Shrimp & Andouille Sausage Gumbo

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I know it’s been a while ūüėČ ¬†SO we are 30 days and counting… Santa Barbara here we come! ¬†And our wedding diet has shifted from basic chicken and (my favorite) cauliflower, to things that are still healthy but might include a little carbs (! I know… haha), like gumbo!

Jamie went to New Orleans for his Bachelor Party (and I asked no questions), except about the food!  Which I heard was amazing, and I am super jealous.   Continue reading

Homemade Shrimp Stock

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After cooking stock for the first time, I will never use store bought stock again :) ¬†It was amazing… even though it took 4 hours to cook. ¬†Check out my recipe for¬†Shrimp & Andouille Sausage¬†– you’ll love it! :)

Never buy stock again - try this Shrimp Stock #Recipe and you will never go back to store bought… Click To Tweet

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Dexter: Sous Chef Pug

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I had to mention my four-legged¬†sous chef¬†in the kitchen – Dexter. ¬†As a sous chef he spends most of his time sitting under the cutting board waiting patiently for something to drop. ¬†I like to think he just wants to spend time with me in the kitchen, but I know that he is just looking for some cheese. ¬†I have learned that he doesn’t care for cauliflower or broccoli, when those drop on the ground he spits them out. ¬†But when cheese, tomatoes, or any bread products drop on the ground he is all over it.

I have had Dexter for 5 years and have loved to share my love of cooking with him in the kitchen. ¬†Because of his potential weight problem as a pug, he does not get to enjoy much of what I cook in the kitchen; unless it falls on the floor. ¬†So really he could also be considered a maid for the kitchen floor. ¬†Jamie has learned to love him, even with Dexter’s¬†snoring, loud breathing, barking and loads of hair – he might not love him as much as I do, but it’s a start.

Check back and see what other recipes Dexter and I are cooking up in the kitchen!