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Crumbs closing all its cupcake shops

Crumbs closing all its cupcake shops

Gourmet cupcake shop Crumbs Bake Shop Inc. is closing all stores, including two in Chicago, and ceasing operation following years of financial trouble.

Celebrating Easter

What's your favorite Easter celebration?

  • Easter Mass
  • Dyeing eggs
  • Visiting the Easter Bunny at the mall
  • Easter egg hunts
  • Eating Easter candy
  • Having Easter dinner
Passover quiz: How much do you know?

Passover quiz: How much do you know?

A look at the history and lore behind Passover. Test your knowledge and learn about a storied tradition.

Easter & Passover Treats and Eats

Versatile <i>haroset</i> isn't just for Passover

Versatile haroset isn't just for Passover

Haroset, a blend of fruit, nuts and wine, is probably the most popular food of the eight-day holiday of Passover, which begins on...

Make your eggs, and eat them too

Eggs-tra special cookies

Millions of kids will dunk many more millions of hard-cooked eggs in dye this Easter season (the venerable Paas sells more than 10 million...

Cooking hard-boiled eggs, the right way

Cooking hard-boiled eggs, the right way

Every year around this time millions of eggs are hard-boiled, artistically decorated and then thrown into the garbage. Frankly, that's...

Ham or lamb for Easter?

Ham or lamb for Easter?

While ham is popular, the two invoke a zealous debate. We offer great recipes for both.

The California Cook: Stuffed leg of lamb &#8212; it's worth the effort

Stuffed leg of lamb

A bold stuffing of bitter greens, salty feta and a sauce spiked with green olives makes this Easter dish worth the effort.

Chocolate meringues

Chocolate meringue cookies

Luxurious-looking cookies are perfect for spring and a must for Easter.

Tender is the brisket

Tender is the brisket

Meat so tender you could almost eat it with a spoon is one of the hallmarks of a good beef brisket -- and star of many a holiday or family...

Passover: Pleasures of ritual cooking

17 Passover recipes

Experience and enjoy the pleasures of ritual cooking.

Celebrate Easter with a spring-fresh menu

Celebrate Easter with a spring-fresh menu

Easter celebrates renewal so consider a menu that symbolizes the same and showcases the freshest ingredients.