Cajun

Let the Good Times Roll!

King Cake Cupcakes

Happy Fat Tuesday Eve! Who else has a pot of red beans going in the crockpot and King Cake dough rising in the oven? No? Then you’ve come to the right place. King Cake Cupcakes – can’t be trusted with an entire king cake? Try 18 smaller ones. (Choking hazard plastic baby optional.) Chicken & [...]

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Spring in Texas: The Crawfish Boil (and Crawfish Mac & Cheese)

Crawfish Boil

Crawfish boils are kind of a big deal here in Houston. And by kind of a big deal, I mean how much more fun could a person want to have besides drinking beer (ahem, grapefruit margaritas), standing around a gigantic pot filled to the brim with corn, potatoes, crawfish, and scary amounts of cayenne pepper. [...]

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Eggs Trivette

Eggs Trivette (Crawfish Eggs Benedict)

What else would you have for breakfast after a crawfish boil but Eggs Benedict with a cajun twist? Honestly, after as much stuff as we indulged in, we probably should have just had a bowl of lawn clippings for breakfast. And lunch. But I thought that leftover crawfish, bacon, and a spicy hollandaise sauce sounded [...]

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Crawfish Fettuccine

Crawfish Fettuccine

Spring is just around the corner! You can tell because we’re already gardening. And swimming. And every restaurant around here without the words “happy meal” or “value size” on their menu has a banner hanging off the front of the building with one single 8-letter word: CRAWFISH But even better than that? Pulling up to [...]

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Red Beans, Sausage, and Quinoa

Healthier Red Beans, Sausage, and Rice

Laissez les bon temps rouler! Besides Chicken & Sausage Jambalaya (which is one of the most popular recipes among our friends and family), my other favorite New Orleans-inspired dish is Red Beans, Sausage, and Rice. I set out to give the dish a bit of a healthier makeover because, aside from the occasional indulgence, we’re [...]

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King Cake Cupcakes

King Cake Cupcakes

Let the good times roll, huh? I feel like it wasn’t all that long ago, my girlfriends and I were sitting around at lunch, deciding how we were going to squeeze 8 girls into a hotel room barely big enough for 1… but cost like it should hold 39. Discussions of grabbing odds on who’d [...]

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Dirty Quinoa

Dirty Quinoa

“Let’s do something with ground beef. We almost never eat it.” And he’s right. Recipes using ground beef are few and far between around here. We almost exclusively use ground beef for burgers. I grew up eating it several times a week so I got my fill for a long while. Jason never tires of [...]

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Chicken & Sausage Jambalaya

Chicken & Sausage Jambalaya

Fat Tuesday? Already? It’s amazing how adding one little 5lb 13oz munchkin to your household puts “outside time” completely out of reach. Sausage? Check. Rice? Check. Tobasco? Check. Cornbread? After digging around a bit in the freezer for the bag of madeleines… check! All those pieces means that we have dinner for a week This [...]

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