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Recipes by Bill Martin


Mamaw Summet’s Chocolate Gravy

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This is so good that it’ll make a hound break a log chain to get to it. One day at work I asked if anyone had any unusual recipes. A young lady, Jordan Raymer, asked if I had ever had Chocolate Gravy and Biscuits. That one got my attention. Ingredients ...

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Easy Pecan Pie

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This pecan pie recipe made with Jello vanilla instant pudding was passed down to me from my mama. Mama and daddy were true Cajun. Their parents only spoke French and mom and dad spoke French when they didn’t want us kids to know what they were talking about. I come ...

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Ms. Sally’s Cajun Pork Roast

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Delicious pork roast prepared on a grill. This recipe was given to me by my Cajun cousin, Sally Sonnier Hand. It may have originated with her dad, Uncle Otis Sonnier. Wherever it came from it is a delicious Cajun way to cook a pork roast and I think it will ...

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Kumquat Nut Bread

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...culinary uses include candying and kumquat preserves, marmalade, and jelly. Kumquats can also be sliced and added to salads. In recent years kumquats have gained popularity as a garnish for cocktail beverages, including the martini as a replacement for the more familiar olive. A kumquat liqueur mixes the fruit with ...

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Custard Pie or Coconut Custard Pie

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Coconut juice or coconut water is the liquid inside a coconut. Coconut milk is produced by steeping grated coconut in hot water then straining; coconut cream is coconut milk cooked down until it thickens, or grated coconut steeped in hot milk instead of water. Ingredients 3 eggs 1/2 cup white ...

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Tante Linda’s Buttermillk Fig Preserve Cake with Buttermilk Glaze

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Grab those fig preserves that you have hiding in the kitchen cabinets and get to baking and make this rich, decadent Cajun fig preserve cake. Ingredients 2 cups flour 2 cups sugar 1/2 cup cooking oil 1 cup buttermilk 3 eggs 2 cups fig preserves 1 cup chopped pecans 1 ...

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Prize Winning Fresh Apple Cake

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This recipe won 3rd place at the Teche News Contest in November 2001 in St. Martinville, La. This recipe was given to me around 1980 by Mrs. Ruby Kiper a dear friend. It was a cold winter day with a fine misty rain falling. My Mother called and said they ...

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Freezer Cucumber Pickles

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So Many Cucumbers and So Little Time to Eat Them? Freezer Pickles can get you more time to enjoy them. This is a good way to make use of plastic margarine tubs, peanut butter & mayonnaise containers. These are so good you will want to eat them right out the ...

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Cornbread Salad

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Cornbread is a popular item enjoyed by many people for its texture and aroma. Cornbread is a common bread in the Cajun cuisine. Take the cornbread one bite further with this very unique type of salad.   Ingredients 1 package Jiffy Cornbread mix, mix according to package directions or 1 ...

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Good Luck Black-Eyed Peas

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Back-eyes are a traditional New Year’s Day dish especially among Cajuns along with pork and cabbage. I can remember talking to my parents and siblings every New Year’s day, wishing good health and prosperity. To this day, the remaining siblings share that wish with each other. Ingredients 4 strips of ...

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Gwyn Dill Pickles

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Often called kosher-style dill pickles, these are quick to make. Use either small whole cucumbers or cut larger ones into quarters. Because dill pickles have such a bold flavor, it only takes a small serving to flavor your food. Top a burger or sandwich with just two or three slices. ...

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Kumquat Bread

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Kumquats are tiny fruits with a sweet to sour citrus flavor and a fully edible peel. Kumquats are in season starting in October in South Louisiana. Ingredients 2 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 3 cups flour 2/3 cup oil 1 cup brown sugar 4 eggs 2/3 ...

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Persimmon Bread with Toasted Pecan Brown Sugar Glaze

Persimmon Bread I

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Freeze the persimmon pulp and make this bread anytime! Ingredients 1 cup persimmons pulp 1 cup brown sugar 2 tablespoon oil 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cups raisins 1 egg 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup chopped nuts - Choice of pecans - ...

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Persimmon Bread II

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Persimmons, the Latin word for it means “food of the gods.” From eHow – Persimmon is an attractive tree with nutritional, sweet, autumn-ripening fruit that has been an old-fashioned favorite for homeowners in U.S. Department of Agriculture hardiness zones 5 through 11, depending on the variety. Persimmon trees fall into ...

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Persimmon Bread III

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Persimmon wood is very heavy and hard. It was once used to make golf clubs. Persimmon trees can take up to seven years before they produce fruit. Persimmons are used to make baked goods, such as cookies and breads. Source: producepedia.com Ingredients 2 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 ...

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