Party Food

Recipe: Bacon-Lovers’ Potato Salad — Salad Recipes

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As many variations of potato salad as there are out there, it's hard to beat the classic combination of smoky bacon and tender potatoes. In this tangy German-inspired potato salad, there's bacon-y goodness infused into every single bite. For all you bacon-lovers out there, this recipe should be at the top of your list the next time a side of potato salad is needed to go next to some fried chicken, burgers, hot dogs, or barbecued ribs.

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50 Essential Recipes for Memorial Day Weekend — Recipes from The Kitchn

Memorial Day weekend is on the horizon, and we couldn't be more excited for this unofficial start to summer! This is your signal to fire up the grill, dust off your cooler, and get your favorite picnic blanket ready — because it's time for backyard BBQs and cookouts galore.

As for what to cook, you can't go wrong with the classics: juicy burgers, creamy coleslaw, and don't forget the pasta salad! We're also including some dishes you might not have considered but that are destined to become favorites. From veggie kebabs to no-bake cakes to pitcher drinks for all, these are the 50 essential recipes that will make your Memorial Day weekend amazing.

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Recipe: Spicy California Roll Dip — Recipes from The Kitchn

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California rolls may be a sushi restaurant staple, but they're not really a make-ahead dish since the seaweed gets soggy quickly. It also takes some time to make enough rolls to feed a crowd. Turning it into a dip served with seaweed instead of crackers takes much less time, and people will love making their own sushi bites!

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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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Recipe: Easy Lemon Cake with Whipped Raspberry Frosting — Recipes from The Kitchn

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Spring demands lemony desserts, and boy do we have one for you. It's a team effort between layers of sunny lemon cake and the lightest, just-sweet-enough whipped raspberry frosting with the prettiest pink hue. Scatter some fresh berries and extra lemon zest over top and you're good to go. Best of all, this impressive cake comes together with a single bowl (you'll need one more for the whipped cream) and a lineup of basic ingredients from the pantry and fridge.

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Recipe: One-Bowl Bundt Cake with Chocolate Drizzle — Easy Baking Recipes

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I often forget just how awesome Bundt pans are. Case in point? This one-bowl vanilla Bundt cake with chocolate glaze. It's as simple as our one-bowl vanilla cake baked in a Bundt pan to make it even prettier and then gilded with a layer of rich chocolate glaze. Bundt cakes are an easy way to turn everyday cakes into something special.

The best part, though? This pairing of a simple vanilla cake and chocolate glaze looks and tastes a lot like a chocolate glazed donut. It's definitely a family-favorite in my house.

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