Mardi Gras Party

You don't need to travel to New Orleans to indulge in Mardi Gras. Just stage a party in your home with these recipes. You'll find Mardi Gras party recipes perfect for any gathering, big to small.

Fried Onion Rings

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Set out a plate of these crispy appetizers and watch them disappear. The beer batter nicely coats the onion and fries to a lovely shade of golden brown.

Mocha Fondue

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Update chocolate fondue with a hint of coffee, and serve it with fresh fruit or meringue cookies.

Total: 25 mins

Pralines

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New Orleans satisfies its sweet tooth with pralines, a candy made from sugar, cream, butter, and nuts.

Sausage Jambalaya

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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

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These chewy oatmeal cookies are full of chopped prunes and walnuts as well as chocolate chips. Add a couple to a lunch box for a special treat.

spicy walnut bars

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These bar cookies will remind you of an old-fashioned spice cake complete with walnuts and a yummy cream cheese frosting.

Pecan Cheese Logs

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Include make-ahead appetizers such as these cheddar cheese logs in your party menu. Green chiles and cayenne pepper give a Tex-Mex style to the spread.

Marlene's Frozen Margarita Pie

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When it's time to celebrate, whip up this tequila-spiked pie. It tastes like a creamy margarita in a graham cracker crust.

Chicken-Cheese Bread

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Thin slices of this cheddar-and-chicken-stuffed bread make a savory holiday appetizer.

Shrimp-and-Sausage Red Rice

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Total: 1 hr 15 mins

Flamin' Cajun Riblets

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Blood Orange Bourbon

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A little blood orange juice imbues vodka with a sweet yet tart zing in these bright red party drinks.

Total: 5 mins

Carolina Pulled-Pork Sandwich

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The best pulled pork recipes call for low and slow cooking like this one. The low heat ensures moist meat while the lengthy cooking time allows the flavors to mellow.

Caramelized Banana Tart

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For this easy dessert recipe, flaky puff pastry is topped with mango jelly, bananas, and a sprinkle of cinnamon and sugar and broiled until the sugar melts and caramelizes.

Catfish and Slaw Tacos

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Hot Sauce & Cola Chicken Wings

Midwest Living

Bottled hot-pepper sauce and bubbling cola give the chicken wings a sweet hotness in this appetizer.

Jambalaya Pizza

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