Jambalaya Recipe
Feb28

Jambalaya Recipe

This meal is one that should be made for those looking to celebrate a tradition in New Orleans. This New Orleans staple is an easy recipe that could be made at home. With a stew-like appearance this recipe is sure to be a hit with you and your family. Happy eating! Jambalaya Recipe courtesy of the Purple Pumpkin Blog Serves 4   Ingredients 500g chicken thighs (skinless and boneless) cut into bite sized pieces 200g cooked and peeled...

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St. Patrick’s Day Punch
Feb28

St. Patrick’s Day Punch

St. Patrick’s Day Punch This is great for a non-alcoholic drink for your kids and is sure to be a hit with your family. Ingredients: 2 pkg.  Lemon-Lime Flavor Unsweetened Drink Mix, Like KOOL-AID 2 qt. pineapple juice, chilled 1 liter Sprite, chilled Gold Sanding Sugar (Optional) Simple syrup (See recipe at the end) (Optional) Directions: In a large pitcher, pour pineapple juice, and drink mix. Stir until everything is mixed well and...

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New Orleans’ Mardi Gras King Cake Recipe
Feb27

New Orleans’ Mardi Gras King Cake Recipe

Like many things, even Mardi Gras is not without its own traditions. One of those traditions involves a cake called a ‘King Cake’ which has a baby hidden inside and as of tradition, whomever finds the baby has to get the cake for the next Mardi Gras season. So try it out for yourself with some friends and maybe even your kids. Recipe courtesy of Barbara Bakes Blog Ingredients 3 1/2 cups all purpose flour 1 package (2 1/4 teaspoons)...

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Mardi Gras: A Lesson in Tradition
Feb27

Mardi Gras: A Lesson in Tradition

It is that time of year, where stores have bright colors on display and masks available everywhere for parties. Tis’ the season of Mardi Gras, otherwise translated into English as Fat Tuesday. It is the season where before the religious season of Lent begins, people everywhere celebrate before the need to fast the next day, Ash Wednesday, if your into that sort of thing. However, while Mardi Gras is celebrated everywhere the center of...

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St. Patrick’s Day Fun and More
Feb27

St. Patrick’s Day Fun and More

With Valentine’s Day finally over and spring arriving slowly, it’s  time again to break out the green. St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner which means one, Chicago will be dyeing the river green again and two, there most likely will be a parade somewhere in the United States. The Quad Cities is not an exception to that rule. On March 18, the St. Patrick’s Society of the Quad Cities will host the annual Quad Cities Grand...

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