Tag Archives: mardi gras

Banana Pudding with Vanilla Wafer Crumble

Celebrate Mardi Gras with a big bowl of Southern Banana Pudding. Silky smooth homemade banana pudding layered with sliced bananas and a crisp crumble topping. Growing up my mom would make banana pudding all of the time. It was my brothers favorite … Continue reading

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Black Bottom Praline Brownie Bars

Rich, fudgy, deep dark chocolate brownies topped with an incredible pecan praline topping that’s perfect for your Mardi Gras celebration. These bars are absolutely delicious! The browned butter adds a rich and nutty flavor that is just incredible paired with the pecan praline topping. No stand … Continue reading

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Praline Cookies with Browned Butter Frosting

A traditional New Orleans treat for Mardi Gras are rich and nutty pralines.  I absolutely love pralines, those little melt in your mouth nutty candies are super addicting. Last year for Mardi Gras I made some Pralines that my family went crazy for. This year I … Continue reading

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Bananas Foster Bread

This extremely moist banana bread is reminiscent of the popular dessert bananas foster. Mashed bananas with butter and rum…really does it get any better than this? Well, let me assure you it does! Top this amazing bread with a butter rum … Continue reading

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Mardi Gras Cupcakes

Mardi Gras cupcakes to celebrate Fat Tuesday! These cupcakes are swirled with the Mardi Gras colors of purple representing justice, gold representing power, and green representing faith. This post is wrapping up my week’s worth of traditional New Orleans style food. Can you believe … Continue reading

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Bananas Foster Muffins

Bananas Foster muffins topped with a crunchy pecan streusel and drizzled with an amazing rum sauce. These scrumptious muffins are an adaption of the famous New Orleans dessert, Bananas Foster. The amazing combination of butter, brown sugar, rum, and bananas first came together … Continue reading

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New Orleans Pralines

So I have a confession to make-I LOVE pralines! These melt in your mouth delicious nutty candies are addicting. Pralines can be found in convenience stores, supermarkets, and gift shops around New Orleans. There are several candy factories in the … Continue reading

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King Cake and A Giveaway!

King Cake is the preferred dessert in New Orleans during Mardi Gras. This round cinnamon roll cake is shaped into a ring, topped with an incredible lemon glaze and sprinkled with the colors of Mardi Gras, with purple representing justice, gold … Continue reading

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Creole-Style Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo

You are going to want to make this amazing Creole-Style Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo for your Mardi Gras celebration next Tuesday! This hearty Louisiana stew is loaded with pretty pink shrimp, spicy andouille sausage, okra, celery, bell peppers, and onions in … Continue reading

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New Orleans-Style Bread Pudding with Coconut Praline Sauce

New Orleans Style Bread Pudding drizzled with a delicious Coconut Praline Sauce. This dessert combines two of New Orleans most beloved desserts-bread pudding and pralines. Bread pudding was traditionally made to use up stale bread, but if you don’t have a stale … Continue reading

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