Budget-Friendly #SundaySupper: Pork Chops in Cast-Iron Skillet

pork chops

Pork chops are cheap, as far as meat goes. And, if you cook them right, they are delicious! Hit ‘em with high heat and a short cook time, and you’ll be amazed at how much flavor you’ll find in the humble pork chop. This method generates lots of smoke, so I usually cook them outside […]

Easter Crawfish and The French Quarter Festival

Easter Crawfish

Today we’re talking Easter crawfish and the French Quarter Fest. 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! […]

The Lenten Kitchen and Fish on Fridays

Why can we eat fish for Lent?

Why fish on Friday? Why can we eat fish on Fridays in Lent? Isn’t fish a kind of meat too? I have to be honest… this was a real stumbling block for me when I first “turned to the Lord” at the age of 16. I lived in Baton Rouge, LA where seafood was just […]

Chai Chipotle Chup Jalapeño Poppers

Chai Chipotle Chup Jalapeno Poppers

I love jalapeño poppers. I posted a recipe for grilled jalapeño poppers (using chorizo) back in July of 2009. Believe it or not, it is one of the most-viewed recipes on CatholicFoodie.com. This is a variation of that recipe. Here we are using ground beef instead of chorizo. But, we are kicking that beef up […]

Shrimp Bisque: The Catholic Foodie’s Recipe

shrimp bisque

A couple of months ago I produced an episode about shrimp. It was episode 118: Shrimp… The Fruit of the Sea. We were in Florida at the time and we were ecstatic to have our “Ruby Reds” again since it had been about a year since our last visit. In that episode I talked about the difference […]