Category Archives: mardi gras

One of my 2013 resolutions is to master the art of making cake pops. I made a┬ádisastrous attempt about 4 years ago and haven’t tried again since. I’m generally not great with candy melts and having to coat things. It’s a baking achilles heel of mine. But if at first you don’t succeed, try try […]

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Oh, monkey bread, you are perfect. Oooey, gooey, warm, doughy… just perfect. And monkey bread is easy to make! Throw a bunch of stuff in a bundt pan, bake, and you’re done. Anyone know why it’s called monkey bread though?! Edit: Yes, I know, this isn’t REAL king cake. Yes, I know, this is monkey […]

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Mardi Gras is next week! Get those beads out and fire up the stove to make some jambalaya! A few years ago I made a big, traditional king cake. This year, I wanted something more simple. Pinterest pointed me in the direction of these simple king cake knots, which are made using store-bought refrigerated dough. […]

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Mardi Gras is ONE WEEK from today! I have never been to New Orleans to celebrate, but it’s something that I hope to do next year! In the meantime, I will eat my weight in delicious king cake. This dessert is more like a giant cinnamon roll than it is a cake. For all of […]

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