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Holidays & Celebrations
This Fat Tuesday festival is the ultimate celebration with some of the best party food around: Cajun and Creole dishes, tropical drinks and the famous king cake—baby included! Throw your best Mardi Gras party yet.
Mardi Gras Recipes
Jambalaya Rice Salad
My cold rice salad has a hint of spice for a classic jambalaya-style kick. Shrimp,...
Pan-Seared Chili Salmon
I adapted this recipe from a restaurant dish we had years ago and it remains...
These are a big hit with the people we give them to at Christmas. Making...
Bayou Burgers with Spicy Remoulade
I like to serve these Southern, slightly spicy and flavorful burgers with sweet potato fries. &...
Spicy Cajun Sausage and Rice Skillet
I created this easy skillet dish to use up the boil-in-a-bag rice in my cabinet....
Praline Sweet Potato Cheesecake
Wonderful for autumn and winter holidays, this sweet potato cheesecake has a smooth, creamy texture...
Cajun Fish Tacos
Classic fish tacos often feature deep-fried fish, a corn tortilla, cabbage and a thin mayo-based...
Pressure-Cooker Buffalo Shrimp Mac & Cheese
For a rich, creamy and slightly spicy shrimp and pasta recipe, you can't beat this...
Cornbread Dressing with Oysters
My father's dressing bakes separately from the turkey and is simply delicious. The secret is...
I combined some favorite staples from our freezer and pantry to come up with this...
Southern Pecan Catfish
I coat the catfish in pecans, then top it with a thick, rich cream sauce....
Banana Rum Sundaes
You can serve this mouthwatering dessert any time because it takes just minutes to make....
Fiesta Sweet Potato Soup
Here’s a simple soup with plenty of taste and just a little heat. Loaded...
Crispy Beer-Battered Fish
A local restaurant made a similar breading for shrimp po' boys, but we think this...
Slow Cooker Red Beans & Sausage
Being from Louisiana, red beans are my go-to for comfort food. Putting on a nice...
Mardi Gras Beef
Mardi Gras Beef, shared by Lucy Meyring of Walden, Colorado, tastes great right from the...
I like food with a little zip to it, and this recipe fills the bill....
Ham and Red Beans
I've cut some of the fat and calories from this traditional Southern dish. But after...
Marinated Bean Salad
Parsley is a pretty accent to a colorful combination of beans, black-eyed peas and onion....
Meat ‘n’ Pepper Cornbread
It suits me to be able to brown and bake this cornbread in the same...
Southern Plantation Cornbread
I get this recipe years ago from my college roommate's mother. I've tried a lot...
"I discovered this recipe over 30 years ago and have used it ever since," remarks Patricia...
This cornbread goes well with any main dish. The chives and sharp cheddar cheese give...
This special cornbread pleases a crowd with its moist texture and big corn flavor. —...
20 Cajun Recipes to Make with the Holy Trinity
Commonly used in Louisiana-style recipes, the "Cajun Trinity" is a medley of chopped onion, celery...
Healthy Mardi Gras Recipes
Eat healthy Big Easy-style with these light Mardi Gras recipes.
I brought this easy jambalaya to a Sunday potluck and it was quickly gobbled up....
Cheesy Cajun Shrimp and Grits
I was born and raised in the South. A few years ago I moved to...