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What’s the Difference Between a Cobbler, Crumble, and Crisp? — Word of Mouth

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When it comes to dessert — especially those involving fresh fruit and pastry! — we're usually too busy spooning up another bite to care what it's called. But these can be confusing, right? What's a cobbler, exactly? Is a crisp by any other name a crumble?

Do you need a refresher on your fruit desserts? Get straight on this family of summer goodies; everything you need to know is right here.

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SPONSORED POST: Recipe: Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe & Sausage — Barilla Collezione

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You pasta-lovers out there may have already known that "Orecchiette" translates as "little ears." But you might not know that the shape is the signature pasta of the humble farmland of Puglia (the 'heel' part of Italy's 'boot'). Dome-shaped Orechiette is perfect for scooping up fresh Puglian veggies and hearty sauces. The signature pastas of other parts of Italy – like Casarecce from Sicily and Spaghetti alla Chitarra from Abruzzo – also pair beautifully with ingredients native to their regions.

You can take a culinary tour of Italy with Barilla® Collezione, premium specialty pastas inspired by the regions of Italy that will inspire you to add a little Italian magic to your kitchen. We suggest starting with this amazing Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe and Sausage.

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17 Favorite Trader Joe’s Products That Our Readers Love — The Kitchn Goes Grocery Shopping

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Trader Joe's has such a cult following that a new store opening brings front page news and traffic jams, as recently demonstrated in my old neighborhood of Winter Park, Florida. Our readers are not immune to TJ's mania, and many of you consider Trader Joe's an essential resource in stocking your pantry with staples and treats.

We riffled through past Trader Joe's posts and comments (hundreds of them!) to sift out some of our readers' favorites. There was small consensus, with ardent devotees of many different products. But a few themes emerged, and one product was the big winner at the top of the list. Can you guess what it is?

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Not Your Mother’s Strawberry Shortcake — Delicious Links

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Have you had your fill of strawberries yet this summer? Now how about strawberry shortcakes? Nope? Still in need? That's what I thought. There's no such thing as too much shortcake, and this strawberry, lime, and basil version looks so intriguing and easy to make.

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Ideas for Gluten-Free, Vegetarian Meals for New Parents? — Good Questions

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Q: I have a friend who just gave birth to a baby boy last week. I'd like to bring her and her husband dinner this week. Trouble is, she is vegetarian, and he is gluten-free, so I'm a bit at a loss as to what I could make. Any recommendations for something that fits both of those requirements and can also be easily reheated? Thanks!

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Kitchen Before & After: From Grungy Ho-Hum to Minty Fresh! — Kitchen Remodel

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We love it when we come across a delightful kitchen makeover that has a little bit of that wow factor. Erin's 1950s house had a lot of "retro charm" but it had been neglected by the time she bought it as a foreclosure in 2011, and the kitchen in particular suffered from outdated and dingy cabinets, appliances, and floors.

But after a few really stellar upgrades —including a stenciled floor and a gorgeous blue-green paint job — it's an entirely new space! See what Erin's kitchen looks like now — we said, "Wow!"

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