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Feb 28, 2014
08:50 AM

New Orleans-Style Recipes for Families

Mardi Gras (also known as Fat Tuesday) is a wonderful excuse to try New Orleans dishes – like jambalaya and gumbo – and flavors at your dinner table!

New Orleans-Style Recipes for Families

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Colorful. Crazy. Over the top. Those are just a few ways to describe Mardi Gras celebrations. This year, Mardi Gras falls on Tuesday, March 4. Translated, Mardi Gras means, "Fat Tuesday" (i.e. time to fill up on rich foods!) in French and marks the end of a celebration season called Carnival. While Mardi Gras is celebrated in various places throughout the world, New Orleans is known best for their parades, festivities and food. Introduce your family to the flavors of New Orleans with these recipes. Make sure to save room for the traditional king cake for dessert. It's baked with a plastic toy inside – and the person who gets the slice with the toy is thought to have good luck for the rest of the year.

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