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Blue Ribbon Mardi Gras! Recipes

Let the good times roll with these sweet, savory, tasty, sassy Mardi Gras themed recipes!

Crock Pot Po' Boyx (or Italian Beef) Sandwich on a plate.

Crock Pot Po' Boys (or Italian Beef) Sandwiches

Italian Beef is a popular food in these parts. Great on football Sundays.

Mom's Shrimp Creole ready to serve.

Mom's Shrimp Creole

Growing up as a kid through adulthood, Mom would make this recipe. She would call ...

Bananas Foster Cream Pie ready to be sliced.

Bananas Foster Cream Pie

This little place in the mountains has wonderful pie! I just loved their banana foster ...

A bowl of Crawfish Etouffee with rice.

Crawfish Etouffee - Louisiana's Best

This traditional New Orleans recipe was handed down by my mother. Made from scratch, simplicity ...

Bowls of Shrimp and Grits.

Shrimp and Grits

So, being from NY, I could not imagine this combo. After one taste out to ...

Praline Pecan Bread Pudding With Rum Sauce ready to be served.

Praline Pecan Bread Pudding With Rum Sauce

Extra good with a little whipped cream on top of the rum sauce.

Crawfish Etouffee over rice.

Crawfish Etouffee

I am from Southern Louisiana where crawfish are plentiful and not your regular ditch bugs ...

Apple Filled King Cake ready to decorate.

Apple Filled King Cake

This Apple Filled King Cake is very popular and so easy to make at home. ...

Crawfish Fettucini cooked until golden brown.

Crawfish Fettuccine

This dish is a crowd-pleaser. Serve with garlic bread. You could also add a salad. ...

Slices of Mardi Gras Bread on a platter.

Mardi Gras Bread

With Mardi Gras coming up, I got to thinking about this bread. Have made this ...

Two Authentic Beignets on a plate with coffee.

Authentic Beignets

Grew up eating these all the time. Nothing in the world like them. One order ...

Bayou Breakfast on a plate with a biscuit.

Bayou Breakfast

Good eating! Make you some good ole fashion biscuits to go with it and you ...

New Orleans Style BBQ Shrimp in a cast iron skillet.

New Orleans Style BBQ Shrimp

Shrimp isn't grilled or in traditional BBQ sauce, but that's what they call it in ...

Southern-Style Hush Puppy cut in half.

Southern-Style Hush Puppies

Living on the coast of North Carolina, we love Calabash-style seafood and hush puppies. I ...

My Favorite King Cake for Mardi Gras.

My Favorite King Cake Recipe

I started making King Cake about 10 years ago and every year my husband's office ...

A tray filled with Mexican Pinwheels.

Mexican Pinwheels

Kids love these in addition to adults! Great buffet addition during the holidays.

A stack of chocolate chip pancakes with whipped cream, maple syrup, and more chocolate chips.

Fluffy Chocolate Chip Pancakes

With any pancake mix, you can add blueberries, apples, peaches, etc. Whatever you have a ...

Three miniature King Cakes on a white plate.

Miniature King Cakes

When making a King Cake, I noticed I was out of yeast so I decided ...

Apple Pie Pancakes w/ Caramel Bourbon Glaze

I came up with this recipe as one of my food projects. I wanted ...

Slow Cooker Creole Jambalaya

Jambalaya is a mish mash or mix-up of vegetables and meat. Originating from the French ...

Cajun Party Chicken Boats

This is a recipe I came up with while I was living in New Orleans, ...

Busia's Authentic Polish Paczki

This recipe was handed down from my Busia, (Grandma) to my mom and aunts, then ...

Crawfish Balls

The balls are very rich and filling, but delicious. I also serve it with a ...