Easy 30 Minute King Cake Recipe for Mardi Gras

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While we don’t go overboard with a huge Mardi Gras party every year, we do like to at least celebrate the season and Fat Tuesday with a little bit of carnivale. One of the most identified and unique Mardi Gras dishes, besides cajun favorites like jambalaya and red beans, is the king cake. I know […]

New Orleans Style Red Beans and Rice – Celebrating Mardi Gras

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In case you weren’t aware, Mardi Gras is happening right now. It’s a few weeks of revelry every year in the Gulf Coast region that culminates on Fat Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday, every year. I was in New Orleans for a quick family trip last week, and it thrilled me to the tips […]

Game Day the New Orleans Way


Photos courtesy of Zatarain’s About 5 months ago, I was contacted by the nice people at the ad agency for Zataran’s to come up with some fun crafty-type activities to use for Mardi Gras-themed football parties, seeing how Super Bowl is in New Orleans this year. I was super excited to do this, and was […]

Mardi Gras Party – A Little Dinner Celebration!


Recently, I had the opportunity to work with YUM Food & Fun for Kids Magazine on an article all about one of my favorite celebration, Mardi Gras. My family is from the New Orleans area, and our recipes make really big batches–I think I O.D.ed on jambalaya and red beans and rice the week I […]