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Mardi Gras Recipes (Slide 19)

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You don't have to sacrifice the traditional smoky punch of this Cajun favorite just because you're short on time. All you need is some purchased sausage and quick-cooking brown rice to create a rich, satisfying dinner on any weeknight. Have some sliced berries for dessert to cool off your palate!

Recipe: Express Shrimp & Sausage Jambalaya

 
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