One-Pot Wonders: Cajun Shrimp Stew

Today was one of my favorite days, only happening as seasons change. It was gray and drizzling, and the air was just starting to get crisp, teasing that fall was around the corner. The Gulf of Mexico was roaring, and a light clap of thunder played overhead. The yellow and purple beach flags were waving,…

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One-Pot Wonders: Chicken Pot Pie with Biscuit Top

When I first received the pre-released Emeril Lagasse cookbook, Sizzling Skillets And Other One-Pot wonders, from the good folks at Morrow Cookbooks – The Simple Ingredient, and I had a chance to flip through the pages, I knew right away one of my choice recipes would be the Chicken Pot Pie with Biscuit top. Pot…

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Southern Savory Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken Pot Pie is a fall staple at my house and is a true comfort food. There are so many approaches to making pot pie, that we all seem have our own version, or favorite. Whether it is quick and easy in a store bought pie shell with a double crusted top, or with biscuits,…

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One-Pot Wonders: Tuscan White Bean Soup with Broccoli Rabe

I am not sure when the idea of Meatless Monday got so popular, but I did refer to Wikipedia when writing my fourth post, because I was curious. It turns out that in 2003, the Meatless Monday campaign was “re-started” focusing its initiative on Monday for multiple reasons. Monday is typically the beginning of the…

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Gulf Coast Cioppino

A Sicilian dish first concocted by Italian Fisherman in San Francisco, Cioppino is a seafood stew made with shrimp, fish and mussels. The secret to classic bruschetta is stale bread. 2 servings Ingredients: 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 cloves garlic, chopped 2 tablespoons butter 1/4 cup fresh basil Italian seasoning, red pepper, salt and pepper…

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Onion Soup – From Chef Linton Hopkins, Restaurant Eugene

8 servings 6 large Spanish-style onions 6 Tbsp. whole butter 1 cup sherry 1 cup white wine 4 cups chicken stock 4 cups veal stock 8 slices French bread, toasted 2 cups Gruyere cheese, grated Seasoning Packet, bound in cheesecloth: 4 thyme stems 1 bay leaf 8 black peppercorns Preparation: Peel and thinly slice onions….

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Chicken Bog

Yep, that’s right… Chicken Bog. There really is a such a thing as Chicken Bog.  Basically a casserole or thick stew of chicken and rice with a kick. It is a Low Country South Carolina dish my family came across when my Dad was stationed in Charleston many years ago. Like Gumbo, it does become…

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