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I have wonderful memories of eating Bananas Foster in New Orleans, and as a dietitian, wanted to find a healthier version. I combined the best of two recipes and added my own tweaks to create this Southern treat. —Lisa Varner, Charleston, South Carolina
This frosted yeast bread is the highlight of our annual Mardi Gras party. If you want to hide a token inside, do so by cutting a small slit in the bottom of the baked cake…and remember to warn your guests! —Lisa Mouton, Orlando, Florida
In New Orleans, after the cake is baked a tiny toy baby is often inserted into it. Whoever gets the piece with the baby is supposed to have a year of good luck. The catch is they must also throw a Mardi Gras party next year. — Stacey West-Feather, Jay, Oklahoma
Round out your Mardi Gras celebration with a King Cake—a colorful ring-shaped pastry drizzled with green, gold and purple icing. This stunning cake has become the gala holiday’s signature dessert.—Alice LeJeune, Ville Platte, Louisiana
Croissants are a super quick stand-in for cream puffs in this luscious treat. The from-scratch caramel sauce couldn’t be easier to make and it’s irresistible with butter pecan ice cream.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Cut out of a sheet cake, this yummy stocking from our Test Kitchen is easy to create and makes a festive Christmas centerpiece. It's easier to achieve the bright red color if you tint the frosting with pink food coloring first.