As I shared Tuesday in this post, you guys recently gave me a lot of post suggestions and feedback. One of the overwhelming requests was for more recipes, so here we are! I’m excited to share two of my favorite non-clothing passions with you guys… MacKenzie-Childs and pasta.
Christian’s family is from New Orleans, so he grew up eating plenty of jambalaya, red beans and rice and all things deliciously Cajun. Thankfully I also love all of these dishes, and one of my favorite one-pot dinners to make is pasta jambalaya.
I love this simple and budget-friendly recipe, and I usually add some extra heavy cream… because I’m from Mississippi which means I am not afraid of the extra calories if it makes dinner more delicious. Of course if you’re trying to keep things on the lighter side you don’t have to do that!
photos by Christian Barnes
large and small pots c/o MacKenzie-Childs | table – antique, DIY paint job shared here | chairs and slipcovers | denim, also available here | top – Forever21 (sold out), love this one and this one | earrings | lips – in Baci | pasta bowls | similar placemats | painting by my Mom | wine c/o Seven Daughters Wine | salt & pepper shakers – Peter’s Pottery (it’s a Mississippi “thing!”) | scalloped pillows – Home Goods find, similar style here
As I’ve shared here when I went on a behind-the-scenes tour of MacKenzie-Childs, I’m a longtime fan of the brand. Now that I have some of their cookware (which has been on my lust list for years), it not only makes my stovetop a lot prettier but also makes serving meals out of the pots and pans so much more fun!
I usually leave my cookware in the kitchen but these pieces are too pretty not to bring to the table.
Thanks so much for reading! And if you have any favorite Cajun dishes I’d love to hear – XO –