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McLaren Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Special-Edition 12C

Whatever happened to celebrating a double-digit birthday with a cake, or a lawn full of flamingos—you know, one for each year the old codger has been around? In the auto industry, birthdays now are celebrated largely with special-edition models, and McLaren is rolling out a pair of them for its …

Sports Cars

Chevrolet Finally Announces 2014 Corvette Stingray's Power Figures

When Chevrolet pulled the sheets off of the 2014 Corvette Stingray at this year’s Detroit auto show, we were smitten with its saucy sheetmetal, upgraded interior, and promising-looking all-new small-block V-8 engine. We were less enthused with the mystery surrounding the small-block’s details, …

Sports Cars

2014 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S: Familiar Formula

Gaydon's recipe for success: Just add power.<p>Since its unfortunate experience with the slow-selling and notoriously unreliable Lagonda, Aston Martin has avoided reinventing the wheel. Simply look at the recent updates to the DB9 and the Rapide S for proof. Now the V12 Vantage, which was first …

Vauxhall Dives Into GM Product Bin and Comes Up With 576-Horsepower VXR8 GTS.

Concerned that U.K. residents didn’t have enough 500-plus-horsepower sedans from which to choose, GM’s Vauxhall brand today began taking orders for the 576-hp, LSA-powered VXR8 GTS. Based on the same Aussie-market Holden HSV GEN-F GTS as the forthcoming 2014 Chevrolet SS sedan, Vauxhall, GM’s U.K. …

Automotive Design

The Continental: Drama at Villa d'Este, a Benz Recall, and GM Trucks

<i>Each week, our German correspondent slices and dices the latest rumblings, news, and quick-hit driving impressions from the other side of the pond. His byline may say Jens Meiners, but we simply call him . . . the Continental.</i><p>There was some drama surrounding this year’s Concorso d’Eleganza at Villa …

Autos

Pininfarina Sergio Edging Closer to Becoming Reality

At this year’s Geneva auto show, Pininfarina, the design house famous for its longstanding, glorious relationship with Ferrari, unveiled its homage to its former leader, Sergio Pininfarina. The highly stylized barchetta concept simply known as the Sergio is based on the utterly gobsmacking 562-hp …

Prototyping

Roush Mustang Configurator Goes Live

The 2014 Mustang is barely out of the corral but Jack Roush and the folks at Roush Performance already have their 2014 Mustang Configurator open for business. As in recent years, there are three packages for the Mustang GT (a multiple winner of our 10Best award) and one for the Mustang V-6. Before …

Dissected: 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28

The 2014 Camaro Z/28 celebrates its road-course-conquering roots.<p>At this spring’s New York auto show, the media at Chevrolet’s press conference expected the curtain to rise on the Camaro’s mild mid-cycle face lift, which had already been revealed on a morning TV squealfest. But when a new Z/28 …

Sports Cars

How to make candy sushi -with yoyomax12

Sunday Sweets: April (Baby) Showers

Warning: today's post contains violently delightful images. An <i>all-out onslaught</i> of adorableness awaits you. That's right, it's <b>Baby Shower Sweets …

straight-up classic (bonus!) one bowl fudge brownies

It may not come as a surprise to learn that I descend from a clan of bakers all of whom know their way around the wooden spoon and the whisk. The …

Sunday Sweets: It's a Jungle Out There!

Hello, and welcome to our Sunday Sweets Photo Safari! Please keep your hands and feet inside the bus and please, no flash photography.<p>If we're lucky, …

Mango Bars

A perfectly ripe mango should have a firm, creamy texture that almost seems to melt in your mouth. They’re so good on their own, that many people …

Sunday Sweets: Childhood Friends

After weeks like this one, I find there's nothing quite as comforting as re-visiting old childhood friends:<p><i>By CW reader Christie Jackson</i><p>...not to …

Sunday Sweets: April Bridal Showers

Excuse me! Attention, everyone!<br>I'd like to make a toast to my best friend, the beautiful bride-to-be.<p>She may have kissed a lot of frogs in the past...<p>…

Honey Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Dessert

SnoBall Cake Roll

I am a lover of all things pink coconut, (remember this?) and spring is the time when it shows up in my baking the most. I blame the <i>darling buds of</i> …

Sunday Sweets: 80s Movie Night

What's that you say? You want a Sunday Sweets post based on the <b>greatest movies of all time?</b> Or at least, the greatest movies of the '80s?<p><b>As you …

Seafood Lasagna -with yoyomax12

Mini Oreo Sprinkle Cakes

If these little party cakes look familiar, it's because they were inspired by this sprinkle cake I made a few years ago. The minute I spotted <i>Birthday</i> …

Tiramisu Brownies Recipe

[pinit]<br>Although my parents divorced when I was a freshman in high school, my brother and I are incredibly fortunate in the fact that they’ve always …

Dessert

Sparkling Pineapple Rum Cocktail

Sunday Sweets: Beachy Keen

Slather on your SPF, cake lovers, 'cuz today we're hitting the beach!<p>So snap open your lawn chairs, shimmy into your swimsuit, and get ready for a …

Sunday Sweets: Here There Be MONSTERS

It has come to my attention that many people are afraid of monsters.<p>But why?<p>No, really.<p><i>Why?</i><p>Monsters aren't scary -- they're adorable! In fact, I …

Sunday Sweets: Game On!

This week I've been talking video games over on Epbot, swapping recommendations and researching the best non-violent titles for adults, so naturally …

Fresh Strawberry Margaritas

Beer and sodas are always staples at a barbecue because they’re easy to throw into a cooler and serve to everyone with minimal effort. I’ll usually …

Chip Chip Hooray!

May 19, 2013<p>Chocolate Chip Confetti Cookies!<p>Get in my mouth. Right now. It’s cookie time!<p>Okay, anytime is cookie time in my book. How about you?<p>I …

Dessert

The Good, The Bad, And The Wrecky

What is coconut cream?

Coconut cream is a type of coconut milk, the creamy liquid that comes from pressing fresh coconut meat. The difference between coconut milk and …