Spicy Shrimp & Sausage Creole for Mardi Gras (& All Year Long)

We’ve teamed up with Zatarain’s® Smoked Sausage to help you bring the flavors of a New Orleans Mardi Gras straight to your kitchen with recipe ideas starring their Andouille and Cajun-Style flavors. Up first: the spicy Shrimp and Sausage Creole that Ro…

We’ve teamed up with Zatarain’s® Smoked Sausage to help you bring the flavors of a New Orleans Mardi Gras straight to your kitchen with recipe ideas starring their Andouille and Cajun-Style flavors. Up first: the spicy Shrimp and Sausage Creole that Rosalynn Daniels—a lifestyle blogger, recipe developer, and photographer—makes every year to celebrate the Carnival season.


When you think of New Orleans, Mardi Gras is often one of the first things that comes to mind: Over many years and generations, the celebration has become an essential part of the city’s cultural fabric. For Rosalynn Daniels, a food and lifestyle blogger who spent her high school years living in New Orleans, Mardi Gras is always a special time of year.

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The True Origin Story of Mardi Gras in America

Growing up in Mobile, Alabama, I always felt that the Mardi Gras in my hometown seemed like a much less exciting version than the one two and half hours away in New Orleans. It was a far tamer affair than what I saw portrayed in movies and television s…

Growing up in Mobile, Alabama, I always felt that the Mardi Gras in my hometown seemed like a much less exciting version than the one two and half hours away in New Orleans. It was a far tamer affair than what I saw portrayed in movies and television shows over the years from our neighbors to the west. But as a veteran of many a Mardi Gras in the city, I do feel that we Mobilians have one thing over New Orleans: bragging rights.

Did you know that New Orleans wasn’t the first city to host Mardi Gras in the United States? That distinction belongs to the Port City.

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Old-Fashioned Bread Pudding

Old-Fashioned Bread Pudding
Old-fashioned New Orleans bread pudding layered with bourbon-soaked raisins then drizzled with bourbon sauce. A southern classic perfect for any holiday!
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Two plates of bread pudding.

Old-Fashioned Bread Pudding

Old-fashioned New Orleans bread pudding layered with bourbon-soaked raisins then drizzled with bourbon sauce. A southern classic perfect for any holiday!

READ: Old-Fashioned Bread Pudding