Mardi Gras

Everywhere else, it’s just Tuesday. – unknown

It’s Mardi Gras season, Cher. Get your beads on because at Chez Perot we celebrate with King Cake, Community Coffee and beignets. Once you’ve lived in the Pelican state, it never leaves your soul. These are my love letters to Louisiana and all its people and traditions. Laissez les bon temps rouler!

Our Community Coffee Red Bag Family Tradition

Our Community Coffee Red Bag Family Tradition

This post is sponsored by Community Coffee, however all opinions are my own. Red bags. He always gave the red bags of Community Coffee at Christmas. That’s my dad. When he moved to Louisiana, he immersed himself in the culture. And being the professor/avid coffee...

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How to throw a Louisiana-style Crawfish Boil

How to throw a Louisiana-style Crawfish Boil

If you’ve ever lived in Louisiana – and then somewhere else – there are a few unique experiences that you will miss deeply after you’ve left the state. No matter how hard you try to recreate them elsewhere, they will pale in comparison to the real thing in the real...

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Mini King Cake Recipe

Mini King Cake Recipe

In our house, Mardi Gras is a holiday. It has a dedicated storage bin in the attic solely dedicated to it alone. We’ve even been known to decorate a tree for it. We may be too old and lazy to drag ourselves down to St Charles Street to claim optimal...

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Mardi Gras Tree

Oh yes I did. I finally won the battle of the beads. I convinced the hubs to let me leave up the Christmas tree and decorate it for Mardi Gras. It didn’t hurt that he has a low opinion of our current tree and its “pre-lit” status. Or that he was not on board with...

King Cake Bars for Mardi Gras

It's Mardi Gras season, Cher. Get your beads on because it's time for bacchanalia, red solo cups full of hurricanes, and a big fat King Cake. Let's NOT forget the King Cake. I consider myself somewhat of an expert in King Cake. Having two graduate degrees from LSU in...

Recipe for Natchitoches Meat Pies

  It’s been 19 years in the making.My husband and I have talked about making Natchitoches Meat Pies for THAT long. Yeah I heard you say, HUH? I won’t hold it against you for not knowing what or where “Natchitoches” is, let alone how to pronounce it (“Nak...

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