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17 Best Pretzel Recipes for National Pretzel Day

Oh pretzel, how we love thee! Soft and smothered in mustard or baked to a crisp, this old-time snack was introduced to the States by German immigrants in the late 18th century and is now enjoyed all across the country, from stadiums to the street corners of New York City. Celebrate National Pretzel Day on April 26 with 17 tasty twists on the pretzel, from cheesy pretzel dogs to chocolate pretzel bark!

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Fresh Picked Strawberry Bread with Balsamic Strawberry Butter

Fresh picked strawberries can be used in so many ways. We have a few good ideas here, here and here, but this recipe from...

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Roasted Strawberries and Cream Popsicles

The weather's getting warmer, which means one thing—it's popsicle season. We love the myriad of ways to get creative with this easy-to-make treat, but our favorite might be this roasted strawberries and cream recipe from Fork Knife Swoon. "Roasting the berries first caramelizes and concentrates the strawberry flavor, as well as cooks away some of their natural liquid, reducing iciness in the final pops," explains Laura of...

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18 Spring Slow Cooker Recipes You Need Right Now

Think slow cookers are just for winter soups, stews and roasts? Contrary to what you've been told, summer is actually the perfect time to use your crock pot! Not only do these nifty appliances emit less heat than ovens, they do all the work so you're not stuck inside. We've rounded up 18 of our favorite warm weather slow cooker recipes; just load up the goods, plug it in and enjoy the lovely weather!

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Simple Yellow Mug Cake

At any given point in our house, someone is usually trying to eat on the healthy side. That someone is usually not me. While I could devour a family-sized cake myself, I am too impatient to make one. I need cake and I need it now! If you're the same way, then these simple yellow mug cakes are for you! Bonus - they can be made in the microwave, the stove, or over a fire so you can cake while camping! And they're the cutest lil' size! So grab your mug and get in the kitchen! xoxo ...

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Chocolate Martini

Chocolate lovers—you're in for a serious treat! This decadent chocolate martini from Olivia's Cuisine is a must-try. It's made with vodka, Bailey's and a special ingredient - chocolate ganache instead of the typical chocolate liqueur - for an extra rich and creamy take on the dessert cocktail. How genius is the grated chocolate rim? We think it's the perfect drink for parties or really whenever a chocolate craving strikes. Go ahead and treat...

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Delicious Super Foods for Spring

The ladies at SoulCycle know a thing or two about healthy lifestyles and folded into that are favorite snacks to keep you energized. When looking for something to munch on they turn to super foods. Super is their name and healthy, energizing power is their game. Have a look at some of their go-to's for scrumptious super snacks all photographed by Rebecca Yale.

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Strawberry-Balsamic Goat’s Milk Frozen Yogurt

There's something about the combo of strawberries and balsamic that really wakes up your palate; the acidity adds wonderful complexity to sweetness that we can't get enough of. Just in time for the warm weather ahead, Fix Feast Flair transformed those flavors into an ice-cold treat that will be our go-to all spring and summer long! How insanely delicious does this strawberry-balsamic goat's milk froyo look?! While this recipe is simple and easy...

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Easy Cream Cake

Cream cakes are deceivingly easy to make. Shhhh...I even cheat! The mascarpone cream is so lush and sweet, no one even notices that I use a cake mix. Sometimes, I even ask the bakery at our local grocery store for 2 nine inch cake layers that I can take home and freeze. I can make a cream cake from start to finish in just 10 minutes! xoxo Julie Blanner This cake is perfect for any occasion. In fact, the cake in itself is an occasion!

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Turtle Donuts

If you have a weakness for turtles, the chocolate-covered caramel and nut cluster candies, then this irresistible donut recipe from Jessica of A Happy Food Dance will be your sweet, sweet downfall. Jessica smothers chocolate cake donuts with homemade caramel glaze and generously sprinkles chopped pecans on top for a no-holds-barred dessert! "Turtles are one of my favorite chocolate candies, I mean… who doesn’t love caramel and pecans all...

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Homemade French Fries + Garlic Aioli Dipping Sauce

French fries, we can't quit you. Shoestring, steak-cut and everything in between, the deep-fried spud is the starch of our dreams, which is why we're obsessed with this recipe for homemade fries with garlic aioli dipping sauce from Waiting on Martha. Fresh-cut Idaho potatoes are cooked to your preference and given a generous sprinkling of salt, pepper, fry seasoning and cayenne. Let me repeat: garlic aioli dipping sauce. If that's not enough to you...

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Homemade Snicker Cups

There are so many delicious ways to eat chocolate: straight from a bar, baked in a cookie, on fresh strawberries, drizzled over ice cream... But if you're craving something chewy and nutty, these homemade snicker cups from Erren's Kitchen will seriously change your life. The secret to Erren's recipe lies in the use of golden syrup, an English baking favorite that Erren says "adds an extra depth of flavor." From the ooey gooey...

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17 Mouthwatering Grilled Cheese Recipes From Grilled Cheese Social

It's only fitting that something as beloved as the grilled cheese sandwich should have its own food holiday! On April 12, celebrate this classic American comfort food by whipping up your own melty creation, or get inspired by these 17 mouthwatering masterpieces from cheesy sandwich expert Grilled Cheese Social. Stock up on the bread, cheese and butter, plus some of these surprising ingredients that'll really up your grilled cheese game!

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Raspberry Ricotta Mini Cakes

The search for the perfect dessert is over. These raspberry ricotta mini cakes from A Happy Food Dance have a melt-in-your-mouth texture, and we love Jessica's idea to bake them in individual ramekins for a pretty brunch dessert! Who can resist indulging in these pretty little desserts, especially with a dollop of whipped cream on top?! Hop over to...

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Inside-Out Coffee

Are you addicted to iced coffee? We can't drink enough of it during the warm weather months, which is why we're excited to try this easy twist on the ice-cold cuppa from Mara of M Loves M. Perfect for when you're in a pinch, this recipe tosses leftover coffee ice cubes in your choice of milk for a refreshing treat! Get your fix with the recipe below, and be sure to check out...

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Grape & Pineapple Watercolor Cocktail

Isn't this the prettiest party drink you've ever seen? Inspired by the theme of watercolor, Emily of Bespoke-Bride came up with this colorful cocktail that's too good not to share. A splash of purple grape juice creates that eye-popping marbling effect! This cocktail is so incredibly easy to make, that we'll be sipping it all spring and summer long! Try out the recipe below, and discover more stylish wedding loveliness over at ...

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Homemade Bellini Bar

What's more delightful than a little bubbly for brunch? We're counting down the days until the weekend, when we'll be trying out this fabulous Bellini bar idea from The Cookie Rookie. It's a sure bet that the drinks will stay flowing and the guests will have a good time! While a classic Bellini is made with champagne and peach puree, you can mix things up with your favorite fruits. All you need to do beforehand is prepare the purees and set...

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Raspberry Meringue Ice Cream Cake

We can always count on Better Baking Bible to bring us something that we want to eat this instant, and this meringue raspberry ice cream cake has us dreaming of Spring! This ice cream cake is made with a sinfully sweet meringue and fresh raspberries. What’s great about this cake is that it’s versatile, so use any fruit combinations you like to put your very own spin on it. Enjoy!

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Honey Thyme Lemonade with Sugared Blackberries

One of my fondest memories as a child was icy cold lemonade from the summer carnival.  Served in an extra large styrofoam cup with whole squeezed lemons and loads of sugar I find myself craving this summer time staple whenever warmer weather begins to appear.  But try as I may I've never been able to quite master the recipe.  So instead of mess with my idea of perfection I've found it better to simply create an inspired by version.   My latest spin; a honey infused thyme lemonade with...

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Top 10 Essential Cookbooks

With the sheer number of cookbooks out on the market that are touted as "classics," it can be a little tough to navigate the market, to find exactly what you're looking for. Lucky for you, we did the grunt work first, and selected our top ten favorite cookbooks that anyone -- and everyone -- can use, enjoy, and cherish as a classic of their own, for years to come.

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