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Tomorrow, I get to make my first attempt at Gumbo.  I am thrilled, and totally terrified.  :P

I asked my mom for the recipe, so that I could make it for Christmas for Japanese friends, in order to share a bit of my culture with them (Even though it’s definitely not a standard Christmas dinner for Texans, it’s my family’s Christmas dinner pretty much every year.), and also to feel at home a bit for the holiday.

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Yumbo Gumbo

Yet another reminder of rule number 1 in Dave’s kitchen:  what Lolly wants, Lolly gets.

Today Lolly says “I want a rich soup that has okra — absolutely must have okra — and maybe some Andouille sausage, and ooh yeah, I really like a rich, creamy sauce…”  To which I responded, “You want a gumbo.” 656 more words

Stanz the Man-hattan

We just visited Stanz Cafe, a small restaurant in Grand Haven, Michigan known for a menu that features both Polish and Cajun cuisine.  Yes, Polish and Cajun.   249 more words


All the Fixin's: A Taste of Autumn

Happy Tuesday, lovelies, and welcome to first installment of “All the Fixin’s,” our new series in which we each explore our Southern heritages by cooking our way through two books tailored to our Cajun and Appalachian roots. 1,062 more words


Family Traditions: Mamon Babineaux’s Shrimp Creole

This recipe is a super special one because not only is it one of the first dishes I ever made when I started teaching myself how to cook, but it also spans four generations in my family. 144 more words


Our Favorite Music Festival

Last Saturday and Sunday, Chet and I grabbed our Tom Bihn‘s and a couple of camp chairs and headed out into the sunshine for a healthy dose of Cajun music (and food). 260 more words


New Orleans Red Beans & Rice

Red Beans and Rice

This is by no means low carb, paleo, or keto, but, it is delicious. Red Beans and Rice has been one of my favorites since I was a kid. 263 more words

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