Monthly Archives: December 2013

How to Use Up That Christmas Ham – Red Beans and Rice!

Red beans and rice are a staple in Southern Cajun cooking.  On any given Monday in New Orleans, you will find cooks making Red Beans and Rice – it’s the wash day meal.  At our house, we like Red Beans and Rice the weekend after Christmas.  It’s a great way to use up some of that Christmas ham.  But don’t… (more…)

Potato Casserole Brings Back Those Memories of Mom

This recipe has been around forever, it’s that cheesy hash brown recipe your mom used to make for every church potluck dinner.  I loved it then because it was cheesy, creamy, delicious goodness.  But the quality of ingredients changes are manufacturers look for ways to cut costs but still charge you an arm and a leg.  So, I looked for… (more…)

Creamy Divinity is Heavenly

I have to say I love Divinity if it is creamy, not crumbly.  This recipe is basic but the results are heavenly. Divinity 4 cups sugar 1 cup light corn syrup 3/4 cup water 3 egg whites, beaten to stiff 1 t vanilla, optional Place above three ingredients in saucepan over low heat.  Stir until sugar is dissolved; then cook… (more…)