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10 Simple, No-Equipment-Necessary Exercises for Strong, Sculpted Arms

Michelle Obama who?<p>We've been waiting since <i>May</i> to swaddle ourselves in more layers than a mille-feuille, but that doesn't mean "out of sight, out of mind" for those limbs giving our cashmere sleeves shape.<p>To ensure the adjective "baggy" only applies to our sweaters this season, we consulted four …


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6 Arms Moves That Work Better Than Push-Ups

Try them now to tone and tighten.<p>It's not easy to do a perfect push-up. If you compromise your form, you can strain the upper-body muscles you set out to strengthen. Instead of struggling to get this exercise right, try these moves designed by Chelsea Dornan, National Academy of Sports …

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8 Recipes Kids Can Bake

8 recipes that kids can bake, from cakes to brownies to cookies<p>Yesterday, we gave you recipes that your kids would love to cook (and eat). And they're awesome—not too hard, not too involved. But you know what kids love doing more than cooking? Baking. All the precise scooping, carefully …


Our Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes

Be careful not to overbake these cookies so that they'll have a chewy texture. If you like gooey chocolate chips, microwave the cookies for a few seconds.

Our Favorite Cheesecake Recipes

Fruit-topped, chocolate-laced, fun-sized, no-bake, made with cream cheese or ricotta -- cheesecake is as adaptable as it is irresistible. Whether you're seeking New York-style tradition or holiday whimsy, there's a cheesecake recipe for every occasion.<p>Topping cheesecake with shimmering fruit is …


Lemon Cake Recipes

Lemon adds a welcome brightness to lemon chiffon cake, glazed lemon pound cake, layer cake with lemon curd filling, and many more varieties of lemon cake recipes. Whether you like your lemon in the frosting, in the filling, or right in the cake itself, we have a lemon cake recipe for you.


Cake Recipes

How to Assemble a Layer Cake

With the proper tools and techniques, you can master the assembly of a gorgeous layer cake. Read on for our full set of instructions.<p>Seen here: Tender Lemon Cake and Swiss Meringue Buttercream


Classic Cake Recipes

Serious home bakers will want to master these crowd-pleasing recipes for cheesecake, chocolate cake, carrot cake, and more.<p>First up: What could make traditional red velvet cake even better? Chocolate, of course!

Yellow Butter Cupcakes

Classic yellow butter cupcakes got perfectly with a variety of frostings -- from Chocolate Ganache Glazes to our classic Seven-Minute Frosting.

Whipped Frosting

Just try not to lick the spoon when you make this basic frosting that pairs perfectly with our Versatile Vanilla Cake, , and Lemon Cake.

Piping Basics

All cakes are wonderful, but when piped with stars, hearts, or friendly faces, they're truly something to celebrate. Read on to learn how to use a pastry bag and pastry tips to create a unique masterpiece. It's so easy that even kids can do it!


Ganache 101

<b>Think of it as the gift that keeps on giving. Start with our easy and irresistible chocolate ganache recipe, then adapt it for all kinds of uses.</b><p>Easy as 1-2-3<p>Chop. Pour. Stir. Nothing up your sleeve, no sleight of hand. Those three basic steps are all there is to making an irresistible batch of …

Ian Young's Cream Cheese Frosting

Top Sweet Zucchini Cupcakes with this frosting, submitted by reader Ian Young of Oakland, California.

Perfect Seven-Minute Frosting

This cake frosting is named for the length of time it must be beaten in the final stage.

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

This recipe, from the How Sweet It Is bakery in New York City, is used to make delicious .