Tag Archives: Jan Robert

Peaches and Cream

Peaches and Cream

MY FAMILY HAD A TRADITION of eating fresh peaches with Pet milk or evaporated milk. Peaches and cream. You know what I’m talking about if you were part of the baby boom generation. Pet milk and mushroom soup were staples...

More Recipes from the Ancient Order of Southern Gourmets

CHOCOLATE- CREAM CHEESE MOUSSE From “Recipe Girl” This is a decadent, very rich dessert. It’s delicious, but should be served in small portions. I would even suggest serving it in after-dinner drink glasses with small spoons. INGREDIENTS: Two 8-ounce packages...

Herbsaint Infused Oyster Stew with Smoked Bacon

From Donald Link, “Real Cajun” Ingredients: 1 pint shucked oysters 3 ounces thick sliced smoked bacon, cut into ¼ inch cubes 4 tablespoons butter 1 small onion chopped 1 bunch scallions 2 celery stalks cut into ¼ inch cubes 1...
The Ancient Order of Southern Gourmets

The Ancient Order of Southern Gourmets

ONE OF THE FIRST cookbooks that my mom acquired was River Road Recipes published by the Junior League of Baton Rouge in 1959. Over 1.3 million copies of this recipe collection have been sold. I cannot imagine a Louisiana kitchen...
Mary Miles’ Shrimp Scampi

Mary Miles’ Shrimp Scampi

For Mother’s Day, I requested that readers send favorite recipes passed down from their mothers and grandmothers. Carol Miles generously shared this favorite recipe from her mom, Mary Miles. Sure to be a crowd pleaser! Ingredients: ½ cup butter melted...

Irma D’s Vegetable Soup

For Mother’s Day, I requested that readers send favorite recipes passed down from their mothers and grandmothers. This recipe was passed down lovingly from Irma D Bruce to her daughter Mimi Bruce. Thanks Mimi for sharing the love from your...
Almost as Good as Granny’s

Almost as Good as Granny’s

I AM DESCENDED from a long line of fine Creole cooks. My great grandmother Lucille Bernard Cocke—the mother of Gladys Cocke Toca, my paternal grandmother—was known as “Sweet Lu” by many. Her husband, Clarence Cocke, lovingly referred to her as...
Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

I HAVE NEVER been very good at making huge pots of gumbo. I like to think of my gumbo as a highly specialized small batch gumbo or “boutique” style gumbo. I strive for a deep, dark, rich, smoky flavor. Much...
Food Memories

Food Memories

LAST YEAR I traveled to New York and set out on a mission to find a neighborhood Chinese restaurant that supposedly had “the best” steamed crab and pork dumplings. When I arrived, I knew that the experience would be authentic....
Strawberry Basil Lemonade

Strawberry Basil Lemonade

Ingredients 1 cup sugar 3 
cups quartered fresh strawberries 20
 medium basil leaves, roughly chopped 1  1/2 
cups freshly squeezed lemon juice Directions Put the sugar in a heatproof bowl or cup and pour 1 cup of boiling water over...
Faust Farms Strawberry Short Cake

Faust Farms Strawberry Short Cake

According to Natalie Faust Jones this shortcake recipe has made its way through our three generations of their family now and she describes it as “truly spectacular.” Faust Farms is one of the vendors at the Covington Farmer’s market each...
Strawberries & Chocolate and More…

Strawberries & Chocolate and More…

MY FRIEND Suzy Muery and I had the notion one day that we would start a baking business. Her oldest son Lex and my son Walker were born in the spring of 1987. We made this somewhat impulsive decision one...