• Fresh Seafood Pasta

    Fresh Seafood Pasta

    Mussels, shrimp and crabmeat simmered with tomatoes, garlic and white wine are served over pasta but could easily be served with a hearty loaf of peasant bread for sopping up the sauce. This dish is quick and easy to get on the table for a mid-week dinner.

    • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
  • Crawfish Etouffee

    Crawfish Etouffee

    This traditional Louisiana dish is a snap to put together and is best now when crawfish are in season.

  • Emeril's Clam Chowder

    Emeril's Clam Chowder

    This is a rich, thick, bacony version of the original and let me tell you, it's amazing. Clam Chowder is so easy to make especially now that fresh clams are readily available in most upscale markets.

    Tags: clams, bacon, cream
  • Beans Galore Salad

    Beans Galore Salad

    This simple bean salad is great for picnics and family reunions, since everyone loves this sweet and tangy salad that has -- get this -- 5 different types of beans! This salad is better if made a day or two in advance.

    • Yield: 2 quarts, serving 10 to 12
    Tags: kids, side, picnic, reunion
  • Navy Bean Soup

    Navy Bean Soup

    Simple, hearty and comforting. Serve it up with a piping hot skillet of cornbread.

    • Prep Time: 30 minutes
    • Total Time: 2 to 2 1/2 hours
    • Yield: 8 to 10 servings
    Tags: soup, beans, ham hock, ham
  • You Gotta Love Spaghetti And Meatballs

    You Gotta Love Spaghetti And Meatballs

    Simple enough for even the youngest chefs to make!

    • Yield: 32 meatballs, serving 6 to 8
  • Yummy Creamy Chicken

    Yummy Creamy Chicken

    This dish is just that: a yummy, creamy chicken dish that can be served lots of different ways.  Try yours on top of cooked white rice, pasta, or egg noodles, or even on top of split, freshly baked buttermilk biscuits.  Mmmm.

    • Prep Time: 15 minutes
    • Total Time: 45 minutes
    • Yield: 6 to 8 servings
  • Ham And Split Pea Soup

    Ham And Split Pea Soup

    Split pea soup is a great example of pure comfort food. There is nothing better on a cold, rainy day than a bowl of this soup. It will hold for at least a week in the fridge and for several months in the freezer. So go ahead make a big batch.

    • Yield: 8 servings
    Tags: ham, split peas, soup
  • Black Bean Soup

    Black Bean Soup

    Try this black bean soup for a taste of the islands-with hints of ginger, cinnamon and orange, this vegetarian version is bound to inspire!

    • Yield: 2 quarts, 8 servings
  • Cheese And Beer Soup

    Cheese And Beer Soup

    I know some of you out there are thinking, cheese and beer? Trust me, you'll LOVE this soup. And be sure to add the Cheesy Popcorn to it to really send it over the edge.

    • Yield: 2 quarts, 8 servings