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Whether you celebrate today as Fat Tuesday, Shrove Tuesday, Pancake Tuesday, Carnival, Mardi Gras, or simply the-day-to-stuff-yourself-silly-before-Lent, food is sure to be on your mind.

If you're making pancakes (and perhaps participating in a pancake race), we've got you covered with pancake recipes. What kinds? Roasted Banana Chocolate pancakes. Apple Cider Doughnut Pancakes. Funfetti Pancakes. And more! See them all this way.

If you're celebrating like the Big Easy, check out all of our NOLA-inspired recipes, from beignets with chicory coffee glaze to a gloriously over-the-top bananas foster trifle. More Mardi Gras recipes here.

Actually in New Orleans? Check out our picks for unusual (-ly awesome) King Cakes . Or just learn more about this iconic dish in our behind the sweets history.

Have a special way that you're celebrating today? Tell us all about it in the comments section below!


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