21 Ways to Savor a Grownup Halloween

If your kids don't see you taking a break from work and having some fun, they may never learn to relax! SO after you've paid your dues giving away countless chocolate bars, it's time to celebrate! ...more

Melting Chocolate Cupcake Toppers

For cake decorators, cupcakes have a versatility that large cakes lack, since each cupcake in the batch can be customized. This Father's Day I made cupcakes for my dad, who is an enormously talented musician, for my grandpa, who still rides a motorcycle at the age of 89, and my sister, who is still a Winnie-the-Pooh fan. ...more

Boyfriend Bait: Gluten-free Pumpkin Pecan Cupcakes

A warning: these cupcakes lead to hanky-panky. I thought I better mention that right off. According to a recent study by the Taste and Smell Treatment and Research Foundation, essence of pumpkin is the way to a man's heart. Or, at least to his boy parts. ...more


I LOVE 5-spice powder, but it's a bit exotic and not for everyone. Good luck with ...more