Even if you can’t jet off to New Orleans for Mardi Gras, you can still celebrate by bringing vibrant Cajun and Creole flavors right to your kitchen. From red beans and rice to king cake, there’s plenty of delicious food to be discovered. Click through the slideshow below to get ready for your feast.

King Cake

King cakes like this one from The Brook Cook are often made as part of the Mardi Gras festivities. You can hide a figurine inside—the person who finds it in their slice gets a year of good luck. Join in on the fun by making your own. Click here to get the recipe.

photo: The Brook Cook

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Will you be making any of these recipes for Mardi Gras? Share with us in a comment below!

—Susie Foresman

 

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