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Entrees, Irish Cuisine, Lunch & Dinner, Vegetables

Simple Veggie Shepherd’s Pie

At my house, we truly love this simple veggie shepherd’s pie. Made with a gravy full of onion, carrot, peas and mushrooms, its flavor is just right. Dried thyme and onion powder spice up the vegetable broth. Top it all off with garlicky mashed potatoes, give it a quick bake, and you are ready to […]

Cajun Cuisine, Gluten Free, Lunch & Dinner, One Pot Dishes, Sides, Southern US Cuisine, Stove Top Dishes, Summer Holidays, Vegetables

New Orleans Maque Choux

A favorite southern side dish, New Orleans maque choux is comfort food you’ll want to make year round. The recipe name is pronounced “mock shoe,” and the name is thought to be a French interpretation of a Native American name for the dish. This favorite Cajun dish is perfect for celebrating Mardi Gras. This year, […]

Breakfast, Cajun Cuisine, Desserts, Oven Dishes, Southern US Cuisine

Monkey Bread King Cake

Monkey bread king cake is such a quick and simple way to create a celebratory New Orleans dessert. Using cut up vegan biscuits rolled in cinnamon and sugar gives this cake a delicious cinnamon roll flavor. Vanilla glaze and colored sugar provide the Mardi Gras colors and decoration your guests will expect. King cake is […]

Birthdays, Desserts, Fewer Than 6 Ingredients, French Cuisine, Fruit, Gluten Free, Mother's Day, Valentine's Day

Easy Fresh Raspberry Mousse

My easy fresh raspberry mousse is so simple to make. You’ll love the delicious flavor and smooth fluffy texture! This mousse is both sweet and rich – an elegant dessert for any occasion. It’s perfect paired with other fruits or chocolate toppings. You can use the fruits or chocolate for nice garnishes, too. This mousse […]

Kitchen Basics, Pasta & Noodles, Salads, Sandwiches, Vegetables

Kitchen Basics: Roasting Bell Peppers (or any peppers!)

Roasting bell peppers is an easy way to cook them for adding to sandwiches, salads, pasta or other veggie dishes. There are a few ways to roast peppers, with variations in how to cut the peppers, mostly. You can roast them whole or halved, but I like this method, for a few reasons: 1) It’s […]

Cajun Cuisine, Father's Day, Game Day, Italian Cuisine, Lunch & Dinner, Sandwiches, Southern US Cuisine

Mardi Gras Muffaletta

These sandwiches are especially great for a game day or Mardi Gras muffaletta. They’re so yummy, you’ll make them for all of your parties. They’re also perfect individual sandwiches for picnics! So easy to make, you only need 35 minutes to assemble them. You will need 3 hours to let the flavors blend in the […]