A plate of pralines with a Nina's Kitchen sign behind it

New Orleans Pralines

Pralines are a traditional New Orleans candy, which are delicious! INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 cups sugar 3/4 cups brown sugar 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream 6 tablespoons butter 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans Parchment paper or aluminum foil INSTRUCTIONS Mix all the ingredients...
Plate of delicious looking Pasta Jambalaya

Nina’s Pasta Jambalaya

This will feed an army, because as you cook, it’ll grow! INGREDIENTS 2 packages angel hair pasta 3 cups peeled fresh shrimp* 3 cups sliced sausage 1 cup chopped onion 1 cup celery 4 tablespoons finely chopped garlic 1-quart heavy cream 1 can of...

Spinach Artichoke Dip

This is a party pleaser! Vegetarians love this dip. And it's good on pasta as an entree, too! INGREDIENTS 1 can drained & chopped artichoke 1 bag fresh spinach* (frozen in the bag) 1 8-ounce cream cheese 4-ounces heavy cream 4-ounces...
Cornish Hens with Nina's Dirty Rice, Stuffed Artichoke

Cornish Hens with Nina’s Dirty Rice

DIRTY RICE For this flavorful Cajun dish, I always use Zatarain’s rice because it never gets sticky. You NEVER use sticky rice in Cajun food.   INGREDIENTS FOR NINA'S DIRTY RICE 1 16-ounce regular package of Jimmy Dean sausage ½...
Close up of Nina's Shrimp and Grits

Shrimp ’n’ Grits

This is comfort food. We use it as an appetizer and it makes a nice impression in the long-stem glass. Great for brunch, too. INGREDIENTS 1 pound medium size fresh shrimp* 2 cups Quaker 5-Minute Grits 4 cups water 1...
Nina's Crown Roast stuffed with Shrimp Mirliton Dressing and Green Beans

Crown Roast with Mirliton Dressing

This is a WOW recipe. It’s a lot of bang for your buck! This whole dish doesn’t cost over $20 to make and will impress everyone. Outside New Orleans and Louisiana, mirlitons might have a different...
Bowl full of Shrimp Mirliton Dressing

Mirliton Dressing (aka Chayote Dressing)

Mirlitons are my favorite vegetable to cook. I put it in everything. Outside New Orleans and Louisiana, mirlitons might have a different name. In other parts of the United Stated and the world, you might...
Nina's 5-Minute Lemon Icebox Pie

5-Minute Lemon Icebox Pie

This is old favorite in New Orleans all our grandmothers used to make. INGREDIENTS 8-ounce package cream cheese (at room temperature) 14-ounce can condensed milk ½ cup fresh lemon juice Vanilla wafers Cool Whip INSTRUCTIONS Combine the cream cheese, condensed milk and lemon...
Faux 'Choke on a white plate

Nina’s Faux Choke (Almost Artichoke Casserole)

This is a crowd pleaser and it will make you happy, too, because it only takes 5 minutes to prepare. INGREDIENTS 4 cans French green beans or mashed regular green beans 8 ounces parmesan cheese 4 tablespoons chopped garlic...

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