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Fig Cake with Buttermiilk Topping

Fig Preserve Cake with Buttermilk Glaze

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Figs are plentiful in Cajun country. As a result there are several classic, beloved recipes that are made with fig preserves. Ingredients1 1/2 cups sugar 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 tsp soda 1 tsp salt 1 tsp nutmeg 1 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp allspice 1/2 tsp cloves 1 cup canola ...

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Stuffed Mirlitons (Vegetable Pear)

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The popular mirliton (or vegetable pear, as it’s called) was often used to make seasoned pickles. This transition dish makes you appreciate mirlitons even more. Ingredients4 large mirlitons 1/2 cup diced onions 1/4 cup celery 3 tbsp cooking oil 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs 1 1/2 tsp seasoned salt 1 ...

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Okra Gumbo

Stewed (Smothered) Okra – Oven or Stove Top

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This is a classic way of cooking okra that allows you to use okra (la gombo fevi)  as a side dish or make the ever popular shrimp and okra gumbo. Ingredients3 pounds fresh or frozen okra 3 tbsp canola oil 1 cup chopped onion or 1 large onion 1 cup ...

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Sausage in Tomato Gravy

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An old time classic. Simple but filling. Ingredients1 package fresh sausage - turkey, chicken or other 2 tbsp vegetable oil 1 cup water 1 onion, chopped 1 bell pepper, chopped (optional) 1/2 cup ketchup or tomato sauceDirectionsStep 1In a heavy duty skillet or cast iron pot, heat the oil. Add ...

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Paw Paw’s Catfish Courtbouillion I

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This classic dish was inspired by a wonderful restaurant in Lake Charles, Louisiana; Paw Paw’s Seafood and Steak House. They were always more than happy to share their famous courtbouillon recipe; although this restaurant has now closed, their recipe lives on. Ingredients4 pounds dressed cut-up catfish 1/2 cup vegetable oil ...

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Ice Cream Float

Pop Rouge Float

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You hardly see pop rouge (strawberry) soda anymore. But if you want to make something special for your grandchildren, grandparents, or yourself, try this. And listen to the tales of the good ole’ days. Ingredients1 strawberry soda 2 scoops vanilla ice creamDirectionsStep 1In a tall glass, put two scoops of ...

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Cranberry Fruit Salad

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A popular holiday or Sunday dish. Perfect for Thanksgiving turkey, beef roast and dessert. Ingredients1 can (8 oz )crushed pineapple, drained but reserving juice 1/2 cup Ocean Spray cranberry juice cocktail 2 tbsp lemon juice 1 (3 oz) package raspberry gelatin 1 (16 oz) can Ocean Spray whole berry cranberry ...

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Crawfish Cornbread I

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Cornbread is a favorite throughout America, though you will find different versions of it in different parts of the country. In the North, where the corn muffin holds the distinction as the official state muffin of Massachusetts, it tends to be sweeter and more cake-like. In the South it tends ...

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Fried Shrimp (Easy)

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Ingredients2 lbs shrimp (cleaned and deveined) 1 tsp Tony Chachere's Cajun Seasonings 1 tbsp sugar 1 egg 1 cup flour 1 cup of crushed ice and waterDirectionsStep 1Prepare the batter several hours before frying. Put the flour, sugar, seasonings, and egg in a 2 quart bowl. Step 2Fill a 1 ...

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Grandmaw’s Tomato Sausage

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A classic sausage tomato gravy. Serve it up over rice along with a cabbage vinegar slaw and you have a very satisfying meal. Ingredients1 pound smoked sausage or fresh sausage 1 large sliced onion salt and pepper to taste 3/4 cup oil (or less) 1 large can tomato sauce or ...

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Old Fashioned Pecan Pralines

Veronica’s Pralines

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Melt in your mouth good. –¬†These pecan¬†pralines¬†are rich and buttery, sugary with a¬†nice pecan crunch and very addicting. Ingredients2 cups sugar 1/2 cup white karo syrup 1/2 cup water 2 cups pecan halves 1/2 stick butter 1 tbsp vanillaDirectionsStep 1In a heavy saucepan, combine sugar, syrup, water and pecans. Stir ...

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Traditional Wedding Dip

Crab Dip II

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A great classic party dip for weddings or large family gatherings. Our most popular dip! Ingredients3/4 cup butter 2 onion, finely chopped 2 stalks celery, finely diced 3 tbsp parsley, chopped 1 bell pepper, finely chopped 3 lbs crab meat or 7 (6.5 oz) cans 1 large can evaporated milk ...

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Crab Dip

Crab Dip I

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An easy classic dip great for parties and weddings. Ingredients2 lbs Crab, Crawfish or Shrimp 1/2 stick butter 1 bunch celery, chopped 1-2 onions, chopped 3 (10 oz) cans golden mushroom soup 1 bell pepper, choppedDirectionsStep 1Sauté onion, bell pepper and celery in the butter. Step 2Once soft, add the ...

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Beef Stew

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A stick-to-your ribs kind of meal. A comfort food. A great classic stew for the days when you need extra energy. Ingredients2 1/2 pounds beef chuck, round steak, or stew meat cut in cubes 1/3 cup flour 1 medium to large onion, chopped fine 1 1/2 tsp salt 1 1/2 ...

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Beef, Pork,Rice wrapped in cabbage

Simple Cabbage Rolls

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This is a classic Cajun dish that can be frozen. Prepare a large batch to be enjoyed over and over again. Ingredients1 lbs ground beef (or half beef and half pork) 1/2 cup onions, chopped salt and pepper to taste 3/4 cup uncooked rice 1 large head of cabbage 2 ...

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