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Time to think up those "J" recipes!! jelly, jam, juices, etc...

-- Melissa (, December 12, 2001


I lived in New Orleans when I was a youngster (18-19), and became seriously addicted to cajun food. Here is an easy recipe for Jambalaya. The great thing about this recipe is that it's extremely adaptable to whatever you have on hand. If you have chicken, use it - turkey, use it - sausage, ham, seafood - whatever! It's great! The traditional recipe calls for ham, shrimp and andouille sausage. Living in KS - we use mostly chicken! :-) ENJOY!


1/3 cup chopped celery
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped green pepper
2 cloves minced garlic
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 can diced tomatoes
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
2/3 cup long-grain rice
1/2 teaspoon dried basil and thyme
1 1/2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
1/4 teaspoon black and cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon tabasco sauce
1 bay leaf
2 cups cooked chicken or turkey, cubed

In a large skillet cook celery, onion, garlic and green pepper in butter or margarine till vegetables are tender. Stir in the undrained tomatoes, chicken broth, rice, basil, thyme, Cajun seasoning, peppers, Tabasco sauce and bay leaf. Brink to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer about 20 minutes or till rice is tender. Stir in chicken or turkey; cook till heated through. Discard bay leaf.

-- Cheryl in KS (, December 12, 2001.

Wow, thanks for the recipe Cheryl. . . hit the 'print' button so fast the keyboard skidded on the desk top.

Really good idea of yours, Melissa, this recipe 'alphabet'. I sure have learned a lot on 'em.

-- j.r. guerra (, December 13, 2001.

Jalapeno corn bread

1/2cup milk,1/2cup buttermilk, 1 extra lg. egg, 2 tablespoons veg. oil, 1 tablespoon granulated sugar, 2 teas baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 cup cornmeal, 1/2 cup all purpose flour, 2 tablespoons diced red bell pepper, 2 tablespoons minced jalapenos, 2 tablespoons whole kernel corn.

Heat oven to 425, Generously grease 8 inch cast iron skillet, or round bakeing pan. In medium bowl, whisk together milk, buttermilk, egg, oil, sugar,bakeing powder, and salt untill well blended. Add cornmeal and flour, Mix just until dry ingredients are moistened. Fold in red peppers, Jalapenos, and corn. Pour into skillet. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until light golden brown and wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. This a receipe from Lubbys cafeteria, Love Irene

-- Irene texas (, December 13, 2001.

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