Recipes

Spinach MadeleineServe with crackers as an appetizer, as a stuffing or for a savory side item, this dish has a place in any part of your meal!
Sticky ChickenThis dish is called "sticky chicken" because it sticks to your fingers when you eat it. We don't know if it's Cajun or Creole, but it sure is good! 
Oyster Rockefeller SoupThis creamy and delicious soup is an adaptation of the famous New Orleans dish, "Oysters Rockefeller," which was named for how rich it is. Ms. Lou loves to also save a few oysters to fry and throw on top as garnish!
Ms. Lou’s Thanksgiving Sweet PotatoesThanksgiving at Ms. Lou's house would not be complete without these sweet potatoes. She brings this delicious side dish to the dinner table every year. It is a family favorite!
Pecan PieThis pecan pie is guaranteed to put a smile on your face. A slice of pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream is the dessert of choice in Ms. Lou's house!
Fried Thanksgiving TurkeyFried Turkey? Well of course Mrs. Lou has the easiest recipe for the Thanksgiving standard enjoyed by so many in the South. 
Violet’s Salad DressingYou'll never find a store-bought salad dressing in Ms. Lou's kitchen. This deliciously tangy dressing was named after Francis Violet Lodato, who was somewhat of the family mentor in the kitchen.
Baked MacaroniMs. Lou's baked macaroni and cheese is a staple during the holiday season, but is good enough to make year-round. This recipe is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
Red Velvet CakeMs. Lou's red velvet cake can satisfy the most discerning sweet tooth. Don't believe us? You should try it.
Shrimp and White Bean SaladA perfect salad. Light, tasty and ready for any warm day. Ms. Lou likes to make it ahead of time and chill it in the fridge for a few hours.
Corn and Crab BisqueMs. Lou's Corn and Crab bisque is a sweet, creamy dish that will have your friends begging for more!
Two Bean SaladThis cool two bean salad is a light, refreshing side to any picnic or outdoor activity.
Barbecue Baked BeansThese sweet and tangy BBQ baked beans are a delicious side to any dish. They're so good sometimes Ms. Lou just has them as the main course!
Chicken & Sausage GumboAlthough her family loves a good homemade gumbo, Ms. Lou knows it takes time and money. That’s why when she’s in a hurry, she just uses Blue Runner Gumbo Base. And you know what, they can’t tell the difference!
Seafood GumboSpring is Ms. Lou's favorite time of year. It's seafood season, and a reason to give up boring! Mrs. Lou always starts with Blue Runner Creole Gumbo base so her recipe ends with a smile.