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Mardi Gras Dinner Recipes

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Louisiana Jambalaya

Louisiana Jambalaya

Louisiana Jambalaya

My husband helped add a little spice to my life. He grew up on Cajun cooking, while I ate mostly meat-and-potatoes meals.—Sandra Pichon, Slidell, Louisiana

Simple Shrimp Creole

Simple Shrimp Creole

Simple Shrimp Creole

Since I retired from the Air Force, I've made dinner for myself and my wife, Alice, who's a busy nurse. We tend a vegetable and herb garden together, and many of our veggies end up in delicious dishes like this one.—DeWhitt Sizemore, Woodlawn, Virginia

Sunday Gumbo

Sunday Gumbo

Sunday Gumbo

"With sausage, chicken and shrimp plus rice, a medley of vegetables and the 'heat' of cayenne, this warming soup is one my husband and I enjoy for dinner many Sunday evenings," relates Debbie Burchette of Summitville, Indiana. "It's wonderful with crusty bread."
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Spicy Chicken

Spicy Chicken

Spicy Chicken

"I serve this zippy chicken with plenty of sour cream and full glasses of milk to calm the bite," comments Donna Michaelis of Madison, Wisconsin. "It's a super way to stay toasty on blustery autumn days."

Mushroom Shrimp Creole

Mushroom Shrimp Creole

Mushroom Shrimp Creole

We especially enjoy this hearty main dish on chilly or stormy days. The tomatoes, mushrooms, onions, green peppers and shrimp are nicely spiced with seasonings.

Southern Stir-Fry

Southern Stir-Fry

Southern Stir-Fry

Lynn Burnett of Raymore, Missouri often stir-fries this innovative mix of corn, spinach and black-eyed peas. A pinch of cayenne pepper lends a little kick to her veggie blend.

New Orleans Shrimp Creole

New Orleans Shrimp Creole

New Orleans Shrimp Creole

This seafood dish is perfect for casual holiday gatherings and will reel in rave reviews. I've been using this tried-and-true recipe for more than 30 years. —Barbara Lindsey, Manvel, Texas

Southern Okra Bean Stew

Southern Okra Bean Stew

Southern Okra Bean Stew

When this spicy stew's simmering on the stove, Beverly McDowell's family has a hard time waiting for dinner. "It's much like a thick tomato-based soup with a hearty mix of okra, brown rice and beans," she writes from Athens, Georgia. "Everyone leaves the table feeling satisfied...and eager to have it again soon."

Ham and Shrimp Jambalaya

Ham and Shrimp Jambalaya

Ham and Shrimp Jambalaya

This delightfully different jambalaya is lighter than many of the traditional sausage varieties. Plus, it's a great way to use up leftover ham. I appreciate how easy it is to prepare, and I love the aroma while it's cooking.

Black-Eyed Pea Sausage Stew

Black-Eyed Pea Sausage Stew

Black-Eyed Pea Sausage Stew

I've always wanted to try black-eyed peas, and I happened to have smoked sausage on hand one night, so I invented this full-flavored stew. It's the perfect way to heat up a cold night without spending a lot of time in the kitchen. I usually doubled with seasonings because we like our food spicier.

Catfish with Shrimp Salsa

Catfish with Shrimp Salsa

Catfish with Shrimp Salsa

Catfish are plentiful in the freshwater lake where I live. This is one of my favorite recipes. Cajun seasoning, cumin and coriander spice up the fillets nicely. The colorful corn and shrimp salsa makes an excellent accompaniment. -Denise Wall, Ridgeway, South Carolina
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