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Pancake Tuesday Has Arrived. Here Are the Five Recipes You Need.

March 5th brings us to Mardi Gras, also known as Shrove Tuesday—and also also known as Pancake Tuesday. Whatever your spiritual orientation, the age-old tradition of whipping up batches of pancakes just before the start of Lent gives you a chance to fill kids in on some cultural history. (Summary: Pancake Tuesday is a major deal in …

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A Cake Betrayal

My 13-year-old son, Jack, has always loved my chocolate carrot cake. It’s stuffed with just as many carrots as a typical carrot loaf, but I add melted, unsweetened chocolate and cocoa powder, so it looks (and tastes) about a trillion times better. For most of his life, however, Jack had no idea that there were …

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