Tag Archives: Mardi Gras

A list of the reasons why I love February (and it does not include the Super Bowl)

In the post-holiday slump, when the very last sparkly decoration has been boxed up and hidden away, and the festive spirit has faded but several months of winter remain, I have but one thought that has always sustained me: February. … Continue reading

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Fat Tuesday and Professor Longhair

So our Mardi Gras excursion ends today, tomorrow begins Lent, and in six weeks we have Easter.  Is this year flying by or what? There are two things for which New Orleans is famous.  One is food, the other is music.  … Continue reading

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A Month of Mardi Gras Cooking: Shrimp Creole and King Cake

On our last weekend before the Mardi Gras crescendo,  went to a parade, and cooked, and baked.  Also, my friend has me convinced that I do indeed want to do Mardi Gras in New Orleans one day.  I think we’re a … Continue reading

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A Month of Mardi Gras Cooking: Let There Be Etouffee

My kitchen has been cranking out Cajun and Creole fare for several weeks, much to my husband’s delight, and I wanted to share some of these treats with you all. Let’s talk about crawfish, or mudbugs, as they are affectionately … Continue reading

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A Month of Mardi Gras Cooking – Let’s start with gumbo

When you live on the Gulf Coast, you are usually just a hop, skip, and a jump away from New Orleans.  Most Gulf Coast residents have a fondness for that place, and when Mardi Gras rolls around, cities and towns … Continue reading

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