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Slap Ya Mama Boil Peanuts!


Don’t be dumb, try you some! If your feeling froggy jump on this recipe this weekend and enjoy a little spice in your life!  

What you need to get:

2 lbs. of fresh or raw peanuts that are still in their shells

2 tablespoons of salt

1 bag of “Slap Ya Mama” Seafood Boil

1 tablespoon of red pepper (or more, if you are feeling frisky)

What you gotta do:

Go on and get you a big ole pot and throw them peanuts in, add enough water to cover them, enough water so it looks like they are doing the back stroke in a swimming pool! Then you are going to add your salt and stir it real good! Put that lid on your pot and turn the stove on high heat and let it “boil baby boil”! Then you are going to throw that sack of goodness “Slap Ya Mama Seasoning” and your red pepper in and turn down that heat, just enough so that you don’t create a mess and boil them babies over. You are going to let them boil for about 4 hours, during this time you may want to have you an adult beverage and turn up some tunes and sling you some tile, you are going to need to check on your peanuts to make sure you have enough water! They need to be swimming at all times!  But don’t forget about your peanuts or your mama will be slapping you! When they are done, drain the water off and serve! Enjoy your Cajun boiled peanuts!

Crock Pot Cajun Chili

Well I have a lot to say today, first of all what a dominating performance by LSU in their 45-10 win over Auburn yesterday! In front of the second largest crowd in Tiger Stadium history (93,098), LSU completely dominated a good Auburn team in all three phases of the game – offensive, defense and special teams. The 35-point margin of victory was the largest ever in the 46-game series against Auburn dating back to 1901.

I have to confess that I had to tape the game and watch it later. That is something I really do not like to do. My Saturdays are such a ritual, I always cook and do my blogging and watch my football team. Yesterday was an exception, my daughter had an opportunity to attend a workshop with our good friend Marla that has a great talent company called It’s a F.A.C.T. I just have to tell you how impressed I was with all the unbelievable talent right here in Albany, GA! These kids are not only talented, but they are kind, good-hearted children. You can just tell they were raised right. I have a feeling these kids will go far with their acting careers. I was so grateful that I let my selfishness go out the window and spend the day with this astonishing group of kids. Their parents must be swollen with pride with them and Marla for their commitment to this outstanding program. What a great Saturday to spend with Alli and all these beautiful children.

Also, today is my Savory sister’s 1-year anniversary and I want to wish her and her husband Andy a very happy anniversary! One year ago, Amy and I along with some wonderful friends and family pulled together an extraordinary event. Yes, Amy and I planned, cooked, decorated, facilitated, and directed her entire wedding. Can I just tell you it was absolutely grand. If it were not for all our friends and our beautiful stepmother we would have never accomplished this beautiful event. We had such an enormous time and the food was to die for. It is quite amazing what you can accomplish with a little help from your friends and family!

With all this being said, here is our recipe for Crock Pot Cajun Chili! This is an easy recipe and you can even make it the night before. It is better the next day. It is really lip smacking good! Hope you enjoy!

What you need

 1 lb of ground beef

1 lb ground pork

1 bell pepper (diced)

1 sweet onion (diced)

1 tablespoon minced garlic

2 tablespoons chili powder

2 teaspoons ground cumin 

2 cans of Rotel tomatoes

1 can of crushed tomatoes

1 can of pinto beans

1 can of black beans

1 can of dark red kidney beans

1 can of sweet whole kernel corn

2 teaspoons Slap Ya Mama Cajun Seasoning

Dash of Louisiana Hot Sauce

2 cups shredded cheese

Chopped green onions (for garnish)

 What to do

First go ahead a turn you crock pot on to medium heat so it can get hot. In a skillet, cook beef and pork over medium heat add in onions, bell pepper and garlic cook until meat is no longer pink and veggies are tender; drain. Transfer to a slow cooker. Add the next ten ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or on high for 4 hours. Garnish individual servings with cheese, green onions and sour cream if desired.


Breaking Bread with a Tiger Fan!

What a beautiful morning we are having in South Georgia! Love to wake up and have my coffee in this chilly weather. Today is another grand Saturday for us LSU fans! LSU will be playing in Knoxville to challenge the Tennessee Volunteers at 3:30.The game will be televised to a national audience on CBS. Neyland Stadium seats 102,000 and we all know that Tennessee’s fans will be fired up to take on the top-ranked team in the country. LSU enters the game ranked No. 1 in the nation for the third straight week, and has won all six of its games by double-digits! So with that being said we are getting geared up to watch another exciting game. Today I am cooking a Low Country boil. Low Country boil is a perennial favorite here in the Wagner household.  This recipe is Easy Like Sunday Morning!  You can throw everything in one pot and not have to worry about a lot of prep work. This is how I like it on game day Saturday’s, not much prep work so I can spend my time getting pumped up for the game. It is so funny how I cook a grand meal every Saturday for my Tigers and NO ONE ever comes to watch the game with me. I sit in front of the TV with a “carpet picnic” of fine Cajun vittles and cheer on my team. I kinda like it, like that.  Sometimes friends will stop by and eat a bite, but they leave when the game comes on. If you are not a die-hard tiger fan, you probably would rather not watch the game with me. I am a little passionate over my Tigers! Hope everyone has a Beautiful weekend! Geaux Tigers!!!!!


1 bag of Crab Boil Seasoning
12 baby red potatoes
6 ears of corn, shucked and silk removed
One 12 oz can or bottle of domestic beer
1 medium-size white onion, quartered lemon quartered
2 packages smoked sausage, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 lb medium to large raw shrimp, in the shell

2 tablespoons Slap Ya Mama Seasoning

Serve with Beach Bread


In a stockpot, pour enough water to cover all the ingredients. Add the bag of  crab boil seasoning. Bring to a boil. Add the potatoes, corn, beer, lemon and onion. Reduce the heat and simmer for 30 minutes. Add the smoked sausage. Cook 20 minutes more. Add the shrimp and cook about 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. (It make clean-up so easy) Sprinkle with Slap Ya Mama Cajun Seasoning! Serve with the sisters Beach Bread, lots of melted butter for dipping, lemons and cocktail sauce.

Braised Short Ribs

Our Braised Short Ribs are so delicious, full of flavor. It makes such a succulent meal. These ribs are the kind of food that will have you licking your lips in anticipation.


  • 3 ½ pounds of short ribs, bone in
  • ½ cup of all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon of Slap Ya Mama seasoning (Cajun Seasoning)  
    • Salt and freshly ground pepper
    • 1/4 cup of vegetable oil
    • 1 yellow onion, peeled and sliced
  • 2 cups of baby carrots
  • 2 tablespoons of tomato paste
  • 6 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 2 cups of beef stock
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 sprigs of thyme


Preheat oven to 350°F

 Season ribs to taste with the Slap Ya Mama, salt and pepper

 Heat oil in a large, heavy bottomed ovenproof pan over medium high heat

Dredge ribs in flour, shaking excess flour off

 Add ribs and brown on all sides

 Work in batches if you need to so that the ribs don’t get crowded (this will help with browning).

 Transfer ribs to a plate  

Add the onions and carrots to the pan and sauté, stirring often, until lightly browned, about 8 minutes

Add tomato paste and cook, stirring constantly for about 3 minutes

Add Garlic and cook for about 1 minute

Remove vegetables, set aside

Increase the heat to medium high heat 

 Then add the beef stock to the pan, deglazing the pan, scraping off any browned bits from the bottom of the pan

 Reduce liquid until thick and slightly syrupy, about 15 minutes.

 Return the ribs to the pan; add enough water or more beef stock to cover the ribs

Add thyme and bay leaf

 Bring to a boil, cover with foil, and place in the oven

 Braise, cooking in the oven, until the meat is fork-tender, 2 to 2 1/2 hours

 During the last 1/2 hour of cooking, add back in the vegetables

Skim grease off the top before serving.  Serve over a bed of rice. 

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