Appetizer · Crawfish · Dips · Louisiana · Slow Cooker

Louisiana Visit and Creole Crawfish Dip

I just got back from a week long visit to my home state of Louisiana to hang out and visit with family. I took my first road trip with my older brother last week. He drove from his house in Indianapolis, Indiana on a Monday, picked me up from my house in Clarksville, Tennessee, and… Continue reading Louisiana Visit and Creole Crawfish Dip

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Onions · Peppers · Quick and Easy · Sheet Pan Dinners · Steak Strips

Sheet Pan Steak Strips with Peppers & Onions

When I first saw this around Pinterest that making sheet pan dinners was so easy, then I knew that I had to try it. Yes, it was easy and believe it or not fun to make. This was almost as easy as making a meal in a crockpot. The steak strips can be from boneless… Continue reading Sheet Pan Steak Strips with Peppers & Onions

Green Peppers · Kale · Quick and Easy · Tofu Italian Sausage · Vegetarian Cooking · Yellow Rice

Tofu Italian Sausage and Peppers with Yellow Rice and Kale

This is a quick and easy dish to make for a vegetarian family member or a friend who loves bold flavors. This vegetarian meal does have a spicy kick to it! Not only is it pretty easy to make but it really takes an hour and a half to cook the Tofu Italian sausage, peppers,… Continue reading Tofu Italian Sausage and Peppers with Yellow Rice and Kale

Creole · Moving · Pork Chops · Red Beans & Rice

New House and Red Beans & Rice

The past few months (since my last February post https://thecreoleflamingo.com/2017/02/11/new-cookware-set/) has been filled with overcoming sinus colds, applying for mortgage loans, working with lenders, getting approved for a loan, and house hunting that led to me and the fiance closing on our new home last Friday. Then recently, we just moved from our rental house… Continue reading New House and Red Beans & Rice

A Ha Moment

New Cookware Set

Have you all ever been excited about something that you bought, and it felt like Christmas all over again when you brought it home. Well, that is how I felt when I brought home my new The Pioneer Woman by Ree Drummond stainless steel copper bottom pot set (The Pioneer Woman Copper Charm 10-Piece Stainless… Continue reading New Cookware Set

Beans · Christmas Eve · Crock Pot · One Pot Cooking · Slow Cooker

Happy Christmas Eve

I cannot believe that it’s almost Christmas and not only that, but we are a week away from saying goodbye to 2016. This year has been good, not so good and as always gaining some new life lessons about myself. I spent the day off yesterday to do some last minute Christmas shopping errands. Before… Continue reading Happy Christmas Eve

Creole

Creole Gumbo

I finally got to cook my gumbo that I’ve been craving for awhile. We recently got a nice cool front here in Nashville that it was a must for me to break out the stock pot and whip up that good Creole gumbo. Let me tell ya’ll that it is a tradition where I’m from… Continue reading Creole Gumbo

Holiday

Thanksgiving!

One of my favorite holidays has finally arrived and the smell of cooking warmed my heart on Thanksgiving day. I have been waiting since the beginning of the month to cook and eat some really good comforting food. This has been somewhat of a busy year for both the fiancé and I with starting new… Continue reading Thanksgiving!

Wedding

Wedding Planning: One Year Away

Just six months ago, I got engaged to the love of my life and on October 7 made it exactly one year away from our wedding day which is October 7, 2017 taken place where we live here in Nashville, TN. I wish that I could have the wedding back home in Louisiana, preferably either… Continue reading Wedding Planning: One Year Away

Decorating

Fall Home Decor Ideas

It’s almost that the time of year again when the leaves will be changing to those beautiful foliage colors. From green leaves to dark green, brown, red, orange and yellow while the leaves fall off the trees to whisking away in the wind all over the ground. This is one of my all time favorite… Continue reading Fall Home Decor Ideas