Beef Daube Cajun Style

Beef Daube Cajun Style,     Dadwhats4dinner.com
Beef Daube Cajun Style, Dadwhats4dinner.com

In honor of New Orleans, Mardi Gras and french influence’s on their local cuisine, I wanted to share my recipe for Beef Daube Cajun Style.

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Beef Daube Cajun Style Dadwhats4dinner.com

I made this dish yesterday to have for dinner tonight. It is better if served the next day but can be served immediately. I also made fresh Quick Ciabatta Bread which goes great with this hardy dish. It is very cold and snowy today and a warm hearty dish will hit the spot.

Quick Ciabatta Bread,  dadwhats4dinner.com
Quick Ciabatta Bread, Dadwhats4dinner.com

I spiced up the traditional Beef Daube by adding Cajun blackened seasoning. I use all natural Cajun’s Choice brand. This adds just enough kick to add a New Orleans flare.

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Spicy Cheese Straws

Spicy Cheese Straws

Once a month, during the fall and winter, we are get together with a group of old neighbors to play cards. We usually get together once a month . The group can be large at times. It is very casual and everyone brings an appetizer to share. I always try to make something new and last month I decided to make spicy cheese straws. This is a fairly simple appetizer and makes for a nice presentation. I found this while looking for new ideas for appetizers. I adapted the recipe to my own taste and doubled it. The original recipe is from Ann Maloney at NOLA.com The site has a large selection of unique recipes.

Makes about 36

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