My culinary tribute to Mardi Gras this year is Grillades and Grits. This is the quintessential New Orleans brunch menu, especially during Mardi Gras carnival season. Here’s a little about the tradition and the dish.
Here is Times Square in New York City with a few days remaining in 2014. It’s a tradition for us to watch the ball drop at midnight. This has been a good year for our family; perhaps it was the cabbage and black-eyed peas that I fixed last year on New Years Day. I’m a little suspicious, so think I’ll cook the same foods this year, too.