Mardi Gras Recipes

October 28, 2019

Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya

Close up of a bowl of Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya, with a fork
Perfect for tailgating and feeding a crowd, Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya is a winning Cajun entree year-round! This Louisiana recipe, which includes a spicy combination of chicken breast and pork sausage, mixed in with onions, bell peppers, garlic and a ton of rice, is both filling and flavorful. This well-loved dish feeds a crowd easily, whether you're hosting folks for a football viewing or celebrating Mardi Gras.

February 20, 2019

No Churn Mardi Gras King Cake Ice Cream

No Churn Mardi Gras King Cake Ice Cream in a loaf pan before freezing
Make No Churn Mardi Gras King Cake Ice Cream as a sweet treat this Carnival season! This ice cream starts as any no churn ice cream recipe would—with whipped cream and sweetened condensed milk. Vanilla bean paste swirls into the base, giving tons of flavor. Layer the ice cream with chunks of King Cake and green, purple and gold sanding sugar, then freeze. Homemade King Cake Ice Cream is the perfect Mardi Gras dessert to serve on Fat Tuesday!

February 4, 2019

Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

Two bowls of Chicken and Sausage Gumbo are served with rice and green onions
Chicken and Sausage Gumbo is the ultimate Louisiana comfort food! This gumbo starts with a dark roux as its base. Once the roux is ready and combined with water, add sautéed chopped green bell pepper, onion and celery to the pot. Sear the chicken and sausage, too, before throwing them in, and letting the gumbo cook low and slow for hours. From-scratch gumbo is a labor of love, but it's a delicious one that is perfect to serve to...

January 28, 2019

Cream Cheese and Raspberry King Cake

A slice of Cream Cheese and Raspberry King Cake sits in front of the whole King Cake
Celebrate Mardi Gras by baking a homemade Cream Cheese and Raspberry King Cake for friends and family! King Cake, a traditional pastry that's well-loved during Carnival season in South Louisiana, is easier to make at home than you think. All it takes is time and patience. This stuffed king cake, which offers a cinnamon-sugar layer, then a combined cream cheese and raspberry layer, is a favorite of ours! Homemade king cake has never been tastier!

February 9, 2018

Dinner Divas Weekly Meal Plan: Week 43

Dinner Divas Weekly Meal Plan 43 at The Speckled Palate
Looking for some food inspiration for next week's menu? Look no farther than the Dinner Divas weekly meal plan, a comprehensive plan that includes FIVE dinners and two extras, be they drinks, desserts, sides, etc. This eclectic meal plan, which includes relatively healthy dishes that won't take all day to cook, is meant to help busy cooks plan for the week ahead! We hope this meal plan provides great ideas and delicious dishes for your family.

February 1, 2018

Monthly Meal Plan: 28 Recipes to Make in February 2018

Square recipe collage for 28 Recipes to Make in February 2018
Looking for recipes to make this February? Look no farther than this Monthly Meal Plan, which includes 28 recipes to make this month! Featuring an at-home Valentine's Day menu, Mardi Gras recipe inspiration, hearty breakfasts, easy dinners, football food and more, this monthly recipe list is sure to offer something for everyone!