Mardi Gras King Cake Recipe Ideas

Sunday, January 16, 2022
When I think of Mardi Gras I think of a wonderful French tradition with lovely colorful delicious yeast-risen King Cakes, party beads, and beautiful decorations to celebrate.

Mardi Gras celebrations are a  gathering with loud music, bright colors in food and attire, plus the festivities make this an exciting time of year especially on Fat Tuesday.

While there are many traditions throughout this time, we wanted to tell you a little bit more about a popular tradition that we have enjoyed making for several years.

Today we have made an assortment of pastries starting with the easiest colorful treats to making this fabulous homemade cinnamon-filled yeast-risen King Cake.

King Cake is a soft delicious sweet bread that's between a brioche, coffee cake, and raised doughnut.

What is Mardi Gras you ask? Simple, it's a Roman Catholic tradition that represents the day that Jesus first made himself known to the three wise men.

This official holy day is observed on January 6th known as "Kings Day" and celebrated until the day of Mardi Gras day which is always the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday.

Scroll down to our recipe card for step-by-step photos and instructions to make this sweet colorful and traditional bread, plus read our easy ideas to make in minutes when you are in a hurry, and let's get this party started.


this is a mardi gras king cake with purple yellow and green colorful sugars, frosting and party favors along with the coordinated beas to match the theme


Homemade Venison Sausage Recipe

Sunday, January 9, 2022
Calling all venison lovers! We have finally perfected our Venison sausage recipe and it's super easy to make at home!

With the addition of pork fat, spices, and red wine, this is really a delicious homemade sausage whether you bake, fry, or grill it.

Our favorite way to serve this is baked with peppers, onions, and in a light wine and can be great for any weeknight meal and perfect in a hard roll sandwich for lunch

It is certainly ok if you don't have the casings and sausage maker, just make this delicious mix of venison sausage and shape it into patties and serve them in a bun no problem!

Below you will find out step-by-step instructions on how to prepare the sausage and then you can bake it, fry, it grill it, and even add it to a tomato sauce in the slow cooker.

There are suggestions on additions to baking this with but you can adapt this recipe to however you love Italian style sausage made with deer meat and pork instead.

We love venison cabernet hamburgers, venison chili, and fried venison steak cutlets, those are all favorites just waiting for all venison-loving readers out there!.

Scroll down to the bottom for our printable recipe.



this is a ring of venison sausage with onions and peppers


Shrimp Stuffed Mushroom Marsala

Friday, January 7, 2022
Shrimp Stuffed Mushroom Marsala, a great appetizer to start off any meal!


I just find it easy to make these in the muffin tins, hold everything together and mold together.


The stuffing is made with cream cheese, shrimp, and garlic filling super simple and the perfect appetizer for any seafood lover.


Not a seafood lover? just leave the shrimp out, and substitute it with cooked diced chicken breast, pepperoni, or ham.


Check out our several suggestions for stuffed mushrooms below and find the right combination for your family.


The ingredients are easy to find in your local supermarket and sure beat the pricy restaurant menu appetizers!


Learning how to make stuffed mushrooms is super easy and takes hardly any time with just a few ingredients you're going to have the perfect stuffed mushrooms that are bursting with great flavors.


We love easy appetizers, especially around the holiday season or sporting home get togethers, you may also like to try our Game Day Recipe Appetizers or 30 Favorite Appeitzers and Side Dish Recipes.


Scroll down to the recipe card at the end for a printable copy and don't forget to check out our other suggestions for stuffing mushrooms we have some great ideas below!


shrimp stuffed baked mushroom marsala