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FALLEN CHOCOLATE CAKE!

The late Richard Sax, celebrated cookbook author and champion of home cooks the world over, inspired this flourless chocolate cake—a riff on his iconic chocolate cloud cake. ingredients Cake:
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into 1" pieces, plus more, room temperature, for pan3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar, divided, plus more for pan10 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate (61%-72% cacao), coarsely chopped2 tablespoons vegetable oil6 large eggs2 tablespoons natural unsweetened cocoa powder1 teaspoon vanilla extract3/4 teaspoon kosher saltTopping:
1 cup chilled heavy cream1/2 cup mascarpone3 tablespoons powdered sugarSpecial equipment:A 9"-diameter springform pan preparationFor cake: 
Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly butter springform pan and dust with sugar, tapping out any excess. Combine chocolate, oil, and 1/2 cup butter in a large heatproof bowl. Set over a saucepan of simmering water and heat, stirring often, until melted. Remove bowl from saucepan. Separate 4 eggs…

IS IT CALLED MEMORIAL DAY OR DECORATION DAY?

Is it called Memorial Day or Decoration Day?     Many people, especially those in the south, ask themselves this question every year. Compounding the confusion is the fact that both celebrations are often held on the same weekend in May. Most of us have participated in Memorial Day celebrations. I've had the experience of participating in several Decoration Day celebrations as well.
According to History.com Memorial Day was first celebrated as Decoration Day. This day first happened officially a few years after the Civil Warn ended on May 30, 1868.







    General John Logan of the Grand Army of the Republic is widely credited for the original proclamation. This held great importance even though the Grand Army of the Republic was a group of former soldiers and sailors and not a governmental organization.
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   Richard Nixon officially declared Memorial Day to be a federal holiday in 1971. It is held on the last Monday in May as a remembrance of those brave men and women who di…