These festive cupcakes are sure to be the star of your Fourth of July menu. I divided the batter from regular cupcakes into portions and used food coloring to make red, white and blue treats. Our kids loved helping prepare them. —Jodi Rugg, Aurora, Illinois Skip links
My husband remembers his mother making "little black cupcakes with caramel icing." I never thought about putting caramel icing on chocolate cupcakes, but boy, was I wrong. His mother passed down this recipe to me. It's to die for! —Cathy Bodkins, Dayton, Virginia Skip links
You know the old saying, "March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb?" Here in Pennsylvania, with a predicted high of 23 degrees on Thursday, we're still waiting for the roaring to die down.It's been hard to be a runner this winter, what with The Polar Vortex and the multitude of winter storms with ridiculous, Weather-Channel-generated names like "Maximus" and "Titan." But it's always a little easier to get out for a cold and/or snowy and/or blustery run when you know you have a warm and delicious meal (or reheatable leftovers from one) waiting in your kitchen.