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October is National Seafood Month: Celebrate with Gumbo
Oct01

October is National Seafood Month: Celebrate with Gumbo

October is National Seafood Month, and it’s going to be oh-so tasty! The delights of the sea have been a treat to mankind for many centuries… Recipes too innumerable to record exist for the preparation of seafood. One of our family favorites is Seafood Gumbo, and there are dozens of ways to make it. How to Cook Seafood Gumbo: Full of tasty seafood, a deep, rich broth with flavorful veggies of the trinity, plus carrots....

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How to Bake Smores Bread Pudding
May01

How to Bake Smores Bread Pudding

One of my favorite ways to use extra bread is to make bread pudding. Not only is it super easy, but it’s inexpensive and really tasty as well. Being that I lived in Texas & Louisiana for University, I learned a lot about Soul Food Recipes & Southern food in general. This is a real All-American dish, not just because it’s bread pudding, but because Smores is a very Americana type of dessert made at bonfires across...

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How to Cook Oysters on the Half Shell in a Bamboo Steamer
Apr23

How to Cook Oysters on the Half Shell in a Bamboo Steamer

Oysters are a real favorite in our household, and we prepare them in many different ways. Today, I’m sharing with you how to create a masterpiece of oysters in a bamboo steamer. If you don’t know how to use a bamboo steamer, check out that link and you’ll learn a lot. Not only does a bamboo steamer provide a healthy way to prepare food, but for this particular dish, it is extremely fast, only 2-3 minutes and...

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How to Cook Shrimp Kebabs
Jan26

How to Cook Shrimp Kebabs

If you’re looking for a quick meal recipe that’s not only delicious and easy to prepare, but is also fun to eat, then you’ve found the right place. Kebabs look beautiful and they are easy to eat for everyone. Shrimp cook very quickly, so you can have your meal on the table very quickly. In fact, the side dishes may take longer for you to prepare than the main dish in this instance. Type: Main Dish Serve With: Rice or...

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How to Make Kimberly’s Louisiana Seafood Gumbo
Jan02

How to Make Kimberly’s Louisiana Seafood Gumbo

As much as I love gumbo, it seems I typically only make it once or twice a year. The main gumbo I create is my special Louisiana-Style New Year’s Seafood Gumbo served with dirty rice. * Note: If you’re looking for a quick fix to making a gumbo, this is NOT it. This is definitely one of those dishes that’s a labor of love, if you want to do it correctly and make it the most delicious gumbo that’s worthy of a...

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Kimberly Turner @ Toronto’s Big Daddy’s Bourbon St. Bistro & Oyster Bar
Dec27

Kimberly Turner @ Toronto’s Big Daddy’s Bourbon St. Bistro & Oyster Bar

Do you love Cajun, Creole or simply Southern cooking? Well, check out web chef, Kimberly Turner, in the kitchen with executive chef of Toronto’s Big Daddy’s Bourbon Street Bistro & Oyster Bar, Lyndon O’Hearn, creating New Orleans style deliciousness for you all to learn in the comfort of your own home… …or maybe it will just whet your taste buds and spark you to come on out and be gastronomically...

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Toronto’s Big Daddy’s Bourbon St. Bistro & Oyster Bar Does it Big!
Aug18

Toronto’s Big Daddy’s Bourbon St. Bistro & Oyster Bar Does it Big!

I had the pleasure of returning to Big Daddy’s Bourbon St. Bistro & Oyster Bar in Toronto with a few friends for a business meeting. One week prior, I had learned about Big Daddy’s when I hosted an episode of Unigirl Canada’s Campus Cuisine Series with executive chef Lyndon O’Hearn. I must say the food is spectacular, and the ambiance is great. Now, I lived in Louisiana in university and miss the people...

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How to Make Prailines: National Prailines Day
Jun24

How to Make Prailines: National Prailines Day

USA (COOKING WITH KIMBERLY NEWS) – A true Southern USA delight is the Prailine. That would explain why the USA has a National Holiday to express their love for it – National Prailines Day! Confused as to what a prailine or prailines are? That’s simple to explain. You are dealing with a few simple ingredients, but pecans definitely star in this recipe, as they did in the recipe yesterday for pecan sandies for National...

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How to Cook Lobster at Home
Jan01

How to Cook Lobster at Home

Lobster is most definitely my favorite food on the planet! I could literally eat it everyday and would love to live on the coast to do so! Lobster is a staple in our home for special occasions like Birthdays, Anniversaries & New Year’s Eve Dinner! My all-time favorite way to cook lobster is boil it whole. Don’t mess with the amazing taste of lobster all on it’s own! Type: Seafood Recipe Serve With: Melted garlic...

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How to Cook Escargots Quickly
Jan01

How to Cook Escargots Quickly

New Year’s Eve is one of the days we will definitely eat escargot! Many people feel that escargot is a daunting dish not only to make, but to get over the fact that they’re eating snails. These aren’t your typical garden snail. They are specially raised specifically for this purpose and they are absolutely delicious. When I was a young child and my parents would take us out to eat at a fancy restaurant, they would...

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How to Cook Crab & Scallop Cakes with Horseradish Cream Sauce
Oct31

How to Cook Crab & Scallop Cakes with Horseradish Cream Sauce

I always love making fish cakes in a pinch because they’re quick, easy and fun to make because you can be creative with the ingredients you have on hand! Tonight, this was our midnight snack while we’re watching scary movies on the TV! LOL Type: Seafood Recipe Serve With: Horseradish Cream Sauce Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 12 min Yield: 6 cakes Crab Cake Ingredients: 170g can crab meat – drained 2 cups bay scallops...

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How to Bake Kimberly’s Island Bread Pudding Recipe
Sep25

How to Bake Kimberly’s Island Bread Pudding Recipe

We have lived a lot of the past 10 years in the Southern United States…and bread pudding is a staple dessert down South. This is a twist on a classic favorite with a tropical island splash! Enjoy… Type: Bread Recipe Serve With: Ice Cream or Coconut Cream Sauce Prep Time: 30 mins Cook Time: 1 hr Yield: 10 servings Ingredients: 1/2 loaf of Kimberly’s Tropical Fruit Bread for the Bread Machine – 1″ cubes 5...

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How to Cook Calamari – Australian Style

What was my very favorite thing I ate when I was in Australia? If I was pinned down to have to answer this, I would say it was the calamari! I’d never had calamari any differently than the breaded and fried version, as you would get at Olive Garden here in America. They don’t make it like this in Aussieland, unless you go to a fish & chips shop…No, No, No! Otherwise, they’ll skin the squid and take out...

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