Vegetable Gumbo

Gumbo is a soup popular in the state of Louisiana. Creole and Cajun gumbos are served with rice. Any dish served with rice, I tend to love! I first learned about gumbo when a friend (who used to live in New Orleans) served this at a dinner party once. It had very interesting flavors which were new to me. She made it with chicken and sausage. Since then our friend has hosted Mardi Gras parties every year and has served her special gumbo dish. I look forward to this every year.

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Taco Salad

I feel like I spend most of my time in the kitchen cooking, cleaning and eating nowadays. I love cooking but some days I want something quick and easy. To me this means getting help from a grocery store or local restaurant, like a ready-to-go rotisserie chicken. I have been testing out recipes with ready-made ingredients from the store to speed things along. You can still tweak it to make it better than you could buy. I think this can help those of you with little time for cooking.

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