In The Mood For A Lil’ Cajun Persuasion

It’s Fri-yay y’all!! I don’t know about you but I am in serious need of a “let’s take it easy” weekend! and maybe a cocktail or two… three…. What say you?! Speaking of “easy” how do y’all feel about “The Big Easy”? aka New Orleans? I happen to have a HUGE love for pretty much anything Louisianan 😉 especially the food. Louisiana is incredibly full and rich in history and that includes their food. This leads me to tell you how lucky I felt to get an invite to try some awesome Cajun style food from Razzoo’s Cajun Cafe.

Get this, Razzoo’s Cajun Cafe is right here in Texas! and they have been at this for over 26 years! Normally when I need a New Orleans fix I head to my favorite Evangeline Cafe on Brodie, in South Austin, but I figured why not give something new a try. I want to say our visit was definitely worth the drive out to Round Rock.

Check out the menu. There is probably a ton that you won’t be able to pronounce but I promise you the staff is used to it, just point and they’ll take it from there. Everything was delicious! So go ahead and be adventurous.

We started with “Rat Toes” (not actually rat toes) shrimp n’ crab stuffed jalapeno batter’d and fried w/ cool buttermilk dip, Fried Green Beans, and Fried Crawfish tails


Those Fried Green Beans tho….. Yummy.


and huge platter of shrimp cocktail


I’m not going to lie, at this point I am already on the edge of stuffed, but now we head into entrees. From Shrimp Creole, Big juicy shrimp in zesty creole sauce over fluffy rice, Cajun Etoufee, made with shrimp or crawfish in rich dark roux sauce with dirty rice, Fish Ah Yee , Fried tilapia fish covered with creamy cajun shrimp & crab sauce, served with rice & veggie’s, wait we’re not done folks…..and Tchoupitoulas, a tasty hickory-grilled chicken breast over smoked ham, rite nice mushrooms and taters topped with a special sauce. I’m getting full just thinking about all we ate. I think I need a second stomach.

But wait we’re still not done. Let’s talk cocktails. We shared the “Gator Punch” which is 6 liquors in a fishbowl and serves 4 ding dang people. I thought this was crazy soooo I went with the 1/2 size haha! it only serves 2 😉


while Jeff went for a more reasonably sized drink called the “Swamp Thing“, which is the “Mardi Rita” and a “Hurry Cane” blended with a melon and raspberry Liqueur topper.


Hopefully you’re now in the mood for a little or a lotta Cajun and I highly recommend you try out Razzoo’s Cajun Cafe. The atmosphere is fun, the food is delicious, and the staff treats you like family, but better 🙂 hahahaha!

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Address201 University Blvd #1300, Round Rock, TX 78665


Monday 11AM–11PM
Tuesday 11AM–11PM
Wednesday 11AM–11PM
Thursday 11AM–11PM
Friday 11AM–11PM
Saturday 11AM–12AM
Sunday 11AM–12AM



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H-E-B QUEST FOR TEXAS BEST – Top Texas Product Makers Earn Placement on Store Shelves

Hello my Love’s! How’s life been treating you all? For me, life as usual has been busy busy busy. I have so much to talk to you all about, but one thing at a time….

A couple of weeks ago I was invited to an awesome couple of events held by H-E-B grocery. The first being, The Quest for Texas Best is a signature program for H-E-B’s Primo Picks brand, which labels best-in-store products, all unique, delicious, and new. Since its inception in 2014, the Quest for Texas Best competition has yielded more than 200 new products on H-E-B store shelves across the state. At this event Nine Austin-area finalists presented their products to a panel of expert judges during a two-day round of competition. These finalists were selected from nearly 600 submissions across 200 Texas towns, yielding a delicious mix of sauces, salsas, spices, sweets and healthy food options along with meats and mixes. We learned their stories and got to know a little about almost all of the contestants. I’m not going to lie I may have fell into a “deep like” with a lot of these amazing products. I felt so sorry for the judges having to narrow down all of these amazing people and their products to just 4 winners. Jeff and I kept wondering how on earth they could do this.

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At the second event that’s exactly what had to happen. At H-E-B’s Primo Picks Quest for Texas Best these judges had to narrow the field of 25 finalists to just FIVE winners at the Central Texas Food Bank.


Grand Prize Winner ($25,000 and featured placement as a Texas Best Primo Pick):

Local Austin favorites and all around awesome ladies, Skull & Cakebones – Mocha Marmalade, Sascha Biesi + Yauss Berenji – Austin, Texas

After Sascha Biesi discovered milk and eggs were the cause of her infant daughter’s persistent rash, she began a quest for delicious foods sans the animal products. Enlisting the help of Yauss Berenji, the two built Skull & Cakebones based on friendship, their families’ passion for food and a mission of making delicious desserts without animal products (because if you can, why shouldn’t you?). Using the best local products on hand, Skull & Cakebones presents a truly Texas-strong dessert – Mocha Marmalade Chocolate layered with Cuvee Coffee frosting and topped with Cuvee infused chocolate pudding.

TWO First Place Winners ($20,000 EACH) That’s right y’all a TIE! :

The Texas Pecan Cake Shop – Lorraine’s Original Mini Texas Pecan Cakes, Bridget + Will McCoy – Bertram, Texas

Like the Lone Star State, Bridget McCoy’s Lorraine’s Original Mini Texas Pecan Cakes are one of a kind. Baked in the iconic shape of Texas from a secret family recipe, it is a pecan lover’s dream. Made with 100% Texas products from local growers, loaded with pecans and held together with just enough flour and sugar, it delivers the wonderful flavor of Mom’s holiday baking that can be enjoyed on any occasion. Every day is a cake day!

WarPig BBQ For Use on Butts And Ribs Sauce, Dennis Butterworth – Houston, Texas

Dennis Butterworth’s BBQ sauce, For Use on Butts And Ribs (F.U.B.A.R), is an elite sauce forged in the trenches of barbecue competition. This award-winning sauce was crafted by U.S. Army veterans to be the one and only sauce you need in your arsenal. Whether you’re a professional chef or a backyard grill commando, For Use on Butts And Ribs’ sweet, tangy flavor bridges the gap for all barbecue palates. When you purchase this awesome sauce some of the proceeds will go to “Folds of Honor” an organization that provides educational scholarships to spouses and children of America’s fallen soldiers and veterans. So you can feel great about eating all your BBQ 😉

Second Place Winner ($15,000):

Another Austin local company, Tamale Addiction’s Poblano & Muenster Cheese Organic Masa Tamales, Adrian + Mariana Paredes – Austin, Texas

This family unknowingly created a new tamale standard and culture among aficionados. First entering the farmers’ market circuit with Mexican desserts, they redirected their efforts to tamales. Today, Tamale Addiction is known for being fresh, organic, local and delicious with five versions that include meat, vegetarian, vegan, banana leaf and sweet tamales. By listening to their customers’ demand for an at-home option, they found a way to share their destiny with all of Texas via a two-pack of organic masa tamales filled with strips of roasted poblano pepper, fresh red salsa made from chile de arbol, and melted muenster cheese. These tamales were amazing y’all and I cannot wait for them to get into H-E-B.

Third Place Winner ($10,000):

La Familia Cortez Restaurants’ Mi Tierra Salsa Verde Salsa, Cariño Cortez & Michael Cortez – San Antonio, Texas

The family of Pedro Cortez – entrepreneur, restaurateur and savior of San Antonio’s Market Square – committed themselves to preserving the recipes that have been in the family since 1941, when the patriarch opened his first eatery, Jamaica #5, and eventually Mi Tierra. Over the years, Pedro’s sons and grandsons have combined traditional Mexican cooking techniques with the latest culinary advancements to safeguard Pedro’s process, ingredients and legacy. The family is intent on sharing this tasty legacy with customers near and far with Mi Tierra Salsa Verde – a secret mixture of oven roasted tomatillos and a blend of spices that create a tangy salsa great for enchiladas and more. Like they say, “salsa by choice, not by chance.”

“As we complete the fourth year of this statewide competition, we continued to be impressed by the inventiveness, creativity and phenomenal resolve that our fellow Texans showcase,” said James Harris, Director, Diversity & Inclusion and Supplier Diversity, H-E-B. “Although only five competitors walked away with a title and prize, Quest for Texas Best is a win for all Texans. Small businesses have the opportunity to grow with H-E-B and our customers enjoy added variety and access to the best locally sourced products.”

Because of H-E-B’s Primo Picks Quest for Texas Best my view of H-E-B has entirely changed. Not only will I be a loyal customer but I will be PROUD to shop from H-E-B. The amount of care, respect, and loyalty they show to Texas-based companies and it’s people is incredible and so admirable. I was so incredibly grateful to get to experience this awesome event and I am forever changed by it.

I hope that each of y’all give these products a chance to be in your home to feed you and your loved ones.

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Time Is Running out! Cochon555 Is on It’s Way!

That’s right Lovers! You have less than 4 hrs to enter to win 2 tickets to this years Cochon555. I will be doing a drawing Ol’ school style out of a hat or bowl today on my Instagram story at 5pm. Don’t forget to follow the rules listed out on my IG post.



General Admission tickets are only $125 for this all-inclusive feast, and I promise you every dollar is worth it. VIP is $200 and gets you an entire extra hour of noshing. Grab tickets now for Cochon555 Austin here: Cochon555 Austin and don’t forget to follow me here and on my IG: LOVEOFALLOFTHETHINGS to enter and qualify to win 2 general admission tickets, valued at a total of $250! 

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Cochon555 Austin- Don’t Miss Out on This Pig Party!

Mark those calendars for Sunday, August 20th Ladies and Gents! This one’s comin in HOT.  Cochon555 will be in Austin at The Four Seasons Hotel Austin, and you do NOT want to miss this pig party!

My friends at Cochon555 are kicking off an epic weekend full of creative food, artisanal wines and spirits, and heritage breed pork. If you love a good cause and want to attend one of the country’s most talked about culinary events, then clear your weekend calendar when Cochon555 returns to Austin on August 20th at the Four Seasons Hotel Austin! The event features five of Austin’s best chefs cooking five whole, heritage breed pigs in a friendly-ish 😉 competition for a cause. I can’t begin to tell y’all how excited I am to attend this event!

This year’s buzzworthy chefs are: James Flowers of TRIO, Sarah McIntosh of épicerie Cafe & Grocery, Nicholas Yanes of Juniper, Evan LeRoy of LeRoy and Lewis, and Clinton Kendall of East Side King. Notable butchers Bryan Butler of Salt & Time rounds out a stellar lineup. In addition, there are two satellite competitions, the Somm Smackdown (wine/pig matching) and Punch Kings (barkeeps facing off in whole-bottle cocktail tilt).

Those looking to make a weekend of it don’t need to wait until Sunday, as there is an opportunity to attend an exclusive charity dinner experience the night before the big event. On Saturday, we are hosting a Chef’s Course dinner called BESPOKE: An Evening of Culinary Modernity, with 100% of the proceeds going to benefit Piggy Bank, a Missouri farm-in-the-making that will gift free heritage breed pig genetics to family farms in need. For an in-depth look at the Cochon555 movement, a series of stunning videos and tickets to these must-do culinary experiences, please visit


General Admission tickets are only $125 for this all-inclusive feast, and I promise you every dollar is worth it. VIP is $200 and gets you an entire extra hour of noshing. Grab tickets now for Cochon555 Austin here: Cochon555 Austin and don’t forget to follow me here and on my IG: LOVEOFALLOFTHETHINGS to enter and qualify to win 2 general admission tickets, valued at a total of $250! 



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12 Day Road-Tripping – Primizie Snacks & High Brew Coffee For The Win.

I’m baaack! haha! My family and I went on our first family road-trip “vacation”, travelling from Austin, Texas to New Mexico, Arizona, California, to Nevada, then back through Arizona and New Mexico, then home to Austin (with stops in between) all with our 5-year-old in tow. Talk about a challenge!


First let me say it’s been my experience that road-trips in general can be exhausting dependent on how far and where you’re going. Our daughter did surprisingly amazing! I mean, she’s 5, so of course there were hiccups along the way, and funny enough those hiccups actually happened mostly when we weren’t driving, go figure. We were lucky enough to pack our cooler with some awesome road trip essentials (wedged behind my front passenger and the back seat) for us all to partake in. We were armed with Primizie Crisp Breads, Grandma’s HumusHigh Brew Coffee, Austonian Whiskey (for us adults, der, NO drinking and driving was involved), Goldfish, and some homemade sandwiches, and fresh fruit. It’s my job to help keep us all happy and our Little has grown a small obsession with Primizie Crisp breads so much so she wouldn’t put them down when we tried to take a picture. Which means we always have to have them on hand, they’re the BEST from everywhere and anywhere! say’s our Little.


Yes, we’re ALL in ponchos. Don’t judge! We’re Texans in 62 degree weather here 😉 hahaha!

Her favorite’s are the Gouda and Garlic, Simply salted, and a surprise for a kid the new Broccoli Kale, shhhh she has no idea she’s getting her veggies in this snack as well 😉

As a parent you want to make sure your kids aren’t eating “bad for you” foods and I have no worries when it comes to Primizie snacks. Primizie snacks are made with all natural products, non GMO, and they’re even certified Gluten free. These snacks are great for the whole family (when our Little wants to share), perfect amount of crisp and hold up to all kinds of dips and cheeses. My favorite pairing is Primizie’s Italian Herb with Grandma’s Humus, and an awesome addition to any road-trip, picnic, or late night craving. They even have something for your sweet tooth in the Dolce Caramel, think the flavor of a churro but better and more “classy” ha! If you’re here in Texas you can grab your Primizie snacks in any deli section of HEB, Randall’s, or Central Market. For any of you Lovers outside of Texas you can purchase straight from the website or click on my Amazon link here: Primizie Snacks on Amazon

On our road-trip we made a stop to see my family in California for a few days. We made sure to hit up our family cabin in the Sequoia National Forest, along with some “MUSTS” for me, C.A.L.M (California Animal Living Museum), Murray Family Farms, Morro Bay, and even Santa Barbara.

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I didn’t realize until we got to my parents how much I missed certain foods that remind me of good times in Bakersfield. If you’re ever in Bakersfield, California here’s a few places you should most definitely check out:

  • Rosemary’s Family Creamery: for some of the best house-made Ice-cream I’ve ever had in an old school Parlor setting. My favorite is the Terry’s Jersey Jr (The regular size is too big for me) made with mountains of fluffy billowed chocolate whip intermingled with their amazing vanilla. Simplicity at it’s finest.
  • Pyrenee’s Cafe: Awesome traditional style Basque food. It’s all great here and if you’ve never had Basque food you’re missing out.The sandwiches are also killer. I love the Hot Pastrami 😉 just look at its beauty!

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  • Mossman’s West Chester Coffee Shop, located inside West Chester Bowling Alley: The fish and chips here have been my favorite since I was a little girl. The portions are pretty big, the “chips” are tasty, and the tartar sauce is so good! My parents used to order take out and bring home for dinner as a treat.
  • Murray Family Farms: For amazing fresh produce! Plus you can also go pick your own fruit along with tons of activities for kids including a little zoo.
  • Smith’s Bakery: My favorite smiley face cookies and Champagne cake cupcakes that have ever existed and they almost ruined the whole trip for me. When we showed up they were out of BOTH. I was so upset I almost cried right there. No joke, I’m a 38-year-old woman who was almost brought to tears by this. So disappointing. That won’t stop me from saying you should make a trip to see them because you’ll never have cookies or champagne cake as great as these. Darn you for being out and crushing my dreams of happiness!! 😉

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Now last but not least if you ever find yourself on a road-trip of this magnitude you WILL need to keep that energy up! I would not have been able to survive our trip without Primizie snacks to snack on but we also needed that caffeine from my High Brew Coffee stash!


I find High Brew coffee to be the most convenient for me to travel with. Not only are they cold brew coffee’s (double the caffeine) but they come in the perfect 8 ounce portable cans that not only fit in any cooler but they’re perfect in my purse when I’m on the go. I LOVE the Mexican Vanilla, Salted Caramel, and Dark Chocolate Mocha…. O.k, I’m not gonna lie I love them all. Discovery alert: while we were at the beach we also discovered how amazing my favorite whiskey, Austonian Whiskey pairs with High Brew Mexican Vanilla, SCORE! and it’s even more amazing warmed up, DOUBLE SCORE! The perfect pairing.


Now in order not to take up too much more of your time, I’m gonna cut this short and end with a couple of slide shows of our stops along the way including the Hoover Dam and the magnificent Grand Canyon. If you haven’t been to these places, GO. They are breathtakingly beautiful and no pictures will ever do them justice. Also, We saw between 10-15 rainbows (not all photographed) including double rainbows, along the way at totally different times. Gorgeous.

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If you try out any of these products please share with me what you think. I’d love to hear from you. If you have any questions please be sure to reach out in the comments.

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