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Recipes by Amanda LeMoine Ellerbe


Amanda’s Fruit Salad

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Fruit salad is a traditional Cajun side dish for holiday and family gatherings. Amanda, one of our frequent guest recipe contributor writes – “My mother made this fruit salad at Thanksgiving and Christmas. Its always better the next day! ” Ingredients 2 cans (15 oz) fruit cocktail 1 small bag ...

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Chocolate Chip “Yummy”

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This is a very rich, yummy dessert. Ingredients 2 (8 oz) cream cheese 3 eggs 2 cups sugar 2 rolls chocolate chip ready to bake cookies Directions Step 1 Mix cream cheese, eggs and sugar. Put aside. Step 2 Grease a 13X9 inch pan. Slice one roll of cookies into ...

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Grandma’s Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

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This is my Grandmother’s recipe, she made it every Fourth of July. This is a rich and delicious ice cream. Ingredients 8 eggs 1 3/4 cups sugar 4 tbsp all purpose flour 1/2 tsp salt 3 (12 oz) cans evaporated milk 2 tsp vanilla Directions Step 1 Separate egg yolks ...

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Fudge

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This is a great holiday fudge. My mother made this recipe when my sister and I were little. I think my dad ate most of it! Ingredients 1 (16oz) package old fashioned cream drops (chocolate covered with white filling inside) 1 cup peanut butter 2 - 3 tbsp margarine Directions ...

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Beer Spice Bread

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I made this bread and took it to work. Everyone raved about how good it was! Ingredients 1/2 cup butter, softened 1 cup granulated sugar 2 eggs 1 1/2 cup plain flour 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp nutmeg 1 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp salt 1 ...

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Oreo Cookie Pie

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If you love Oreo cookies, here is one recipe to add to your favorites! Ingredients 1 (16 oz) bag Oreo cookies 2 (8 oz) cream cheese, room temperature 1 large box instant chocolate pudding 2 (8 oz) tubs Cool Whip 1 (14oz) can condensed milk 1 cup + 2 oz ...

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Seven-Minute Frosting Meringue II

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This frosting is wonderful for a homemade coconut cake. Just add coconut on top of the frosting when you put it on your cake. Remember this frosting should be prepared when the humidity is not too high. Ingredients 2 egg whites, unbeaten 1 1/2 cup sugar dash of salt 5 ...

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Drop and Roll Nutmeg Cookies

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...These are quick, easy and my kids love them! Ingredients 1 3/4 cup flour 1 tbsp baking powder 1/2 tsp nutmeg 1 egg 3/4 cup sugar 1 tsp salt 3/4 cup milk Directions Step 1 Mix all ingredients together. Drop by teaspoonfuls into hot oil. Step 2 When brown, drain ...

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Chocolate Whiskey Balls

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...My mother made these occasionally at Christmas time. Ingredients 1 cup vanilla wafers, ground/crushed 1/4 cup whiskey 1 cup pecans, ground 2 tbsp Karo syrup 1 cup powdered sugar 1 tbsp cocoa Directions Step 1 Mix all ingredients well. Knead dough with hands as necessary. Form into small balls and ...

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Buttermilk Pie

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My mother-in-law always made this pie for holidays. It didn’t last long. It’s delicious. Ingredients 1 - 9 inch unbaked pie shell 1/2 cup butter 2 cups sugar 3 tbsp flour (rounded) 3 eggs beaten 1 cup buttermilk 1 tsp vanilla Directions Step 1 Have butter soft at room temperature. ...

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Mama’s Easy No Bake Fruitcake

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Mama made this easy fruitcake for Christmas. Ingredients 12 ounces box vanilla wafers crushed 1 can condensed milk 2 cups chopped pecans 1 - 8 ounce dates chopped 1 1/2 cup coconut 4 ounces red candied cherries 4 ounces green candied cherries 4 ounces candied red pineapple chopped 4 ounces ...

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No-Crust Sweet Potato Pie

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This is a delicious pie that makes its own crust. Ingredients 4 medium sweet potatoes 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup flour 1/2 cup margarine 1 egg 1/2 - 1 tsp almond extract Directions Step 1 Peel and cube sweet potatoes. Place in water and cook until done. Drain potatoes and ...

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MaMa’s Pound Cake

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Start the coffee brewing or run down to the corner and get some Community Coffee, because this cake is just wonderful with coffee. Ingredients 2 sticks butter 1/2 cup shortening 3 cups flour 3 cups sugar 1/2 tsp baking powder 1 cup milk 1 tsp rum flavoring 1 tsp coconut ...

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Peanut Butter Cookies

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These were always a wonderful after school snack growing up in Louisiana. Ingredients 1 cup shortening 1/2 tsp salt 1 cup peanut butter 1 cup sugar 1 cup brown sugar firmly packed 2 eggs well beaten 1 tbsp milk 2 cups sifted plain flour 1/2 tsp baking soda Directions Step ...

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Tea Cakes

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My grandmother made these cookies all the time. These are very good with coffee. Ingredients 3/4 cup shortening 2 cups sugar 2 eggs Dash of nutmeg 4 tbsp milk 1 tsp baking soda Pinch of salt 1 tsp vanilla Enough plain flour to make stiff dough (at least 2 1/2 ...

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