Simple, Sweet & Savory Mardi Gras Menu (PHOTOS)

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Want to celebrate Mardi Gras without traveling to New Orleans or spending all day in the kitchen? You're in luck! We've found some simple but delicious recipes that are so good, you'll want to throw on some beads and dance in the street! 

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You don't have to be Emeril Lagasse, king of Cajun cuisine, to prepare a fun feast for your family with this menu. Get Fat Tuesday off to a sweet start with beignets -- the heavenly French donuts -- and end it with the classic King Cake or beloved pecan pralines. 

Check out these New Orleans favorites and then tell us: What's your go-to Mardi Gras dish? 

 

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