Pretty in Pink

Add a little pink to your diet in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

  • Mini Ice-Cream Cakes
    Anne Cain, Becky Luigart-Stayner

    Mini Ice-Cream Cakes

    Recipes, like many women, look great when they're dressed up in pink, so we're honoring National Breast Cancer Awareness Month with dishes that are not only perfectly pink but also pretty darn tasty. These-bite-size ice cream-and-cake sandwiches are the perfect shade of pink for a baby shower, a little girl's birthday, or any occasion that calls for pink.
  • Pink Lemonade Cocktail
    Anne Cain, Beth Dreiling Hontzas

    Pink Lemonade Cocktail

    Nothing quenches your thirst like a glass of cold, tangy lemonade. With a splash of vodka and some light beer, this pink drink is strictly for the grown-ups.
  • Peppermint Ice Cream
    Anne Cain, Becky Luigart-Stayner; Lydia DeGaris-Pursell

    Peppermint Ice Cream

    Adding crushed peppermint candies to homemade vanilla ice cream turns it light pink and adds a refreshing zing of flavor.
  • Strawberry Pancake Roll-ups
    Anne Cain, James Carrier

    Strawberry Pancake Roll-ups

    Treat yourself to a luscious breakfast of cream-cheese filled pancakes topped with a sweet strawberry sauce.
  • Shallot-Rubbed Steak with Roasted Potatoes and Pickled Onions
    Anne Cain, Photography: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Lydia DeGaris-Pursell

    Shallot-Rubbed Steak with Roasted Potatoes and Pickled Onions

    Pickling the onion turns it a lovely shade of pink, as is the steak if you cook it to medium-rare.
  • Strawberry Mint Sauce
    Anne Cain, Randy Mayor

    Strawberry Mint Sauce

    Top ice cream, pound cake or angel food cake with a tangy sweet pink sauce laced with the flavors of honey and mint.
  • Strawberry-Lemon Baked Alaska
    Anne Cain, Photo: Sunset

    Strawberry-Lemon Baked Alaska

    When you make a Baked Alaska, the meringue insulates the layers of strawberry and vanilla ice cream and keeps them from melting.
  • Grapefruit-Campari Compote
    Anne Cain, Photo: William Meppem

    Grapefruit-Campari Compote

    Fresh Ruby Red grapefruit and Campari–a bright red Italian apéritif–contribute to the lovely pink shade of this easy fruit dessert.
  • Steamed Shrimp
    Anne Cain

    Steamed Shrimp

    It only takes about 10 minutes to steam shrimp, and when they turn pink, you know they're done.
  • Strawberry Angel Cake
    Anne Cain, Photo: Howard L. Puckett; Styling: Cathy Muir

    Strawberry Angel Cake

    Transform a store-bought angel food cake into a dazzling pink dessert by layering it with a sweet cream cheese mixture and fresh strawberries.
  • Creamy Pink Grapefruit Tart
    Anne Cain, Ann Stratton

    Creamy Pink Grapefruit Tart

    Similar to a key lime pie, this tart features fresh pink grapefruit instead of key limes. Pink grapefruit segments and whipped cream make a colorful topping.
  • <p>Pink Grapefruit Cupcakes</p>
    Anne Cain

    Pink Grapefruit Cupcakes

    The grapefruit zest gives the icing a tart taste, complimented by the sweetness of the cupcake.
  • Pink Bikini
    Anne Cain, Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Fonda Shaia

    Pink Bikini

    Surprise your friends by serving this sweet, pink sipper in a halved coconut.
  • Cherry Bonbon Cookies
    Anne Cain, Photo: Oxmoor House

    Cherry Bonbon Cookies

    Dress these cherry cookies in a sweet glaze for an easy yet elegant look.
  • Strawberry Semifreddo Shortcake
    Anne Cain, Photo: Jennifer Davick

    Strawberry Semifreddo Shortcake

    Surround this Strawberry Semifreddo Shortcake with soft ladyfingers for an added sweetness.
  • Raspberry Mousse
    Anne Cain

    Raspberry Mousse

    Make this 5-ingredient mousse with frozen raspberries, gelatin and  cream for a quick and easy make-ahead dessert.

  • Pink Cadillac Margaritas
    Anne Cain, Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia Degaris Pursell

    Pink Cadillac Margaritas

    Create this pretty-in-pink version of a margarita with tequila, orange liqueur and cranberry juice.
  • Creamy Strawberry-Mint Pie
    Anne Cain, Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Melanie Clark

    Creamy Strawberry-Mint Pie

    This creamy, frozen pie combines strawberries, fresh mint leaves, and frozen strawberry yogurt all in a chocolate cookie crust.
  • Pink Lemonade
    Anne Cain, Photo: Quentin Bacon

    Pink Lemonade

    Dress up store-bought pink lemonade with lime wedges for an easy, party-friendly drink idea.

  • Chocolate Sandwich Cookies
    Anne Cain, Photo: Kate Sears; Styling: Lynn Miller

    Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

    What could be better than a chocolate cookie? Adding pink filling to create chocolate sandwich cookies, of course. Don't forget the sprinkles!
  • Watermelon-Strawberry Slush
    Anne Cain, Oxmoor House

    Watermelon-Strawberry Slush

    Strawberries and watermelon have a natural affinity for each other; together, they deliver vitamin C and lycopene, which are good for your heart. Dress up this slush with watermelon wedges, if desired.
  • Strawberry Mousse Cake
    Anne Cain, Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Heather Chadduck and Caroline Cunningham

    Strawberry Mousse Cake

    Strawberry-sweetened frosting surrounds the outside of the cake while creamy strawberry mousse divides the layers. This beautiful cake is ideal for brunch, baby showers, or any celebration.
  • Cherry-Grapefruit Basil Sorbet
    Anne Cain, Photo: Randy Mayor; Stylist: Cindy Barr

    Cherry-Grapefruit Basil Sorbet

    Fresh basil pairs wonderfully with the sweet-tart citrus and deep cherry flavors in this elegant sorbet. Garnish the scoops with small basil leaves, if you like.

  • Hot-Pink Smoothies
    Anne Cain, Oxmoor House

    Hot-Pink Smoothies

    Smoothies are the perfect bases for personality and creativity. The yogurt gives them a dose of calcium. Be sure to use frozen fruit−it eliminates the need for ice.
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