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Shrimp Etouffee

This Cajun Shrimp Etouffee is a favorite in south Louisiana…
and a great way to celebrate Mardi Gras!

Shrimp Etouffee | Spicedblog.comWith Mardi Gras quickly approaching, I’ve really been craving Cajun and Creole food like you wouldn’t believe!  Etouffee is one of my favorite Creole-style comfort foods, and since it’s been unbearably cold this winter, I  decided to whip up a batch for dinner.  Before moving to Louisiana a number of years ago, I’d never really heard of etouffee.  I didn’t even know how to pronounce it (it’s ay-too-fay in case you’re wondering).  Continue Reading »

Classic Piña Colada

This Classic Piña Colada is easy, delicious, and guaranteed to leave you dreamin’ about warmer days!

Classic Pina Colada | Spicedblog.com

When I think of Piña Coladas, I often think of hanging out on the back porch with friends on a warm summer evening.  Jimmy Buffett is probably playing in the background, and I’m daydreaming about the beach.  Continue Reading »

Pepperoni Bread

This loaf-style Pepperoni Bread is easy and packed with flavor…and perfect for grilled cheese sandwiches!

Homemade Pepperoni BreadBack in late December when my wife and I were packing up the car to head back home after Christmas, my mother-in-law offered us a huge chunk of pepperoni to take with us.  Yes, you read that correctly.  Pepperoni. Continue Reading »

Italian Chili

This Italian Chili is sure to warm you up on a cold winter night!

Italian Chili | Spicedblog.comI’m a Southern boy through and through.  I say “y’all” when referring to a group of people, and I call all forms of soda “Coke.”  So what in the heck am I doing in upstate New York where I haven’t seen green grass in weeks due to snow?  Speaking of snow, I was amused when I first moved up here a couple of years ago.  Continue Reading »