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Cheesecakes

Milk Punch Cheesecakes

Milk Punch cheesecakes on a gold plate topped with gold, purple, and green sprinkles

Mardis Gras is one of those holidays that seems more fun to me from afar. I love the colors and sparkle and immense joy that shines through the photos, and I absolutely love New Orleans, but I’m just not a fan of crowds. I would rather visit New Orleans when I can get to lots of restaurants and try all the food, and not be limited by crowds and chaos. Since I love the idea of Mardi Gras, even though I’ve never been, I thought it would be fun to bring you a Mardis Gras recipe!

A single Milk Punch cheesecake topped with gold, purple, and green sprinkles, with gold and green mardis gras beads in the background
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Breads

Cafe au Lait Bread Pudding

Cafe au Lait Bread Pudding in a white bowl with an orange rim next to a small white bowl of cafe au lait sauce, all surrounded by mardi gras beads, with a Cafe du Monde coffee can in the background

Fat Tuesday is this week and I’ve never been to Mardis Gras, but I absolutely love New Orleans.  The city is so fun and so beautiful and the food is unreal. Of course, my initial thought for a Mardis Gras recipe was a King cake, but I wanted to give it my own little twist. I also considered a beignet because it’s basically my favorite food in New Orleans. But I also want to keep my recipes as easy as possible.  When I look at a recipe, even though I love baking, if it looks difficult or time-consuming I procrastinate on making it and then end up buying a box at the last minute.  Some of it is probably that I love sweets way too much and just want the final product to be ready! But a lot of it is because I live in a tiny apartment with a teeny tiny kitchen and a complicated recipe is stressful.  Especially when I know I can make something just as good with a lot less stress! Continue Reading