Jambalaya 3.0

Creole Jambalaya

Creole Jambalaya

This jambalaya recipe was created by  combining a jambalaya recipe from my dear, late friend Wanda and a jambalaya recipe from my favorite (unfairly cancelled) show, The Chew.  The recipes are both from New Orleans residents, both with a Creole influence.  The Creole version contains tomatoes.  I can’t imagine jambalaya without tomatoes and have always included them. Continue reading

Maraschino Cherry Cheesecake Bars

Maraschino Cherry Cheesecake BarsMy life hasn’t changed drastically due to our social distancing.  I still babysit my grandkids 3 days a week at my son’s house.  Instead of hanging out with the two little guys, aged 2 and 5, the other 3 grands aged 9, 12 and 16 are also home.  They sleep later and feed themselves so it’s not so very different.  This will be our new routine for the next six months.

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St Patrick’s Day Guinness Stew

Guinness Stew

Guinness Stew

St Patrick’s Day is later this week and we started celebrating early in the castle. I had beef and vegetables on hand to make a pot of stew and my P.S. (Purchaser of Spirits) had a bottle of Guinness on hand. “Booze stew!” we gasped, our eyes wide in excitement. This was not our first attempt at making stew with a beer. We’d made an Oktoberfest Stew a few years ago. A German version instead of Irish. Continue reading