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Pecan-Cornbread Dressing

2 reviews

Plenty of pecans and bacon give this stuffing a unique flavor, while using a packaged mix cuts down on the preparation time. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Sticky Chicken Wings

1 review

You'll want to keep an extra stack of napkins nearby once people start reaching for these sweet and sticky wings....


Deluxe Cornbread Stuffing

3 reviews

When my husband and I were newlyweds and far from family, we invited friends over for a traditional Thanksgiving feast....


Reindeer Snack Mix

6 reviews

Rudolph and his pals will be dashing, dancing and prancing to gobble up this savory snack mix. Humans also will...


Turkey with Cornbread Dressing

4 reviews

Nothing gets family hanging around the kitchen like the aroma of a turkey stuffed with savory dressing roasting in the...

Cornbread Casserole

27 reviews

Since my husband likes spicy foods, I frequently sprinkle chopped jalapeno peppers over half of this cornbread casserole for him....


Spicy Roasted Sausage, Potatoes and Peppers

18 reviews

I love to share my cooking, and this hearty meal-in-one has gotten a savory reputation around town. People have actually...

Cajun Baked Catfish

16 reviews

This well-seasoned fish nets me compliments from family and friends whenever I serves it. The fish is moist and flakey,...


Crab-Stuffed Potatoes

3 reviews

Crabmeat is a favorite in this part of the country. It gives twice-baked potatoes great flavor, and the onions add...


Baked Crab Cakes

1 review

Reel in a breezy taste of the seashore with these easy and delicious crab cakes from Nashville, Tennessee’s Amelia Sunderland.


Oyster Casserole

2 reviews

The holidays are the perfect time to indulge in a rich and buttery dish like this. You can assemble and...

Crispy Oven-Fried Oysters

10 reviews

These flavorful breaded and baked oysters, served with a zippy jalapeno mayonnaise, were created by Marie Rizzio of Interlochen, Michigan....


Sweet Potato Wedges with Chili Mayo

5 reviews

Cajun spices bring the zing to roasted sweet potatoes—a side dish my family eats frequently. We dunk them in chili-spiced...


Grits ‘N’ Sausage Casserole

11 reviews

You could call this the "so good casserole" because that's what people say when they try it. It's a Southern...


Cajun Chicken Fettuccine

47 reviews

For this quick-mix casserole, I combine two pasta sauces and add Cajun seasoning for kick. You could even try adding...


Best Ever Beans and Sausage

30 reviews

When my wife asks what she should make for a gathering, she's always told to bring this—and a couple of...

Louisiana Chicken

1 review

Green peppers and mint add a surprise to this Southern-style recipe. A roasting bag keeps the chicken moist and flavorful.—Jill...


Scalloped Potatoes with Ham For 2

8 reviews

When you don't want to bake a ham for Easter, this is a nice alternative, suggests Mark Baccus of Melbourne...


Black-Eyed Pea Casserole

16 reviews

This group-size dish is quick, simple and tasty. People always ask for "just a little more". I guess you could...


Sausage Jambalaya

12 reviews

My family has enjoyed this delicious Cajun recipe for many years. —Lizzie Whitten, Oak Grove, Louisiana


Contest-Winning Cajun Cabbage

38 reviews

Looking for a different treatment for cabbage? Try this spicy cheese-topped dish that I adapted from a friend's recipe. I...


Cajun Chicken Pasta Bake

13 reviews

My family loves pasta, so I decided to get in the kitchen and come up with my own chicken pasta...


Zesty Baked Catfish

5 reviews

This catfish combines common pantry seasonings for a taste that's anything but basic. —Karen Conklin, Supply, North Carolina


Creole Beef Casserole

8 reviews

One night, when my husband and I were each cooking something different, we ended up combining them for this dish....

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Brown Sugar-Glazed Meatballs

4 reviews

I modeled these sweet-spicy pork-and-shrimp meatballs after the filling in Asian wontons. They're a family favorite, whether I serve them...


Sunday Shrimp Pasta Bake

7 reviews

Pasta is popular in our home, so my favorite meal would almost have to have it in the main course....


Shrimp & Crab Casserole

4 reviews

This quick, easy recipe is truly delicious. The succulent, melt-in-your-mouth seafood flavors and textures make for elegant comfort food. To...


Shrimp Po’Boys with Pineapple Slaw

3 reviews

This twist on the traditional po'boy sandwich adds flavor and veggies while reducing fat and calories. For a smoked flavor,...


Cayenne Pretzels

14 reviews

These spicy pretzels were a huge hit at my daughter's graduation party. The longer they sit, the spicier they get!...


Blend of the Bayou

24 reviews

My sister-in-law shared this recipe with me when I first moved to Louisiana. It's been handed down in my husband's...