Keshia Knight Pulliam whipped up something special at Essence Festival…and she’s serving it up with love with the help of her daughter Ella. The actress stopped by the Essence Eats stage to show us how to throw down on some classic New Orleans eats with the help of Zatarain’s.

Immediately after showing of her chef skills for the crowd, she got little miss Ella in on the fun. Pulliam posted a photo of herself with her “smunchkin” backstage, and the moment will literally make you melt. “Just finished on the @essence Festival Eats Stage!!,” she writes. “Getting feedback from my #1 smunchkin. Don’t miss me tomorrow cooking up some yummy @zatarains.”

What the festival-goers got to witness is just a glimpse of what Pulliam is doing with her new cooking brand Keshia’s Kitchen. The actress-turned-chef offers online cooking courses to teach novice chefs how to make delicious recipes. She also has her own line of signature spices. We’re getting hungry just writing about it!

Best of all, baby Ella seems to approve all of her mom’s kid-friendly recipes.

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Mommy & Ella… coming soon!!@essence @zatarains

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