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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 […]

Four layers of fig cake on red toil cake plate.
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Fig Cake

I started making this fig cake when I had an oversupply of fig preserves in my pantry. The jewel filled jars of this sweet fruit came mostly from visits with Momma. It seems we couldn’t leave empty-handed. Then I remembered a spicy, moist cake from my childhood.

A bundt pan with a fresh apple cake in the oven.
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Mawmaw’s Fresh Apple Cake

Mawmaw’s Fresh Apple Cake is my Cajun grandmother’s signature dessert. She often made it using fresh apples, pecans, and warm spices. The fresh fruit causes the cake’s moistness and flavors to intensify after a few days of baking. It’s easy to prepare and can be made in advance to save time. Perfect for weekend entertaining.