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…

Smoked Chicken & Sausage Gumbo with Shrimp and Okra


  Growing up next door to Louisiana, I was privileged enough to eat several scrumptious, steaming bowls of Gumbo at various cook outs, potlucks, and football games over the years. It is a very comforting and nostalgic stew for me and I love to make it. I usually only treat myself to it during Mardi…