Combine the cooked veggies with the cornbread cooked and diced andouille sausage parsley sage thyme rosemary salt and pepper in a mixing bowl add the initial 2 cups of broth to the cornbread mixture if the cornbread hellip.

Add the raw shrimp bring the water back to a boil and cook for approximately 5 minutes remove one of the larger shrimp and test for doneness if done turn off the heat immediately remove the pot and strain the shrimp into a colander rinse with cold water to stop the carryover cooking and then dry the shrimp on a kitchen towel or paper towels.

5 serve over hot cooked rice and garnish with chopped green onion add in rsquo s and variations bacon sausage crawfish chicken creole use chicken instead of shrimp seafood creole add scallops and haddock catfish creole add catfish instead of shrimp to substitute rice serve over mashed potatoes or pasta or serve without rice for a low carb.

Jiffy cornbread only takes about 5 minutes to measure and mix everything in one bowl and then 25 minutes to bake it rsquo s a mixture of 2 boxes of jiffy corn muffin mix milk melted butter sour cream eggs and sugar.

Hot water cornbread omit the flour eggs and buttermilk increase cornmeal to 2 cups adding salt and baking powder sugar is optional for the water rapidly boil 2 cups of water and begin stirring into the dry mix a little at a time until mixture gathers together depending on grain of cornmeal you may not need all of the water.

Bay leaf the dried leaf of the bay laurel tree native to the mediterranean adds pungent flavor to soups stews dried bean dishes and more along with parsley and thyme bay leaf is a component of the classic french seasoning blend known as bouquet garni.

Creole cooking is more about layering than cajun cooking and jambalaya is no exception within one pot meats would be browned first then onions added to caramelize then bell pepper and celery would be added to sweat down hellip and so on until the tomatoes and liquid would be added last before the pot was covered and the rice set to steam.

Creole cooks make a lsquo red jambalaya rsquo including tomatoes in their recipe whereas cajun cooks do not another difference is the order in which the ingredients are prepared trying both while testing i combined a little of both in this final recipe choosing to saute the sausage first to release drippings into the pot for the lsquo soffritto rsquo.

Tasty mexican cornbread in 16 minutes mexican cornbread ndash it rsquo s always a good idea to read the recipe before you begin cooking and i don rsquo t mean five minutes beforehand mdash i rsquo m talking the moment you decide you want to make the item delicious mexican cornbread recipe and strategy is a culmination of the small recommendations i ve learned.

I love making everything from scratch but some things are just easier to buy so there are times when you have to find a creative way to split the difference for me the easiest dish to buy without compromising on flavor is cornbread mix dont miss 8 tricks to make boxed cake mix taste homemade.

Remove the hot dish from the oven swirl the dish to coat it with melted bacon drippings butter then pour it into the batter and stir to combine pour the batter into the pan and bake 20 to 25 minutes the cornbread will begin to pull away from the sides of the pan make the cornbread a day before you intend to make your dressing.

Dirty rice is a classic creole recipe its made with with white rice and cajun flavors the dirty name comes from the dirty color it gets from being cooked with ground beef green bell pepper celery onions and seasonings these ingredients also add a lot of flavor.

The chicken gets mixed with a cup of mayonnaise a can of condensed cream of chicken soup a tablespoon of fresh lemon juice to perk the flavors up celery grated onion chopped water chestnuts shredded cheddar cheese and slivered almonds it rsquo s super creamy but the celery almonds and potato chips add lots of crunch.

For those lazy when it comes to the dishes home cooks like myself this is wonderful wonderful news to wash simply rinse in really hot water while scrubbing with a stiff brush for stubborn food thats stuck to the pan boil water in the skillet and let it stand for 10 15 minutes then rinse again.

If your water is a bit hard or you have trouble with dry beans softening in the slow cooker try adding some baking soda to the water mdash about 1 teaspoon per cup of beans beans and hot dogs go together so well add a salad and corn muffins or cornbread for a satisfying family dinner 23 of 25 crock pot honey baked beans with beef.

Hands down southern food is the most comforting and in our opinion best cuisine in the world we love our signature comfort foods more than we can explain to any non southerners but if youre from down here you just know we arent afraid to use butter cream or mayo to bring a meal together in a heartbeat and autumn is the perfect time to make some of hellip.

Warm and satisfying one pot meals make dinnertime an easy task and with only one skillet pot or baking dish theres very little cleanup there are some wonderful soups stews and roasts that do well with very little preparation time.