Let's Do Cajun/Creole Cooking!

  • May 17, 2014 · 4:00 PM
  • Private residence.

Featuring Bruce Gardner, great cook and nationally recognized real estate speaker and author to show us how to cook Cajun/Creole cooking!  Two of his Cajun friends will be joining us as well!  Does Shrimp Etouffee sound delicious?

Since this is a continuation of our Test Kitchen Series, everyone is welcome to try out a new Cajun/Creole recipe and bring it to the meetup!   Don't forget the wine!



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  • Gretchen K.

    Great food, great company! Thanks Marilou.

    1 · May 19

  • Ed P.

    Marilou, thanks for fitting me in.

    1 · May 18

  • Matthew F.

    Thank you all for being so open and friendly. It was a great time with food, friends, and conversation.

    1 · May 18

  • Lucky

    I loved it! everything was great - enjoyed the food, the company, the ambiance - everything was wonderful and I can't wait to get my hands of the recipes some of you promised to post.

    2 · May 17

  • Haresh

    Thank you Marilou for hosting and opening your house to all of us. The food as always was awesome. It was great to see old friends and meet potential new ones.

    2 · May 18

  • Barbara S.

    Marilou, Thank you for hosting this event. I enjoyed meeting everyone and the food was fantastic. Thanks Bruce for the great etouffee.

    1 · May 18

  • John S.

    Marilou,
    It was great to see you again. As always, the event was perfect. It was so nice to see a lot of new people too.

    1 · May 18

  • Marilou S.

    Thank you everyone for making this a really fun and well attended event! Here is the link to the Mango Cream Pie recipe http://www.food.com/recipe/mango-cream-pie-112921
    And here is the recipe for the Chocolate Pecan Pie http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/chocolate-pecan-pie-with-bourbon

    See you at the next event!

    May 18

  • Tracy S

    Thanks Mari Lou for opening your home again. What a great event.

    1 · May 17

  • Linda F.

    This certainly was a Shrimp Fest! Everything was so delicious! A big Thank You to Bruce for making a memorable etouffee! Second favorite has to go to you Matt---loved those tender red beans and rice. I'm going out to get a pressure cooker soon! I'm still full and may be for the next couple of days! Thanks everyone for such wonderful food and company! See you next time!

    1 · May 17

  • Shana

    Lovely home, well-organized and wonderful people!

    1 · May 17

  • Gary F.

    I posted my Cajun Shrimp recipe under More -> Files. Enjoy!

    1 · May 17

  • Kathy S.

    Thanks Marilou and Defne for hosting this event. It was awesome, as always... the food was fantastic. as well as the company!!

    1 · May 17

  • Shana

    It was nice to meet everyone! Thanks for a great time!!!

    2 · May 17

  • Eve

    Sorry I'm not going to be able to stop by. Next time!!

    May 17

  • Jerome "Jerry" K.

    I will be bringing cajun sauted shrimp.
    And I do plan to make it there...

    May 17

    • Tracy S

      Its a Cajun Shrimp off!

      May 17

    • Gary F.

      Marilou, I'll have 2 lbs of shrimp, we can "repurpose" it for shrimp cocktail if needed. I already peeled it though...

      May 17

  • Malini Ramakumar B.

    I'm not feeling well! I'm not gonna make it :( I'll change my rsvp to let someone else in... I will miss you guys!

    May 17

  • Tracy S

    Marilou, I'll have to figure something easy. Won't be home until later tonight. Haresh already took the easy thing!

    May 16

    • Gary F.

      How about G&T's, Tracy? :-)

      1 · May 17

    • Tracy S

      Right? Grabbed some French wine instead. But I'll grab tonic & limes if you grab gin!

      May 17

  • Ann M.

    Hey Marilou and all, I had been way down on the wait list and had not checked mail in a couple of days. It's now nearly 2, and I can't get it together. So sorry, as I know I would have enjoyed it greatly!

    May 17

    • Tracy S

      Oh dang it! We shall see you soon! Semester is done, so you should have more time.

      May 17

  • Louise M.

    Can't make it. Am feeling sick and do not want to share it with the group! Disappointed.... You all have fun!

    May 17

    • Kathy S.

      Fell better!

      May 17

    • Marilou S.

      Sorry to hear! Get better quickly like in 3 hours so you can make t!!

      1 · May 17

  • Matthew F.

    It didn't see red beans and rice covered, I can bring that. I look forward to meeting everyone and having some tasty food.

    May 17

  • Marilou S.

    Everyone on the waitlist is in! I will resend my address!

    May 16

  • Karen

    Change in plans. I won't be able to join you tomorrow. Have fun as always!!!

    May 16

  • Susan K.

    I'll bring Bread Pudding :)

    May 16

  • Louise M.

    Nevermind - it's Marilou's house ! I've been there a few times!

    May 16

  • Louise M.

    Did I miss the address or does that come tonight?

    May 16

  • Eve

    Disappointed to have to back out. Johnny has a concert that evening with the Boulder Symphony Orchestra. I'll try to stop by for just a bit before I leave.

    May 11

    • Eve

      Yep! I'll be "walking" in Graduation in the morning, and officially Graduating in August. :) It's at 8 am in the CSU Gym Rec Center (I know... odd, it's because the Student Center is under construction). I'd love to have you guys come watch if you'd like!!

      May 11

    • Tracy S

      Whoo Hoo! I won't it, just due to getting back late. Maybe some of our friends can cheer you on. Nudge, nudge, wink, wink, hint!

      May 16

  • Sandy B.

    I'm bringing Cajun Chicken Pasta. Yum!

    May 16

  • Barbara S.

    I will bring homemade crusty bread. Hope I can find
    your house!

    May 16

  • Barbara S.

    I'm on a waiting list for this event, just wondering if there is room for me to attend??

    May 10

    • Marilou S.

      Hi Barbara, as some people drop out closer to the date for me reason or another, the waitlist gets shorter, so just check the website later this week and see if you are in.

      May 10

    • Marilou S.

      Barbara, you are in! May I know what you will be bringing!

      May 16

  • Deluvina

    Just got back from New Orleans....AND looking forward to this one!!! but was called in to work a day shift tmrw.... Sorry to miss this!! :(

    May 16

  • Trish

    I'll be brave and bring chicken gumbo and see if it will pass the Cajun cooks taste testing! I'll make some simple basmati rice also

    1 · May 16

  • Marilou S.

    Hello all! Saturday's event is coming close! Bruce Gardner is making Shrimp Étouffée with Baked Rice. He says "We'll need some crusty French bread and butter for sure. This dish has lots of veggies in it, but a salad would probably be a good idea. Any sort of appetizer would probably work, especially if it has a seafood theme. Great sides could include cornbread, anything with okra, shrimp cocktail, corn in various preparations, white beans and ham, stuffed bell peppers, roasted garlic for the bread, cooked spinach and tater salad." He is going to stay overnight in Fort Collins so all you single ladies, you can show him the town or have a party after the party!!!! See you Saturday!

    1 · May 12

    • Marilou S.

      Haresh, Please bring at least 3 loaves as there will be 26 people if everyone comes.

      May 15

    • Haresh

      Will do. Thanks for hosting Marilou.

      1 · May 16

  • Cheryl R

    I'll bring either a salad or dirty rice - haven't decided.

    1 · May 16

  • Lucky

    Off the waiting list! I think I'll bring Bourbon Milk Punch (a dessert in this case?). Possibly an appetizer too.

    1 · May 15

  • Trish

    I'm bringing cajun corn soup.

    1 · May 15

  • Marilou S.

    Hello everyone! Can you please indicate what you are bringing on Saturday? We will need appetizers like a Shrimp cocktail, crab dip, etc. more main dishes and a few desserts. Bruce will bring his homemade cocktail sauce. He will start cooking and showing us how to make the Shrimp Ettoufee and Baked Rice at 4:15 p.m. so please be on time! I will make Pecan Pie. If you are unable to come, please make sure you update your RSVP as there are 12 people on the waiting list. I will send the address tomorrow night! See you Saturday at 4:00 p.m.

    May 15

  • Linda E.

    I was sent a confirmation about 4 days ago. Confused but just let me know I have other plans I changed, no worries

    May 14

    • Marilou S.

      I don't know what happened there that you went to the bottom of the wait list. Did you add a +1 to your RSVP or has it always been there? And I was looking forward to the Bourbon Chicken and caper bites.

      May 14

  • Linda E.

    I'm considering bringing a bourbon chicken and capers bites.

    May 14

  • judy

    I will bring a kale salad. Looking forward to it.

    May 14

  • Kathy S.

    We'll be bringing Cajun Cornbread.

    1 · May 10

  • JoAnn K.

    Ohhh, just found out I am getting houseguests on the 17th..hate to cancel out, but someone from the waitlist will be happy :(
    JoAnn

    May 9

  • Molly

    I'm a maybe...might not be able to head back from AZ until Sat. I will update RSVP when I know for sure.

    May 9

    • Haresh

      That excuse does not sound good enough.

      May 9

    • Molly

      It's work. Trust me - if I could figure out how to get home Friday I would.

      May 9

  • Linda F.

    Do I dare….with two cajun friends attending?

    April 30

  • Karen

    Just had something come up and having to travel this weekend. Will catch everyone next time.

    May 9

  • Louise M.

    I'm bring a side dish - Cajun green beans. Can't wait to try this wonderful food!

    May 4

  • Barbara S.

    This event is right my alley. I hope there is room for me to attend. This will be my first foodie meet up.

    April 27

  • Annie

    Last night was a blast!! Great fun, good food and drink and best of all great people. Great meeting all of you...Thanks to John and Kathy for opening up their home....until next time.

    April 27

  • Annie

    Wish I could make it but my son is graduating that day!! Hope you all have a great time...Catch ya next time! Annie

    April 27

  • JoAnn K.

    Oh I'm IN! Last night's event was just so GREAT! Thanks so much, John and Kathy...Love your home, too! Great Job! It was great to see everyone, and meet all the new members, too!

    April 27

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