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  • Avocado Salsa

    Avocado Salsa

    Avocado Salsa (Source: WAFB)Avocado Salsa (Source: WAFB)

    This recipe combines avocado and jalapeños to create this tasty salsa. It's great for an appetizer with chips or a taco topping.

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    This recipe combines avocado and jalapeños to create this tasty salsa. It's great for an appetizer with chips or a taco topping.

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  • Red Wine Chocolate Ganache Cake

    Red Wine Chocolate Ganache Cake

    Red Wine Chocolate Ganache Cake (Source: WAFB)Red Wine Chocolate Ganache Cake (Source: WAFB)

    This cake is super simple, but the addition of the red wine takes this one to another level. Perfectly ideal for holiday celebrations, like Mother’s Day, or even an afternoon snack.

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    This cake is super simple, but the addition of the red wine takes this one to another level. Perfectly ideal for holiday celebrations, like Mother’s Day, or even an afternoon snack.

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  • Fire-Roasted Shrimp and Mixed Vegetables

    Fire-Roasted Shrimp and Mixed Vegetables

    Fire-Roasted Shrimp with Mixed Vegetables (Source: WAFB)Fire-Roasted Shrimp with Mixed Vegetables (Source: WAFB)

    The great thing about this dish is that you can make it what you want by alternating vegetables or choosing chicken, beef, or a different seafood. This meal is also perfect for quick outdoor grilling, and the cleanup is a breeze!

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    The great thing about this dish is that you can make it what you want by alternating vegetables or choosing chicken, beef, or a different seafood. This meal is also perfect for quick outdoor grilling, and the cleanup is a breeze!

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  • Kentucky Derby Hot Brown Sandwich

    Kentucky Derby Hot Brown Sandwich

    Kentucky Derby Hot Brown Sandwich (Source: WAFB)Kentucky Derby Hot Brown Sandwich (Source: WAFB)

    There is an open-faced turkey sandwich that originated in Louisville at the Brown Hotel. Chef Fred K. Schmidt created the first recipe in 1926. Today, the Brown Hotel still serves up about 800 of these sandwiches per week.

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    There is an open-faced turkey sandwich that originated in Louisville at the Brown Hotel. Chef Fred K. Schmidt created the first recipe in 1926. Today, the Brown Hotel still serves up about 800 of these sandwiches per week.

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  • Crabmeat and Tomato Basil Sauce with Linguine

    Crabmeat and Tomato Basil Sauce with Linguine

    Crabmeat and Tomato Basil Sauce with Linguine (Source: WAFB)Crabmeat and Tomato Basil Sauce with Linguine (Source: WAFB)

    What a great Italian pasta dish!

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    What a great Italian pasta dish!

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  • Orange Lost Bread

    Orange Lost Bread

    Orange Lost Bread (Source: WAFB)Orange Lost Bread (Source: WAFB)

    In Louisiana, “Lost Bread,” is also known as Pain Perdu, which is a French toast recipe.

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    In Louisiana, “Lost Bread,” is also known as Pain Perdu, which is a French toast recipe.

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  • Baked Chicken and Spaghetti

    Baked Chicken and Spaghetti

    Baked Chicken and Spaghetti (Source: WAFB)Baked Chicken and Spaghetti (Source: WAFB)

    It would be interesting if someone were able to identify the number of dishes created in Cajun and Creole cuisine featuring chicken. Of course, this would be an impossible task.

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    It would be interesting if someone were able to identify the number of dishes created in Cajun and Creole cuisine featuring chicken. Of course, this would be an impossible task.

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  • Barbecued Shrimp Sandwiches

    Barbecued Shrimp Sandwiches

    This simple barbecued shrimp sandwich is an excellent option for patio parties, and you may even get creative with the type of bread or sandwich roll used in the recipe.

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    This simple barbecued shrimp sandwich is an excellent option for patio parties, and you may even get creative with the type of bread or sandwich roll used in the recipe.

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  • Creole Tomato Grits

    Creole Tomato Grits

    Creole Tomato Grits (Source: WAFB)Creole Tomato Grits (Source: WAFB)

    While basic boiled grits are perfect in their simplicity for breakfast, additional ingredients are often added to the grain at bigger meals.

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    While basic boiled grits are perfect in their simplicity for breakfast, additional ingredients are often added to the grain at bigger meals.

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  • Grand Coteau Chocolate Pecan Pie

    Grand Coteau Chocolate Pecan Pie

    Grand Coteau Chocolate Pecan Pie (Source: WAFB)Grand Coteau Chocolate Pecan Pie (Source: WAFB)

    This pecan pie is usually served here on special holidays, and the pecans used in the dish are actually harvested from the very trees growing on and around the Academy grounds.

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    This pecan pie is usually served here on special holidays, and the pecans used in the dish are actually harvested from the very trees growing on and around the Academy grounds.

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  • Crawfish and Orzo Pasta Provençale

    Crawfish and Orzo Pasta Provençale

    Crawfish and Orzo Pasta Provencale (Source: WAFB)Crawfish and Orzo Pasta Provencale (Source: WAFB)

    To cook anything provencale style, it simply means Southern French or Mediterranean. Translated that means fresh, seasonal, and generally healthier.

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    To cook anything provencale style, it simply means Southern French or Mediterranean. Translated that means fresh, seasonal, and generally healthier.

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  • Strawberry and Lemon Pie

    Strawberry and Lemon Pie

    Strawberry and Lemon Pie (Source: WAFB)Strawberry and Lemon Pie (Source: WAFB)

    When spring rolls around, the refreshing flavor of lemon pie fills the mouths of many people in south Louisiana. However, the tart lemon flavor can be enhanced with the addition of fresh strawberries or blueberries.

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    When spring rolls around, the refreshing flavor of lemon pie fills the mouths of many people in south Louisiana. However, the tart lemon flavor can be enhanced with the addition of fresh strawberries or blueberries.

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  • Pimiento Cheese Burgers

    Pimiento Cheese Burgers

    Pimiento Cheese Burgers (Source: WAFB)Pimiento Cheese Burgers (Source: WAFB)

    Chili, ketchup, and mustard are all forbidden, as all the flavor you need is included in the pimiento cheese topping.

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    Chili, ketchup, and mustard are all forbidden, as all the flavor you need is included in the pimiento cheese topping.

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  • Gumbo Z'Herbes

    Gumbo Z'Herbes

    Gumbo Z'Herbes (Source: WAFB)Gumbo Z'Herbes (Source: WAFB)

    Throughout time, similar recipes have been called many names, but the main ingredients remain the same.

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    Throughout time, similar recipes have been called many names, but the main ingredients remain the same.

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  • Herb-Encrusted Lamb Lollipops

    Herb-Encrusted Lamb Lollipops

    Herb-Encrusted Lamb Lollipops (Source: WAFB)Herb-Encrusted Lamb Lollipops (Source: WAFB)

    In this dish, the lamb has been seasoned with herbs to enhance the flavor of the meat.

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    In this dish, the lamb has been seasoned with herbs to enhance the flavor of the meat.

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  • Carrot and Potato Pancakes

    Carrot and Potato Pancakes

    Carrot and Potato Pancakes (Source: WAFB)Carrot and Potato Pancakes (Source: WAFB)

    Topped with a delicious sour cream, this recipe makes for a great appetizer or meal on its own.

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    Topped with a delicious sour cream, this recipe makes for a great appetizer or meal on its own.

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  • Corned Beef and Cabbage

    Corned Beef and Cabbage

    Corned Beef and Cabbage (Source: WAFB)Corned Beef and Cabbage (Source: WAFB)

    In the past, corned beef and cabbage was considered a winter dish. However, today many people eat this slowly simmered delicacy any time of year.

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    In the past, corned beef and cabbage was considered a winter dish. However, today many people eat this slowly simmered delicacy any time of year.

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  • St. Joseph's Mushroom Spaghetti with Mudica

    St. Joseph's Mushroom Spaghetti with Mudica

    St. Joseph's Egg Spahetti with Mudica (Source: WAFB)St. Joseph's Egg Spahetti with Mudica (Source: WAFB)

    This recipe uses traditional Italian spaghetti with eggs as the protein. It is topped with Mudica, a mixture of Italian seasonings and bread crumbs which represents the sawdust of St. Joseph, a carpenter and the foster father of Jesus.

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    This recipe uses traditional Italian spaghetti with eggs as the protein. It is topped with Mudica, a mixture of Italian seasonings and bread crumbs which represents the sawdust of St. Joseph, a carpenter and the foster father of Jesus.

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  • Creole Country Vegetable Pot Pie

    Creole Country Vegetable Pot Pie

    Creole Country Vegetable Pot Pie (Source: WAFB)Creole Country Vegetable Pot Pie (Source: WAFB)

    Unlike a traditional chicken pot pie, this version includes bacon and an array of Creole country vegetables.

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    Unlike a traditional chicken pot pie, this version includes bacon and an array of Creole country vegetables.

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  • Creole Bouillabaisse

    Creole Bouillabaisse

    Creole Bouillabaisse (Source: WAFB)Creole Bouillabaisse (Source: WAFB)

    This is the Creole seafood soup that drew tribute from the famous English novelist, William Makepeace Thackeray.

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    This is the Creole seafood soup that drew tribute from the famous English novelist, William Makepeace Thackeray.

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  • Brocioloni

    Brocioloni

    Thursday, March 1 2018 9:26 PM EST2018-03-02 02:26:33 GMT

    The Italian cooking was an important influence on shaping the cuisine of America. You may have also heard this dish referred to as “braciole” or “braciola.” It has many name variations, but the ingredients and preparation methods are relatively the same.

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    The Italian cooking was an important influence on shaping the cuisine of America. You may have also heard this dish referred to as “braciole” or “braciola.” It has many name variations, but the ingredients and preparation methods are relatively the same.

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  • Baked Striped Bass and Seashell Pasta

    Baked Striped Bass and Seashell Pasta

    Thursday, March 1 2018 9:25 PM EST2018-03-02 02:25:51 GMT

    I love baked pasta dishes especially when the dish contains fish fillets. This recipe allows you to enjoy a wonderful baked striped bass and a side dish of pasta cooked all in one.

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    I love baked pasta dishes especially when the dish contains fish fillets. This recipe allows you to enjoy a wonderful baked striped bass and a side dish of pasta cooked all in one.

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  • Silver Slick and Oh So Sweet Rum-Glazed Ribs

    Silver Slick and Oh So Sweet Rum-Glazed Ribs

    Silver Slick and Oh So Sweet Rum-Glazed Ribs (Source: WAFB)Silver Slick and Oh So Sweet Rum-Glazed Ribs (Source: WAFB)
    Silver Slick and Oh So Sweet Rum-Glazed Ribs (Source: WAFB)Silver Slick and Oh So Sweet Rum-Glazed Ribs (Source: WAFB)

    Absolutely nothing can make the ribs more triumphant than a sweet rum glaze to bring out the excitement from the crowd. Just talking about the recipe for this sauce can bring your crowd into a huddle!

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    Absolutely nothing can make the ribs more triumphant than a sweet rum glaze to bring out the excitement from the crowd. Just talking about the recipe for this sauce can bring your crowd into a huddle!

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  • Grilled Creole Wild Boar Tenderloin

    Grilled Creole Wild Boar Tenderloin

    Grilled Creole Wild Boar Tenderloin (Source: WAFB)Grilled Creole Wild Boar Tenderloin (Source: WAFB)

    Tenderloin is the most tender of all game meat.

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    Tenderloin is the most tender of all game meat.

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  • Pan-Sautéed Fillet of Speckled Trout on Bed of Red and Golden Beets

    Pan-Sautéed Fillet of Speckled Trout on Bed of Red and Golden Beets

    Pan-Sautéed Fillet of Speckled Trout on a bed of Red and Golden Beets (Source: WAFB)Pan-Sautéed Fillet of Speckled Trout on a bed of Red and Golden Beets (Source: WAFB)

    In Louisiana, it is popular to fry fish, but this recipe requires a simple pan-sauté, then it’s topped over a bed of red and golden beets. Perfectly elegant for a nice dinner at home.

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    In Louisiana, it is popular to fry fish, but this recipe requires a simple pan-sauté, then it’s topped over a bed of red and golden beets. Perfectly elegant for a nice dinner at home.

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  • Yukon Gold Potato, Crawfish, and Crab Soup with Roasted Red Pepper Drizzle

    Yukon Gold Potato, Crawfish, and Crab Soup with Roasted Red Pepper Drizzle

    Yukon Gold Potato Crawfish and Crab Soup with Roasted Red Pepper Drizzle (Source: WAFB)Yukon Gold Potato Crawfish and Crab Soup with Roasted Red Pepper Drizzle (Source: WAFB)

    This “stick to your ribs” soup combines these potatoes with crawfish and crab. It’s also topped with a roasted red pepper purée that is sure to satisfy on a cold day.

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    This “stick to your ribs” soup combines these potatoes with crawfish and crab. It’s also topped with a roasted red pepper purée that is sure to satisfy on a cold day.

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  • Trout Rex

    Trout Rex

    Trout Rex (Source: WAFB)Trout Rex (Source: WAFB)

    This is a great trout recipe to serve at Carnival for either dinner or brunch.

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    This is a great trout recipe to serve at Carnival for either dinner or brunch.

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  • White Chocolate 'King Cake' Bread Pudding

    White Chocolate 'King Cake' Bread Pudding

    White Chocolate "King Cake" Bread Pudding (Source: WAFB)White Chocolate "King Cake" Bread Pudding (Source: WAFB)

    After the festivities of Mardi Gras are finished, there is always a question of what to do with the left over king cake. Why not make bread pudding?

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    After the festivities of Mardi Gras are finished, there is always a question of what to do with the left over king cake. Why not make bread pudding?

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  • Brock's Tartine French Onion Burger

    Brock's Tartine French Onion Burger

    Brock's Tartine French Onion Burger (Source: WAFB)Brock's Tartine French Onion Burger (Source: WAFB)

    Perfect for tailgating or football parties. This is a sure fire way to step up your burger game! 

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    Perfect for tailgating or football parties. This is a sure fire way to step up your burger game! 

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  • Teal and Andouille Gumbo

    Teal and Andouille Gumbo

    Teal and Andouille Gumbo (Source: WAFB)Teal and Andouille Gumbo (Source: WAFB)

    Many times hunters will contribute teal ducks from the morning hunt and combine it with smoked andouille to create a magnificent gumbo for the evening meal.

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    Many times hunters will contribute teal ducks from the morning hunt and combine it with smoked andouille to create a magnificent gumbo for the evening meal.

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  • Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie

    Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie

    Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie (Source: WAFB)Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie (Source: WAFB)

    There are many different delicious flavor combinations for smoothies, but this one is a favorite with all kids!

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    There are many different delicious flavor combinations for smoothies, but this one is a favorite with all kids!

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  • Riz au Lait

    Riz au Lait

    Riz au Lait (Source: WAFB)Riz au Lait (Source: WAFB)

    Rice custard, like flan or bread pudding, is considered a premier Creole dessert.

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    Rice custard, like flan or bread pudding, is considered a premier Creole dessert.

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  • Pork Chop and Potato Gratin

    Pork Chop and Potato Gratin

    Pork Chop and Potato Gratin (Source: WAFB)Pork Chop and Potato Gratin (Source: WAFB)

    We have taken meat and potatoes to the next level with this dish.

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    We have taken meat and potatoes to the next level with this dish.

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  • Deer Camp Vegetable and Barley Soup

    Deer Camp Vegetable and Barley Soup

    Deer Camp Vegetable and Barley Soup (Source: WAFB)Deer Camp Vegetable and Barley Soup (Source: WAFB)

    There's nothing better than a warm, hearty bowl of soup on a cold January day. But the difference is this soup is a guilt-free, low-fat option that still has lots of flavor.

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    There's nothing better than a warm, hearty bowl of soup on a cold January day. But the difference is this soup is a guilt-free, low-fat option that still has lots of flavor.

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  • Scotch-Marinated Loin of Venison with Confit of Sweet Onions

    Scotch-Marinated Loin of Venison with Confit of Sweet Onions

    Scotch-marinated loin of venison with confit of sweet onions (Source: WAFB)Scotch-marinated loin of venison with confit of sweet onions (Source: WAFB)

    You may wish to leave the rib bones intact for a beautiful presentation of the finished dish. Many camp cooks tend to overcook the venison loin, thereby drying it out and never quite experiencing the great flavor of a medium-rare to medium cooked venison loin.

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    You may wish to leave the rib bones intact for a beautiful presentation of the finished dish. Many camp cooks tend to overcook the venison loin, thereby drying it out and never quite experiencing the great flavor of a medium-rare to medium cooked venison loin.

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  • General Jackson's Crabmeat Fritters

    General Jackson's Crabmeat Fritters

    General Jackson's Crabmeat Fritters (Source: WAFB)General Jackson's Crabmeat Fritters (Source: WAFB)

    When General Jackson arrived in the city to fight the Battle of New Orleans, his biggest problem wasn’t the British. It was his stomach.

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    When General Jackson arrived in the city to fight the Battle of New Orleans, his biggest problem wasn’t the British. It was his stomach.

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  • Tender and Juicy Spaghetti and Meatballs

    Tender and Juicy Spaghetti and Meatballs

    Tender and Juicy Spaghetti and Meatballs (Source: WAFB)Tender and Juicy Spaghetti and Meatballs (Source: WAFB)

    Nothing is worse than sitting at the table ready to enjoy a plate of spaghetti and meatballs only to discover the meatballs are tough and dry. This recipe will teach you the secret to making juicy, tender meatballs, a skill that can only be learned in Italy. 

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    Nothing is worse than sitting at the table ready to enjoy a plate of spaghetti and meatballs only to discover the meatballs are tough and dry. This recipe will teach you the secret to making juicy, tender meatballs, a skill that can only be learned in Italy. 

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  • Smothered Cabbage and Andouille

    Smothered Cabbage and Andouille

    Smothered Cabbage and Andouille (Source: WAFB)Smothered Cabbage and Andouille (Source: WAFB)

    This simple brownie is enhanced with the addition of instant coffee.

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    This simple brownie is enhanced with the addition of instant coffee.

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