mardi gras

A two-handle bowl of seafood gumbo on a piece of wood.

Seafood Gumbo

Seafood gumbo loaded with shrimp, such as this classic Cajun recipe, screams for a cold beer and a lazy weekend afternoon dedicated to nothing but cooking.

  • (6)
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 5 H, 15 M
  • 58
A Barq's root beer-glazed ham on a wooden cutting board with a fork and knife resting beside it.

Root Beer-Glazed Ham

Ah, sassafras. It plays oh so nicely with ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and anise to enhance the smoky, saltiness goodness of glazed ham.

  • (1)
  • 30 M
  • 4 H, 30 M
  • 1
A chipped white bowl filled with Cajun chicken and sausage gumbo and a scoop of rice with a spoon resting in it.

Cajun Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

“Your family will think you are AMAZING.” “A straightforward, real deal Cajun gumbo that everyone loved.” “Easy and affordable.” “A keeper!” That’s what folks are saying about this gumbo.

  • (2)
  • 2 H
  • 2 H, 45 M
  • 6
Glass bowl filled with pecan pie bread pudding, caramel sauce, bourbon-vanilla ice cream on a marble table

Pecan Pie Bread Pudding

This Southern melding of pie and pudding is obscenely, ridiculously rich. Oh, Lord, just take us now.

  • (1)
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 5 H
  • 10
A pile of Cajun fried chicken pieces.

Cajun Fried Chicken

Bathed in buttermilk and spiced ever so slightly, this Cajun-style fried hen is memorably moist inside, superlatively crisp outside, and gosh darn perfect through and through.

  • (5)
  • 35 M
  • 35 M
  • 23
A white plate of pan-fried bananas with brandy that have been drizzle with coconut cream with a fork resting on either side.

Pan-Fried Bananas with Brandy

Boozy bananas are lavished with a cheater’s caramel sauce made with butter, brandy, and brown sugar in this outrageously simple riff on a Southern classic. No flambé required.

  • (1)
  • 15 M
  • 25 M
  • 4
Crackers topped with pimento cheese.

Pimento Cheese

You can practice proper Southern gentility, no matter where you’re from, simply by whipping up a batch of this classic crowd-pleasing party must, pimento cheese. Then prepare to be your most gracious self as you kindly accept accolades..

  • (5)
  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 189
A bowl filled with jambalaya and topped with duck and sausage

Duck Jambalaya

Jambalaya get a new look with this recipe. Duck breasts are grilled then added to the pot along with rice, ham, onions, and bell peppers. Hot and spicy.

  • Quick Glance
  • 1 H, 20 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 0
Shrimp and Grits

Southern Shrimp and Grits

Our most requested recipe, this ridiculously rich dish takes its heat from andouille, its creamy comfort from grits smothered in cheese.

  • (1)
  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 2
A white bowl filled with pimento cheese and some saltine crackers topped with the cheese next to the bowl

Barbecue Pimento Cheese

Not all pimento cheese recipes are created equal. This one, with a touch of barbecue, definitely has an unfair advantage.

  • (1)
  • 15 M
  • 2 H, 15 M
  • 4
Beignets

Beignets

Airy and addictive, these iconic, anytime-of-day New Orleans pastries come buried beneath mounds of sweet, sweet confectioners’ sugar and are as crazy addictive as crack.

  • (3)
  • 45 M
  • 45 M
  • 10
Sweet Tea Cocktail

Sweet Tea Cocktail

Sweet tea. Whiskey. Lemon juice. That’s all it takes to make a sassy summertime cocktail you’ll want to sip all afternoon long.

  • (2)
  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 8
Sweet Tea

Southern Sweet Tea

Nothing slakes thirst, quells worries, and comes together with ease quite like Southern sweet tea.

  • (2)
  • 5 M
  • 40 M
  • 47
Shrimp and Grits

Shrimp and Grits

Creamy Southern stone-ground grits with Cheddar cheese, plump sauteed shrimp, crisp bacon, garlic, and scallions.

  • (11)
  • 15 M
  • 30 M
  • 75