Braised Chicken in Creole Orange Mustard Sauce

Chicken Creole Mustard

  This was an ornery one to photograph, but let me tell you, it may just be the best thing I’ve made this year. Braised chicken thighs in a creamy creole mustard sauce with carrots, celery, raisins, onions and oh-so wonderful spices. This recipe was inspired by a memory from Brigtsen’s Restaurant in New Orleans.

Easy Gumbo Recipe

Shrimp gumbo

  Well heck, the weekend is over and lazy lingering over prepared meals is replaced with quick work week dinners. This is a recipe that I’ve had for years. A version of gumbo that has the flavor of a dish that you’ve spent hours fussing over, but actually comes together pretty quickly. Depending on how

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A Party to Celebrate Muy Bueno Cookbook

Muy Bueno

Last Sunday, my friend Karen over at Savory Table threw a lovely party for our friend Yvette, Muy Bueno Cookbook, in celebration of her recently published cookbook. Lots of local bloggers were there along with an impressive array of food. We brought our cookbooks for Yvette to sign and enjoyed a lovely afternoon of friendship and

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Muy Bueno Cookbook Review and Giveaway


First of all, I’d like to thank Heather over at GriliChef for including me in the Muy Bueno Cookbook Spotlight and Hippocrene Publishing for sending me a sneak preview of the book. As you can imagine, with my love of Southwest and Mexican cuisine, this is a cookbook that will get referenced often in my kitchen.