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Cajun Chicken Meatballs

Cajun Chicken Meatballs

Cajun Chicken Meatballs These are so good anytime. They would be a wonderful addition to any Mardi Gras celebration. Cajun Chicken Meatballs   Print Prep time 15 mins Cook time 35 mins Total time 50 mins   Author: Marsha Powell Recipe type: Entree Cuisine: Cajun […]

New Orleans Gumbo

New Orleans Gumbo

New Orleans Gumbo This is another recipe I got while living on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. You can’t believe how good it is! New Orleans Gumbo   Print Prep time 20 mins Cook time 1 hour Total time 1 hour 20 mins   Author: Marsha […]

Gumbo Potato Salad

Gumbo Potato Salad

Gumbo Potato Salad This is great for anyone who’s going to have a Mardi Gras celebration.  Gumbo Potato Salad   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 20 mins Total time 30 mins   Author: Marsha Powell Recipe type: Salad Cuisine: Cajun Serves: 6 Ingredients […]

Boudin King Cake

Boudin King Cake

Boudin King Cake I’ve had this recipe for years and years, but have never tried it. Maybe this is the year. Boudin King Cake   Print Prep time 30 mins Cook time 45 mins Total time 1 hour 15 mins   Author: Marsha Powell Recipe […]

Shrimp Mardi Gras Pasta

Shrimp Mardi Gras Pasta

Shrimp Mardi Gras Pasta This is really good. I’ll have to figure out how to make it in my Instant Pot.  If you don’t have the shrimp, you can always use crab or crawfish. Shrimp Mardi Gras Pasta   Print Prep time 20 mins Cook […]

Maque Choux

Maque Choux

Maque Choux This is a great side dish.  I haven’t made it in years, but I used to make it quite often. Maque Choux   Print Prep time 5 mins Cook time 15 mins Total time 20 mins   Author: Marsha Powell Recipe type: Side […]

Mardi Gras Cornbread Fritters

Mardi Gras Cornbread Fritters

Mardi Gras Cornbread Fritters These are so good!  They go great with just about any Cajun dinner. Mardi Gras Cornbread Fritters   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 3 mins Total time 13 mins   Author: Marsha Powell Recipe type: Side Dish Cuisine: Cajun […]

Muffaletta Pasta Salad

Muffaletta Pasta Salad

Muffuletta Pasta Salad Most all of my Mardi Gras recipes came from neighbors when I lived on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. I was there for a few years and I learned all my Cajun cooking skills from the neighbor ladies.  Muffaletta Pasta Salad   Print […]

Mardi Gras Roasted Squash

Mardi Gras Roasted Squash

Mardi Gras Roasted Squash This looks so pretty on the plate. I made some yesterday and it tastes just as good as it looks. Mardi Gras Roasted Squash   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 30 mins Total time 40 mins   Author: Marsha […]

New Orleans Praline Brownies

New Orleans Praline Brownies

New Orleans Praline Brownies Yup! It’s another brownie recipe. I’ve found that brownies are some of the best desserts to have at any party. New Orleans Praline Brownies   Print Prep time 20 mins Cook time 25 mins Total time 45 mins   Author: Marsha […]

Cajun Pigs in Blankets

Cajun Pigs in Blankets

Cajun Pigs in Blankets If you like Cajun, then you’ll love these. They’re great party appetizers. Cajun Pigs in Blankets   Print Prep time 20 mins Cook time 10 mins Total time 30 mins   Author: Marsha Powell Recipe type: Appetizer Cuisine: Cajun Serves: 18 […]

Shrimp Po’Boy Sliders

Shrimp Po’Boy Sliders

Shrimp Po’Boy Sandwiches Great finger foods for your Super Bowl party  or any party. Shrimp Po’Boy Sliders   Print Prep time 20 mins Cook time 2 mins Total time 22 mins   Author: Marsha Powell Recipe type: Sandwiches Cuisine: Cajun Serves: 12 Ingredients Ingredients ½ […]

Dirty Rice with Shrimp

Dirty Rice with Shrimp

Dirty Rice with Shrimp This recipe is great with my go-to side dish – a big green salad.  Dirty Rice with Shrimp   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 35 mins Total time 45 mins   Author: Marsha Powell Recipe type: Entree Cuisine: Cajun […]

Instant Pot Cajun Rice with Chicken & Sausage

Instant Pot Cajun Rice with Chicken & Sausage

Instant Pot Cajun Rice with Chicken & Sausage I grew up in Massachusetts. During my lifetime I’ve lived in alot of different places. One of them was on the Gulf Coast close to New Orleans. While there, I learned how to cook Cajun foods.  I […]

Cajun Brisket

Cajun Brisket

Cajun Brisket This one looks so good that I know I’ll have to try it.  Cajun Brisket   Print Prep time 15 mins Cook time 2 hours 30 mins Total time 2 hours 45 mins   Author: Marsha Powell Recipe type: Entree Cuisine: Cajun Serves: […]

Shrimp Po’Boys with Remoulade Sauce

Shrimp Po’Boys with Remoulade Sauce

Shrimp Po’Boys with Remoulade Sauce Shrimp isn’t one of my favorite seafoods, but I do like these. Serve along with some coleslaw. Shrimp Po’Boys with Remoulade Sauce   Print Prep time 20 mins Cook time 10 mins Total time 30 mins   Author: Marsha Powell […]

Creole Breakfast Bread Pudding

Creole Breakfast Bread Pudding

Creole Breakfast Bread Pudding This is a wonderfully versatile recipe. The original recipe calls for sausage but I’ve used leftover ham. I’m sure you could use leftover roast or ground beef.  I served it with a side of country fried potatoes and a mild cheese […]

New Orleans Butter Pralines

New Orleans Butter Pralines

New Orleans Butter Pralines Years ago when I lived on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, we’d go into New Orleans every so often. I always had to have a box of these to bring home.  New Orleans Butter Pralines   Print Prep time 20 mins Total […]

New Orleans Roast Beef Po’Boy

New Orleans Roast Beef Po’Boy

New Orleans Roast Beef Po’Boy Years and years ago I lived in Mississisppi on the coast. Every so often, we’d make a point of driving over to New Orleans to get Po’Boys.  This recipe hits it perfectly. New Orleans Roast Beef Po’Boy   Print Prep […]

Praline Fudge Cake

Praline Fudge Cake

Praline Fudge Cake This is definitely on my “to do” list.   Praline Fudge Cake   Print Prep time 30 mins Cook time 25 mins Total time 55 mins   This recipe comes from Genius Kitchen. https://www.geniuskitchen.com/recipe/new-orleans-double-chocolate-praline-fudge-cake-119449 Author: Marsha Powell Recipe type: Cake Cuisine: American Serves: […]

Creole Egg Rolls

Creole Egg Rolls

Creole Egg Rolls Egg roll wraps can be just as versatile as tortillas. You can roll up most anything. I haven’t tried these yet. They look so good! Creole Egg Rolls   Print Prep time 20 mins Cook time 5 mins Total time 25 mins […]

Cafe du Monde Beignets

Cafe du Monde Beignets

Cafe du Monde Beignets This is another recipe that makes alot. I think it says that it makes 5 dozen. But, the publisher of this recipe doesn’t recommend cutting the recipe down.  The dough keeps well in the refrigerator for about a week. Cafe du […]

Muffulettas

Muffulettas

Muffulettas If you’ve ever been to Louisiana or even just to New Orleans, then maybe you’ve had one of these delicious sandwiches. I found the best recipe for the bread, the olive salad and the sandwich itself.  It’s a rather long one, so sit back […]

Cajun Butter Steak

Cajun Butter Steak

Cajun Butter Steak   Print Prep time 15 mins Cook time 40 mins Total time 55 mins   Author: Marsha Powell Serves: 8 Ingredients ½ c. low-sodium soy sauce ⅓ c. extra-virgin olive oil ¼ c. lightly packed brown sugar ¼ c. bourbon 2 tbsp. […]

One Pot Red Beans & Rice

One Pot Red Beans & Rice

One Pot Red Beans & Rice We have this every so often. I like it best with the andouille sausage. Of course, you must have some cornbread on the side. Buttermilk Cornbread One Pot Red Beans & Rice   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook […]

Sweet Potato Bread Pudding

Sweet Potato Bread Pudding

Sweet Potato Bread Pudding   Print Prep time 15 mins Cook time 40 mins Total time 55 mins   Adapted from Saveur Author: Marsha Powell Serves: 8 Ingredients Pudding 8 tbsp. butter 1 loaf soft French or Italian bread, torn into large pieces 2 medium […]

Cajun Meatloaf

Cajun Meatloaf

Cajun Meatloaf   Print Prep time 20 mins Cook time 1 hour Total time 1 hour 20 mins   Author: Marsha Powell Serves: 8 Ingredients 4 Tbsp. butter ⅔ cup chopped onion ½ cup chopped green pepper 3 Tbsp. Cajun seasoning 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce […]

Mardi Gras King Cake

Mardi Gras King Cake

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