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

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