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David Guas

  • Recipe

    Cane-Syrup Gingersnaps

    Made with ginger, black pepper, and hot sauce, this gingerbread cookie is sure to help warm up a wintry day.

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    Southern Buttermilk Biscuits

    These biscuits come together in no time and are delicious with any meal of the day. Serve them for breakfast with country ham and gravy, use them to make a…

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    Bourbon-Chocolate Pecan Pie

    Bourbon’s sweet, toasty flavor is the perfect partner for the dark chocolate in this rich pie filling.

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    Chicory Coffee Pecan Pie

    It’s a beloved New Orleans tradition to add roasted, ground chicory root to coffee. The resulting chicory coffee, which you can buy at well-stocked grocery stores, adds a delicious bitter…

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    Bacon and Cane Syrup Pecan Pie

    Bacon may sound like an odd addition to pecan pie, but its salty, smoky flavor balances the sweetness of the filling in a beguiling way. Cane syrup, Louisiana’s version of maple…

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    Classic Southern Pecan Pie

    This is not one of those overly sugary, super-gooey pecan pies. Instead, this version strikes just the right balance—the filling is rich but not cloying, so the pecans take center stage,…

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    Southern Devil’s Food Cake

    This four-layer Southern classic is made with cocoa powder, not chocolate, with a generous spoonful of mayonnaise in the batter to keep the cake moist and rich. A simple, luscious…

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    King Cake

    In New Orleans, king cake is to Mardi Gras what pumpkin pie is to Thanksgiving: the holiday just wouldn't be the same without it. Similar to a glazed coffee cake,…

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    Lemon-Herbsaint Poppers

    These are great served at a cocktail party or a garden party, passed around on a platter with small demitasse spoons. They're bright yellow and taste of citrus with the…

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    Calas Fried Rice Fritters

    Crisp around the edges with a plump, toothsome belly, these fritters beg to be served with obscene quantities of earthy, sorghum-like cane syrup, though traditionalists may opt for confectioners’ sugar…