March 9, 2011

Meatless Lenten Dinners

Lent has officially begun for all Christians, and though I’m not completely abstaining from meat like I have in past years, I am going meatless on Wednesdays and Fridays. I don’t eat too much meat as it is, but I still want to join part in Lent somehow.

I know many people are actually giving up chocolate, and some are giving up all sweets! Wow! I don’t thnik I could stick it out for 40+ days without a little piece of chocolate! Meat, however, is a different story. If you’re skipping out on meat for Lent, check out some of the most simple Lenten dinners you can prepare.
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March 4, 2011

How to Make King Cake

Even if you’re not celebrating Mardi Gras, you have to admit, the King Cake looks pretty awesome. Famous in the South, especially New Orleans, a King Cake looks like a big cinnamon roll filled with cream cheese and covered with sugary icing and colorful sprinkles.

Inside the cake is a small trinket, and the person that gets the piece of cake with the trinket is supposed to be responsible for making or buying the King Cake for next year. If you’re the one making the King Cake, have no fear! We’ll tell you exactly how to make this delicious doughnut-like dessert.
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March 2, 2011

Mardi Gras Munchies!

Mardi Gras is a time for colorful costumes, wild partying, and- of course- scrumptious Cajun fare!  In celebration of Fat Tuesday, which is coming up on March 8th, we’ve put together a few of our favorite Mardi Gras recipes for you.  From the traditional sugar-sprinkled king cake baked with a baby inside (yes, a baby!) to flavorful gator meatballs, we’ll get you well on your way to a festive and food-filled holiday.
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