Smoked Duck Gumbo


It’s a rare occasion that I cook gumbo in the summer, but the temperature dropped after the remnants of Hurricane Laura blew through our area last week. So, with the last of my smoked goodies in need of use, I jumped on the opportunity for a comforting bowl of this humble stew. Gumbo loves smoke…

BLM & Smoked Eggplant Crostini


As I’m typing this out, The March on Washington 2020 is live streaming on my television. Yolanda Renee King, Martin Luther King, Jr.’s granddaughter, is bringing the house down with her powerful, youthful message of empowerment. Her strong female voice rings out reminding us that now is the time to master ourselves, as she calls…

Fat Tuesday: Crawfish Andouille Gumbo


Fat Tuesday I woke up and immediately set Pandora radio to Zydeco music. With the right energy pumping through the house, I was all set to celebrate Mardi Gras with a scrumptious pot of Gumbo. Knowing I was going to indulge in at least two gluttonous bowls of the rich Creole stew, I let the…