Monday, June 30, 2014

Cajun Fourth of July Preview

 Here are a few of the delectable recipes that we'll be preparing for the 4th. Sure to please your family and guests and totally worth the calories, cher! Bon Appetit!

Cajun Muffaletta Dip

Spicy Cajun Crab Dip

Cajun Grilled Chicken Wings

Cajun BBQ Chicken w/ Bourbon BBQ Sauce

Chicken breasts, thighs, legs,
or 1 whole cut-up chicken 
Cajun rub, (recipe below)
Tabasco and Worcestershire sauce
Rub spice mixture into chicken, then shake on Tabasco and Worcestershire sauce on both sides and cover and refrigerate overnight. Preheat grill and grill  on medium heat,  for about 30 to 40 minutes, turning every 10 minutes. Baste often with BBQ sauce. Scrumptious!
Bourbon BBQ Sauce

1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup bourbon
1 cup ketchup
1/2 cup cane syrup
2 tbs.'s Creole or Dijon mustard
1 tbs. Liquid Smoke
1 tbs. or more, chipotle sauce
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 tbs.'s onion, minced
Salt and Tabasco to taste
Combine bourbon and sugar in saucepan and heat and stir on medium heat, until sugar melts.  Add remaining ingredients and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring frequently. Add a little water, if needed. Use as a basting sauce and make extra for dipping. Finger lickin' good!

Cajun Rub
2 tsb.'s salt
1 tbs. cayenne pepper
1 tbs. black pepper
2 tbs.'s smoky paprika
2 tbs.'s garlic powder
2 tbs.'s onion powder
1 tbs. dried parsley
1 tbs. dried thyme

Combine all in food processor and pulse until well blended. Store any remaining rub in an airtight container.

 Cajun Rice Dressing

Loaded Baked Potato Salad

Spicy Saints Burgers

Creole Summer Salad

Cajun Grilled Corn on the Cob

Happy 4th ya'll! Merci beaucoup for stopping by!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Sinful Summer Desserts + Bayou Boogie

With summer in full swing in Cajun country, I am making a few of my favorite summer desserts. I just love to cool down after a dip in the pool with a luscious cold treat. Think cool, think yummy, and think sinfully delicious! Guaranteed to please your family and guests, and just perfect for your Father's Day celebration! Bon appetit!

Banana Pudding Squares


2 cups crushed vanilla wafers
1/4 cup sugar
4 to 5 tbs.'s butter, melted

Combine and press evenly into a greased 9 x 13 inch baking dish and bake @ 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Cool completely and evenly place a layer of bananas on top of crust and set aside. Make filling.


4 eggs
2 large cans Pet milk
1 cup sugar
2 medium bananas, sliced

Heat milk in medium saucepan and bring just to a boil. Remove from heat. Pour the eggs into the milk and return to low heat and add sugar. Continue cooking on low, stirring constantly, until mixture begins to thicken. Remove from heat and pour
over prepared crust.
Cover and chill for 2 hours and top with whipped cream. (recipe below)

 Whipped Cream

1 pint heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

Place the whipping cream and vanilla extract in a large bowl. Stir in the powdered sugar and mix on low, with an electric hand mixer until peaks form. ( about 3 to 4 minutes) Spread filling evenly on top of bananas and chill for 2 hours.

Drizzle with chocolate syrup and top with chopped pecans and cherries if desired. Divine!

And here are a few more family faves that are just heavenly on a hot day.

Lemon Icebox Pie

Chocolate Eclair Cake


Bayou Boogie

Here's a little clip that I took of the fabulous The Pine Leaf Boys band, playing at Festival International 14'. Grab a cold one and crank it up for this one cher! Cheers!

Hope ya'll have a fun and fab weekend! Merci beaucoup for passing by!