they develop feelings for [...]

Courir de Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras in Cajun Country !  Courir de Mardi Gras - Begging for gumbo ingredients Traditionally known as Courir de Mardi Gras, festivities occur in towns throughout central Louisiana’s Cajun Country. Rooted in French medieval history, the Courir de Mardi Gras has many rituals that come together in a celebration on Fat Tuesday. The main event in a Cajun [...]

Wednesday post – Gumbo

1 pound andouille sausage, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices 4 skinned bone-in chicken breasts Vegetable oil 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 1 medium onion, chopped 1/2 green bell pepper, chopped 2 celery ribs, sliced 2 quarts hot water 3 garlic cloves, minced 2 bay leaves 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 2 teaspoons Creole seasoning 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme 1/2 to 1 teaspoon hot sauce 4 green onions, sliced Filé powder (optional) Hot [...]