OK, it's here - Mardi Gras! Mardi Gras season in Louisiana kicks off on Epiphany - January 6th - and ends on Mardi Gras Day - Tuesday, February 17th, this year,  Every family has their own traditions and favorite foods for the season, and ALL of them are wonderful!

I mean, what's not to love about king cake, boudin, cracklin, gumbo....well, the list goes on and on.

Our friends at Food Network have their own take on Mardi Gras eats - this is fun to check out, especially if you're not actually from here! They even have cocktails with purple, green and yellow sugared rims - love!

Here are some of Food Network's Best Mardi Gras recipes - enjoy!