Thursday Things & Giveaway

Have you ever been to New Orleans for Mardi Gras?  I haven’t.  I have been to New Orleans once in my life, and I was about 7 years old.  I would love to go back  any time of year, but I think Mardi Gras would be an amazing experience.  Today I have a fun giveaway for you, straight from New Orleans!

I think that most of you won’t be going to New Orleans for Mardi Gras this year, so the lovely people at Sucré are delivering Mardi Gras to you!   Up for grabs is one of their King Cakes and  New Orleans Pecan Praline Coffee!  Sucré’s pastry chef, Tariq Hanna was named one of the top 10 pastry chefs in 2011, so you know it has to be good.

Sucré has more than just Mardi Gras treats.  They have an extensive variety of macarons, countless decadent chocolates, and even more chocolate treats to love! Be sure to check out their website for all of your Valentine’s needs as well.

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I have been putting together a killer Super Bowl round up.  Come back tomorrow for some great additions to any party!

Caramleized Onion and Andouille Pizza

It is Holiday Recipe Club time again!  Want to join the fun?  Make sure to contact Erin for all the details on Holiday Recipe Club. It is a fun blog hop with a little ingredient challenge thrown in for good measure.

Today we are celebrating Mardi Gras with challenge ingredients of either Andouille Sausage, Bananas, or Bourbon.  I had a few links of Andouille Sausage in my freezer already, so I knew what I was going to use :)  I didn’t want to go traditional with New Orleans style food though, so I had to think a little out of the box.  I almost did a creamy pasta, but in the end decided on pizza.  This pizza was fun, and definitely not our normal style pizza.  I just used a little garlic and oil for the sauce, but my husband thought a white sauce or even an Alfredo sauce would make it over the top good!  The caramelized onions were a great sweet contrast to the spicy sausage.  If you had Fontina Cheese, I think that would make a great swap for the traditional Mozzarella.

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