Creole Caponata

This traditional Italian eggplant dish has been redefined here as Creole with the addition of yellow squash and zucchini.

  Crawfish Cakes Galatoire

  Filet of Beef Viala

  Boucherie-Day Braised Pork Chops

  Port Hudson Buttermilk Pie

  Rabbit and Smoked Pork Sausage Sauce Piquante

  The Ultimate Super Bowl Meatballs

  Chef John Folse receives lifetime achievement award

  ‘Too Good to be True’ Louisiana Seafood Gumbo

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  Spanish-Style Grillades and Gravy

  Crockpot Pepper-Laced Pork Roast

  Chef John Folse’s Favorite Oatmeal Cookies

  Smothered Pork with Turnips

  Old-Fashioned Lemon Pie

  Chicken Parmigiano

  Bringier’s Nine-Bean and Ham Hock Soup

When the Spanish arrived in New Orleans in 1765, they brought new and interesting beans to the area. Kidney, pinto, and black beans were the favorites of the Spanish.

  New Year’s Day Black-Eyed Pea, Cabbage, and Ham Gumbo

This gumbo is the perfect solution to get all those important New Year’s Day ingredients, such as black-eyed peas and cabbage, to the dinner table without serving them in the traditional casserole style.

  Happy New Year BLT Dip

Everyone loves the flavor of a bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich. It’s the perfect comfort food! Did you ever think of making a dip or salad with these wonderful flavors?

  Ham, Sausage, Pork, and Potato Breakfast Casserole

Breakfast casseroles are perfect for feeding a crowd, especially during the holiday season.

  Veal Piccata

  Plaquemines Parish Orange Meringue Pie

  Spicy Brats-Stuffed Pork Loin on Smothered Cabbage

  Balsamic Root Vegetables

  Warm Christmas Cider

  Spiced Apple and Pecan Cake in a Jar

  Mamère Folse’s Turkey and Andouille Fricassée

One of the very best fricassées (or stews) I ever had was made by Mamère Folse, in an old cast iron pot.

  Honey Pecan Pie

No one really knows how many variations there are for this premier holiday dessert.

  Roasted Wild or Domestic Turkey with Corn Bread and Crawfish Stuffing

Brining is a pre-treatment in which the turkey is placed in a salt water solution known as brine. This process produces a moist and well-seasoned bird.

  Cane Syrup-Candied Sweet Potatoes

Cane syrup gives this sweet potato dish that extra special taste and aroma.

  Golden Beet Farfalle

This is a great recipe that would be delicious as a side dish or an entrée with the addition of meat or seafood.

  Leek and Butternut Squash Soup

If you are looking for a seasonal soup for fall, this recipe is your answer!

  Spinach and Andouille Soufflé

The idea of preparing soufflés intimidates most home chefs. However, vegetable-based soufflés are not as daunting as the dessert varieties.

  Candy Apples

Candy apples are common in the fall because it coincides with the harvest of apples.

  Tri-Colored Rotini with Red Clam Sauce and Proscuitto

For those of you who are not familiar with proscuitto, it’s simply Italian for ham. It’s a broad term to describe ham that has been seasoned, salt-cured, and air-dried.

  Pear, Apple, and Cranberry-Stuffed Acorn Squash

This is a very simple recipe that makes a delicious and colorful side dish for any dinner.

  White Chocolate Persimmon Bread Pudding

Bread pudding is considered the “apple pie” of south Louisiana.

  Fall Greens Madisonville

This dish is my ode to Leah Chase, as well as her hometown of Madisonville, Louisiana.

  Spicy Three-Meat Panini

This panini is created with a meatloaf that incorporates three types of meat, so it is not only unique, but garners conversation around the table.

  Pumpkin-Praline Flan

The English had their custards and the French and Spanish their flans.

  Shrimp, Feta, and Golden Onion Pizza

These delicious, small-sized pizzas are perfect as a starter course or appetizer.

  Spinach, Brats, and Sweet Potato Soup

What could be more German than brats, potatoes, and leafy greens?

  Buttermilk Pancakes with Peach-Honey Topping

This simple pancake batter can be made ahead and refrigerated overnight.

  Jollof Rice of Nigeria

This dish is common throughout West Africa and can be made with chicken, beef, goat or pork.


Chocolate, peanut butter, and divinity are typical flavors of fudge created in any home in Bayou Country. The addition of roasted pecans, rum, and praline liqueur adds an interesting twist to this simple recipe.


The term “au gratin” often refers to a dish that is basted with butter, topped with cheese and browned. This dish, however, pairs the smoky flavor of andouille with the sweetness of caramelized onions and fresh herbs to create a wonderful lighter side to any main dish.

  Bayou Lacombe Seafood Sliders

What’s better than a crab cake on a mini bun?

  Upside-Down Orange Biscuits

The orange glaze under these homemade biscuits is so good that it can also be used to flavor canned biscuits.

  Mixed Wild Mushrooms with Pappardelle

Did you know there are 10,000 known species of mushrooms?

  Gator Boulettes in Spicy Creole Sauce

The bayous of south Louisiana have one of the largest alligator populations in America.

  Silver Queen Corn on the Cob with Basil-Pepper Butter

Many old-timers talk of shucking an ear of corn in the field and eating it for lunch, warmed only by the hot Louisiana sun.

  Chick-on-a-Stick with Sweet n’ Spicy Orange Marinade

We have made it easier to enjoy grilled chicken by using boneless, skinless chicken breasts and marinating it with the flavors of orange, cane syrup, fresh herbs, and crushed red chile peppers.

  Peach and Blueberry Crostata

Crostatas are essentially free-form tarts, like the French galette.

  Fried Eggplant Médaillons with Marinara Sauce

We can see the strong Italian influence of cooking in Louisiana in this recipe for fried eggplant.

  Lobster BLT

Many of you may be familiar with the famous Lobster Rolls of New England.

  Tuscan Shrimp Pasta

Tuscany is without a doubt one of the regions of Italy best known for its cuisine. This wonderful shrimp dish is of Tuscan origin and may be served over a multitude of pastas.

  Apple and Calvados Pockets

Calvados or apple brandy along with Kirsch, which is cherry brandy, is used to create the filing for these delicious apple pockets or turnovers.

  Bisque of Artichoke, Crab, and Jumbo Shrimp

Bisques are French in origin, and the name comes from the Bay of Biscay, which is located along the western coast of France.

  Angel Food Cake, Summer Fruit, and Yogurt Parfait

Talk about a quick, great dessert that can also be served in place of a heavy breakfast or lunch.

  Spicy Horseradish Pickles

As easy as it is to purchase pickles in your grocery store, it is almost just as easy to make your own!

  Twin Melon, Shrimp, and Avocado Salad

The melons are a sweet complement to the avocado and the goat cheese. These lettuce wraps will definitely be a hit.

  Southwest Venison Fajitas with Papaya-Avocado Salsa

Break out the grill! Your family will love these delicious fajitas.

  Sweet and Sassy Strawberry Soup

I’m not quite sure if this recipe should fall into the category of soup or “sassy strawberry malt!” Either way, I have to say this soup could be the perfect beginning or ending to any meal – especially during our hot Louisiana summers.

  Nice and Spicy Catfish Po’Boy

The Blue Channel catfish of Louisiana is not only a favorite of the Cajuns and Creoles, but it is also revered as the best fish in the South.

  The Official Assembly of a Traditional Chicago-Style Hot Dog

The toppings are just as important as the order they are applied to the hot dog. The goal is to evenly distribute the toppings so you get a taste of each ingredient with every bite.

  Crab, Corn, and Tomato Salad with Lemon-Basil Dressing

Are you looking for a cool and healthy salad for summertime? Well, look no more!

  The Ultimate Crab Cake Burger

It is the best crab cake burger you can imagine!

  Quick and Smoky Cajun-Baked Beans

Not everyone has time to make baked beans from scratch. This recipe begins with canned great Northern beans, but the smoke of the grill and the sweet flavor of brown sugar and cane syrup will make the dish taste homemade.

  ‘Guaranteed to be Tender’ Baby Back Ribs with Blackberry Barbecue Sauce

Most grilling experts will prepare barbecued ribs using the long and slow method, cooking them over indirect heat 3–4 hours.

  Blueberry Golden 25 Vanilla Ice Cream

It is called Golden 25 because of its rich yellow color and the 25 percent butter fat in the custard.

  Herradura Shrimp

This shrimp dish comes from the Crescent City institution, Drago's Seafood and is a favorite entrée choice among diners.

  Chicken and Creole Tomato Pomodori

While Italian tomato sauces are traditionally made with Roma tomatoes, here in south Louisiana, the Creole tomato is a delicious alternative.

  Crockpot Pulled Pork Sandwich

This is a simple dish to prepare because it cooks itself. Slow-cooking the pork shoulder will cause the meat to soften and fall apart.

  Grilled Red Snapper with Vegetable Relish

Summer is here and chances are you will be breaking out the grill. Often overlooked, grilled fish are delicious, and this recipe is a perfect example!

  Bourbon Peach Cobbler

In the 1800s, Houmas House Plantation was famous for ending meals with peach cobbler. This recipe is a rendition of the dish served during those plantation dinners.

  Shrimp in Pepper-Butter and Beer Sauce

We often see shrimp and shellfish simmered in beer or wine. In fact, one of the most famous shrimp dishes I have ever eaten was the drunken shrimp of Hong Kong, which inspired this recipe.

  Grilled Flank Steak Senegal

This age-old dish from Nigeria, Africa is often called “fiery stick.” However, here in Louisiana, it is more commonly called “Grilled Flank Steak Strips.”

  Creole Twice-Baked Potatoes

May is National Loaded Potato month. With crawfish, beef, and veggies, these are not your average twice-baked potatoes.

  Steak Burgers au Poivre

This burger is topped with an unique pepper sauce and fried onions, so you cannot get much better than that.

  Grilled Salmon with Olive-Tomato Butter

This fish can be grilled outdoors or baked indoors. The tomato paste is added to the butter mixture for a hint of Italian richness.

  Lemon Creole Cream Cheese Panna Cotta with Ponchatoula Strawberry Sauce

The original panna cotta came from the Italians. This “egg-less” custard is a refreshing dessert for warm spring days.

  Spinach Salad with Sautéed Louisiana Pears

Pears are often grown in backyards or home orchards in Louisiana. The abundance of this fruit lends itself to many interesting cooked pear recipes.

  Chocolate Velvet Cheesecake

The chocolate blended with the cream cheese in this recipe creates a texture that is indeed velvet in nature. The secret to success here is not to overcook the cake.

  Baked Garlic Chicken

One of the largest settlements in the city of New Orleans is Little Italy. The Italians operated the produce and truck farming industries in Louisiana. Often, garlic chicken was sold at the market by these farmers.