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Recipes by Meredith Begnaud


Meredith’s Oatmeal Cookies

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A family favorite! I grew up eating these cookies, as did my children. Now their children will as soon as their first baby teeth come in. Ingredients 2 cups brown sugar 2 cups granulated sugar 2 cups shredded coconut 1 lb Crisco 4 eggs 3 cups Quaker oats 4 cups ...

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Jambalaya

Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya

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A favorite Cajun classic! Dale Begnaud in Memory of his Mom, Meredith Ingredients 1 large hen or chicken 3 cups onions, chopped 1 bunch green onions (scallions) 2 large bell peppers 1 clove garlic, minced fine 3 cups long grain rice 1 pound hickory smoked sausage salt and pepper to ...

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Jello Cake

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J-E-L-L-O – Even the simplest Jell-O dessert is a joy. Here is one dessert that will take your taste buds one step further. Dale Begnaud in memory of his mother’s Cajun cooking. Ingredients 1 box white or yellow cake mix 1 small box lemon or orange jello 2/3 cup water ...

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Eggplant Creole

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Eggplants have quite an eclectic history, but have always been delicious. For those who haven’t ventured too far out of their culinary norm, this is a great recipe to become accustomed to the eggplant. Dale Begnaud in memory of his Mom’s wonderful eggplant cooking. Ingredients 1 large eggplant 3 tbsp ...

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Shrimp Sauce Piquant

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A good sauce piquant is full of flavor and sass. This recipe lives up to that reputation. Dale Begnaud in memory of his mom’s great Cajun cooking Ingredients 3/4 cup oil 3/4 cup flour 1 bunch green onions scallions 1 large onion 1 medium bell pepper 1 (15 oz) can ...

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Honey Scotch Cookies

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These crisp, delicate delights are a wonderful treat for your loved ones. Similar to a tea cookie. Dale Begnaud in memory of his Mom’s great Cajun baking. Ingredients 1/4 pound butter 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 tsp salt 1 1/4 cup flour 1 egg, separated 1/4 tsp vanilla 1/4 cup sugar ...

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Heavenly Hash

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...ot find any. I was living out-of-state and called my friends to see if they could find some for me. I ended up with 8 boxes, 24 pieces each of this delectable candy. Now if Elmer’s runs out, I can make my own. Recipe by Dale Begnaud in memory of ...

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Peanut Butter Candy

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My mother’s note on her recipe card says it all – **Very Good** Dale Begnaud in memory of his Mom’s great Cajun baking skills. Ingredients 1/2 pound margarine or butter 1 box powdered sugar 1 cup graham cracker crumbs 1 (12 oz) jar peanut butter 1 (12 oz) package chocolate ...

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Red Velvet Cake

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Ingredients Frosting – 1st step 1 cup milk 1/4 cup flour Dash of salt For the Cake 1/2 cup Crisco 1 1/2 cups sugar 2 eggs 2 cups flour 1 cup buttermilk 1/2 tsp salt 1 tbsp cocoa 1 tsp vanilla 2 ounces red food coloring 1 tsp soda 1 ...

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Homemade Ice Cream (Banana or Cherry)

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Hot summer days, my Mom and I would get my children and make this for them. It was great fun and the children had a blast making homemade ice cream. Ingredients 1/2 gallon milk 8 eggs 4 tbsp cornstarch 2 (12 oz) cans Pet milk 1 tbsp vanilla Maraschino cherries ...

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Gold Brick Candy

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Easter is a time for many things, but for some it’s all about the candy. One of the most popular Easter candies is the Gold Brick. For those who can’t find them, or want them year-round, this recipe is a handy fill-in. Ingredients 4 1/2 cup sugar 1 large can ...

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Sweet Dough for Tarts – Tourte douce

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The most classic of our sweets is the sweet tart (small pies with filling). These can be filled with any filling of choice, although fig, coconut, bouille and blackberry are some of the all-time favorites Ingredients 1 block (8 tbsp) margarine or butter 2 tbsp shortening 2 eggs 1 cup ...

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Persimmon or Diet Persimmon Cookies

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Le kaki ou suit un régime le kaki – our recipe title in French. These were some of our favorites growing up – both the fruit and the cookie. The fruit was especially sweet, if allowed to almost over-ripen, otherwise the fruit will be tart and bitter. I can still ...

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Spinach Shrimp Casserole

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Dale’s Kitchen In Memory of his Mom – Meredith Begnaud Mom knew how to get us to eat our spinach. When she cooked this, there was never any left. So who said Popeye was the only one who liked spinach?   Ingredients 2 (10 oz) packages frozen spinach 1 tsp ...

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Figs Bars

Momma’s Fig Bars

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...they simply do not compare to the fresh fig. Treat yourself next time you see a fig tree that is ripe for picking. Most Cajuns are willing to share their figs! Comment J’aime ces figues! In Memory of Dale’s Mom – Meredith Begnaud. Ingredients 1 1/2 cup flour 1/2 tsp ...

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