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Creator of Web-Holidays.com. I love holidays - all kinds. Traditions and customs from around the world are a great way to create strong family bonds, and it's a great way to get to know our neighbors.

Feb 272014

makes 18 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 3/4 cup cornmeal 1 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon black pepper 1 egg 1/4 cup chopped green onions 1/2 cup buttermilk 1 tablespoon water Combine the dry ingredients. Add the egg, onion, buttermilk, and water. Stir until well mixed. […]

 February 27, 2014  Posted by at 10:18 am Mardi Gras, Side Dishes Comments Off on Hush Puppies
Feb 272014

serves: 6 serve with lemon wedges and hot sauce 2 whole lemons 12 garlic cloves, unpeeled 3 large onions, peeled and quartered Cajun Seafood Boil spice to taste 2-1/2 lbs. whole small red potatoes 14 oz. andouille sausage, cut into 12 pieces 6 cobs of corn, shucked and broken in half 2 lbs. cooked crawfish, […]

 February 27, 2014  Posted by at 7:14 am Crawfish, Entree, Mardi Gras Comments Off on Crawfish Boil
Feb 272014

Cook everything in the same pot to save on cleaning. If you don’t like things too spicy use only about 1/4 teaspoon of the spices. 1-1/2 cups white long-grain rice 1-2 tablespoons olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1/2 package smoked turkey sausage, sliced 20 ounce can crushed tomatoes 6 […]

 February 27, 2014  Posted by at 12:00 am Entree, Mardi Gras, Seafood Comments Off on Shrimp and Sausage Jambalaya
Feb 262014

1 pound red beans, soaked overnight 1/2 package smoked sausage, sliced 1 medium onion, chopped 1 bunch of green onions, chopped 7 cloves of garlic, chopped 1/2 cup parsley 1 rib celery, chopped 1/2 cup ketchup 1 bell pepper, seeded and chopped 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 2 tablespoons Tabasco sauce 2 bay leaves 1 teaspoon […]

 February 26, 2014  Posted by at 6:08 pm Entree, Mardi Gras, Side Dishes Comments Off on Red Beans and Rice
Feb 262014

A Mardi Gras specialty is King’s Cake. It is a circular sweet roll-like cake with a hidden treasure, a tradition that originated during the medieval times. Originally a gold bean was baked inside but today, to avoid choking, a plastic baby is placed inside instead. This recipe uses a pecan half as the treasure. 3-1/2 […]

 February 26, 2014  Posted by at 10:18 am Cake, Mardi Gras Tagged with:  Comments Off on King Cake
Feb 262014

serves 6 1 cup instant grits 2 cups sharp, grated cheddar cheese 4 tablespoons butter, melted 1/4 cup chopped green onions, include the green parts 2 eggs slightly beaten 3/4 cups milk Cook the grits according to the package directions. Stir in the cheese, butter, and chopped onions. Pour the mixture into a buttered 2 […]

 February 26, 2014  Posted by at 12:00 am Mardi Gras, Side Dishes Comments Off on Baked Grits with Cheese
Feb 252014

Yields: 8-9 quarts 1 ice ring 40 ounce bottle grape juice 48 ounce can unsweetened pineapple juice 2-liter bottle lemon-lime soft drink 1 fifth vodka or more, to taste (or champagne) 2 oranges or lemons 2 limes Place ice ring in bottom of punch bowl. Add liquids in order given. Float slices of oranges and […]

 February 25, 2014  Posted by at 9:19 am Beverages, Mardi Gras Comments Off on Mardi Gras Madness Punch
Feb 252014

4 tablespoons butter 1/4 cup light brown sugar 1/4 cup dark brown sugar 1/4 cup rum 1/4 cup banana liqueur 1/2 tablespoons ground cinnamon 1/2 cup water 3 bananas, quartered 6, 1/2-cup scoops vanilla ice cream Put butter, light brown sugar, and dark brown sugar in a pan. Melt until everything is dissolved and almost […]

 February 25, 2014  Posted by at 12:00 am Desserts, Mardi Gras Comments Off on Bananas Foster
Feb 242014

Makes about five dozen. Dough will keep in refrigerator for several days when bowl is covered with plastic wrap and punched down occasionally. 1 package active dry yeast 1-1/2 cups warm water 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1 teaspoons salt 2 eggs 1 cup evaporated milk 7 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 cup softened shortening oil for […]

 February 24, 2014  Posted by at 12:00 am Breakfast, Desserts, Mardi Gras Comments Off on Beignets
Feb 232014

10 ounce loaf stale French bread, crumbled 4 cups milk 2 cups granulated sugar 8 tablespoons butter, melted 3 eggs 2 tablespoons vanilla 1 cup raisins, optional 1 cup chopped pecans, optional 1 tablespoons cinnamon 1 tablespoon nutmeg whiskey sauce, below Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine all ingredients; mixture should be very moist, but not […]

 February 23, 2014  Posted by at 12:00 am Desserts, Mardi Gras Comments Off on Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce