Hey Smidgers, A couple weeks ago when I showed you how to make gumbo quickly and easily, I told you that I would be teaching you how to make my smoked chicken. Today’s the day. Like most everything that I cook, it’s pretty easy. I cheat a little with my cooking method to make it almost fool proof. As you already know, I work in
Hey Smidgers, Last week in my official intro, I told you guys about how the Lovely Amy and I were going tiny. Well, this got us thinking about what we would need in the tiny kitchen. This also brought about a bit of soul searching about my love of kitchen gadgets, and how I would have to pare down to fit in the tiny kitchen.
Hey Smidger’s, Amy (AKA The Lovely Amy according to Tim haha!) here. When we go to a family function, Tim gets asked for gumbo or smoked chicken. I always get asked to bake. I do not bake much anymore since being diagnosed diabetic the weekend of Tropical Storm Lee in 2011. That was the absolute worst weekend in my life! First I was told not to eat
Hey Smidgers, I realized that I haven’t really introduced myself since taking over smidge of delish. Short of a brief post stating that smidge is under new management, you really don’t know who we are. Allow us to introduce ourselves. My name is Tim and I am married to the lovely Amy. We are just an average couple that happens to love all things culinary.
Hey Smidgers, The other day I showed you an easy way to make a dry roux. I mentioned a few dishes that could be made quickly and easily with it, depending on how dark you made it. Well, today I have a real treat for you. We’re making gumbo… That’s right, a real cajun gumbo that doesn’t take all day. In fact, with a little pre-planning,
Hey Smidgers, Today I’m going to talk about an old school cooking technique. Making a roux is one of the foundations of cooking. However, making a roux the old fashion way takes a lot of time, and can be a real pain. You take equal parts flour and oil and basically fry the flour until it reaches the proper color for whatever dish you are
Heya Smidger’s, There are a few things that I get asked to cook whenever I go to potluck dinners or parties. One of them is my take on shrimp or crawfish Monica. My wife loves anything with Monica sauce on it so she sent me to the kitchen and told me that I was not allowed out until I could duplicate it. I tried several variations of
Heya Smidgers! Anyone up for tapas? We are going to go on a little road trip for today’s recipe. A recipe that is my take on a recipe from the Mediterranian coast of Spain. Garlic Shrimp tapas that is to die for!!! There is a little Spanish restaurant in NOLA that has some of the best tapas I have ever tasted. Actually, they make the
Hey Smidgers! I know you have heard it all before. Variety is the spice of li… No, wait. An organized kitchen saves time and energy. There’s a lot that can be said for an organized array of spices and seasonings. When you’re cooking. It’s a huge time-saver to be able to reach in and grab just the spice you need. And it helps do away
Hey Smidger’s! This is Amy sharing one of Tim’s favorite’s with you today. I am not a good cook in this house. The real chef here is Tim. I do however bake and make soups. I think he just likes the breakfast the next morning the most to be honest. If you want to make this vegetarian you can just omit the Smoked Chicken and