Veal Shanks with Okra and Tomato

This very delicious veal dish couldn’t be easier to cook, yet it’s wholesome and satisfying—perfect to prepare for family or guests. In this recipe I tried to have herbs and spices carry the dish, instead of a whole lot of ingredients. Okra and tomatoes work really well together, and in my part of the country are used in many different recipes. By the way, we know bone marrow isn’t good for us, but sometimes we just don’t care and eat it anyway! I like plenty of hot white rice and buttered corn bread with this.

Turducken

It’s a lot of fun to let your guests think you’re serving them a regular holiday turkey. When you start to carve the “turkey,” they’ll be quite surprised to see you cut through its “bones”!

Cornbread

Sometimes people from Louisiana like their cornbread and dressing somewhat sweet. If you prefer a less sweet dressing, make your cornbread without sugar.

Western Chili

This is the best chili recipe I’ve ever done. It brings you to the edge of ecstasy, of danger, of alarm, of excitement. If you like chili and don’t cook this, you may not get into heaven!