Markie Soup!!!

If you ask my mom what my favorite dish was when I was growing up, she would say “markie soup!” It’s also known as “sopas.” Sopas is a Filipino version of chicken noodle soup. It has the same base of vegetables (carrots, celery, and onion), chicken, macaroni noodles, and—here’s the kicker—milk or evaporated milk. The…

C’est bon, sauce piquante!

It’s been awhile since we’ve posted! I hope you guys have been wondering what’s been going on with CajsianCooking? No, we are not opening a brick-and-mortar restaurant, nor are we opening a food truck… I wish!!! We have been getting our home ready for our first bundle of joy that was born a month ago….

Woodworking, too??

Not only do I have an affinity for cooking, but I also enjoy creating things beyond the kitchen—specifically woodworking. There is something about transforming a bare piece of wood into something special. This Christmas project was special in its own way. My father-in-law’s family owned some property on Bayou Dularge in Theriot, Louisiana. Connie’s grandmother…

G.U.M.B.O.

It’s that time of year again! No, I’m not talking about “Pumpkin Spice Lattes.” I’m referring to the best time of year…GUMBO SEASON! Dating and then marrying my wife, a Boudreaux, I couldn’t make gumbo throughout the year. I have to wait until the temperature begins to drop and there is a coolness in the…

Mmmmm…fried chicken!!!

The crunch of the crispy skin between your teeth and the burst of flavor of juicy meat in your mouth, there’s nothing better than good fried chicken. Whether your favorite is the moist, well-fried thighs or the tender, juicy chicken breast, it is hard to beat or find. Frying chicken is one of the hardest…

It’s Wedding Season(ing)!

This weekend is our second anniversary and all the clichés apply concerning time going fast and the first years being both an adjustment and an adventure. Though we know that a wedding is just a day and a marriage is a lifetime, looking back at July 29, 2016, I’m proud of how we planned it—focusing…

Tomato Time is the Best Time

Did you ever read Anne of Green Gables? Maybe watch the miniseries? It’s about a red-haired orphan adopted in the fictional town of Avonlea on the real (and beautiful) Prince Edward Island, Canada in the early 1900s. Her head is always in the clouds and she goes into reveries about the beauty of springtime (more…