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Cajun shrimp and Andouille Sausage Casserole


We were at a family reunion in Louisiana and someone had made a similar dish to this and we just loved it. We knew we had to come up with our own recipe so that we could share this goodness with everyone.  It didn’t have the sausage in it but we just knew that it would be a great addition to the casserole. This is a great weeknight dinner and is even better the next day for lunch. It also freezes well.

Round up these things- 
1/4 cup butter
1/2 pound Andouille sausage 
10 oz frozen seasoning blend (celery, onion and bell pepper)
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup fresh or frozen sliced okra
1 (10 1/2 ounce) can cream of shrimp soup
10 oz can diced tomatoes with chilies, drained 
1/2 cup dry white wine 
1/2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 
Hot sauce to taste 
1 1/2 pounds, large, peeled and deveined shrimp (season shrimp with Cajun seasoning)
3 1/2 cups cooked long-grain rice
3 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped 
2 spring onion, chopped 
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

This is how you do it- 
Get a big ole skillet out and melt your butter over medium heat, add sausage and give it a stir. Next, add seasoning blend, garlic and okra and sauté for about 5 minutes or so. Stir it up real good making sure those veggies are coated with the butter and drippings from your sausage. Your kitchen should be smelling so yummy by now. Next add cream of shrimp and the next 4 ingredients. Stir it up real good and cook until heated throughout. Then add shrimp and cook for  a few minutes or so. Stir in rice, parsley and spring onion. Pour into a greased casserole dish, top that goodness with Parmesan cheese and toss it in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 15-20 minutes. Garnish with additional parsley. 

Cajun Shrimp Pasta


Suzette- I was dog tired after pulling double shifts all weekend. I was so tired that it was a challenge for me to blink my eyes. Amy called and said, “I have been working on some new weeknight recipes for the blog and I want you come by and get some for you and Alli and help me get the recipes ready for the blog”. This was the best news I had heard all day.  I hopped in my car and booked it over to pick up my Tupperware full of goodness. I am just going to tell you the truth, this pasta dish was the Mack Daddy!  Did you hear what I said? The Mack Daddy! I rushed in the house and sat in my easy chair and ate it right out of the Tupperware. If Amy had been sitting next to me I would have slapped her in the face because it was so good. I sure hope you will enjoy it as much as I did.

Get these things together-
4 tablespoon butter
10 oz seasoning blend (combination onion, bell pepper and celery found in freezer section)
3 cloves garlic, finely diced
1 teaspoon Cajun Seasoning, or to taste
¼ cup dry white wine
2 heaping tablespoons tomato paste
Several shots hot sauce
2 cups heavy cream
1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined (seasoned with Cajun seasoning)
1 pound dried pasta (cook pasta according to package directions but do not drain)
3/4 cup Parmesan cheese, finely grated
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
1 spring onion, chopped

What to do with the stuff we told you to get-
Melt your butter over medium heat and add the seasoning blend and garlic. Cook for about 5 minutes or until veggies are tender.  Go on and add  Cajun seasoning and wine.  You can take a nip or two but make sure to save enough for this dish. Continue cooking for about 3 more minutes. Stir in tomato paste, hot sauce and then slowly stir in heavy cream. Increase heat to medium high, add shrimp and cook for a minute or so. Using tongs, remove pasta from water and add to the sauce. Reduce your heat to low and continue cooking a few minutes more so the pasta will soak up the yummy sauce. Lastly, add your cheese, parsley and spring onion. Go on and taste and season it up with salt and pepper, if needed. Garnish with additional parsley and parmesan cheese. Serve with plenty of French bread to sop up that great sauce.

Big Bo’s Bacon Roll Ups


Amy- Big Bo’s Bacon Roll Ups would have to be one of our all time favorite finger foods.  Mom has been making these for us forever. This recipe is an old trusty- We’ve made it, we liked it , so what the hell, we are going to make it again. If the Sisters have a party you can  bet your bottom dollar we are going to be serving some of these little bites of goodness wrapped in bacon.  I’m sorry but anything wrapped in bacon has got to be good. Bacon is the duct tape of food. These are a synch to make, very inexpensive and get in my belly good. This recipe is in one of Mrs. Paula’s many cookbooks.

Big Bo’s Bacon Roll Ups 
Get these 3 things-
12 slices white bread
18 thin slices bacon, cut in half
1 can of cream of mushroom

Let’s do this thing-
Do yourself a favor and go on and double this recipe. These bacon treats are that good. While your oven is heating to 275 degrees, cut your bread into thirds. If we are using this recipe for a catering we would go on and take the ends off. If it is for the family and friends we leave them on (if you take the ends off, see note below). It’s your choice do whatever you want. Spread about a teaspoon or so of cream of mushroom soup on each piece of bread.  The Sisters are not a huge fan of cream of mushroom but in some dishes it just works and this is one of those dishes. Wrap ½ a slice of bacon around bread.  Cook bacon roll ups on a broiler pan in a slow oven for approximately 45- 60 minutes or until the bacon is crisp. Warning- if you are like the sisters by the time these roll ups are ready you will be salavating like Pavlov’s dog in anticipation of wrapping your lips around on of these. Trust the Sisters when we tell you-“let them cool”. That cream of mushroom is so hot that it will burn your taste buds right off your darn tongue.

*Take the ends from the bread and toss with butter and cinnamon sugar. Bake in a slow oven until crisp. Enjoy!

The Sisters Low Country Boil


What you will need-
1 bag of Crab Boil Seasoning
Old Bay, to taste
1 head garlic, skin removed
2 12 oz can or bottle of domestic beer (optional)
1-2 lemons quartered
1 medium-size white onion, quartered
12 baby red potatoes
2 pounds smoked sausage, cut into 1-inch pieces
6 ears of corn, shucked and silk removed
1 1/2 pounds medium to large raw shrimp, in the shell
3 tablespoons Cajun seasoning, or to taste
Serve with Beach Bread

Do this-
Get ypur large stockpot out and pour enough water to cover all the ingredients (guesstimate). Add the bag of crab boil seasoning, old bay and garlic. Bring to a rapid boil. Add beer, lemon and onion. Next add your potatoes and cook for 15 minutes. Add the smoked sausage and cook for about 5 minutes and then add your corn. Cook for about 3 minutes more. Lastly, add the shrimp and cook about 2-3 minutes or until the shrimp turn pink. Drain the liquid into the sink and pour the boil onto a big serving platter, bowl or sling it onto newspaper like we do. Sprinkle with Cajun Seasoning! Serve with the sisters Beach Bread, lots of drawn butter for dipping, lemons and cocktail sauce.

Penne Pasta with Roasted Vegetable

Yesterday we went to Tift Parks Farmers Market and bought squash, zucchini and eggplant. I was so excited about getting some good ole Georgia home grown vegetables and couldn’t wait to throw this dish together.


This dish can be served as a side dish or main course. You can add chicken or seafood to this pasta dish and have a great meal. This recipe makes a lot. I always share 1/2 with my family.

What you will need-
3 cups summer squash cut into ¾ -inch cubes
3 cups zucchini, cut into ¾-inch cubes
2 cups eggplant, cut into ¾ – inch cubes
1 large onion, chopped
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1/3 cup olive oil
3 cloves garlic, crushed
½ tablespoon Italian seasoning
1 pound penne pasta
1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
2 cups garlic and herb feta cheese
1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts, toasted
1 cup chopped fresh basil leaves

Do this-
Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees. Spray roasting pan with cooking spray. Combine squash, zucchini, eggplant and onions and place on roasting pan. In a microwave safe bowl add oil, garlic and Italian seasoning. Pop in microwave for 40 seconds. Toss oil with veggies and roast vegetables for 40-45 minutes, or until vegetables reach desired tenderness. Add tomatoes and water in a large pot and cook pasta according to package instructions.  Toss drained pasta, vegetable mixture, feta cheese, walnuts and basil leaves in a large bowl and serve.

Parmesan Crusted Chicken with Bruchetta Topping


We have enjoyed this recipe for years. We love Hellman’s mayonnaise and found the Parmesan Crusted Chicken recipe on the back of the jar. When Sister and I were catering full time we used this recipe a lot. People loved it and it was so easy. I saw a recipe for bruchetta chicken and thought that topping would be great on the Parmesan Crusted Chicken. I hope you enjoy it as much as we have.

Parmesan Crusted Chicken
What you will need-
1/2 cup Hellmann’s mayo
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
¼ cup Italian seasoned dry bread crumbs
Bruschetta Topping-
2 large tomatoes, seeded, chopped and drained
2 tbsp olive oil, divided
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1/4 cup fresh basil, torn
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Let’s make it-
This recipe is easy like Sunday morning. Crank your oven to 425°. Get you a medium bowl out and combine Hellmann’s Real Mayonnaise with parmesan cheese. Arrange chicken on baking sheet. Season chicken with salt and pepper.  Evenly top with mayonnaise mixture, and then sprinkle with bread crumbs. Bake for about 20 minutes. While your chicken is cooking combine the first 4 ingredients for the bruschetta topping. Remove chicken from oven and spoon the topping on chicken breasts.  Put foil on top and pop back in oven for about 10 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle cheese on top. Throw it back in the oven for about 5-10 minutes or until cheese has melted and juices run clear. 


This lasagna recipe is so yummy. I didn’t do a garden this year but several of my friends did. This recipe makes great use of all the veggies they have been giving me.  I cut the leftovers into single serving squares and freeze in small Ziplocs. Comes in handy when I am scrambling to find something for dinner.

White Lasagna
1 16 ounces no boil lasagna noodles
3 cups eggplant, sliced
3 cups summer squash, sliced
3 cups zucchini, sliced
1 large onion, chopped
8 ounces of fresh mushrooms, sliced
½ cup olive oil
Kosher salt, to taste
1 teaspoon garlic powder
2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
12 ounces ricotta cheese
2 eggs
14 ounces canned tomatoes, drained
3 cups baby leaf spinach
2 ½ cups Italian 4 cheese blend

 What to do with all that stuff-
First, you will need to make your white sauce.  The recipe is right down there. Next, get that oven heated to 400 degrees. Toss all those beautiful and tasty vegetables with olive oil and season with salt, garlic powder and Italian seasoning. Use your clean hands and get in there and toss the veggies making sure they are all coated with the oil and evenly seasoned. Pop those veggies in the oven and roast them for 30-40 minutes or until tender. Meanwhile combine ricotta and eggs and set aside. Remove vegetables from oven, add drained tomatoes, stir, taste and season if needed.  Spray 13 x 9 casserole dish and ladle some white sauce on the bottom of the dish. Add one layer of lasagna noodles and then top with raw spinach. Then add a layer of roasted vegetables.  Sprinkle with cheese blend and top with ricotta and egg mixture. Oh my goodness, this is going to be so very good. Repeat until all ingredients are used, ending with cheese. Bake in a preheated 425 degree oven for about 60 minutes or until lasagna noodles are fork tender. That is it, hope you enjoy all of this goodness. 

 White Sauce
½ stick butter
¼ cup all-purpose flour
2 cups half and half
Salt and pepper to taste
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ cup parmesan cheese

Do these things-
Some people get nervous about making a white sauce.  There is nothing to it. The Sister’s are going to walk you through it.  Melt your butter in a large saucepan over medium heat until melted. Slowly stir in the flour until smooth. Keep on stirring, as the flour cooks to a light, golden color, this is going to take about 5- 7 minutes. Increase the heat to medium-high and slowly whisk in cream until thickened. Bring to a simmer, reduce heat to medium-low and continue simmering for 10-15 minutes. Season with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Lastly stir in parmesan cheese. That’s a wrap.

Rotisserie Chicken Salad


We love this recipe because it is so easy, no cooking involved and it is get in my belly good! 

What you need-
1 Rotisserie chicken (purchased from market)
1/2-1 Celery stalk, diced
1-2 spring onion, chopped with tops
¾ cup mayonnaise
2 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
1 tablespoon lemon
2 tablespoons drippings (in bottom of packaging) or chicken broth
Celery salt, to taste
What to do-
Clean that chicken off of the bone and put into large bowl. Get in there with your clean hands and break the chicken up.  Add celery and spring onions to chicken. In a separate bowl, combine mayonnaise, cream cheese, lemon juice and drippings.  Add mayo mixture to chicken and mix using hands.  Season with celery salt.  Serve on a bed of salad greens with sandwich rolls or any way you want to.

The Sisters Remoulade Sauce


This sauce is awesome on shrimp, fish, crawfish, po boys or your finger. I even put it on my egg samich and it was get in my belly good. This recipe makes a good bit but will last a while in the fridge. It is better after it hangs out in the fridge overnight. You need to let all of those flavors get to know each other.

The Sisters Remoulade Sauce
What’s in it-
1¼ cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons horseradish
¼ cup Creole whole-grain mustard
3 tablespoons ketchup
1 teaspoon hot sauce
1/2 cup onion, chopped
2 teaspoons capers
1/2 cup green onions, tops included chopped
1/4 cup celery, minced
2 tablespoons garlic, minced
3 tablespoons chopped parsley leaves
2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning

Make it-
This recipe sure is easy. Mix all the ingredients together and stick it in the fridge until you are ready to use.

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