Although we aren't Catholic or Southern, we do "celebrate" Mardi Gras in our house. With Big Sis being a Louisiana-born girl, we have to. I made a slow-cooker Red Beans & Rice recipe which was good, but not great. I've realized that it's just tough to beat my favorite-from-a-can variety, and that's saying something!
I also tried out a new King Cake recipe this year, and THAT was a winner! Bookmark this for next year, and then send me a thank you note after you've enjoyed the doughy, buttery, creamy goodness.
Please note that "Cake" is a deceptive term here. If you haven't had a King Cake before, be prepared for a baked good that more resembles a pastry ring than a "cake". This recipe produces a brioche-type dough that is tender and slightly sweet, and really delicious.
(taken from Allrecipes.com & altered just a bit)