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Mardi Gras is Tuesday, March 1st this year.  I believe it always falls on the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday, signifying the end of Carnival season and the start of Lenten season, but please correct me if you are more knowledgeable on these details than I am 😊  Tuesdays aren’t usually something people get excited over, unless it’s Taco Tuesday, but Mardi Gras gives you something to look forward to.  Each city celebrates differently, and I admittedly don’t know of any raging parties happening in the Twin Cities (yet) but that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate at home with a few close friends and family. We typically enjoy a themed meal or some apps and cocktails at home.  This year, we’ll be starting with Sausage Bites with Spicy Cajun Dipping Sauce as an appetizer, then moving on to Cajun Turkey Burgers with Spicy Remoulade as our main course with King Cake Cream Cheese Bites … Continue reading

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Cajun Chicken Sloppy Joe’s is a wonderful weeknight meal!  It’s easy to make, is done in less than 30 minutes, and is packed full of flavor. The Cajun seasoning really bring this dish together and is a wonderful spice.  You can find it at your local Festival Foods or make a homemade version.  It pairs well with so many dishes – pasta, shrimp, steak, chicken, etc. and has a bit of a kick.  The bold, spicy flavor comes from the cayenne and the earthiness you tastes is from the herbs.  Pair the Cajun seasoning with some ground chicken, corn, onions, and melted cheese, and you have a delicious sandwich. The recipe can be found here. Start by preheating the oven to 250 degrees F.  This is so you can melt the cheese and toast the buns before assembly. Heat a large skillet over medium heat.  Add the ground chicken and cook to completion, making sure to break … Continue reading

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Oven Baked Cajun Salmon is a great weeknight meal!  It’s a one pan meal that is easy to assemble and will leave you perfectly satisfied.  The salmon is tender and not too filling, and the veggies are roasted to perfection.  The Cajun seasoning gives off a bold, spicy flavor with a slight earthiness.  It’s an all-purpose seasoning that I use on a regular basis. The recipe can be found here. Start by preheating the oven to 425 degrees F.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the salmon on the baking sheet.  If you did not have the skin remove from the salmon at the grocery store that is just fine!  Place the skin side down on the baking sheet and it will effortlessly fall off when done baking so no need to worry about removing it yourself.  If you did have the skin removed at the grocery store, … Continue reading

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Are you gearing up for the Super Bowl this weekend or perhaps looking for an easy weeknight meal (or 4)?  Look no further as I have a few fun and fabulous recipes to share! I’m talking about meatballs.  Tender, flavorful, bite-sized morsels that can be customized for any flavor profile.  Meatballs aren’t just for your traditional Italian meal anymore!  You can make then Asian style, Green style, hot and spicy, mild, spice them up with various sauces, etc.  I’ve blogged about meatballs in the past and always seem to love the recipes we create, so I tend to want to make more to try out different combinations. Today, I want to share with you the following recipes: Buffalo Chicken Meatballs Cajun Chicken Meatballs Greek Chicken Meatballs Peanut Butter & Jelly Meatballs   All 4 recipes are fairly easy to make and provide enough food for at least a family of … Continue reading

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Laissez le bon temps rouler!  Aka “let the good times roll” is frequently heard during Mardi Gras.  It’s a celebration of music, parades, costumes, excitement, and most importantly, food.  Typical food styles are Cajun and Creole.  I have a few recipes to help you get into the spirit and feel like you are in the French Quarter of New Orleans. First up is Cajun Chicken Lazone Pasta.  Chicken Lazone is a New Orleans favorite and is a combination of Cajun chicken and comfort food.  You start by coating the chicken in a homemade rub.  It’s pretty simple to make so don’t let this scare you. Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl, dip the chicken into the mixture, and set aside. Next, you heat a skillet and cook the chicken until done. Then, make the sauce by adding the remaining mixture to the pan with some heavy cream and allowing … Continue reading

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