When You’ve Gotta Gumbo: Smoked Sausage and Shrimp

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A hearty, stick-to-your-ribs recipe for gumbo stew, packed full of smoked sausage, shrimp, okra, and served over rice. There is something you should know about me. I am slowly going insane because I used “gotta” in the title above. Gotta is not an appropriate way to say anything, but “When You Have to Gumbo” is […]

Barbacoa Tacos and Bonus Chili

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A smoked and slow roasted barbacoa recipe, Americanized only by the use of a smoker and a readily available chuck roast cut. A bonus chili recipe from the roasting sauce is included. I’ve spoken before about how our family’s cooking activities have “ruined” certain convenience items for us. In many cases, the recipes or techniques […]

Homemade Basil Pasta + Blendtec Giveaway

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How to make homemade pasta dough with basil from scratch using a Blendtec Twister Jar (plus, I’m giving one away). The basil here is used similar to how you would make spinach pasta dough rather than just mixing in minced herbs, which results in a green-colored pasta and a strong but not overwhelming basil flavor. […]

Easy Fresh Vegetable Pasta with Creamy Tomato Sauce from Bluebonnets and Brownies

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A recipe for an easy creamy tomato sauce with a vegetable-loaded pasta from Amber of Bluebonnets and Brownies. If you’re reading this, it’s a sure bet you love Shaina. I think she’s pretty phenomenal, myself. When I think back to the first time I met her, at BlogHer Food in 2010, (I swear, I thought […]

A Labor Day Giveaway: Mixed Grill Skewers Recipe

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A quick and easy garlic chicken mixed grill shish kebab recipe and a giveaway for an Everyday Grillin’ Prize Pack with cast iron skewers from Bush’s Beans. So, this is it. Summer has come to a close. Tomorrow the world will change and start spinning in the opposite direction, replacing long days at home with […]

White Wine Risotto with Roasted Vegetables

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Creamy risotto topped with a good helping of roasted radishes, cipollini onions, fresh beans, and any other seasonal vegetables your heart desires. I’ve been a bit turned around lately, where my head is moving in one direction, but my body just sits there, unresponsive to the wills of my brain. It feels a bit like […]

Baked Mozzarella-Stuffed Arancini for Sunday Night Dinners

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This recipe for baked arancini where leftover risotto is stuffed with fresh mozzarella balls, herbs, and bacon, breaded and baked is a meal you’ll be happy to invite your family over to enjoy with you. Sunday dinners worked like clockwork when I was growing up. They were spent at my grandparents’ home, wrestling on the […]