Chad Johannesen

Recipe: Blueberry Breakfast Trifle — Recipes from The Kitchn

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Let's all thank the Brits for the trifle, which we are going to take full advantage of here to turn leftover cake into breakfast. Breakfast trifle will make you look like the Patron Saint of Brunch (or hey, just a cool mom) and it's easy, pretty, and delicious.

So what is a breakfast trifle, you ask? It has layers of tangy yogurt, studded with ripe blueberries and candied ginger, all sandwiched between vanilla cake and granola. Sounds like a real treat, right? That's because it is!

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What’s a Naked Cake (and Why Is It Naked?) — Internet Phenomenon

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Barely there frosting was once only seen by bakers between as a crumb coat before the final layer of frosting was added, but now naked cakes have moved from verified trend to bakery staple. These cakes, easily recognized by their exposed layers and minimal garnishes, have become a staple style for everything from homemade birthday cakes to multi-tiered wedding cakes. More than just a cake with less frosting, here's everything you need to know about the naked-cake trend and why you might actually want to try it at home.

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Can’t Find (or Afford) the Kitchen Island of Your Dreams? Make One from IKEA Items — Apartment Therapy

From Apartment Therapy → Can't Find (or Afford) the Kitchen Island of Your Dreams? Make One from IKEA Parts

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The Second Most Popular Wedding Registry Item (After a Stand Mixer) — The Happy Ever After Kitchen

If you were put on the spot and had to guess the most popular item so far for 2017 on the wedding registry website Zola, could you guess it? You'd probably get it right and guess a KitchenAid stand mixer, yeah? And not because we told you in the title of this post! You just know it's a safe bet.

"You cannot go wrong gifting a couple a KitchenAid stand mixer. It remains one of the most popular items on registries year after year — and with good reason, it's a kitchen staple!" says Zola's Newlywed-at-Large and Director of Brand, Jennifer Spector.

To put you on the spot again: Can you name the second most popular registry item for 2017? Is it a Le Creuset Dutch oven? Rose gold flatware? A waffle maker? A Lodge cast iron skillet?

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10 Bridal Shower Favors Guests Will Actually Want to Keep — The Spring Bridal Shower

When it comes to throwing a bridal shower, whether it's for your sister or your BFF, picking the favors for guests can be one of the hardest decisions. You want the favors to be cute, not cheesy, and something guests will actually use (read: you don't want to give everyone another cheap-o wooden cheeseboard emblazoned with the couple's monogram).

Keep calm: We've rounded up 10 bridal shower favor ideas that definitely won't be left behind. Carry on.

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20 Recipes Made Sweeter with Dates — Recipes from The Kitchn

Next time you wander through the produce section to pick up some dates (yes, that is the best place to find them at the grocery store!), you might want to grab a few extra. This fruit has a deep, caramel-like flavor that makes everything from smoothies and energy bars to salads and cookies even sweeter. Here are 20 recipes that show you how to harness the sweetness of dates in almost any kind of dish.

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