Double Shot Butternut Squash

Double Shot Butternut Squash on a plate in from of shot and bottle of rum

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A perfect side dish for fall and winter needs to be rich, hearty and comforting.  Sweet Daddy D’s Double Shot Butternut Squash meets those criteria in a delicious way. Roasting brings out the deep flavor of the Butternut Squash then the sauce brings a sweet and savory element elevated with some

Louisiana Pecans and a double-shot of your favorite dark rum!  Let’s get this show on the road with this simple, no-angst recipe that will make you famous. Continue reading “Double Shot Butternut Squash”

How to Make Black-eyed Peas

stewed black-eyed peas

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Black-eyed Peas are a must for many on New Year’s Day, as they are said to bring good luck in the New Year. Whether or not that’s true, they will definitely bring you warmth and goodness anytime you cook them. A Louisiana and Southern tradition since the early days of our country, Black-eyed Peas are comfort food as rich in tradition as they are in flavor. Here is Sweet Daddy D’s simple, no-angst recipe for Black-eyed Peas, simmered in rich stock with Creole seasoning and Andouille Sausage. Serve this over rice for memorable and traditional New Year’s fare, but I bet you’ll end up wanting these year-round.

Black-eyed Peas with Smothered Cabbage and Baked Ham on a paper plate
Black-eyed Peas with Smothered Cabbage and Baked Ham

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Cajun Dirty Rice

Cajun Dirty Rice in a white bowl with green onion garnish

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Dirty Rice, the traditional Cajun/Creole favorite combines browned meats and chicken livers with the trinity (onions, green peppers and celery), Cajun/Creole spices and cooked white rice. It’s very similar to Rice Dressing but Dirty Rice is “dirty”-describing the appearance of the rice after it has been mixed with the browned meats and the chicken liver, which isn’t an ingredient in Rice Dressing. Dirty Rice is too bold and delicious to call it merely a side dish-it’s a very popular accompaniment with meats, fowl and seafood. A version of this dish, and there are endless versions, will always be found at family gatherings and holiday celebrations in South Louisiana, here’s how to make Sweet Daddy D’s Cajun Dirty Rice.

Cajun Dirty Rice in a white bowl with green onion garnish with fork
Cajun Dirty Rice

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