Classic Deep Dish Apple Pie

Warning — you may not be able to stop eating this apple pie. There is something irresistible about the combination of a flaky pie crust, an aromatic (but not too sweet) apple filling and a crunchy oatmeal crumb topping. Autumn is the time of year to find varieties of apples at farmer’s markets and produce stands that don’t appear at other times of the year.Classic Deep Dish Apple Pie - IMG_5627

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Spicy Molasses Cookies For An Autumn Treat

While sorting through an old recipe file, I found a recipe for Spicy Molasses Cookies. It is a soft cut-out cookie; full of spices — cinnamon, ginger and cloves. With cooler autumn weather here; this seemed like a great time to bake the cookies. I used Halloween cookie cutters and decorations. In case you are wondering; these are bats and pumpkins.Spicy Molasses Cookies - IMG_5188_1

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Chef Paul Prudhomme & Cajun Baked Redfish

Legendary Louisiana Chef Paul Prudhomme passed away this week. His funeral was yesterday (Monday). Prudhomme is best known for his Blackened Redfish dish and popularizing Cajun cooking. I had the chance opportunity to cook a redfish fillet this weekend with fish my daughter-in-law’s family caught. I used Chef Prudhomme’s Blackened Redfish Magic Seasoning Blend. Louisiana Redfish catch at Lake Pontchartrain - 20151011_112646 Continue reading

A Very Small Batch of Pickled Okra

I love pickled okra; this year I decided to make pickled okra with the pods growing in my garden. Most recipes for pickled okra make a large batch; I’ve experimented with scaling back the ingredients to accommodate what I can pick from my garden every morning.Pickled Okra and Fresh Okra - IMG_4721 Continue reading