The time of year for King Cake! (cream cheese filled)
Bring the flavors of New Orleans to life with this easy Bourbon Pecan Fudge.
Jazzed Up Jambalaya - New Orleans in a bowl!
Snow Cloud Buttermilk Beignets. A winter Mardi Gras treat.
Chicken Etouffe with Creole Seasoning
Ruhlman's brioche recipe combines with rich cream cheese filling and sweet creamy glaze for a decadent Mardi Gras King Cake.
John Besh's Green Onion Sausage and Shrimp Gravy
Shrimp and Grits!
Creole Shrimp and Grits
Galette des Rois...because it's time for Mardi Gras!
Spicy, New Orleans Barbeque Shrimp
Homemade Mardi Gras King Cake-- Laissez le bon temps rouler!
Chicken, Sausage, and Shrimp Gumbo
Jambalaya (and tips on how to revise cookbook recipes).
Red Beans and Rice Salad
Rosca de Reyes, or King’s Cake. “Rosca” means wreath and “reyes” means kings...an oval shape to symbolize a crown and has a small doll inside which represents baby Jesus.
I was thrilled to host the May Daring Cooks' Challenge, and chose Gumbo. Here's one of three gumbos I made - Drew's Chicken and Smoked Sausage Gumbo, from John Besh
Cajun Chicken & Sausage Gumbo: The key to this dish is patience... and lots of it!
A tasty way to use okra to celebrate Mardi Gras. Hint: add beer.
Celebrate Mardi Gras with Spicy Smoky Red Beans and Garlic Brown Rice. It's vegan and healthy too.
Happy Fat Tuesday! A day in Sweden spent feasting on cream cardamom buns
Jambalaya ~ A Louisiana Creole One-Pot-Wonder Made with Chicken, Ham, Sausage, Seafood and Rice
Shrimp Etouffee - A Cajun Classic
Bring a little Mardi Gras to wherever you are with this traditional-style King Cake.
The Tidal Wave cocktail - a coy name play on the popular Mardi Gras drink, the Hurricane.
Mardi Gras beignets, deep-fried and powdered!
Buttermilk Pancakes with chunky Blackberry Maple Syrup for a Mardi Gras pancake feast.
Homemade beignets, from John Besh's My New Orleans
"Big Easy" Fried Pickles and Red Slaw. Fat Tuesday Salad for a skinny Wednesday..
English Pancakes with Lemon & Sugar
Spicy Ginger Citrus Cocktail, inspired by a drink from Cantina in San Francisco. Paired with a recipe for kale chips.
Oven baked beignets for Mardis Gras!
Mardi Gras Cupcakes