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Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras, also known as Fat Tuesday, is the day before Lent begins — and is celebrated by indulging in lots of sweet and filling foods.
Apple Cider Doughnuts

Apple Cider Doughnuts

You can make your own superfine sugar to dust doughnuts by pulsing granulated sugar in a food processor several times.

Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce

Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce

Custardy bread pudding with a bourbon-laced sauce is a New Orleans dessert favorite. Day-old bread works best here because it absorbs more of the custard before baking.

Deep South Slaw

Deep South Slaw

The key to perfect coleslaw is a creamy base, a hint of sweetness, a touch of tangy vinegar, and, in the case of Cajun versions, a little kick from hot sauce or cayenne pepper.

Smothered Cajun-spiced Squash

Smothered Cajun-Spiced Squash

Here, we've sprinkled roasted butter-nut squash with Cajun seasoning, then smothered it in a gravy made with what New Orleans chefs call the holy trinity: a combination of onions, celery, and green bell peppers. Serve with rice or grits.