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Mint Julep

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Get your hat ….The Kentucky Derby is on – Mint Juleps are a sell out. Some Mint Julep have sold for as high as $2,000 a drink. If that is too fancy for you, try making your own. Very easy to do!

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Blueberry Topping for Cheesecake

Blueberry Jam (Low Sugar)

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It is Blueberry Season and everyone loves blueberries also known as star berries We love them fresh picked eaten straight from the bush or baked into a favorite dessert or we enjoy them as jam, preserves and jelly. Maine is the blueberry production capital of North America but they are grown in ...

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Watermelon Puree Frozen Popsicle

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It’s Watermelon Time!!! Did you know July is celebrated as National Watermelon Month? And because it is full of water;the fruit is called a WATERmelon. About 91.5 percent of the entire food is water thus why it is probably one of the most popular foods during summer. Every part of a watermelon is ...

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Fresh Blueberries

Blueberry Pie

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With July being Blueberry month – here are a few fun facts from the USDA and a great pie recipe adapted from Better Homes and Garden. ▪ Blueberries grow in clusters on bushes but don’t ripen at the same time ▪ Blueberries are also called star berries ▪ Wild blueberries grow on low ...

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Raspberry Fig Jam

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A new twist on fig jam…Raspberry flavor. The recipe does call for peeling the figs; some Cajun cooks prepare the recipe by grinding the entire fig with skin on. Fun facts on the delicious raspberry from the USDA ▪ Raspberries can be red, black, purple, and golden in color ▪ ...

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Spiced Fig Preserves

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If you have never tried Spiced Fig Jam…now is the time to make it!! July is Fig month Pick, them – Cook Them and Can Them and Eat Them. Afraid of wasp in the trees? Here is an interesting fact about that. From omgfacts.com fig wasps and fig trees have a ...

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Fig Cobbler with Cheddar Cheese Crust

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A cobbler , a deep-dish fruit pie with a rich biscuit crust, usually only on top. would be a perfect dish to make with Extra Fresh Figs. The crust a tasty biscuit dough is highlighted in taste by the shredded cheddar cheese used   Don’t have time to make the crust…a store purchased pie ...

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Bread and Butter Pickles (Good and Easy)

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Pickle is defined as “a small cucumber preserved in vinegar, brine, or a similar solution”. You won’t be in a pickle if you made these pickles. This recipe is so good, fast and easy to make and the recipe works really well with vidalia onions. Once you eat the cucumbers in the pickles, ...

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Roasted Red Potatoes

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Red potatoes stay firm when cooking and are frequently referred to as new potatoes. Red potatoes which have medium to low starch hold their shape when boiled, baked or sliced. Which is why most Cajun use them to make their potato salads.

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Baked Sweet Potatoes – Yams

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My Mom baked the best sweet potatoes. For years I tried to replicate hers and always blamed my not having a gas oven as to why mine were not quite as juicy and as flavorful. In fact I tried wrapping in foil but they still were not perfect. My problem ...

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Stuffed Banana Peppers

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Pawpaw picked a peck of cheese-stuffed bacon-wrapped banana peppers. When his hands started burning, we found he could coat his hands in sour cream, evaporated milk, fresh lime juice, vaseline, or vegetable oil to soothe his skin.

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String Beans (Green Beans) and Potatoes

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From the LSU College of Ag Center = Snap beans, green beans, or string beans…no matter which name you prefer, they are one and the same and in season! Green snap beans are categorized into two different groups, bush or pole beans, based on growth characteristics. If the bean plant needs support ...

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Baked Chops Keto Friendly

Baked Pork Chop

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Pork has always been a favorite of the Cajun culture. Our more popular dishes made from pork are boudin, cracklings, and hog-head cheese, From the High Plains Midwest Agricultural Journal –Pork tenderloin is just as lean as a skinless chicken breast. –It takes about eight minutes to broil, grill or ...

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Momma’s Sunday Chicken

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eduation.yahoo.com relates that the Cornish chicken, a breed of poultry that originated in Cornwall, England, gained prominence only after it was established in the United States. Its body shape is quite different from that of other chickens. Both males and females have short legs and broad muscular breasts. The stuffing used in this ...

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Sliced Bread Topped with Cinnamon Sugar

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A simple recipe that packs in the memories.I can still remember the smell making these for my children right before school or as an afternoon snack.

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