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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: 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: Easy Roasted Strawberry Rhubarb Shortcakes with Cardamom Whipped Cream — Recipes from The Kitchn

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If the combination of strawberries and rhubarb wins your heart the way it does mine, then this is the only dessert you'll need from now through the end of summer. Made with tender cream biscuits, these individual shortcakes start off like the basic version you know, with a few twists that will dazzle your tastebuds. A quick roast in the oven tames the tart bite of the rhubarb and heightens the sweet flavor of the strawberries. But what really takes it over the top is the cardamom whipped cream. That's a game-changer.

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Recipe: Pink Champagne Poke Cake — Recipes from The Kitchn

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Be prepared to fall hard for this cake. If not for its soft-pink hues, then for the moist, tender crumb lightly spiked with Champagne and wells of strawberry syrup. Or maybe it will be the rosé buttercream that really does it for you. What I'm trying to say is that this cake is the whole package — a dessert primed for celebration and yet surprising easy to pull together.

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Recipe: Pink Champagne Poke Cake — Recipes from The Kitchn

(Image credit: Christine Han)

Be prepared to fall hard for this cake. If not for its soft-pink hues, then for the moist, tender crumb lightly spiked with Champagne and wells of strawberry syrup. Or maybe it will be the rosé buttercream that really does it for you. What I'm trying to say is that this cake is the whole package — a dessert primed for celebration and yet surprising easy to pull together.

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