Also known as Twelfth Night Cake, this rich, sugary confection is a time-honored New Orleans tradition, and no Mardi Gras would be complete without it. Don't forget the surprise baked inside!
This rich, savory stew bubbles with the Bayou flavors of onion, pepper, okra and tomato. Served spicy or mild, gumbo is Louisiana comfort food at its best.
No New Orleans breakfast is complete without beignets -- in fact, they're the whole meal. The ultimate Mardi Gras morning-after food, these sweet, deep-fried fritters come piled in a snow drift of powdered sugar, and are best served with cafe au lait.
A medley of luscious shrimp, smoked ham and Cajun spices conjure the taste of N'Awlins in this hearty, aromatic rice dish.
So simple, yet so good! Red beans and the Cajun 'Holy Trinity' of celery, onion and green pepper combine with smoked sausage for a memorable Mardi Gras meal.
Sink your teeth into New Orleans' most famous street food. The locals pronounce it "Moo-fa-lotta," and it's a lotta sandwich -- stacked high with meats, cheese and olive salad on crusty Italian bread.
Creamy corn, peppers and tomatoes marry for a vibrant veggie side. This traditional Native American dish is a staple in Cajun country.
This creamy, rich pie is a Southern classic, but with a Louisiana twist -- a thick, caramelly sauce that tastes just like New Orleans' famous candy.
Succulent shrimp and spicy andouille sausage team up with sweet onion, tomatoes, and okra for a delicious dish that tastes like gumbo but doesn't take hours to cook.
This hearty dish, which features andouille, a mildly spicy Cajun-style sausage, is perfect for feeding a crowd.
Historically, red beans and rice were served on Mondays, the traditional household wash day. While women tended to the laundry, the dish could slowly cook on the stove.
Create Big Daddy's Mardi Gras Crown Cookies, a princess recipe inspired by the movie Princess and the Frog. Enjoy this fun craft activity with your kids and family.
Meant to represent a jeweled crown, King Cake -- topped with purple, green, and gold sugars signifying justice, faith, and power, respectively -- celebrates the three kings who came bearing gifts at Jesus' birth.
This dish is often made with crawfish, but our shrimp version tastes just as delicious.
Mardi Gras King Cake
Traditional Red Beans and Rice
Sweet Potato Pie with Praline Sauce
Red Beans and Rice
Big Daddy's Mardi Gras Crown Cookies
Big Easy Shrimp Etouffée
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