This is one of my favorite dishes because it is so good and very easy. The flavor of the Tasso makes this dish exceptional. If you have dinner guests they will be very impressed. If I'm making this dish and I know my dinner guests aren't big fans of thyme and basil I'll substitute Emeril's Essence for all of the dry seasonings. I usually will add 2 Tbsp of Emeril's Essence and adjust accordingly.
This recipe comes from the restaurant "Brennan's" located in New Orleans. No one has to know how simple and quick it is. I posted this recipe exactly as it was in the book, however, if you like a little "heat" please feel free to add some cayenne pepper to taste.
This recipe belongs to a very dear friend who was kind enough to share it with me. When her husband was stationed in Lafayette we would get together and bake these cookies at Christmas. It always brings back memories when I make them. I now use this recipe to make "cookie bouquets." When using for a cookie bouquet roll the cookie a little thicker and press lollipop stick into cookie after you have placed on cookie sheet.
This recipe is from a Cincinnatti cookbook "I'll Cook When Pigs Fly". I received this cookbook in the cookbook swap. This salad has a very unusual and unique flavor. You may want to adjust the amount of yogurt depending on your preferences as I find using 3 cups of yogurt makes for a very runny sauce. I also removed the peanuts from the ingredients because I found it didn't add anything to the dish - if you wish you can add 1/2 cup chopped peanuts at the very end.