Guinness Beer-Braised Rabbit #SundaySupper

beer-braised rabbits

Marcelle Bienvenu is one of my favorite Louisiana chefs. She wrote one of my favorite cookbooks before being a chef was cool: Who’s Your Mama, Are You Catholic, And Can You Make a Roux? I love that cookbook… And the title! More recently, Marcelle collaborated with several chefs in putting together a delightful cookbook for […]

Warning: Always Use The Right Tools


Just the other day I put together this Resources page after I realized how much it takes to put together a foodie website like It’s not a love for food (or even faith!) that makes this site possible. Both are essential, of course, when it comes to content. However, without certain techie tools, […]

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 This is a variation of that recipe. Here we are using ground beef instead of chorizo. But, we are kicking that beef up […]

The Catholic Foodie’s Mardi Gras King Cake Recipe

King Cake

You know, every year during Mardi Gras season, not only do I make lots of king cakes, but I also talk about them a lot on the Catholic Foodie podcast. I tweet pictures of the kings cakes that I make, and I post those pictures on Facebook too. And every year folks contact me to […]

Shrimp Stock: The Catholic Foodie’s Recipe


I love me a good seafood gumbo, that is for sure. Especially now that it is getting somewhat cooler down here in New Orleans (at least for this week!). Fall is good gumbo weather. And one of the essential ingredients for a warm and delicious gumbo is a good stock. I make chicken stock from chicken bones almost weekly […]