TIP OF THE DAY: Mardi Gras Colored Cocktails

Mardi Gras is Tuesday, March 4th. You may not want to celebrate Mardi Gras in the traditional way, with Cajun and Creole cuisine, a King Cake and long strands of party beads. But you can serve classic New Orleans cocktails like the Hurricane, which has its own special hurricane lamp-shaped glass; or the Sazerac, the…
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RECIPE: Spiced Pecans

Spiced pecans are fun to make and fun to eat. Photo courtesy Spice Islands.   Mardi Gras is on Tuesday, but you don’t have to head to New Orleans or Rio de Janeiro to celebrate. Invite people over for celebratory cocktails, served up with spiced pecans and some New Orleans jazz. (And why not some…
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SUPER BOWL PARTY: Jambalaya Recipe

Jambalaya, a Creole and Cajun dish adapted from Spanish paella. Photo courtesy National Pork Board.   Planning a Super Bowl Party? Or have you volunteered to bring a dish to someone else’s? Jambalaya is fun, filling and easy to make for a crowd. Jambalaya was created when Spaniards living in the Latin Quarter of New…
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