mardi gras food

How to Make Hurricane

Ingredients Ice cubes 2 ounces light rum 2 ounces dark rum 2 ounces fruit punch 2 ounces pineapple juice 1/2 lime, juiced 1 tablespoon grenadine 1 orange slices into wheels, for garnish Pour the rums, fruit juice, pineapple juice, lime juice, and grenadine into a shaker. Fill with ice. Shake. Garnish with a slice of orange. Enjoy! Before You Take […]

Mardi Gras Shrimp

Found this hearty, spicy Louisiana dish on creolecontessa.com‘s site. Relatively simple to put-together and super easy to eat! Add potatoes and corn on the cob for an even more complete meal. Not into real spicy? No worries. Just adjust the...

Instant Mardi Gras: Mini King Cupcakes

A traditional King Cake is similar to a twisted cinnamon pastry ring with loads of icing and these days, plenty of sprinkles.  Why not try the New Orleans classic in a cupcake form?  Don’t forget to place the “baby” (which...

Cajun Crab & Corn Chowda

A spicy chunky soup for crab lovers.  Just a spoonful will transport you to Bayou Country.  Serve with warm buttermilk biscuits to soak up every morsel.

Mardis Gras Pizza

Several components make this the ultimate Mardi Gras pizza pie. Everything Cajun thrown onto a pie crust. Can all be done in less than an hour, thanks to Coastal Living Magazine for publishing this back in February 2013. Don’t forget to wear...

King Cake Bars

A twist on the typical Mardi Gras King Cake. This version, found on csmonitor.com, takes on a cheesecake bar form. Festive sprinkles, flaky crust and moist cheesecake center makes for the perfect sweet treat.

75 Cocktail

My favorite drink at the moment.  Something about the combination of the lemony simple syrup with the gin and the bubbly of the champagne.  Another popular name for this cocktail is a French 75.  The drink is said to have a kick similar to the...

Shrimp & Hoppin’ John Salad

A dish sometimes served in the South on New Year’s Day, is thought to bring good luck in the new year. I figure, why not serve to your family and/or guests any time of the year! Who isn’t in need of good luck 365 days each year? (awesome...


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