I hope everyone has enjoyed this feast day!
Children have WONDERFUL memories when it comes to tradition, so there was NO WAY I would be able to get through this day without baking a devil's food cake and giving everyone little swords to eat it with. It's getting easier to go without chocolate, but wow... rich dark chocolate with homemade dark chocolate frosting... that one was tough. I'm comforting myself with a glass of my new favorite, Duplin Carolina Red Muscadine wine. (I love muscadines!)
Somebody got a little sword-happy.
(Yeah, this is one UGLY cake, but the taste is AMAZING... not that I would, uh, know about that this time around.... sigh...)