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Recipes by Cynthia Abshire


Cynthia Abshire’s Yam Casserole

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A popular and classic hoilday yam casserole. Ingredients 2 eggs, beaten 3 cups cooked sweet potatoes, mashed 1 stick softened butter 2/3 cup white granulated sugar 1 tbsp vanilla extract 2/3 cup light brown sugar 1/3 cup flour 1 stick butter (8 tbsp) 1/2 cup chopped pecans Directions Step 1 ...

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Cynthia’s Squash Supreme

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Ingredients 2 lbs squash 1 (10 oz) can cream of chicken 1 small carton sour cream 1 large carrot, grated 1 package cornbread stuffing mix 1 stick melted butter 1 onion, finely chopped 8 ounces grated sharp cheese Directions Step 1 Cook squash until tender in salted water. Drain well. ...

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Cajun Chocolate Cake

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Cynthia’s Cajun Chocolate Cake is decadent and delicious. Ingredients 2 cups sugar 1/2 cup buttermilk 2 cups flour 1 tsp soda 1 tsp vanilla 1 stick oleo, margarine or butter 4 tbsp cocoa 1/2 cup shortening 1 cup water Icing 1 stick oleo margarine or butter 4 tbsp cocoa 1/2 ...

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The Lord’s Supper Pie

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Ingredients 3 lbs fresh peaches peeled and sliced 1 1/2 cups sugar 3 tbsp cornstarch 1 pie shell, cooked Directions Step 1 In a bowl, combine the peaches and sugar and let stand for 3 hours. Step 2 After 3 hours, drain the juice into a separate bowl. You will ...

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Lazy Night Supper

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Ingredients 1 1/2 lbs ground beef 1 medium onion, chopped 1 (15 oz) can lima beans 1/2 cup washed rice 1/2 cup water Salt, black pepper, red pepper to taste Directions Step 1 In a medium to large skillet, brown the ground meat and remove any fat. Step 2 Add ...

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Couche-Couche

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Ingredients 5 tbsp cooking oil 2 cups yellow cornmeal 1 tsp salt 1 tsp sugar 1 tsp baking powder 2 cups milk Directions Step 1 Pour four of the five tablespoons of cooking oil into a heavy iron skillet or saucepan that has a tight lid. Let it heat while ...

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Orange Bundt Cake

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Mawmaw says this one of her favorite all time cakes. Ingredients 1 box Yellow Cake Mix 1/2 cup coconut 1 small can pineapple drained 1/2 cup chopped pecans 1 can (6 oz) frozen orange juice 1/2 cup sugar 1 cup powdered sugar for glaze Directions Step 1 Mix cake according ...

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Genevia’s BBQ Sauce

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We prepare this sauce for our bar-b-cues. Great barbie sauce for any occasion. I always double the recipe. Ingredients 2 small cans tomato sauce 2 cans water (same as tomato sauce) 2 tbsp yellow mustard 2 tbsp steak sauce 2 tbsp lemon juice 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce 1 cup Brown ...

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DeeDee’s Meatloaf

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Comfort food straight from the heart! Ingredients 1 egg 1 cup bread crumbs 2 small cans tomato sauce 1 onion finely chopped 11/2 pound ground meat 1/2 cup water 3 tbsp brown sugar 2 tbsp prepared mustard 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce Directions Step 1 Mix meat, bread crumbs, onion, beaten ...

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Crawfish Salad

Crawfish Salad

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A great fresh tasting salad hot or cold – Super for a main dish. Ingredients 1 lb cooked crawfish 1 small package of macaroni 2 tbsp pickled relish 1 small jar of chopped pimentos 1 cup chopped celery 1 cup chopped bell pepper 1 small onion, chopped 1 to 2 ...

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Patsy’s Funeral Cake

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Ingredients 2 eggs 3 cups sugar 2 cups flour 2 tsp baking soda 1 can crushed pineapple (not drained) 1 (5 oz) can evaporated milk 1 cup pecans, chopped 1 stick margarine Directions Step 1 Mix baking soda in with flour. Then add eggs, 2 cups of sugar, and pineapple. ...

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DeeDee’s Baked Custard

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Ingredients 3 eggs, slightly beaten 2 cups milk 1/4 cup sugar 1/4 tsp salt 1 tsp vanilla Directions Step 1 Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Step 2 Combine beaten eggs, sugar and salt in a bowl. Step 3 Scald the milk by pouring the milk into a saucepan over medium-low ...

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Granny’s Shrimp Salad

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Ingredients 1 cup celery, chopped fine 1 cup chopped bell pepper 1 cup onion, chopped fine 1 (4 oz) jar chopped pimento, drained 3/4 cup salad dressing 1 1/2 tbsp mustard 1/4 cup pickle relish 3 to 4 boiled eggs, chopped 2 lbs cooked shrimp or crawfish, cut in halves ...

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Crawfish or Shrimp Dip

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A Party Dip – great for family gatherings or weddings. Ingredients 1 cup chopped onions 1/2 cup chopped celery 1/2 cup chopped bell pepper 2/3 cup chopped green onion tops 2/3 cup parsley 1 (4 oz) jar pimentos 2 tsp butter or margarine 2 to 3 lbs crawfish or shrimp ...

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Traditional Holiday Eggnog

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Ingredients 12 eggs, preferably fresh 1/2 tsp salt 2 quarts milk 1 cup brandy or whiskey 2 tbsp vanilla extract 1 cup sugar 3 tsp ground nutmeg 2 cups heavy cream or whipping cream Directions Step 1 Prepare at least 4 hours before serving. In heavy 4 quart pan beat ...

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