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Cooking Cajun: You'll Roux the Day You Don't Read This!

The word “roux” brings smiles to the faces of some folk, and strikes fear into the hearts of many others. Let’s cut to the chase here; it’s just a thickener, people! Nothing to fear. If you’ve been to Cordon Bleu school or such (and who hasn’t?) then you already appreciate the roux. It’s the […]

Cajun Popcorn, a Louisiana Favorite

Mud bugs are the national crustacean of Louisiana. They’re boiled, fried, steamed, put into stews and soups, and otherwise consumed with a passion that surpasses all reason. Heck, even my spouse likes them, and she’s never been to Louisiana. (At least not that she’ll admit.) Believe me, it’s an acquired taste. If you’ve acquired […]

Spicy Italian: Godfather Sauce

Henry Hill, a character in Goodfellas who should have been in the Godfather series, once said, “… right after I got here, I ordered some spaghetti with marinara sauce, and I got egg noodles and ketchup.” That’s not one crime, that’s two. I only hope Henry didn’t have his pistol with him or we’d […]

Spicy Italian: Short Rib Ragu with Pappardelle

It’s been downright cold around here the past few days (although warming up today). Shoot, it was down in the high fifties a couple days ago, with rain. Yes, rain! Our two Goldens (Sonia and Whiskey) didn’t quite know what to make of it. Sonia wanted to stay on the porch, and Whiskey kept […]

Fish 4 Friday: Zesty Grilled Shrimp with Roasted Pepper Aioli

Shrimp are strange little creatures. They spend their whole life crawling around on the bottom of the ocean, scavenging anything they can find. They eat anything, as if they’re the chickens of the sea (Sorry, Charlie)…

No, wait. Wrong blog! This is the food thingie, right? With chiles and all? Got it. I was momentarily […]

Fish 4 Friday: Easy Salmon Rigatoni

There are lots of quick-to-make fish dishes, because fish itself cooks so quickly. Salmon is no exception! These days, salmon is very popular and relatively inexpensive, mainly due to aquaculture efforts. (That means fish farming, in case your link to Dictionary.com is busted.) I’m always on the lookout for new techniques for preparing fish, […]

Meaty Tuesday: Spicy Peasant Bolognese

Once upon a time there was a thing called Meatless Tuesday. There was a war on, you see; there’s always a war on. Back then the French, British and others were not only fighting the Germans on their own turf, but they were starving in the process. So part of American support for the […]

How to Make Great Pasta e Fagioli: It’s Really About the Bacon

I enjoy a good romantic movie as much as the next guy, which is why I watched K-9 today on the American Movie Channel while eating my yummy lunch of instant noodles. (Yeah, the pantry’s still pretty full from last month.) I did just fine until the dog got shot. I don’t care that […]