Tears in My Gumbo

When I'm not writing, I love to cook. However, this wasn't my day.(I should have kept on writing.) NEVERTHELESS, this is an AMAZING truly authentic New Orleans gumbo recipe. A few weeks ago, Mical and I had a gumbo-making day. Because we live in New Orleans, we can...

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