Ahhh, the holidays!

We are in full Christmas mode at our house!  Traditionally, the tree and decorations go up on Black Friday.  I refuse to go out that day and just stay home enjoying some nice Christmas music, some strong coffee and putting all these beautiful decorations up.  Every year I tend to forget what I did the year before in terms of what… Read More

Cajun Cornbread Dressing

I lived in Texas for most of my young adult life (not by choice, merely by circumstances) and while I respect all my Texan friends’ love of the state, the best thing about it for me was it’s proximity to Louisiana and my introduction to incredible Cajun food.  My copy of the Chef Paul Prudhomme’s first cookbook, which I’ve owned… Read More

Sweet Potato Bread Pudding

Today I’m making a double batch of this recipe, which I’ve made for Thanksgiving since 2004 when I found it in the fall edition of Cuisine at Home.  Although entitled a pudding, this dish is my go-to sweet potato side dish for holiday meals.  Everything we’ve ever made from the pages of Cuisine at Home has been spectacular, so several of… Read More