Mrs Kelly's Blackberry Cobbler image

This cobbler recipe is as southern as they come and will have you smacking your lips within seconds!   Imagine walking into Grandma’s house and smelling sweet dough in the oven, knowing it will be coming out the oven any minute and you’ll have the opportunity to taste it soon.  Just smelling it makes a…

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Holy Trinity

The Holy Trinity is a classic flavor base when cooking Cajun dishes.  It is typically arrived at by sauteing a combination of diced onions, bell peppers and celery.  Cooking the vegetables in butter or oil releases their flavor, which is infused into any sauce mixture when other ingredients are added. The Holy Trinity  is the…

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Eating Crawfish

From Tennessee, Ms Betty is eating crawfish & enjoying Cajun Life for the first time ever. Connecting with her immediately, she is easy to talk to and is so full of life.  Traveling with a friend, Ms Betty wanted to experience whatever she could in Cajun country in just two short days before she headed out to New Orleans. She set…

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Bread Pudding is a southern tradition that is served at the Louisiana Cajun Mansion as one of its signature dishes

Bread Pudding, a southern tradition, makes its way at the Louisiana Cajun Mansion Bed & Breakfast as one of its signature dishes.   Although there are many variations, not all bread puddings are worthy of the name. The perfect bread pudding would be exceptionally moist with an “over the top” Rum Sauce. Well.. In my…

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Coleslaw is a delicious classic served at the Louisiana Cajun Mansion

For me, coleslaw can either be too creamy, too watery, too bland or too dry and there are VERY FEW restaurants that offer good coleslaw with lots of flavor.  Heck!  Any time I order a plate lunch and see coleslaw in it, I just scrape it off my plate.  I remember as a small child, mom…

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Cajun shrimp with cheese grits is a staple at the Louisiana Cajun Mansion

This recipe, Cajun shrimp with cheese grits is a staple in our home and specifically with my son Kaleb because of its fabulous combination of Cajun spiced shrimp and creamy, savory grits. We never used instant grits, its was always prepared the ole fashion way. Once you’ve tried this recipe, you’ll look at shrimp &…

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Delicious cajun corn maque choux is made easily and can be served at Louisiana Cajun Mansion

There are different variations of corn maque choux on the internet; while no doubt they are probably good, many are not the true authentic corn maque choux our Grand Mothers made.  Some recipes have adapted putting bacon in it, but again, this was not the original recipe. Making corn maque choux was always a yearly event in my…

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There are different variations of Cajun Chicken and Sausage Gumbo.  This version is authentic and created by my Grandmother “Cottin” who handed her recipe down to my Mom.  Remember that not all gumbo’ are alike; and most of all, Cajun gumbos are different than Creole gumbo.  You can learn more about the differences of a…

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Okra is mostly used in Cajun cooking and can be served at Louisiana Cajun Mansion

There are basically two variations of Cajun Shrimp and Okra gumbo; the Cajun Shrimp and Okra kind and the creole Shrimp and Okra kind.  There is a big difference between how each gumbo looks and also how they taste.  So if you’ve been to New Orleans and said you ate gumbo, you didn’t eat a good…

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Shrimp gumbo can be served at Louisiana Cajun Mansion

Please note that this is a Cajun shrimp gumbo recipe and not a Creole shrimp gumbo recipe.  There seems to be misconceptions between the two types of gumbos.  Cajuns never use tomatoes in their gumbo.  Now just like Creole gumbos, Cajuns do however make shrimp okra gumbo; but it is very different and in my…

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