Laissez les bon temps rouler with Mardi Gras Munch! Mardi Gras this year is February 13, 2018 It is much earlier this year than it has been in the past giving you not so much time to whip up Mardi Gras treats.
Nothing speaks classic New Orleans cuisine like Spicy New Orleans Jambalaya. Laizzez les bons temps rouler with this delicious one-pot meal that’s perfect for Mardi Gras. It combines rice, shrimp, chicken, and andouille sausage in a spicy tomato sauce enhanced by the holy trinity.
If you like shrimp cocktail, you’ll absolutely love this New Orleans inspired Layered Shrimp Cocktail Spread. It’s quick and easy to prepare and tastes as good as it looks! It consists of spicy cocktail sauce and succulent shrimp on top of a savory cream cheese base. Laizzez les bons temps rouler with this perfect Mardi Gras appetizer.
Chicken Fricassee is really a French stew that is typically cooked in a white wine sauce. This recipe is the Cajun version that is made with a traditional roux, and contains the holy trinity highlighted with Cajun seasonings. It’s easy to make and incredible to taste!
Shrimp Creole is a classic New Orleans dish with both Spanish and French undertones. It consists of shrimp cooked in a spicy mixture of diced tomatoes and the trinity of onion, celery and bell pepper. Traditionally, shrimp creole is served with cooked white rice. Add a piece of freshly baked crusty french bread for an amazing meal!
Today is the first day of the New Orleans Carnival Season, which ends on Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday. This year, Mardi Gras is on February 13. Carnival is a time to eat, drink, and be merry before the rigorous fasting and sacrifice during Lent. During this time, I thought that I would challenge myself…
Chocolate Dipped Potato Chip Cookies are loaded with crunchy and buttery goodness. With a perfect blend of sweet and salty, these cookies take the traditional pecan sandie to a new level with their light and flaky texture. One bite and you’ll be hooked on these addictive treats!
Cast-Iron Skillet Pizza Margherita is the ultimate in simplicity and taste. It’s crisp crust is topped with a simple home-made pizza sauce, parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, and fresh basil. One bite of this classic pizza and you’ll never opt for the store-bought pizza again!
What would New Years Day be without Hoppin’ John? It’s a traditional dish served in the South on New Year’s Day, consisting of a black-eyed pea mixture served over rice. Hoppin’ John is often accompanied by cornbread and greens. Legend has it that the black-eyed peas are symbolic of pennies or coins.
Ultimate Make Ahead Macaroni and Cheese is elegant enough to serve at a dinner party, but easy enough to serve during the week. It’s creamy, cheesy goodness makes it the ultimate comfort food for any time!