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!


  1. Happy Thursday!

  2. Yum! I want one!

  3. Oh my gosh, what a cool giveaway!

  4. Yum! Who doesn’t need some more sugar in their lives?? 😉

  5. I love King cake. Come to Poppa!

  6. Fun giveaway! :)

  7. Great giveaway! I grew up visiting New Orleans regularly and my grandparents actually sent us a king cake for years!

  8. Yummy! I would love some cake!!!

  9. Sucre is fabulous…we got a chance to visit in person during our Food Lover’s Weekend in New Orleans trip last August! Their baked goods are AMAZING…everything we tried as out of this world.

  10. I’d love to win this and share it with my co-workers to brighten their day. Many thanks!

  11. Natalie G. says:

    Awesome post!

  12. I wish i was going! I am sure it’d be a blast!

  13. What a fun giveaway. Thanks for offering the chance to win.

  14. Yummo!!!! I have had their King Cake and it truly is the best!!! Would love to win one now that I live so far away from Sucre.

  15. Wow this sounds amazing! Thanks for an awesome giveaway!

  16. I have always wanted to try this. Thank you for the giveaway.

  17. I’d love to try this!

  18. I was in New Orleans for the Mardi Gras way back in 1979. That was a long time ago and I had a lot of fun. It was very interesting to say the least. I wish I could have gone back every year. I do have to say I never had a King Cake, but I have several really good recipes to make one, which I have yet to do.

  19. I have always wanted to taste King Cake!

  20. barbara n says:

    I have been to New Orleans but never for mardi gras. I love all the food that New Orleans has to offer including King Cake!

  21. I would LOVE to win this great Mardi Gras giveaway! What fun!

  22. Yum! the coffee sounds amazing, and I’d send the cake into work with my husband…sure would score points with the boss!

  23. What a fun prize!! I’ve never had a King Cake before. I bet this is amazing :)

  24. How awesome! I just went to New Orleans not long ago..but I’ve never tried a King Cake. This is such a wonderful giveaway. The Praline Coffee sounds fantastic too. Can’t wait to try them.

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  25. Yum! Would love a King Cake from Chef Tariq Hanna!

  26. I can’t believe it’s time to think about Mardi Gras already!

  27. Great giveaway :)

  28. Great giveaway and wonderful for experimenting New Orleans without going! One day I’ll make it to Mardi Gras!

  29. I love king cake a little too much. Drove back to Chicago with the back of the minivan full of it!! Great giveaway!! My favorite city!

  30. I’d love to visit just to eat like crazy!!

  31. I love to try new coffee brands. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

  32. Aaah! King cake. My parents lived in New Orleans before I was born and they brought this Mardi Gras tradition with them to Texas. I’m entering for them! :)

    Great giveaway!

  33. Liz Blunt says:

    King cake is soooooo good; hope I win!!

  34. Marsha M. Los Angeles CA says:

    We will be back in New Orleans the end of May, FINALLY, and I will make sure and go to Sucre while we’re there. This is a great prize!

  35. I would love to try some fancy desserts from Sucre! Thank you!

  36. Heather Spooner says:

    Thanks for the great giveaway! I’ve never visited New Orleans but I’d love to eat in all the awesome restaurants there.

  37. Coffee sounds GREAT!

  38. fun giveaway!

  39. Looks like a great dessert! Thanks for sharing!

  40. Bring on the King(cake).

  41. Aah, love me some king cake!!!

  42. Great giveaway! Thank you for a great blog!

  43. Thanks!

  44. I love New Orleans!

  45. Mardi Gras is coming up so soon!

  46. I love King Cakes!

  47. Love King Cake! I even got the baby one year!

  48. I would LOVE this!

  49. Would love to win this!

  50. Yum! I love King Cake!

  51. I went to Mardi Gras many years ago… I was 19… My parents thought I was away at school studying all weekend. 😀

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