The Alligator and the Archbishop: A Lenten Tail?

The Alligator and the Archbishop

Did You Hear the One About the Alligator and the Archbishop? It all started on Ash Wednesday. Someone over at Insta-Gator Ranch & Hatchery posted a picture of a 3 year old letter on the Insta-Gator Facebook page. The letter just happened to be from the Most Reverend Gregory M. Aymond, Archbishop of New Orleans. And […]

How to Make Shrimp Étouffée

How To Make Shrimp Etouffee

Shrimp Étouffée: Quick, easy, and oh so delicious! Étouffée means “smothered.” “Smothered in what?” you may ask. Well, typically, smothered in onions, bell peppers and celery. But I’m not too keen on celery, so I tend to leave it out… even though those three do form the “holy trinity” of south Louisiana cooking. I propose […]

Simple Tomato, Cucumber and Vidalia Onion Salad

tomato, cucumber, onion salad

A Summer Favorite Creole tomatoes. Fresh, crisp cucumbers. And the sweet and mild perfection of Vidalia onions. There’s nothing like it. Creole Tomatoes Creoles are simply homegrown tomatoes from this region of south Louisiana. But their taste is so distinct, almost tangy. They are simply my favorite tomatoes. Unfortunately, they are not available all year […]

Easter Crawfish Coming Soon to CatholicFoodie.com!

Easter Crawfish Coming Soon To The Catholic Foodie

Easter Crawfish? What exactly do I mean by “Easter Crawfish?” Well, crawfish season and Easter coincide each year since the high point of crawfish season spans the months of March, April and May. And, by the way, Easter is not over. Nope, not at all! We are now in the Easter Season… Looking forward to […]

The Catholic Foodie on Catholic Weekend: A Little Food For Thought

The Catholic Foodie on Catholic Weekend

Since I am still recuperating from bronchitis, I decided to hijack an episode of SQPN’s Catholic Weekend (with permission, of course). I had the joy of joining the Catholic Weekend crew two weeks ago, and we talked about food, faith, Mardi Gras, King Cake, oysters, and more! Join us in the fun! I’ll be back […]