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Easy Lemon Curd For A Mother’s Day Queen Cake

Mother’s Day calls for a special tribute to Mamas. Why not celebrate with a Queen Cake and it’s layers of filling of cream and lemon curd. Recently, I found this appropriately named royal tower on Louisiana Cookin’ magazine’s website (http://louisianacookin.com/queen-cake/). I remembered reading this Mother’s Day Brunch article in our local library, so off I […]

Salads, Sweets

Tropical Fruit Salad, A Mama’s Invention

This tropical fruit salad is so typical of my mama’s delectable kitchen inventions. This citrusy fruit dish gives a light lift to any meal. It is a long-standing family favorite that comes from the knack Mama has of concocting recipes off the top of her head. There are other made-up¬†recipes, for instance, her delicious creamy […]

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Mama’s Tea Cakes

Do you ever crave a simple homemade cookie made with lots of tasty flavors? This recipe fits the bill! It’s an old fashioned tea cake made with Steen’s Syrup for a sweet molasses-like taste. The original instructions say to mix the dough with your bare hands. A little messy, yes, but worth the extra cleanup.

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Noelie’s Pecan Pralines

I’m sharing my family’s favorite holiday candy, Noelie’s Pecan Pralines, hoping it’ll become yours, too! This creamy melt-in-your-mouth homemade candy is made from my Maw-maw Noelie’s recipe. It’s a classic southern Louisiana favorite that’s easy to prepare, especially in cold, dry weather.

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Croquesignoles Or French Donuts

Grandma George’s Croquesignoles (French Donuts) I didn’t know my great-grandma, Grandma George, who was called after her husband’s first name. That’s how the married women used to be referred to in south Louisiana, by their husband’s first names. My daddy’s mama was “Madame Bill” and my mama “Madame Bill, Jr.” or “Madame T-Bill” as the […]