Mardi Gras, crockpot jambalaya, pancakes

Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, February 13, 2018

mardi gras

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)

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
44th day of the year

Peter Gabriel (musician) was born on this day in 1950.
Ralph Waite (actor; best known as John Walton on The Waltons) died on this day in 2014.

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Give the Seeds of Love!

Flowers With Romantic Names
Valentine’s Day is coming up soon and if you’d rather not buy flowers that will wilt and die in a few days, try cultivating a little romance by giving packets of seeds with a special meaning. Love will blossom along with these flowers that have these romantic names …


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Original Purpose of Mardi Gras

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.
Handcare Caddies

A silver-toned caddy holding luxurious foaming hand soap and rich lotion together in one place. Very elegant, very convenient. 
Last-Minute Valentine's Day Recipes

Valentine's Day Dessert Recipes
Around Valentine’s Day, the aromas of chocolate, flowers, and love linger in the air! Whip up a sweet treat with our Valentine’s Day dessert recipes—including mini-heart pies, molten lava cake, Valentine’s Day sugar cookies, easy turtle candies, and more. 
Triple Pine Cone Wind Chime

Made of heavy cast iron and measures 24.5 inches long. 
Jambalaya Recipe

Crockpot Jambalaya

This jambalaya is a great soul and belly warmer on a cold day.

Cricket Garden Sculpture

Over a foot long and made of cast iron!
Pancakes Are For Dinner, Too!

Shrove Tuesday Pancakes

Shrove Tuesday is the traditional feast day before the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday. Lent, the 40 days leading up to Easter, was traditionally a time of fasting. In some countries, Shrove Tuesday is called Pancake Day! This is a good, simple pancake recipe.

Art Glass Bird Garden Stakes, Set of 3

“These are the cutest little glass birds I’ve ever seen. They will look gorgeous in a flower pot and/or just in a flower bed or in the middle of some flowers or near a shrub. These are beautiful, you won’t go wrong purchasing them.” –Nancy H. from Ohio