My friend Sam runs discussion dinners every month here in Austin. She let me host this past one, and I chose "family" as the theme. As a part of the theme, I asked everyone to prepare a family recipe and bring it for a potluck. Since I recently made jambalaya...

After putting it off too many times, I finally decided this past week to make a pot of my grandpa's jambalaya. This has always been intimidating to me for several reasons. One reasons is that whenever my parents would make a pot, it would take a while to prepare. Mom...