After-Work Gourmet / Recipes

"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 ...