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In memory of his grandmother on her passing in 2006, Brandon, Co-editor of the website, writes: Annie Mae Abshire was born, raised, married and lived in Kaplan, LA, for all 88 years of her life. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who will be missed by all. With ...

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A Cajun French Doughnut Pastry

Beignets – A French Doughnut

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Beignet is Cajun French for “French Donut.” Cafe Du Monde in New Orleans popularized this indulgent Cajun treat. See our complimentary blog post, Making Old-fashioned Beignets, for illustrated instructions. Ingredients1/2 cup shortening 1/2 cup sugar 2 packages yeast 6 1/2 cups plain flour 1 tsp salt 1 cup evaporated milk ...

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Ham ‘n Bean Soup

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Ingredients2 onions, chopped 1 bell pepper, diced 1 small bag great northern beans (dried) Ham bone or 1 lb chopped ham Salt and pepper to tasteDirectionsStep 1Put all ingredients in a heavy soup pot with enough water to cover all ingredients. Step 2 Boil on medium heat until beans are ...

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Old Fashioned Fig Preserves III

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Cooking figs take patience waiting for the sugar to turn into syrup. But as any Cajun will tell you, it’s well worth the wait. Great with Cush Cush and for making fig tarts and cakes. Ingredients4 gallons fresh figs (16 quarts) 1 tsp baking soda 7 lbs sugar - 16 ...

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Crawfish or Shrimp Dip

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A Party Dip – great for family gatherings or weddings. Ingredients1 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 2 ...

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Rice and Gravy

Rice and Gravy

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Rice and gravy is a staple here in South Louisiana. It’s one of the first things you learn to cook. Any meat can be used, including chicken. This recipe was used in an instructional blog post if you’d like to have more guidance or see more photos. Ingredients1 lb round ...

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Cheese Dip

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An appetizer must for every family get-together! Ingredients2 (10 oz) cans Rotel Brand Diced Tomatoes Bag of tortilla chips 1 lb Velveeta CheeseDirectionsStep 1Cut the block of Velveeta Cheese into squares. Open both cans of Rotel, draining only one. Step 2 Place the Velveeta squares into a microwave safe dish ...

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Pork Jambalaya

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Another Cajun Classic! So good, you’ll slap your momma. Ingredients1 lb cubed pork chops or pork fingers 1/2 cup oil 1 onion, sliced 1 cup parsley 1/2 cup green onion tops 2 cups rice 2 cups hot water 1/2 tsp red pepper 1/2 tsp black pepper 1 tbsp saltDirectionsStep 1Cook ...

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Carrie Abshire’s Fresh Apple Cake

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This is a recipe my mom used to make to take to work. It was really good, and she’d always have to make sure my sister and I didn’t eat it before she got it out of the door. Ingredients4 cups peeled apple slices 2 cups sugar 2 cups flour ...

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Cynthia Abshire’s Yam Casserole

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A  popular and classic hoilday yam casserole. Ingredients2 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 flour1 stick butter (8 tbsp) 1/2 cup chopped pecansDirectionsStep 1Mix together eggs, sweet potatoes, ...

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Cynthia’s Squash Supreme

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Ingredients2 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 cheeseDirectionsStep 1Cook squash until tender in salted water. Drain well. Step 2 Together with ...

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Chicken & Dumplings

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Ingredients1 roasting chicken (cut up) 2 cans biscuits 2 tbsp oilDirectionsStep 1Season chicken to taste with salt and red pepper. Brown meat in oil. Add enough water to cover the chicken. Cook for about 1 hour or until meat is tender. Step 2 Cut each biscuit into six pieces. Drop ...

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Chicken Casserole

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A great tasting chicken casserole that’s easy to make. Ingredients8 pieces of chicken 1 stick butter 2 (10 oz) cans cream of mushroom soup 2 (14 oz) cans French onion soup 2 cups clean, uncooked riceDirectionsStep 1Melt a stick of butter and pour into a 13x9 baking dish. Mix in ...

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