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

Corn and Shrimp Chowder with Mashed Potatoes

Corn and Shrimp Chowder

Corn and Shrimp Chowder

Remember when you were a kid and did strange things with your food at the dinner table?  Like make a mountain of mashed potatoes in the center and a moat of gravy with green peas sprinkled around like trees?  I should have become a food stylist.  I have continue to do fun things with the food I’m serving through the years.  The kids enjoyed meatloaf volcanos or carved watermelon beasts spewing watermelon chunks.  One year a pumpkin monster vomited out guacamole. Continue reading

Avocado Shrimp Salad

Shrimp Cocktail

Shrimp Cocktail

I picked up frozen precooked shrimp a couple of months ago and am finally getting around to trying some recipes.  The first was fairly simple, it was the combination of ingredients that interested me.  I love cucumbers, I eat them often.  I also love avocado and shrimp.  Combining them with a simple cocktail sauce sounded like a good way to start my personal shrimp fest! Continue reading