Saturday, August 18, 2012

Bring a Taste of The Big Easy to YOUR Kitchen!

I may be the one who's living it up eating my way through The Big Easy this weekend, but I wanted to take time to share some of my very favorite New Orleans-inspired dishes that I've posted in here in the past. All you have to do to have a taste of New Orleans in YOUR house is to get in the kitchen and whip up one of these recipes this weekend! If you like your food on the spicy side, I've got you covered, my friend. 

How about some gumbo? I featured this Gumbo Ya Ya, flavored with chicken and spicy andouille sausage in the first year of my blog, so forgive the  grainy picture! This is seriously good eating, y'all! Although I love seafood gumbo, chicken-sausage gumbo is much more economical for everyday eating. By starting with prepared roux in a jar, this gumbo is ready to eat in just over an hour.

One of my favorite meals to feed a crowd is my Kitchen Sink Jambalaya. It features spicy ham, andouille sausage, chicken, and shrimp...and a lot of spicy Cajun seasonings. This is the dish that I cooked the first time I appeared on Great Day SA to cook, so I promise that it's a winner.

Finally, here's my Texas-Creole Crawfish Potato Salad...which was featured as part of the July 4th #SundaySupper. It's a unique spin on traditional potato salad. It's flavored with Creole mustard, lots of bacon, and crawfish tails. This recipe was featured by Zatarain's on their Facebook fan page, which was a huge honor!

I'll be back from New Orleans with a new post on Monday as part of this month's Secret Recipe Club reveal. Here's a hint: with football season starting, you're going to want to serve this appetizer recipe at all your game-watching parties and tailgates!


  1. HAHA...Laughing at your apology for your early blog pic. I was just thinking that everyone should do a vintage blog post and highlight a nostalgic post from early in their blog career. Hope New Orleans is gastronomically great!!!!!!

  2. Wow, so you're in New Orleans, Wendy! How awesome! Bet you'll be back with some amazing recipe ideas. Love the Texas-Creole crawfish potato salad. Yumm...just drooling over that, and your Jambalaya as well!

  3. Have fun Wendy, love all your Creole dishes. If you're like me traveling is very inspirational in a culinary sense, I always come back ready to create new recipes


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