Creole Contessa


My name is Lisa and I am the head cook at the Creole Contessa Blog. O.K. I am the only cook, but I do have little helpers i.e. my family Baby Girl and occasionally Big Goo. I decided to create the Creole Contessa Blog after cooking and eating a wonderful meal with my family. I knew the world needed to experience the food goodness that I was eating and cooking daily.

I am not reinventing the wheel, I am just a California girl who spent every summer with my late grandma in Louisiana. I watched my grandma cook wonderful meals and I’ve had the wonderful experience of learning how to cook from my mother and aunts.

Food is truly love in my family, we not only enjoy great food, food is part of our heritage.

My goal at the Creole Contessa blog is to take my family traditions and my love of cultural foods and put a Creole spin on it! I can “Creolize” any dish, just watch and see!

Thank you for joining me at the Creole Contessa Blog, where we’re “Letting the Good Times Roll…One Meal at a Time!”

Love, Lisa

Broccoli with Gorgonzola Cheese Sauce

I am one of those people who believes that a tasty side dish is the main meal! My Broccoli with Gorgonzola Cheese Sauce is one of those side dishes that I am talking about. Most people I know can cook a piece of meat or roast chicken ....more

Cajun Shrimp and Biscuits

Today is Big Goo’s Birthday and I am helping him celebrate by cooking him my Creamy Cajun Shrimp & Biscuits with Bacon! Big Goo had no clue what he wanted for brunch and I decided since Baby Girl (the one who’s allergic to seafood and tries to prevent everyone from eating or cooking seafood in her presence with the roll of her eyes) is at school, I would cook shrimp! I love brunch and this is one of my quick go to brunch dishes ....more

Blackened Salmon

It’s time for some wonderful tasty seafood people! I decided to cook Blackened Salmon with Yellow Rice, and Broccoli with Gorgonzola Cream Sauce! Yep, I am getting fancy folks! ...more

Orange Chicken

My family loves Orange Chicken! Every time we go out for Asian take out Big Goo wants crispy Orange Chicken. I decided why not create tasty take out chicken at home ....more

Honey Garlic Ginger Chicken Wings

It’s chicken wing time folks! My Honey Garlic Ginger Chicken Wings are the perfect game day food. Here’s why, the wings are crispy, spicy, crunchy, with a the perfect amount of sweetness! ...more

Chocolate Mousse

It’s about to be a real sweet day! People, we have Chocolate Mousse. Yep, rich, creamy, chocolatey, moussie (new word), mousse! ...more

Chicken Fried Steak

It truly is a beautiful day! The weather is bright and sunny and there’s a little breeze in the air. I am not sure where the breeze is coming from in the middle of the desert, but hey, it happens folks! ...more

Sun Chips Chili Pie

O.K. folks, I’ve gone and did it again!...more

Slow Cooker Chili Con Carne Cheese Fries

Happy Labor Day! I wanted to share with you one of my easy Slow Cooker Chili Con Carne recipes that’s perfect for Chili Cheese Fries! Traditionally when I make Chili Con Carne I take all the time in the world to roast my peppers, onions, and tomatillos ....more

Bacon Wrapped Chicken with Hatch Chiles & Cheese

It’s Hatch Chile Time! My Bacon Wrapped Chicken with Hatch Chiles & Cheese is da bomb diggity! When I went to the store a few days ago I was not expecting to see fresh roasted Hatch Chiles being prepared in the grocery store parking lot! ...more