I was born and raised in a part of South Louisiana where the only directions are "up the bayou" and "down the bayou". I love the food best known through out the region as Cajun Food. I've grown up and moved "up the bayou" with my amazing boyfriend (the world's pickiest eater), who I've converted from a yankee way of life and introduced Cajun Food, the way Maw-Maw used to make.
My favorite things to cook
Gumbo, jambalaya, Red Beans, and Peanut Butter Fudge (all of my Maw-Maw's recipes of course). But, I also love trying new things and making them "picky-eater friendly"
My favorite family cooking traditions
My grandmother, or Maw-Maw, is a typical Cajun cook, if she isn't cooking when you walk into her house, she'll ask if you're hungry and offer to make you something. She has no recipes, no measuring cups, and like most Cajun cooks goes on instinct and experience. Almost all of my recipes come from her, by watching and some trail and error, I'm learning how to cook the old fashion way. I love this way off cooking and I find myself like most enjoying feeding people as much as I enjoy cooking.
My cooking triumphs
The first gumbo I ever made by myself without any help or recipe. I was so happy I didn't destroy the roux.
As well as my first attempt at Maw-Maw's jambalaya. My boyfriend loves that jambalaya so much he'd eat it every day.
My cooking tragedies
Sadly, both my first attempts at red beans and white beans in the crockpot failed. I shouldn't have tried them like that when I was at school and couldn't watch them.
They were still good...(at least that's the story my in-law's from Indiana are sticking to) but they weren't perfect and that bothers me.