Recipe: Red Fruit Salad with Lemon-Vanilla Bean Syrup — Jewels of June

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I suppose one could make the case that dressing a fruit salad is a bit like gilding the lily, especially when the fruit is at the height of season. To that argument I say, a little extra bling never hurt anybody!

In this fruit salad from Yossy Arefi, the bling comes in the form of sweet-tart lemon-vanilla bean syrup.


Recipe: Key Lime Pie — Road Trips for Food-Lovers

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In April, my dad and I embarked on a road trip through the Florida Keys. What started out as a good old-fashioned drive from Key Largo to Key West turned into a quest to find the best slice of key lime pie.

We ate a lot of key lime pie. We ate it as pie and on sticks. We tried it in jars and covered in syrup. We tried it with merengue and without. We ate it outside and inside. We even tried a gluten-free version. We ate it every which way and, while each had their own distinct flavor and texture, there was one that stole our hearts.


How To Make Creamy, Vegan Chia Pudding — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

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I know chia seed pudding has official jumped shark from health food fad to bonafide kitchen staple when my own mother asks me how to make it. I had tried a few store-bought varieties over the years, but never attempted it at home until recently.

On a mission to make a creamy, vegan chia seed pudding that rivals the classic pudding, I found a powerful combination of non-dairy milks and a super-reliable ratio made for the creamiest, dreamiest chia seed pudding that only requires a mixing bowl and an overnight soak.


The Fast and Fancy Dessert You Have to Make with Cherries This Summer Includes Lighting Them on Fire — Cherry Checklist

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Pies and cobblers, crisps and clafouti are all fine desserts, but when ruby red cherries are in their prime, there's a fast and fancy dessert that tops all the others. It's easy enough to pull together any night of the week, and finishes on the stovetop with a dazzling flambé before getting spooned over ice cream. If you make just one thing with cherries this summer, this is the dessert to keep at the top of your list.


This Easy Sheet Cake Will Make All Your Chocolate Dreams Come True — Delicious Links

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The next time a serious chocolate craving hits, this is the recipe you'll want in your back pocket. It's the least fussy cake you can make — the batter mixes up in one bowl, and it bakes in a sheet pan — but it totally delivers on rich, chocolatey goodness you're after. Just make sure you have plenty of cold milk on hand to wash it all down.


Recipe: Jello and Gummy Candy Fishbowl — Shark Week

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Above all the things that jello desserts are — easy, tasty, and cool — they are without a doubt the most fun that any dessert can have. Case in point? This fish bowl jello mold. Made from lemon-lime-flavored soda and studded with candy fish and Nerd's gravel, it's probably the most outrageous jello dessert that you can serve up this summer. It's perfect for pool hangs and fin-filled birthday parties. If you've got a kid really into mermaids, they'll love this! Best of all, it's easy enough for the kids to help make.


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