TIP OF THE DAY: Mardi Gras Recipes For A Home Celebration

[1] Jambalaya (photo © Gimme Some Oven). [2] Andouille sausage and shrimp gumbo. Gumbo is the official dish of Louisiana (photo © Good Eggs). [3] Shrimp and grits, not particularly a Louisiana/Mardi Gras dish, but a Southern favorite that we eat as often as we can (photo © Mackenzie Ltd.). [4] Hurricane cocktail (photo ©…
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RECIPE: Chicken & Sausage Gumbo For National Gumbo Day

Hey, gumbo fans: October 12th is National Gumbo Day. It’s a nice opportunity that isn’t Mardi Gras or a big football game to talk about gumbo—a warm, comforting dish that’s just right for fall and winter weather. To celebrate National Gumbo Day, Zatarain’s Smoked Sausage has released its official gumbo recipe for 2020. It’s a…
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MARDI GRAS RECIPE: Savory King Cake

Mardi Gras 2020 Falls On Tuesday, February 25, 2020. The celebration, which means Fat Tuesday in French, is the last day of the Carnival season. It is the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent—so it’s the last day for indulgent foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season, which begins on…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Create A King Cake Variation For Mardi Gras

Will you be celebrating Mardi Gras on March 6th? If you hadn’t planned to, perhaps this fun food dessert project will appeal to you. Your challenge: to create your own version of King Cake, the staple Mardi Gras dessert (the history of Mardi Gras). Or bake this recipe from scratch. Or, make your favorite bundt…
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TIP OF THE DAY: King Cake & Milk Punch For Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras 2017 falls on Tuesday, February 28. It always falls on the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. Celebrating the Carnival season, Mardi Gras (French for Fat Tuesday) has been a state holiday in Louisiana since the 19th century.     WHAT’S MARDI GRAS? The Carnival season begins on or after…
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