Jay Lynne Stuart

Mimosa's Tex Mex Casserole

"This is one of my ultimate comfort foods that I've eaten all my life. Beef, beans and loads of cheese...what could be better?"

Mimosa's Tex-Mex Casserole

This is one of my ultimate comfort foods that I've eaten all my life. Beef, beans and loads of cheese...what could be better?

Quick and Snappy Chili

Chili at my house has always been an all day affair, but sometimes you want a chili fix and don't have all day. You may be lucky to have an hour. This simple recipe is yummy on a cold or wet week night when time is at a premium, or when you just have to have chili NOW!

Cajun Corn Salad

This recipe comes from the famous Court of Two Sisters in New Orleans, Louisiana. They regularly share recipes via email to those on their mailing list.

Mimosa's Mamaw's Tea Cakes

These are the tea cakes my grandmother was famous for. Since she was a "little of this and a bit of that" sort of cook, obtaining this recipe was a matter of watching her make them while madly taking notes and measuring for her. My mother prefers them really thin and slightly crisp. I want mine thicker and soft all the way so it's all personal preference.

Bessie's Vermicelli Salad

Bessie is a former co-worker of mine and this salad is what she brought to our monthly potlucks. When I asked her if she'd write up the recipe for me, she said "No, there's only five ingredients. Surely you don't need that written down!" Then she proceeded to rattle it off. It's just wonderful, but it really needs to sit in the fridge a day before it's served.

Mimosa's Mama's Friend, Eddie Ann's Bayou Barbeque Shrimp

This spicy, buttery, and succulant shrimp may be messy to eat, but it's so good, you just won't care! Served family style, it's a party in a pan. Have plenty of hot, crusty baguettes for sopping the sauce! I got the recipe from my mother's friend, Eddie Ann, and it's always a hit.

That Other Stuff

Growing up, Mom made a dish we called "That Stuff", basically a one dish chili mac. When she came up with this, it didn't have a name, so we always called it, "That Other Stuff". It's a thirty minute, one pan dish that satisfies the family as well as the wallet. It's especially good on a cold, wet, winter night.

Mimosa's Bean and Sausage Chowder

This is a warm, stick to your ribs kind of chowder to fill you up on those cold and blustery winter days and nights. Cook a pan of your best cornbread for sopping and you've got a treat!

Apple Cider Cranberry Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars 15
This is my absolute favorite cranberry sauce. The apple cider and Cups Apple cider, hint of orange combined with the warm spices just makes it special.

Cajun Black Pepper Shrimp

This is great for entertaining. It can go right in the center of the table with some crusty french bread. The eating experience starts with sipping the butter sauce off the shrimp, then shelling, then eating the luscious shrimp and dipping the bread in the sauce. It is served in my parts for all occasions.

Calico Skillet

This was a once a week go-to growing up. It involves pantry staples and it's a one pan dish. Mashed potatos on the side is perfect.