King Cake History

Love my mom! She just sent me a King Cake from Sucre in New Orleans. As a child, I remember fighting with my younger siblings to find the baby inside, and not realizing the true meaning.


Pretty isn’t it? Here is a great link explaining the history of King Cake.

I have had a hard time finding one here in NC, but finally found Fresh Market carries them a week before Fat Tuesday(whatttttttt!!!!!) However, the one from Sucre is by far better:) Happy Mardi Gras, y’all!



I love our family traditions. They almost all relate to food, which is ok by me. Meet Siren’s Chocolate Cake. My grandmother made this cake all when I was growing up, and now Mom makes it for almost every holiday. I believe the recipe was originally found in the Memphis Junior League cookbook. 



Another tradition my sister and I started is having a piece of said cake for breakfast on the morning after Thanksgiving. Yep, you heard me…..breakfast. 


With Dad hailing from New Orleans, some of the traditions are from there also. Like these bad boys. Beignets. Need I say more?



Dad also serves his gumbo on Thanksgiving as well as Christmas. Does it get any better?