A Ha Moment

Writing Break, Bridal Shower and Marriage, Oh My!

I have a confession to make and that is I have been on a long writing hiatus from my The Creole Flamingo blog. Usually, when I have a long hiatus from writing anything, it’s pretty much when other things in my life needs top priority. The last time I took a long hiatus like this… Continue reading Writing Break, Bridal Shower and Marriage, Oh My!

A Ha Moment

Chicken Salad Wrap

Here is a quick recipe for either a school lunch for the kids or to pack for lunch at work. This is super easy! I bet that you already have these ingredients in your pantry. I made this as a quick lunch to have at home, along with some chips, and it was so yummy.… Continue reading Chicken Salad Wrap

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

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 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



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!