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It’s time to celebrate! Get inspired to go above-and-beyond with our special recipes for holidays and events that take you from appetizers to dessert.

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Milk Punch

Sip on this celebratory cocktail recipe that dates back generations. Known as a favorite in New Orleans, milk punch is a sweet and rich drink perfect for special occasions. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

How to Make Copycat Popeyes Mardi Gras Mustard

Good news, spice lovers: Popeyes' cult favorite sweet-and-spicy sandwich spread is easy to make at home.


12 Mardi Gras Drinks for Partying Like You’re on Bourbon Street

Pull out your purple, green and gold beads—it's time to shake and stir some Mardi Gras drinks like the bartenders...


Blueberry Iced Tea

1 review

I enjoy coming up with new ways to use my slow cooker in the kitchen. If it’s going to take...


Margarita Cupcakes

My hobby is cake decorating, and this is my most-requested recipe. It is delicious!! If you are unable to find...

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What Are Paczki? Plus How to Make These Treats at Home

Filled with jelly and coated in sugar, paczki are a treat worth seeking out on Fat Tuesday.


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39 Fat Tuesday Recipes to Splurge On

Fat Tuesday, as its name implies, is meant for feasting on rich, luscious foods. Here are dozens of Fat Tuesday...

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60 of the Best Recipes for Mardi Gras

Get a taste of the Big Easy with the best recipes for Mardi Gras. Whether it's king cake, beignets or...


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50 New Orleans-Inspired Recipes for Mardi Gras

New Orleans is known for wild parties, beautiful architecture and some of the most flavorful food in the country. From...


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25 Healthy Mardi Gras Recipes

Eat healthy Big Easy-style with these light Mardi Gras recipes.


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How to Make a New Orleans-Style Hurricane Cocktail

Happy Mardi Gras! You can celebrate in style with the iconic and fruity hurricane drink.

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What Is King Cake? Here’s How to Make This Mardi Gras Treat

Here's the story behind this lucky dessert—and a guide on how to make king cake from scratch.


10 Fun Centerpiece Ideas for Your Mardi Gras Party

If you're celebrating Fat Tuesday with a New Orleans-style Mardi Gras party, check out these festive centerpiece ideas you can...


Mardi Gras King Cake

7 reviews

This frosted king cake is the highlight of our annual Mardi Gras party. If you want to hide a token...


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New Orleans Beignets

15 reviews

These sweet, square and holeless French doughnuts are known as beignets. New Orleans’ traditional breakfast always includes a few of...


Grandma’s Strawberry Shortcake

3 reviews

Here’s a family-sized version of my grandma’s summertime dessert. I can still taste the sweet juicy berries piled over warm...

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Traditional New Orleans King Cake

14 reviews

Get in on the fun of traditional king cake by hiding a little toy baby in the cake. Whoever finds...


Louisiana Jambalaya

8 reviews

My husband helped add a little spice to my life. He grew up on Cajun cooking, while I ate mostly...


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Shrimp Gumbo

31 reviews

A crisp green salad and crusty French bread complete this shrimp gumbo meal. I always have hot sauce available when...


Hearty Muffuletta

5 reviews

Famous in Louisiana, a muffuletta is a combo of cold cuts, cheese and olive salad layered into an Italian bread...


Authentic Cajun Gumbo

8 reviews

I learned to cook in Louisiana and I love to cook Cajun food. This cajun gumbo recipe is one of...


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 and green pepper. Try out...


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24 Mardi Gras Desserts for Your Party

Transport your party to New Orleans with these Mardi Gras desserts. Yes, beignets and king cake are classic options, but...