King Cake Cocktail

Happy Mardi Gras, ya'll! Tomorrow is Fat Tuesday and it's something we love to celebrate in our family. Every year, my parents send us a King Cake from a local bakery near their home in Louisiana and it's always a highlight of our dreary winter....more

Mardi Gras Whisky Bar & Printables

Happy Mardi Gras, ya'll!! Today is a day full of gumbo, hurricanes, crawfish and beads and I hope you're celebrating happily at home or on the town tonight. If you're getting people together to spend Mardi Gras at your place, consider keeping the south alive with traditional Southern whisky....more

Mardi Gras~Gumbo, King Cake, Seafood and Fun~

Yes it is time for Mardi Gras! Yesterday I pulled out the trusty Crock Pot and all the ingredients for homemade Gumbo with a Roux made with butter, which is my fav! As many of you know my hubby and I do love New Orleans and I have written about Mardi Gras and posted my favorite Nawlins recipes for several years now. ...more

How to Bake a Mardi Gras King Cake

How did you guys spend your Sunday? Searching all over for a little plastic baby for your king cake? I didn't think so. But that's what I was doing. Ash Wednesday is this week, which means tomorrow is Fat Tuesday. Time to eat up before the Lenten season begins! And that means king cake!...more
This looks delicious, must make now! :)more

Barbecued Shrimp

“Shrimp is the fruit of the sea. You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, sauté it. There's, um, shrimp kebabs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo, pan fried, deep fried, stir fried. There's pineapple shrimp and lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich... That's, that's about it.” ~ Bubba Blue from Forrest Gump...more

Begin with a Hurricane

Begin with a HurricaneAny time we visit New Orleans, we begin our evening with a stop at Pat O’Brien’s for their famous Hurricane cocktail. In honor of Fat Tuesday I’d like to take you on a journey.  Care to come along with me?...more

An easier King Cake recipe

Fat Tuesday 2nd Annual Virtual Mardi Gras Celebration! Ready To Party?

Welcome to my Virtual Fat Tuesday/Mardi Gras Party! The “Greatest Free Show on Earth” is in full swing down New Orleans way and if like me you are at home and feel like celebrating grab a beverage and join the party!The menu is set but I was just thinking that we could also add Jambalaya, red beans and rice, to the menu, and don’t forget beverages to warm the body and soul.My ipod is in its docking station filled with a great selection of Jazz, Zydeco and many of my party favorites ready to liven up the festivities. Don’t forget to grab a handful of Mardi Gras beads, as you arrive at the party. I have filled a bowl with beads in all colors specifically purple which represents justice, green for faith and gold means power. Do you have any favorite Fat Tuesday traditions?  Are you ready to join the party? Cheers! KaryThanks for visiting. Stop by
I have NEVER been to New Orleans, but would love to go someday. I am dying to see the ...more

Laissez les bons temps rouler!!!