Tag Archives: Cajun & Creole

Cajun Ham & Rice Soup

I’m still working on a few leftovers from Easter, how about you? One thing I love to do is make soup with my ham. This year I made a Honey Glazed Cajun Spiced Ham, so I knew that Cajun Ham & Rice Soup would bring those flavors home.

Cajun Ham & Rice Soup
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Mardi Gras King Cake Scones

Last week, without thinking, I posted three dinner recipes in a row. Usually, I try to break things up a bit with a salad or dessert or some other post. So this weekend, I thought I’d make more “fun” things!

Mardi Gras King Cake Scones
Mardi Gras King Cake Scones

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Over 2 Dozen Recipes For a Mardi Gras Party

Are you thinking about a Mardi Gras Celebration? Here are a few of my favorite Mardi Gras inspired recipes from the South & New Orleans. (It seems I really like pimento cheese!) Click on a photo to take you to a recipe.

Laissez les bons temps rouler.

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Cajun Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Cajun Stuffed Chicken Breast - stuffed with the classic New Orleans' Trinity and Cheese! Ya gotta have cheese!!

These Cajun Stuffed Chicken Breasts might be just the thing to bring a little sunshine into your life during this cold, cold January. These are like Oh My Gosh good, with just a little spice to warm things up.

Stuffed Cajun Chicken Breasts
Stuffed Cajun Chicken Breasts
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Instant Pot Opelousas

Opelousas - a Southern Rice based dish, this one's made from leftover Ham and cooks up beautifully in the Instant Pot!

So you all know (if you follow me – and if you don’t, I’d love it if you would, here with email (on the right) or on facebook or twitter (on the left)) I cooked up a ham for Thanksgiving. And what a ham it was! The stunning and absolutely delish Biltmore House’s Tawny Baked Ham. It was just a half ham, but of course there were leftovers!

Instant Pot Opelousas
Instant Pot Opelousas

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Grillades & Grits

So often one thing leads to another, and so it was when I made Shrimp & Grits with a Cajun Gastrique not too long ago! My sister came to visit shortly after and while she missed the Shrimp and Grits, she proposed we make Grillades. It was a good call and we were off on yet another New Orleans inspired adventure!

New Orleans Grillades & Grits
New Orleans Grillades & Grits

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Baked Cheesy Grits

So it might seem that I’m on a bit of a grits kick – I made Cheesy Grits recently to go with my Shrimp & Grits with a Cajun Gastrique. And today I’m posting another Cheesy Grits recipe to go with Grillades & Grits. It’s not that you just can’t have too many grits recipes, but that they’re both really good.

Grillades & Grits - here with Cheesy Baked Grits
Grillades & Grits – here with Cheesy Baked Grits

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Shrimp & Grits with a Cajun Gastrique

These Shrimp & Grits are nothing like any you might have ever tasted!!

Even if  you’ve had Shrimp & Grits before, you’ve probably never had any like these. Deeply spiced, earthy shrimp, garlic and peppers with bacon – the dish is fantastic on its own – but this has a twist – it’s punctuated by a Cajun Gastrique.

Shrimp & Grits with Cajun Gastrique
Shrimp & Grits with Cajun Gastrique

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