Mardi Gras: jambalaya, pancakes, beignets

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Daily Newsletter for Sunday, February 26, 2017

I think that I may say that an American has not seen the United States until he has seen Mardi Gras in New Orleans.
Mark Twain (1835–1910)

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Shrove Tuesday Pancakes
Shrove Tuesday Pancakes

In some countries, Shrove Tuesday is also called Pancake Day! We’ve updated our pancake recipe so that you can easily whip it up in a blender. These delicious pancakes have more of a crepe consistency, as was traditional. The lemon juice and sprinkled sugar are optional toppings. We’re big fans of lemon!

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Cricket Garden Sculpture

Over a foot long and made of cast iron!

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Crockpot Jambalaya
Crockpot Jambalaya

Our Jambalaya is a great soul and belly warmer on a cold day.

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Farm Boy Pail Set | SAVE 24%

Jack and Jill raced up the hill for these decorative pails! Use this pail set for holding floral arrangements or as accent decorations.

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Beignets
Beignets

Doughnuts have long been linked to Mardi Gras or “Fat Tuesday.” In Louisiana, fried dough pillows called beignets are the favorite.

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Farm Fresh Pitcher

Use this small pitcher for flowers or dried herbs or as an accent piece!

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How Mardi Gras Started: Hard Winters and Charity
How Mardi Gras Started: Hard Winters and Charity

It’s hard to believe that Mardi Gras started with long hard winters and acts of charity. However, before it was a day for parties, Mardi Gras started out as a day to help the hungry and the poor.
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Sparrow Rain Gauge | Save 32%

Features a simple yet elegant design crafted in brass.

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Here Comes the Sun

The most dramatic happening in the sky these days is not unfolding at night.  It’s in the day.  And it affects all of us, big-time. 
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Kitchen Dish Towels

Discover our large selection of cotton dish towels with country and farmhouse style!

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Best Fishing Days and Times
Best Fishing Days and Times

The best times to fish are when the fish are naturally more active.
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