Beads and bling, it’s a Mardi Gras thing! As part of our New Orleans’ Mardi Gras celebration, there’s nothing more fun than a Mardi Gras Charcuterie Board – easily customized with cheese, meats, fruits, and always some sweets and treats! Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler – “Let the good times roll
This old-fashioned sweet cinnamon swirled bundt cake is my twist on King Cake. Cinnamon and brown sugar cake is marbled with a buttery yellow cake in this easy recipe, drizzled with cream cheese glaze in traditional purple, green and gold Mardi Gras colors, and topped with sprinkles for some special Mardi Gras fun! My family prefers this tender and moist King Cake to the more traditional bread-like King Cake.
While a "traditional" King Cake is made from twisted strands of cinnamon dough, covered with icing, and sprinkled with purple, green and gold colored sugar, my King Cake is truly a richer and tender coffeecake. So flavorful, moist, and loaded with cinnamon and brown sugar flavor, it will be your new favorite too!
Fat Tuesday wouldn't be a celebration without some fun and festive sugar cookies! These Mardi Gras Sugar Cookies with Royal Icing are my go-to recipe for the softest, thickest and creamiest sugar cookies and the easiest Royal Icing. The dough is easy to roll out and work with, holds its shape and edges, and has a wonderful surface for fun decorating. Perfectly simple and wonderful!
One of the wonderful traditions of Mardi Gras, and probably the most delicious, is the King Cake. These old-fashioned sweet cinnamon swirled Mini King Cakes are my twist on traditional King Cake. Cinnamon and brown sugar cake is marbled with a buttery yellow cake in this easy recipe, drizzled with cream cheese glaze in traditional purple, green and gold Mardi Gras colors and topped with gold coin sprinkles for some special Mardi Gras fun!
My family prefers this tender and moist King Cake to the more traditional bread-like King Cake. And it’s so much fun when everyone finds a baby tucked in their individual cakelet for good luck!
Chocolate Valentine Sugar Cookies are perfect for all chocolate lovers! Rich in chocolate flavor, incredibly soft and chewy, and almost too cute to eat! Paired with fudgy Chocolate Royal Icing or delicate Vanilla Royal Icing, these sweet cookies are perfect with a tall glass of milk!
Are you ready for Valentine's Day? Here are some of my favorite Valentine's Day breakfast and brunch recipes and ideas for you. Because it's all about the love today, and a romantic breakfast or late brunch is the perfect way to start the day!!
Maple Bourbon Caramelized Bacon may be the king of bacon! Caramelized bacon is so irresistible – crispy, chewy, smoky, salty, and perfectly sweet and spicy! For my family, it’s hard to go wrong with bacon, but add brown sugar, bourbon whiskey and maple syrup and you’ve be sharing bacon bliss with everyone lucky enough to be around! Once the smell of the caramelized bacon starts wafting through the air, taste-testers will begin to show up and volunteer!
For a romantic evening with your love, nothing is more fun and relaxing than a romantic My Secret Valentine Charcuterie Board, personalized with all of your favorites. Perfect for a Valentine picnic or quiet evening in front of a roaring fireplace, or a romantic weekend in a cabin tucked away in the north woods.
Now is the time to gather your favorite chocolates and other decadent treats - the perfect surprise to create and share with your special someone. A bottle of good wine, glowing candles, and we’re all set for a special night of relaxing and snacking!
Melt their heart this Valentine’s Day with a Red Velvet Bundt Cake with Chocolate Ganache and fresh berries. This old-fashioned recipe bakes up incredibly moist, with a melt-in-your-mouth velvet texture and signature light chocolate buttermilk red velvet flavor, and is so easy to make at home!
Rather than a typical creamy cream cheese frosting, a glaze of Chocolate Ganache and fresh berries make this cake even more elegant – perfect for your sweetheart or any special occasion.
Love-inspired and heart-shaped goodies galore can be found on Cupid's Sweet Treats Board. Filled with heart-shaped cookies, colorful red and pink candies, fresh fruit, and all things sweet, nothing is more easy, fun and relaxing than a sweet treat with your Valentines!
Holiday dessert boards are my favorite - and what's not to love? Easy to create, pretty to look at, and tasty for everyone - Cupid's Sweet Treats Board will make it a sweet day for both big and small Valentine celebrations.
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