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Mardi Gras Jambalaya. I’ve never experienced the Mardi Gras festivities in New Orleans, but I’ve come dangerously close.

Mardi Gras Jambalaya

One Sunday evening, my sophomore year of college, I was sitting in the snack bar below the dining hall eating a falafel with my friend Salima. It was around 8pm, and we were gearing up to go to the library to finish our weekend’s workload for Monday morning class that we had yet to touch. All of a sudden, Salima started to spaz out. “Oh my god, oh my god…do you KNOW what day it is?” I did. “Should we throw a party?” “No no no. And then Salima asked the question that would haunt me for the rest of my college career: “are you in, or are you out?”

I always wanted to be thought of as impulsive—it was part of my cover for being a closet work-a-holic. So I said no. I always regretted my decision, and when the group returned five days later, a little worse for wear, I wished I could have shared in their joint stories of hurricanes, beads, and breasts. Phoebe, THE QUARTER-LIFE COOK. Jambalaya Recipe. Jambalaya My friends taught me how to make their homemade jambalaya recipe.

Jambalaya Recipe

And it's a total winner. Some people make popcorn to celebrate the Academy awards. Some might whip up a fancy cocktail or two. Thanksgiving dinner: roast turkey and sweet potato pie recipes. Dirty Rice, Cajun Rice Recipe. Use green bell peppers if you want a relatively mild result.

Dirty Rice, Cajun Rice Recipe

If you are looking for something spicier, use jalapeño chili peppers. Method 1 Cook the rice according to the package instructions, but use chicken broth for one third of the cooking liquid. So, for example, if the package says to use 3 cups of water for 1 1/2 cups of rice, use 2 cups of water and 1 cup of chicken broth. Once the rice has finished cooking, remove from heat and let sit for 5 minutes. 2 While the rice is cooking, mash and finely chop the chicken livers, or purée briefly in a blender. 3 Add the ground pork and increase the heat to high. 4 Add the remaining cup of chicken broth and deglaze the pan by scraping the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon. 5 Turn off the heat and add the green onions.

Easy White Chicken Chili. We had family pictures yesterday.

Easy White Chicken Chili

My husband is a good sport about most things but he really hates getting family pictures done. The Merry Gourmet pork tamale pie. While many people aren’t fans of casseroles, I happen to love them.

The Merry Gourmet pork tamale pie

I grew up with casseroles of various sorts – tuna noodle being the most famous of them all – and for me, they represent the ideal comfort food. If you can get the main components of a meal – protein, vegetable, starch – in one dish, I’m all for it. Especially if the kids will eat it. Smothered Chicken and Quinoa Skillet. Food - Recipes : Sweet potato gumbo with cornbread muffins. Sicilian Rice Ball Casserole. This casserole takes one of my favorite appetizers (arancini) and turns it into a weeknight meal.

Sicilian Rice Ball Casserole

Freezes well, great for potlucks and family friendly! I can't take full credit for this, this is pure genius from my friend Julia of Julia's Healthy Italian. I originally shared this in 2011, but I thought it was time to reshoot the photos. I tweaked her recipe to lighten it up a bit, but she takes full credit for the creativity. Servings are large and very satisfying, you could serve a simple green salad on the side if you want more greens.

The filling is ground turkey with a little sausage that adds lots of flavor, plus peas and sauce. Julia usually makes double and freezes the second casserole to use later. To make this quicker you can make the rice ahead of time as well as the sauce. Cook rice with 1 teaspoon kosher salt according to package directions. Meanwhile, sauté sausage meat; cook until brown breaking up into pieces with a wooden spoon as it cooks. Preheat oven to 400°F. Citrus Pork with Egg Noodles Recipe. Beer-Braised Chicken Recipe : Food Network Kitchens. The Hairy Bikers' meat loaf with gravy recipe. Chicken Breasts with Curried Apple Stuffing. Buckwheat Pancakes with Spinach, Ricotta and Pine Nuts, Sour Cream and Hot Sauce. Food - Recipes : Tiger prawn jambalaya. Prawn jambalaya recipe. Cider-Braised Chicken Legs with Onion-Raisin Sauce Recipe - Morgan Brownlow.

1/2 cup pure olive oil 20 whole chicken legs Salt and freshly ground black pepper 4 large Spanish onions, halved crosswise and thinly sliced 20 sage leaves 6 bay leaves 2 cups mixed dark and golden raisins 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper 2 quarts plus 2 cups apple cider 1 cup cider vinegar 3 quarts chicken stock or low-sodium broth 1/2 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley Preheat the oven to 400°.

Cider-Braised Chicken Legs with Onion-Raisin Sauce Recipe - Morgan Brownlow

Heat 1/4 cup of oil in each of 2 large skillets. Season the chicken legs with salt and black pepper. Add 5 of the chicken legs to each skillet, skin side down, and cook over moderately high heat until the skin is crisp and browned, about 8 minutes. Harvest Vegetable Shepherd's Pie with Mashed Yams. Food - Recipes : Smoked haddock chowder with leeks and sweetcorn. Corn chowder.