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Savory Cajun Crock Pot Soup

Let’s just say it doesn’t get much better than this. Is is a complete savory meal. This is so easy and just makes your soul feel good!

Savory Cajun Crock Pot Soup


1 1/2 lbs Ham, diced

1 Meaty Ham Bone

4 quarts of beef stock

1/4 cup minced garlic

1 cup chopped onions

1 cup chopped celery

5 medium red skinned potatoes

1 can corn, drained

1 can green beans, drained

1 can sliced carrots, drained

1 14.5 ounce can crushed tomatoes

1 cup of black eyes

1 cup red beans

2 cup chopped cabbage or collards

2 cups large elbow macaroni

1 1/2 teaspoons Slap Ya Mama Cajun Seasoning

Salt and black pepper and  to taste 


In large crock pot, combine ham, ham bone, and all other ingredients with the exception of the elbow macaroni. Add macaroni the last hour and cook until tender. Cook on high heat setting for 5-6 hours or on low for 10-12 hours. Remove the ham bone before serving. Additional beef stock may be added to retain the volume of liquid. You may also wish to add any variety of your favorite vegetables to this recipe.

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!

Good Morning Grocery Lovers!

It’s a fine day to be a grocery lover, cause you know how us sisters love our groceries! Amy is at the beach with her girlfriends and they all will be cooking up some savory dishes. You know if Amy packs a deep fryer it’s going to be a good weekend! As for me it is Game day and LSU plays the Florida Gators. So, with that being said I think I will serve deep fried gator tail over a bed of rice and Gator Gumbo! Not really, but it sounds good!

Today I am making it a trouble-free Saturday cooking day. Caleb and Allison, my beautiful children, have both gone away for the weekend and Rick will be playing golf. So, I am going to cook just for me and watching the game and do just what I want to do! Since I am just cooking for me I am making some dirty rice, I have a little boudain and I will put together a little salad. Got to have some Slap Ya Mama cheese biscuits to. Today I am using a box mix of dirty rice and that is OK! I use Zatarain’s. I put a little twist on it so it will have that savory flavor!


Dirty Rice

Don’t worry; it’s only a name. Dirty rice isn’t actually dirty—it’s called that because the chicken gizzards and livers it’s traditionally made with give it a brown or “dirty” color. Most common in regions of Southern Louisiana and Mississippi, it’s similar to pilaf in its use of the holy trinity of New Orleans cooking—green bell pepper, celery and onion. Then meat is added, and the whole thing is garnished with green onions and parsley.

 An insider tip: If you’re not into chicken livers and gizzards, try it with ground beef or sausage for a delicious alternative.

 Today I will be using ground pork and ground beef.

What You Need

1 12-oz package Zatarain’s Dirty Rice Mix

1 lb ground pork

1 lb ground beef

2 tablespoons oil

1 ½ tablespoons flour

½ cup minced onion

1 rib celery, minced

¼ cup minced bell pepper

½ tablespoon minced garlic

2 ¼ cups chicken broth

½ cup chopped green onion

½ tablespoon Slap Ya Mama

2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Louisiana Hot Sauce to taste


Lightly brown ground pork and ground beef and drain, set aside.

Make a dark roux by mixing oil and flour in heavy bottomed 6 to 8-quart saucepot over low heat. Stir constantly using wooden spoon.

When roux is finished, stir in onion and allow to brown, leaving heat on low. Next, add celery, bell pepper and garlic. Add Rice Mix and stir for 5 minutes to toast rice. Then add your ground beef and pork and stir for an additional 4 minutes

Stir in broth; allow mixture to come to a boil. Cover with lid and simmer over low heat for 25 minutes.

Sprinkle with green onion and parsley just before serving!

Geaux Tigers!

Crock Pot Shrimp and Grits

Traditionally I use heavy cream and no chicken. I wanted to try something in the crock pot and thought the cream of shrimp would be good and it was pretty darn good. We did a recipe last week with cream of shrimp and it was really yummy.  My boss Beth does a fish dish with cream of shrimp and it is great . I had some chicken so I added it to the pot too.  I couldn’t think of another name so….. Shrimp and grits it was. It was very creamy and delicious.

½ stick of butter

½ cup of Green bell pepper

½ cup of Red bell pepper

¾ cup of celery

1 cup of onions

4 cloves of garlic

1 ½ pounds of chicken breast tenders

8 ounces of Andouille Sausage, cut up

2 cans of cream of shrimp soup  

Slap ya Mama (Cajun Seasoning) to taste

Salt and pepper to taste

1 pound of Shrimp

2 heaping tablespoons of savory garlic cream cheese finishing sauce


Turn crock pot on high 

Add butter to crock pot

Dice onions, garlic, bell pepper and celery and add to pot.

Add chicken sausage, cream of shrimp, salt and pepper and Slap Ya Mama.         

Turn heat down to low and cook for a couple of hours (until chicken is done)

Increase heat to high and add shrimp and finishing sauce, continue cooking until shrimp are pink (approximately 15 minutes)

Serve over grits

White Chili and Beach Bread

We are finally going to get some cool weather this weekend.  I am so excited!  We sure do need a break from this South Georgia heat. I am so sick of it.  My mood seems to change with the weather. According to the weather report I should be in a great mood this weekend.  I love to cook and eat soups and stews but I don’t like to cook them when it is so hot outside.  I have been super stoked about fall. My plan for the weekend is to relax and cook.  I thought it would be a perfect weekend for White Chili and Beach Bread.  Both of these recipes are “Get in my Belly Good”!  I hope you and your family will enjoy it.  This recipe can also be done in your crock pot.   

White Chicken Chili

5 chicken breasts

1 large onion, chopped               

2 tablespoons of olive oil

1 tablespoon of cumin

1 ½ teaspoon of chili powder   

½  teaspoon garlic powder

1 16 ounce envelope of spicy ranch seasoning mix

1 4 ounce can of green chilies

1 can of rotel tomatoes

Cup of diced fresh tomatoes

2 Cans of great northern beans

1 can white kidney beans

32 ounces of chicken broth

4 ounces of cream cheese


 Cut chicken breast in bite sized pieces and sprinkle with cumin, chili powder and garlic powder.

 Heat oil over medium-high heat in a Dutch oven; add onions and chicken and sauté until chicken is cooked.  Add ranch packet, green chilies, Rotel tomatoes, fresh tomatoes, beans, salt and pepper to taste and chicken broth.   Lower the heat to medium and cook, stirring occasionally, for approximately 1 1/2 hours. Cut cream cheese into little chunks. Slowly add cream cheese to soup stirring constantly. 

Garnish with cheese, spring onion, sour cream, etc.

We like to serve our chili with tortilla chips or beach bread.   

Beach Bread

½ stick of butter

1 clove of garlic minced

¾ cup of ripe tomatoes (drained)

Cajun seasoning (Slap ya Mama)

½ cup of mayonnaise

3/4 cup of Colby & Monterey Jack Cheese (or any of your favorite cheese)

3 Tbs. fresh parsley

1 loaf of French bread

Preheat oven to 350 degree

In a large skillet melt butter over medium heat, add garlic and tomatoes cook for a few minutes

Season with Slap ya Mama  

Mix mayo, cheese and parsley

Combine all ingredients

Cut loaf of bread in half and then cut bread lengthwise

Spoon mixture on bread and bake for 5 minutes

Then broil for an additional 3- 5 min. Watch closely 

Cut bread into individual portions.  Use bread for dipping and sopping.

Shrimp and Crawfish Casserole


  • 8 oz. of cream cheese
  • 1 stick of real butter
  •  lb. of fresh peeled Louisiana crawfish tails
  • 1 lb of fresh peeled shrimp
  • 1 cup of white onion chopped
  • 1/2 cup celery, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper chopped
  • 1/3 cup of cream of mushroom soup
  • 1/3 cup cream of shrimp soup
  • 3 cups of cooked white rice
  • ½  teaspoon of  Slap ya mama Seasoning (or Cajun Seasoning)
  • 1 teaspoon of Louisiana hot sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoons of white pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups of Velveeta cheese, grated
  • 1 cup of fried onion rings from a can
  • 2 tablespoons of butter


  • Use a double broiler to melt the 1 stick of butter and cream cheese.
  • In a separate skillet, melt the 2 tablespoons of butter and sauté the crawfish and shrimp. Add the onions, celery and bell peppers to the pan and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  • Add the rice and the cream cheese mixture to the shrimp, crawfish and vegetables, stir well.
  • Pour into a greased 9x13x2 casserole dish.
  • Top with the Velveeta and onion rings and drizzle with the 2 tablespoons of butter.
  • Bake  at 350 degrees for 30 minutes

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