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Recipes by Linda Thibodeaux


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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The Wait Cake

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...seal it in an airtight container and refrigerate it for three days before serving. Some things are worth waiting for. You will have everyone asking, “Is it cake yet?” This recipe was handed down from a cook named Linda Roy. Ingredients 1 package butter flavored cake 2 cups sugar 1 ...

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Pickled Eggs (And Beets if Wanted)

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To make easy to peel hard boiled eggs, allow the fresh eggs to age for a couple of weeks in the refrigerator before boiling. Ingredients 12 hard cooked eggs 2 medium sliced onions 2 tbsp yellow mustard 2 cups white vinegar 1 cup sugar 1 tbsp salt 1 tbsp celery ...

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Shrimp and Crab Casserole II

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Sometimes you just don’t have fresh or frozen shrimp on hand and are hungry for a seafood casserole. This will work for you using canned shrimp and crabmeat. Ingredients 2 cups rice 1/2 cup water 1 bell pepper, chopped 1 bunch green onions, chopped 1/2 stick margarine or butter 1 ...

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Christmas Pepper Chutney

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This bright, spicy condiment is great alongside fowl or simply spread atop cream cheese on a cracker. Serve at your next party or family gathering. Ingredients 4 large red peppers, cut into 1/2 inch dice 2 jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped 4 cloves garlic, finely minced 1 1/4 cup cider ...

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Mardi Gras Swamp Punch

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My sister prepared this punch for my son’s graduation party and it was a hit. It was the first dish I ran out of. It is a basic Lemon Lime Punch with Sherbet but the green color makes it reminiscent of the swamp waters. You could add purple food color ...

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Fig Ice Cream

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Figs are among the oldest fruits. Figs are wonderful straight off the tree And what’s really nice you can also eat the peel. Many Cajun love making fig preserves – Great with bread, corn bread, or over cream cheese as an appetizer. Another sweet use is fig ice cream – ...

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Pumpkin Cream Cheese Dessert

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Remember that you can use sweet potatoes whenever the recipe calls for pumpkin. Ingredients 1 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs 3 tbsp sugar 1 stick butter, melted 1 (8 oz) cream cheese, softened to room temperature 2 eggs beaten 2/3 cup sugar 2 packages (3 3/4 oz) instant French vanilla ...

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Seafood Dressing

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We know Mawmaw and Grandma did not have the luxury of cream soups but that does not mean a Cajun can’t use them. Especially since Mawmaw and Grandma now use them too! Ingredients 1 cup margarine or butter 1 cup onion chopped 1 cup bell pepper chopped 5 cups raw ...

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Jalapeno Corn Pudding

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This corn pudding is definitely comfort food with a nice bite. Ingredients 1 can cream style corn 1 cup yellow cornmeal 2 sticks melted butter 3/4 cup buttermilk 2 medium onions chopped 2 eggs, beaten 1/2 tbsp baking soda 4 ounces sharp cheddar cheese 5 slices American cheese 3 jalapeno ...

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Pecan Nougats

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One of my favorite things ever, growing up! Ingredients 4 cups ground pecans 1 block butter (8 tbsp) 1 cup sugar 1 cup brown sugar 3 egg whites Directions Step 1 Mix all ingredients well and shape into medium size balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheet and press down on ...

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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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Simple Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

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...Like Reese’s but in cookie-format 😉 Ingredients 1 cup creamy peanut butter 1 cup white sugar 2 large eggs beaten 2 cups chocolate chips Directions Step 1 Cream peanut butter and sugar. Add the beaten eggs and mix well. Step 2 Add the 2 cups chocolate chips. Step 3 Drop ...

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Nadine’s Eggplant Ritz Casserole (Mirliton or Squash can be used)

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This dish is so versatile as you can use either eggplant, squash or mirlitons (chayote vegetable pear squash). I am tempted to try all three together. Ingredients 1 pound ground beef 1 medium onion chopped 1 small bell pepper 2 ribs celery chopped 2 garlic cloves crushed or 1 tsp ...

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Marinated String Beans

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Green beans, otherwise known as snap or string beans, are the most popular edible pod bean in the United States. Here’s a delicious way to prepare them. Ingredients 3 (15 oz) cans green beans 1/3 cup sugar 1/3 cup Wesson or Canola Oil 1/2 cup wine vinegar 2 tbsp soy ...

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