Shrimp Stock

Every Cajun cook knows that a good stock is the heart of an amazing dish. I’ve tried many store bought seafood stocks. NONE of them compare to making it homemade. I love being able to control the flavor I impart into my cooking. One reason our cooking style here in the South is so special

Creamy Pastalaya

I don’t know what it is about cooler weather and Halloween that makes me want Pastalaya. It’s just what I like to eat while watching “Hocus Pocus”. I know I’m not the only one that gets seasonal cravings! If you’ve never heard of Pastalaya, it’s basically Jambalaya with pasta instead of rice. It’s delicious! I

Seafood Cornbread Dressing

It’s that time of the year again!!! Thanksgiving is approaching. I’ve read ALL of your emails and I shall deliver the goods! My Cookies want Thanksgiving food and I’m gonna give Thanksgiving food! Starting with the most requested dish….Seafood dressing! Cookies, DO NOT USE JIFFY CORNBREAD IN MY DRESSING! I have absolutely nothing against Jiffy.

Hibachi Dinner at Home

One of my goals with this site is to show my Cookies how to make restaurant quality meals in your own kitchen. Call me crazy, but I truly believe anyone can cook with the right guidance. Good food looks intimidating. Especially, when the chefs are flipping eggs in hats, lighting fires, and juggling spatulas! Coop

Shrimp, Sausage, & Potato Stew

I had zero intentions of cooking today. But, good things happen sometimes. It’s June and 87 degrees outside today, but I’m making a stew! Thank God for central air conditioning!   First things first, you MUST use my Shrimp Stock recipe for this stew. http://www.coopcancook.com/shrimp-stock/  It’s only right! Store bought Stock is cool, but it just

Baked Fish Packs

Cookies, I legit just baked the BEST fish ever! Seriously!! Not bragging, but it is amazing!! The good people at Tasty Touch Seasoning sent me some of their seasonings to review. And, listen, I would NEVER lie to my Cookies. This seasoning is delicious! It’s the only spices I used on this fish. It has

Jambalaya

Laissez les bon temp rouler, Cookies! It’s carnival season in Louisiana and we’re excited! Mardi Gras is one week away! It’s one of the best times to be here in the Boot state! So much culture, lively spirits, love, and AMAZING FOOD! Which brings us to today’s recipe…Jambalaya! I wish I could have each of