Strawberry Cake : Louisiana Strawberry Festival

Strawberry Cake :  Louisiana Strawberry Festival

15.25 ounce box white cake mix 3 -ounce box strawberry jello 1 cup strawberries fresh or frozen mashed or finely chopped (measured after you chop or mash them)¾ cup vegetable oil½ cup whole milk or 2% milk4 large eggs at room temperature Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting 8 -ounces cream cheese at room temperature½ cup  Butter  room temperature5 to 6 cups  confections sugar sifted then measured, more if needed2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream more if needed¼ cup strawberries fresh or frozen, mashed or chopped fine, drained [...]

Lisa Food Blog: Shrimp Taco

Lisa Food Blog: Shrimp Taco

On My No Meat Lent Friday menu: Inspired by this season fresh caught Gulf Shrimp. Thanks ! Dean(The Shrimp Man) FOR THE SHRIMP 1½ tablespoons olive oil1½ teaspoons Cajun seasoning blend ½ teaspoon salt1 teaspoon  garlic powder 1½ pounds large (31/35) or extra large (26/30)LOUISIANA shrimp, peeled, de-veined, and tail removed, thawed if frozen Make the Shrimp: Heat the [...]

Baked Tilapia and Vegetables in Foil Packets

Baked Tilapia and Vegetables in Foil Packets

2 (6 ounce) tilapia fillets , or any white fish (12 oz. or 340g total)6-8 (6 ) asparagus sprigs , cut into thirds1 medium (1 medium) zucchini , (or other summer squash) slicedKosher salt , to tasteFreshly ground black pepper , to taste2 Tablespoons  butter , melted2 cloves (2 cloves) garlic , minced1 tablespoon  lemon juice1 teaspoon  dried or fresh thyme or oregano or mix of both1/2 teaspoon  dried dill or 1 teaspoon (5ml fresh chopped dill), optional1 (1 ) medium lemon , cut into wedgesFresh minced parsley , for [...]

Crawfish Fettuccine

Crawfish Fettuccine

Happy Wednesday - Food Blog fans. Today's lent special is a recipe from my Mom. This can be made with Fresh Crawfish (which is in season) or Frozen. Enjoy this recipe.... Lisa 1 large onion, chopped1 medium sweet red pepper, chopped2/3 cup sliced green onions1 celery rib, chopped1-1/4 cups butter, cubed1 garlic clove, minced1/4 cup [...]

St Patrick Day : No Bake Grasshopper Pie

St Patrick Day : No Bake Grasshopper Pie

Grass hopper Pie 6 ounces cream cheese, softened1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk15 drops green food coloring24 chocolate-covered mint cookies, divided2 cups whipped topping1 chocolate crumb crust (9 inches) In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese until fluffy. Gradually beat in milk until smooth. Beat in the food coloring. Coarsely crush 16 cookies; [...]

Chocolate Mint Candy

Chocolate Mint Candy

2 cups semisweet chocolate chips1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk, divided2 teaspoons vanilla extract6 ounces white candy coating, coarsely chopped2 to 3 teaspoons peppermint extract3 drops green food coloring In a heavy saucepan, melt chocolate chips with 1 cup milk. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla. Spread half into a waxed paper-lined 8-in. [...]

Catfish Etouffee : Lent Season

Catfish Etouffee : Lent Season

Happy Ash Wednesday ! and today starts the Lent Season. In Louisiana that means No meat Friday. So this month my food blog will be dedicated to Non Meat meals. 1 cup enriched white rice2 cups water4 tablespoons brown roux1 cup chopped onion½ cup chopped green bell pepper1 teaspoon minced garlic2 cups beef broth1 1/2 [...]

GG Mardi Gras King Cake

GG  Mardi Gras King Cake

King cake is said to have originated in Old World France and Spain and came to be associated with Epiphany during the Middle Ages. When it was brought to the New World (along with Catholicism and Christianity), the tradition evolved further King cake is first served on King's Day (January 6) and lasts through the eve [...]

Mardi Gras : Muffuletta Dip

Mardi Gras : Muffuletta Dip

1 1/4 cup olive salad drained and divided {I like the Boscoli Family brand}2 cups Italian blend cheese shredded1/4 lb deli ham diced1/4 lb deli salami diced1/4 lb capicola {or substitute mortadella} diced8 oz container Olive cream cheese spread2 -10 inch round Muffuletta bread loaves {or sub another bread bowl like Sourdough or Italian}2 tsp garlic powderolive oil for drizzling Preheat oven to 350 degrees.Cut the top off the bread bowls and remove the center leaving a [...]

Mardi Gras : Red Beans and Rice

Mardi Gras : Red Beans and Rice

Happy Wednesday ! And we are getting ready to celebrate mandi Gras here in Louisiana . It's just a fun time to visit the area and enjoy the people, food and parades. On Tuesday as we are waiting for the parade I am making a big batch of red beans and rice for family and [...]