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Game Day Chicken & Andouille Gumbo

In Northeast Ohio, dropping fall temps signal a return to comfort food. One of our favorites is chicken & andouille gumbo! It’s perfect for Sunday football or really any day of the week.

Years ago, a high school friend married a girl from the heart of Cajun country – Lafayette, LA. A fellow foodie, she got me really interested in both Creole and Cajun food. Once when her mom was visiting Ohio we were treated to her authentic & legendary gumbo. I became obsessed with learning to make it and perfecting my roux.

I made a few attempts while our friends still lived locally and each time she’d say, “not bad but I think you can go a hair darker on the roux“. They’re now out of state but each time I make gumbo I can hear her words. Honestly, I think she’d be really proud of the batch below – my darkest, richest attempt yet.

Chicken & Andouille Gumbo

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Roasted Veggie Ratatouille: A French Fall Classic

The French classic ratatouille is a fantastic fall side dish! Filled with in-season veggies like zucchini, squash, eggplant, and tomato, ratatouille pairs well with fattier meats and fish (like tuna). For a meatless entree, serve it with some creamy polenta, pasta, or crusty bread.

This roasted veggie ratatouille is my favorite – the roasting of all the vegetables individually before combining, allows the flavors to remain distinct. Roasting also helps the dish from becoming too watery, a common complaint with ratatouille.

Roasted Veggie Ratatouille

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Hearty Sea Shell Pasta Salad

I’ve been making this hearty sea shell pasta salad for years and it’s always a crowd-pleaser! Great for summer picnics and fall tailgates/football parties, alike. Packed with ham, cheese, and a mustard-flavored dressing, you won’t be able to contain yourself to just one serving.

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