Chad Johannesen

Do You Share This Ridiculous Cleaning Habit? — Cleaning & Organizing

I'm writing this post on Sunday evening and I have a lot of work to do. Like, a lot. But instead of doing it, I spent the last three hours cleaning my house. And it wasn't just any cleaning session — I set off on the deepest deep-clean my house has had in weeks.

This little routine has a name in my house: I call it procrasti-cleaning.

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20 Easy Dinner Recipes for Your Next Meal Plan — Recipes from The Kitchn

Come summer, there's a standing trend in my weekly meal plan: easy dinners. The easier, the better. Right now more than any other time of year I lean on dinners that require little effort so I can spend more time enjoying summer and less time in the kitchen.

With options like flank steak panzanella, a fast and fancy tomato galette, grilled shrimp skewers, and sheet pan pork chops, these are the 20 easy dinners to cycle through your meal plan now through Labor Day.

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Recipe: 2-Ingredient Watermelon Sherbet — Recipes from The Kitchn

Creamy, dreamy sherbet was my favorite frozen treat growing up. The combination of fruit and cream is delightfully refreshing. When working on a watermelon roll recipe, I accidentally discovered the best watermelon sherbet. But that's not even the good part — it only requires two ingredients and a food processor!

Yes, you can turn watermelon into a creamy sherbet with just one other ingredient: sweetened condensed milk.

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Recipe: Easy Rainbow Icebox Cake — Recipes from The Kitchn

I think we can all agree that the rainbow trend reached peak unicorn when Starbucks made a drink based on the popularity of multi-hued foods, but you try explaining this to my 5-year-old.

Looking for a rainy-day baking project, I had a lightbulb recipe moment: We could make a rainbow cake without turning on the oven and using just four ingredients with a classic back-of-the box recipe. And so on this rainy day, a rainbow icebox cake was born.

All the flavors you know and love from icebox cake — soft, chocolatey wafers and cool, lightly sweetened whipped cream — are made more magical with a little food coloring and sprinkles. Here's how to be a rainbow cake hero using just four ingredients.

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This Is the Most Popular Slaw Recipe on Pinterest — On Trend

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When it comes to summertime favorites, grilled cheeseburgers, buttery lobster, and icy margaritas seem to grab the spotlight. But they can't handle the whole dinnertime show themselves. After all, summer is about enjoying the company of family and friends long after the sun sets, when the weather stays warm and balmy late into the night. That means you need some killer side dishes, and one of the best out there is slaw.

Whether you make yours with mayonnaise and scallions, oil and vinegar, or even Brussels sprouts, slaw is one of summer's greatest unsung heroes. It can be made ahead of time, has many variations, and can often (not always) easily serve any guest, no matter the dietary restriction. To say nothing of the fact that they are just darn delicious salads.

Looking to make a killer slaw recipe this week? Here's a look at the top recipe on Pinterest.

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Recipe: Blackberry Croissant Breakfast Bake — Quick and Easy Breakfast Recipes

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When you start your day off with something sweet, like this breakfast bake, it's pretty much a guarantee that it's going to be a good one. This bake does the impossible: It improves on flaky, buttery croissants by soaking them in a rich, custardy liquid and baking them with a slew of juicy blackberries. The result is pure decadence for breakfast — something we all need every once in a while.

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