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Appetizers & snacks

chicken-fried eggplant

fried green tomato caprese

gazpacho salsa

fried okra croutons

natchitoches meat pies

crawfish boulettes

fried whole okra with remoulade

boudin and greens potstickers

butter bean hummus


Beans and rice

roasted pork fried rice

riz jaune

food orleans red beans

jambalaya with roasted pork and andouille

rice-stuffed peppers


Sandwiches & Pizza

fried green tomato BLT

garden-friendly falafel

blackened shrimp and bacon po-boy

steak pizza with blue cheese

not-your-mama's tuna salad bagel


Breakfast & Brunch

cajun frittata

grillades and grits

rice calas


red bean huevos rancheros

smoked salmon breakfast pizza


Meaty Things

corned beef with cane syrup and creole mustard

Susan Spicer's jalapeno roast pork

thai green curried pork

rainy day beef goulash with gnocchi


Poultry: sometimes it happens

extra-crispy fried chicken

spicy smothered chicken and butter beans

lighter chicken and biscuits



paul's barbecued shrimp (sauteed)

shrimp and okra stew with a secret

shrimp & spicy cheese grits

shrimp tacos with maque choux salsa

new orleans style barbecue shrimp (baked)

triple complete rainbow:  my favorite stir-fry

pan-fried catfish with black-eyed pea salsa

shrimp and artichoke-stuffed trout

shellfish stock

crawfish etouffee

crawfish pies

seafood dip

a more local nicoise (with catfish)

pasta with shrimp and feta


Soups and Bowls

chipotle shrimp and corn soup

chicken and andouille gumbo

chicken minestrone with crispy chickpeas

hoppin' jen



fried green tomato parmesan

pasta with breadcrumbs and sweet onions

winter white lasagna with Italian sausage

nap-time bolognese

big Greek lasagna


stone fruit caprese salad

good southern girls potato salad

springtime potato salad


creamy peppered mascarpone grits

by-heart mac and cheese

ratatouille and rice gratin

easy roasted potatoes and turnips

greens with andouille

mashed potato cakes



blueberry cornbread

iron-skillet cornbread

the eternal olive ring



lighter strawberry ice cream

no-bake chocolate yummy

blueberry lemon cake of great happiness

butterscotch bars

classic sugar cookies

diana's apple cake with caramel glaze

ginger crinkles

fancy pants white chocolate cherry shortbread

king cake with bacon-pecan praline filling

orange-pecan biscotti

pepper jelly rugelach

peaches & herb fruit crisp (plus accidental fruit salad)

pumpkin-brown sugar squares

mexican chocolate brownies

french vanilla ice cream


Other Stuff

pickled red onions

super-easy buttermilk dressing

simple mushroom gravy


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