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These Frozen Yogurt Pops Make Breakfast Fun & Easy — Delicious Links

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Yogurt with fruit and granola is a pretty common breakfast dish, but sometimes all it takes is one clever tweak to transform the everyday combination into something whimsical and fun. In this case, I'm talking about making ice pops!


The Best Travel Snack for Kids Is Cereal. Here’s Why. — Family Vacation

Packing for a trip with my daughter means a suitcase that's equal parts clothes, entertainment, and food. The food part is oh-so-necessary to keep little (and big) tummies full and blood sugar levels steady. We bring stuff from home so that we don't succumb to the expensive snack kiosks at the airport. It's a mix of shelf-stable snacks, easy-to-eat meals, fruits and veggies that aren't too delicate for traveling, and a treat or two that can be used to bribe good behavior if necessary.

There's one snack that's non-negotiable, though: cereal (and lots of it).


Recipe: Marbled Coffee Cake with Nutty Crumb Streusel — Recipes from The Kitchn

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This is a darn fine coffee cake, with a sweet vanilla cake, generous streusel and nuts throughout, and a cinnamon-vanilla aroma that will make your house smell better than a bakery. Oh, and the cake part still only requires one bowl, thanks to our one-bowl vanilla cake. That first cup of coffee is starting to look even better.


Is a Built-in Refrigerator Worth the Extra Money? — Side by Side: A Guide to Appliance Shopping

There are a few luxuries that can make your kitchen instantly seem like it belongs in a Michelin-star chef's home: a gorgeous range, plenty of counter space, and a seriously impressive refrigerator. When it comes to the latter, how do you decide whether you should get a built-in or if a freestanding fridge will do? The cost will play a huge role in helping you decide. Other key factors? Aesthetics and how much space you have, for sure.

Keep reading to check out the pros and cons of a freestanding fridge versus a built-in one.


How To Make Date Syrup — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

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Date syrup is a thick, caramel-colored sweetener made from dates. You may have seen it on the shelves in your local health food store, as many cooks embrace it as an alternative sweetener. Date syrup is incredibly easy to make at home, can be more affordable than store-bought, and has the lush caramel hue and heady date flavor of its namesake fruit.

Here is everything you need to know about making date syrup at home.


This Is the Top No-Bake Dessert Recipe on Pinterest — On Trend

As the weather warms up and lazy cooking is the only kind of cooking you want to do, no-bake dessert recipes reign supreme. I mean, why would you even bother to turn on the oven when there are things like no-bake key lime cupcakes or icebox cake? There are so many wonderfully easy recipes that you need to try this summer that go beyond a fruit pie.

If you're just getting into the no-bake mindset, I want to help you out. I found the most popular no-bake dessert recipe on Pinterest and it also happens to be an excellent party dip. Have you tried it?


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