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.

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

http://www.neworleansshowcase.com/hisofkincak.html#.UvDezH-9KK1

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!

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Tra-dish-ons

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. 

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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. 

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

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Yum. 

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