What would Mardi Gras be without the food fest surrounding the festivities? We're in Louisiana, people! King Cake, red beans and rice, po boys, jambalaya, boudin, cracklins....you get the picture!

We've gathered up some tempting recipes and menus for your Mardi Gras parties, whether you're tailgating along the parade route, or just want to show the out of towners a good time.

Happy Mardi Gras, and get that last bite of King Cake in before Fat Tuesday, ya'll!