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29 Popsicle Recipes to Beat the Heat

Fruity, creamy, boozy—the possibilities are endless and oh-so-delicious when it comes to popsicles. If you're looking for new and tasty ways to beat the heat, these 29 mouthwatering flavor combos will blow your mind. From watermelon mojito to creamy fudgsicles, plus game changers like black forest cake, winesicles and even creme brulee, these frozen treats are perfect on a hot day.

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Lobster Roll Two Ways

There has been a lobster roll war going on in New England for years. If you are from Maine, you like your little delicacy cold and simple. From Connecticut? Warm and buttery. Me? I just like any lobster roll I can get my hands on. So I've mastered two simple lobster recipes that will keep all the guests who pass through our house this summer happy, and giving me an excuse to keep lots of lobster on the menu... The Maine Lobster Roll Simple and classic, this version lets the lobster flavor...

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26 Foods Even More Fun on a Stick

When food is bite size and served on a stick, it's just too easy to pop one (or two or three) in your mouth. Come party time, these 26 skewered sweet and savory bites will be a hit with your guests. Pancakes, po' boys, salad and strawberry shortcake—you'll be surprised at how your favorite foods are even better turned into party perfect pops!

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Brownie Snap Ice Cream Sandwiches

There are ice cream sandwiches and then there are ice. cream. sandwiches. These are the latter. The brownie snap is sort of a brownie that wants to be a cookie and is tossed with sugary goodness. Sandwich any flavor of ice cream you love between them! Or eat them alone. You can't go wrong! I suggest making some right away. xoxo Lexy Ward Of PROPER...

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Homemade Chocolate Poptarts

We literally jumped for joy when we stumbled upon this homemade chocolate poptart recipe from the amazing Lark & Linen (but admit it—so did you)! Inspired by an underwhelming reaction/reunion to the childhood treat, Jacquelyn successfully recreated an amazing strawberry version and then tried her hand at chocolate. The result? "Well, at the risk of totally...

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The Perfectly Classic Martini

When it comes to the serious business of cocktails, sometimes you just can't beat a classic. And there isn't a classic we love more than the Martini. This sinfully simple, yet tasty drink will forever top our lists. Now all we have to do is master how to make one at home! Thanks to the experts at Bon Appetit, we are ready to sit back...

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Fresh Berry Pavlova

Pavlovas need to be a summer staple. We've decided. Topped with lemon infused cream and fresh pile of berries, I promise you you will never look back. Try this classic recipe from chef extraordinaire Nicole McEachnie. She teamed up with Maru Photography for a beachside baking sesh that will have you on Team Pavlova before you preheat that oven. From...

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Girly Grill Inspiration For Your Next BBQ Bash

Why let the boys have all the fun? Take matters -- and tongs -- into your own hands, and feel confident commanding the grill with some SMP-approved BBQ inspiration in mind! Click through the slideshow, and get inspired to re-create some of the delicious dishes shown or create something completely new -- and totally you! -- with the stylish kitchen and grill accessories we picked out.

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Make This: The Lemon Kiss

Warm weather inevitably means lots and lots of lemonade. It's a spring and summertime staple. And the only thing that could possible make lemonade better in our eyes is the addition of a little sparkling wine. It takes lemons and grapefruit to sunny cocktail perfection with the help of Kara Stout +  Kristen Dee Photography. Find out...

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Fresh Rhubarb Galette

If you're like us, then you know that rhubarb is one of those veggies that we always think about using, but are never exactly sure how. But this rhubarb galette from Bon Appetit is the perfect way to introduce this mysterious ingredient into your kitchen! With some tips in the video below, you'll be whipping up rhubarb deliciousness in no time at all.   Craving even more...

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Fresh Summer Champagne Cocktail

Remember that kitchen? You know, the dreamy one with the kelly green island and the white shiplap walls designed by Lori of Redo Home & Design and photographed by Alyssa Rosenheck? Well you're going to fall even more in love with it when you try this Summer Champagne cocktail...

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Classic Lemon Bars

You're in for a serious treat with these classic lemon bars from Joie Girl! It's a simple combination of a buttery cookie crust and a bright burst of lemon flavor that's super satisfying during the warm weather months. "I'm not sure there's anything I love more in this world than eating lemon bars on a summer night," says Jennifer of Joie Girl. "They are light and refreshing but still bursting with sweet...

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15 Brunch Cocktails Everyone Will Love

Whether you're celebrating Mother's Day, the impending arrival of summer, or just hanging out with girlfriends, let us tell you a cocktail at brunch time is much deserved. Click through the slideshow below to pick out one (or two!) of the delicious cocktails on our list, and ensure everyone at your next brunch bash will definitely get in the spirit!

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A Must Make Dessert for Your Next Party

There are a million reasons why this Lemon Tart needs to be front and center at your next shindig and here's a few. A) It's gorgeous and B) It sounds insanely yummy. Did we also mention that it's gorgeous? That is high up on our priorities list when picking a party dessert. Crafted by Zen Eats along with photography by ...

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The Only Cinco De Mayo Menu You Need

Searching for the perfect Cinco de Mayo recipes? Our very own Abby Larson came up with the ultimate menu for Cinco de Mayo that includes tried-and-true favorites like her easy pink lemonade margarita, the best-ever guacamole (you won't believe the secret ingredient) and mouthwatering pulled pork tacos. Feast your eyes in the slideshow below!

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Roasted Strawberry Margaritas

Did you know margarita in Spanish means "love at first sight"? Actually we made that one up, but looking at this beauty from A Happy Food Dance you'd never know. It's a tantalizing twist on the classic made with roasted strawberries, and we've finally found our spring fling. "Roasted strawberry margaritas are delicious for two reasons – the roasted strawberries basically make their own simply syrup so you’re using some of the berries natural...

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12 Mexican Inspired Desserts Perfect for Cinco de Mayo

If you're lucky to have an abuela feeding you tres leches cake, creamy dulce de leche and spicy Mexican chocolate on Cinco de Mayo, we're available for adoption! If you fall in the unlucky lot, no need to fret—we've rounded up our 12 favorite Mexican-inspired desserts, like easy mango popsicles, genius fried cinnamon sugar tortillas, and more twists on classic Mexican treats to save the day!

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Simple Cake Decorating Inspiration

We'd all love to bake like the pros, but in reality, decorating a cake can leave your kitchen looking more like a disaster zone then the chic bakeries of Paris. But with some simple decorating inspiration, you can have cakes that only look like they were made by the pros. Get 5 amazingly simple cake decorating ideas in the video below!  ...

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Mint Julep Mocktail

This goes out to all the mamas-to-be who are sick of sipping water or lemonade at your weekend parties. Say yes to the Mint Julep Mocktail crafted by the most adorable pregnant lady we ever did see, Caitlin Kruse of Style Within Reach. Not only does she run her own blog, but she's also the editorial director at Glitter Guide and in her spare time...

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Craft Cocktails – The Lorenzo

First we introduced you to The Lavanda-sita courtesy of Kelsey Rae Designs, Plum & Oak Photo, and Waters Catering and now we're topping it off with the Lorenzo. A drink that's equal...

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