After-Work Gourmet / Recipes

Quick Health Fixes Can Accompany Slow Cooking

When can specialized diets be a delicious thing? When Judith Finlayson gives you recipe advice.

Finlayson, a million-selling cookbook author, uses the slow cooker almost as medicine and has in the second edition of her "The Healthy Slow Cooker,...

Tacos That Are Tasty ... and Then Some

Tacolicious is a chain of restaurants in San Francisco, as well as the title of the owner Sara Deseran's recent cookbook. It could also be the refrain of busy families on school nights. The only thing that might be better than tacos for families...

"Build" Birthday Cakes for Beautiful Results

If you are busy with back-to-school and family activities, the last thing you probably have time for is baking an elaborate cake or other goodies -- even if you would love to -- for your child's, spouse's or friend's birthday party.

Although ...

Give These Mugs a Shot in Your Kitchen

One of the best days of my life happened about a year ago. I was facing an almost empty refrigerator and pantry, and heard someone on a TV talk show quickly describe how to make a single-serving microwave chocolate cake from scratch in a mug.

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Tickled Pink About Watermelon Lemonade

If you were like my family when I was growing up, did you think the pink in pink lemonade came from an icy cylindrical can in the freezer door labeled "Pink Lemonade Frozen Concentrate"?

Even though I didn't give much thought then to where the ...