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New Orleans Beignets

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Here it is, just in time for Mardi Gras (aka Fat Tuesday).  What is that snowy, pillowy puff of deliciousness you ask?  You’re looking at Louisiana’s state doughnut, the beignet! They are just as scrumptious as they look, too. You won’t believe me when I tell you that this is one of the easiest doughs […]

Jambalaya

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Today is the first of at least three posts I’ll be sharing with you this week out of my new Paula Deen’s Southern Cooking Bible cook book.  The folks at Smithfield sent me a copy during my move to Mississippi so I could quickly adjust to southern cooking at its best.  After taking a few […]

Mardi Gras King Cake

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It’s here again!  Fat Tuesday…or Mardi Gras…the day that you can shove your mouths full of donuts, cake, beer, and whatever else fancies your pants because, well, tomorrow you’re going to give it all up for 40 days, right? RIGHT!?  Even if you don’t observe the Lenten season, you are probably still familiar with today’s […]

Paczki

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Just a little reminder to make your co-workers’ day by bringing them these special Fat Tuesday treats tomorrow.   Click here for the recipe. Come back Wednesday for a new favorite recipe in our house.  So much so, we’ve been eating it a couple times a week!

Paczki

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Happy Fat Tuesday! Paczki are a traditional deep-fried Polish doughnut, typically topped with powdered sugar or icing and filled with fruit preserves or a custard.  Here in the Midwest, paczki are consumed heavily the day before Lent to celebrate the traditional attempt to use up any eggs, lard, sugar and fruit which are forbidden during […]