We celebrate ("celebrate" is the word, but it's not quite the word!) Lent chez HT, and Clark gives up sweets every year. He's darn good at it, too -- plenty of willpower. I thought I'd try to start a family tradition in the days leading up to Lent...does trying to start a tradition doom it to failure? Only time will tell. Anyway, the tradition is Cake Days. The weekend before Ash Wednesday, we'll make cupcakes and eat them like crazy so that they're all gone by Tuesday night. Clark and Ellie provided the inaugural fleet using the great recipe from Martha Stewart -- One-Bowl Chocolate Brownies. They were a big hit, in both their preparation and their consumption.