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6 Quick Ways to Decorate a Cake Without Frosting — You So Smart

Frosting is often the first thing we turn to when it comes to decorating a cake (it is totally delicious, after all), but this sweet topping just scratches the surface when it comes to decorating. There are so many different and simple ways to put the finishing touches on a cake that turn out impressive results, like glazes and sauces, fruit, and edible flowers, to name a few. So if you're frosting-averse or just want something new to try, here are six beautiful and easy ways to decorate a cake — no frosting required.

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10 Thoughtful DIY Wedding Favors That Are Actually Easy to Make — The Ultimate Summer Wedding Guide

When I first started planning my wedding four years ago, I imagined sending my guests home with handmade macarons dusted with different shades of pink and green ombré metallic food coloring.

Fast-forward six months to when I had a breakdown on the corner of 5th and 57th streets regarding font for the program, and any DIY dreams went out the window. I went the prepackaged gift route and it was fine. However, in retrospect, I do wish I had DIY'd one of these adorable wedding favors for our guests instead of going the store-bought route. They're not only delicious, but they're also actually feasible to make. Forget throwing rice — people will be throwing kisses if they get to take any of these home.

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The 5 Vegetarian Blogs I Read Every Day — Everyday Vegetarian

Finding delicious, wholesome vegetarian food is not always easy when you're eating out at a restaurant, but it's totally possible when you make it at home. Since giving up meat six years ago, I've relied on a myriad of sources — like cookbooks, blogs, and our own recipe page — to help keep my meals interesting and satisfying. Blogs in particular are great resources, as they're constantly updated with new recipes. Not only do these new recipes keep things exciting, but they also reflect what's happening right now, which helps me cook with the seasons.

If you're new to vegetarian cooking or just want to peruse some beautiful sites, here are the five vegetarian blogs I turn to again and again for endless inspiration and ideas.

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The 5 Vegetarian Blogs I Read Every Day — Everyday Vegetarian

Finding delicious, wholesome vegetarian food is not always easy when you're eating out at a restaurant, but it's totally possible when you make it at home. Since giving up meat six years ago, I've relied on a myriad of sources — like cookbooks, blogs, and our own recipe page — to help keep my meals interesting and satisfying. Blogs in particular are great resources, as they're constantly updated with new recipes. Not only do these new recipes keep things exciting, but they also reflect what's happening right now, which helps me cook with the seasons.

If you're new to vegetarian cooking or just want to peruse some beautiful sites, here are the five vegetarian blogs I turn to again and again for endless inspiration and ideas.

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10 Ways to Make a Fast and Fancy 3-Ingredient Mocktail — 10 Tiny Recipes

Juice, soda, and seltzer are just fine, but let's be honest with ourselves — we can do so much better when it comes to serving up non-boozy drinks. And what might surprise you is that it really takes very little effort. Each one of these mocktails is easy to stir together, full of flavor, and just as refreshing as it is pretty. Here are 10 fresh mocktails that feel a little fancy, are totally fun to sip on, and come together with just three basic ingredients.

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10 Easy Ways to Make a Chicken and Vegetable Sheet Pan Dinner — Tips from The Kitchn

Sheet pan meals are my holy grail of easy weeknight dinners. Easy prep, easy cooking, and, best of all, easy cleanup. Along with my love for chicken thighs, it's why I keep a chicken sheet pan supper in my meal plan every single week.

From week to week the essential structure of the recipe stays the same, but to keep it fresh I change up the veggies. Here are 10 ways I make a chicken and vegetable sheet pan supper — start with chicken, add veggies!

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