Tuesda Travel Snapshot......Happy Mardi Gras!

Since it is Mardi Gras time I thought I would share some pictures from last year's Mardi Gras when Hubby and I were in New Orleans  before our Anniversary cruise.  I never had experienced anything quite like Mardi Gras.  Over the top costumes, partying, parades, and great food are a big part of the experience.  We came home with bags of beads as souvenirs along with some awesome parade throws....more

King Cake for Your Fat Tuesday Celebration

Today is Fat Tuesday – the culmination of all the partying done during Carnival…and the last day before you give it all up for Lent.  I, personally, have never been to New Orleans (it’s on the list) – but even from afar, I love the festivity,  the excitement and pageantry that is Mardi Gras.  The parades, the music, the colors – it just seems like such a fantastic celebration of life to me.  And I love that New Orleans – a city that has seen its fair share of troubles and hardships- never lets the adversity get it down....more

Mardi Gras Safety Tips for Parents

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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

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