foodie fridays: cajun pumpkin soup with andouille & spicy breadcrumbs

cajun pumpkin soup with andouille & spicy breadcrumbs

I feel like I am a day late and a dollar short.

Please tell me you feel this way sometimes?

Phew. Okay, please tell me you feel this way about pumpkin soup? Nope? Wait. Not even a little? Dang it. I knew you were way ahead of the game.

cajun pumpkin soup with andouille & spicy breadcrumbs

You’d think over the past two years I have been blogging about food and shenanigans, I would have burped up a pumpkin soup recipe. I’ve got carrot, sunchoke, lentil, but no pumpkin. I feel as though I should be tried in a food blogger courtroom for failing to provide a standard seasonal soup.

Well, better late then never (which I honestly feel is the saying to help people recover from being a day late or a dollar short). Am I right? So this pumpkin soup isn’t your standard Campbell’s soup variety. SURPRISE. Y’all know me buy now that I’ve got to fiddle with the averages. Or better yet, I’ve got to CGM-iz-it.

cajun pumpkin soup with andouille & spicy breadcrumbs

This soup is a take on one of my favorite dishes, gumbo. It has all the flavors – andouille sausage, Cajun seasoning, and veggies. The only thing that’s missing is the roux. But I feel the buttery, spicy breadcrumbs make up for it.

Now, someone pass me a George Washington and bowl of this soup.

cajun pumpkin soup with andouille & spicy breadcrumbs

continue reading…

baked brie with harissa & moroccan spiced pepitas

baked brie with harissa & moroccan spiced pepitas

My obsession started when I was young. Obsession with appetizers that is. It began with a single bite of my mom’s cucumber and cream...

pumpkin quinoa casserole with gruyere & fresh herbs

pumpkin quinoa casserole with gruyere & fresh herbs + { a GIVEAWAY!}

The nerves are setting in. Is that perspiration on my brow? I’m not surprised that I’m a bit on edge because in less than...

foodie fridays: bourbon pumpkin pie with cinnamon pecan streusel

foodie fridays: bourbon pumpkin pie with cinnamon pecan streusel

I’ll make you a deal. Here’s the deal. Are you ready? Like ready, ready? Today, I made you a pie. Here’s the deal. Are...

individual thanksgiving skillet spanakopita www.climbinggriermountain.com

individual thanksgiving skillet spanakopita

Do you still surprise yourself? I like to think I do. The other weekend, I was working in the garage (read: standing around, mentally...

IMG_7358

autumn acorn squash pita “nachos” with pomegranates & blue cheese

Let the squashing begin! No, this is not like the episode of I Love Lucy where Lucy visits a vineyard and stomps around in...

pumpkin honey-ginger baked wings

foodie fridays: pumpkin honey-ginger baked wings

Truth: Girls only want one Cheeto. I would have to agree with my brother Jordan. I reached for his open, lunch-sized package of Cheetos...

trip recap: ohio american dairy adventure

trip recap: ohio american dairy adventure

“Cleveland, ROCKS!” No, really it’s true. A couple of weeks ago, I headed to Cleveland, Ohio to hang out with a gaggle of food...

Trashed-Up Steak Burger with Chicken Fried Bacon & Dijon Gravy

Trashed-Up Steak Burger with Chicken Fried Bacon & Dijon Gravy

Surprise!!! Happy Virtual Baby Shower, Jessica!! Today, we are celebrating a woman that needs no introduction. Jessica of How Sweet Eats is having a...

brown sugar & spice cookie sandwiches with brown butter icing

brown sugar & spice cookie sandwiches with brown butter icing + {GIVEAWAY!}

I’ve made progress. Baby cookie steps, if you will. One of my goals this year was to embrace baking and actually get to know...