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Recipe: Oatmeal Nutella Mug Cake — Dessert Recipes from The Kitchn

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When you crave a sweet snack but want to avoid the seduction of a whole cake or a dozen chocolate chip cookies, the one-off mug cake is your best friend. Have you ever made a mug cake? It's just what it sounds like: a few tablespoons of ingredients whisked up in a mug and baked in the microwave for less time than it takes to make popcorn. Presto: sweet, moist cake. And just one of them.

Here's my new favorite mug cake: a quick batter with golden oats and chopped pecans that bakes up light and fluffy around a dollop of gooey Nutella in the middle. It's like getting cake and frosting in one happy mug.

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The Best Cheap Trader Joe’s Wines to Drink With Italian Food — Gatherings from The Kitchn

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Ariel asked me to pick out a few budget-friendly wines from Trader Joe's for her Friday Board Game Night Gathering, where she planned on serving easy, make-ahead Italian food. I was excited for an excuse to visit Denver's newly opened Trader Joe's for the first time. Rumors of lines that wrapped around the building and parking up to three blocks away had kept me from venturing into the new store. Turns out, the rumors were true. I can definitely say, however, that the wine discoveries I made were well worth my wait.

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Day 18: Make a “Stuff I Like to Eat” List — The Cooking Cure Spring 2014

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Day 18: Wednesday, March 26
Today's Assignment: Make a "Stuff I Like to Eat" List
The Cooking Cure: See all assignments so far here

Midweek stretch! How's it going? Thumbs up or down? Thumbs sideways? If you've found yourself struggling a little, today's assignment might just be help you need. We're making a "Stuff I Like to Eat" list — a list of favorite, never-fail foods you can tape to your fridge and have handy for those nights when the motivation to make dinner fails you.

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3 reasons real estate agents are worth the 6% cut

Zillow's CEO gives three reasons why online housing data provided by his firm and others aren't a substitute for agents.

3 reasons real estate agents are worth the 6% cut

Zillow's CEO gives three reasons why online housing data provided by his firm and others aren't a substitute for agents.

A Friday Board Game Night with Friends, Dinner, Snacks & Sangria — Gatherings From The Kitchn

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This week I'm showing you how a casual Friday evening playing board games with friends can turn into something a little more special thanks to good food, drinks, and minimal yet fun decorations. So far I've talked about the party plan and make-ahead menu, and Faith shared her totally delicious recipe for whipped feta dip (not to be missed!).

Now it's time to share how the low-stress party went down! Are you ready to play some board games?

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