Tag: jambalaya

Tasty Tuesday: Celebrating Mardi Gras!

It’s Fat Tuesday, y’all and we’re prepping for the Lenten season by “fattening up” on these delicious Creole and Cajun recipes from our amazing #ARWB foodies.

How are you gettin’ fat for Mardi Gras?

Ricci Alexis: Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya

Now I know someone is probably wondering why in the world I am calling this a jambalaya and I have wondered before if I was calling it the correct name, and I always try and call my food by the correct name, so I looked up the definition for jambalaya and all the dictionary would tell me is that it is a cajun dish with rice, meat, and veggies. I would definitely say that this recipe qualifies so jambalaya it is!! READ MORE


Susanne Eagan: Shrimp Creole

This recipe Shrimp Creole is a great dinner idea  for any night of the week. This recipe can also be easily adapted for feeding  a crowd. My husband L-O-V-E-S Cajun food. So every once in a while I like to try to make one of his favorites at home. He gave this Shrimp Creole two thumbs up and that’s good enough for me.  READ MORE


Brittney Lee: Nolas

So when we were in New Orleans, we had a dessert at Johnny’s Po Boys.  I don’t remember what it was called, but it was something like “Sophia’s Special”  Very vague. But it looked good, so we got it.  And it tasted AMAZING.  But we couldn’t pinpoint the flavor.  So we asked on our way out “What was in that?”  READ MORE

Debbie Arnold: First You Make a Roux

For many years, making Seafood Gumbo was our New Year’s Day tradition. We would make up a HUGE pot of gumbo because we knew we’d have lots of visitors drop by for a bowl. We never really had to send out invitations. Friends and neighbors just knew to stop by and make themselves at home, including washing up their dishes when done. READ MORE

Keisha McKinney: Dragon Breath Fire Crackers

My dad and father-in-law love spicy snacks. And for 2 guys its sometimes hard to buy for, nothing seems better than showing up with a baggie or container full of a yummy little snack to say thank you for taking care of my dog or putting up with all of us over the weekend! Nothing goes better with gumbo! READ MORE

Tasty Tuesday: Celebrating National Soup Month with Stews and Such


instant pot beef pho via nicky omohundro

Nicky Omohundro: Instant Pot Beef Pho

This Instant Pot Beef Pho recipe is a definite crowd pleaser. The fragrant broth will really make your taste buds sing and get the family running to the dinner table. Instead of spending all day in the kitchen created this delicious Vietnamese noodle soup, you can go out and have a little family adventure. Meanwhile your Instant Pot does almost ALL the work to create a fragrant pressure cooker pho broth!  READ MORE


Anita Stafford: Chicken and Dumplings

Chicken and dumplings is the perfect winter comfort food. This may not be your mama’s chicken and dumplings recipe, but no one will complain. It’s tasty, easy, and delicious. READ MORE

Irish Beef Stew via diningwithdebbie.net

Debbie Arnold: Irish Beef Stew

I adapted this beef stew recipe from my VERY old (1968) Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook to use in the classroom with my students when we were making “Irish” stew. This has been a favorite of ours ever since we got married, so I can vouch for its delicious flavor. READ MORE


JAMBALAYA via anita stafford


Anita Stafford: Jambalaya

I’m in favor of any meal that can be cooked in one pot, and jambalaya is one of those meals. I love the rice, the shrimp, and the Cajun spices, and this version is quick to make. And, of course, I always make mine with Arkansas grown rice. READ MORE


Lacie Ring: Chicken Chipotle Corn Chowder

Whether you are feeling under the weather or it’s just a cold fall or winter day, this Chicken Chipotle Corn Chowder will warm you up and make you feel so much better! READ MORE