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Our Readers’ Favorite Brands of Liquor — Reader Intelligence Report

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I shared one of my favorite budget liquors last week, and it reminded me of the time we polled our readers on their favorite brands of gin, rum, whiskey, vodka, and other spirits. Here's a look back at the results and some of the most frequently-mentioned brands (Hello, Hendricks. Hi there, St. Germain!).

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Shop Like a Parisian — Weekend Meditation

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I'll admit that I have a romantic notion of what is often thought of as the European/urban way of shopping, eating and keeping food. This involves owning a very small refrigerator and shopping almost daily for fresh ingredients, often on foot. It's contrasted by the American/suburban style of shopping, eating and keeping food which involves pushing a cart the size of a bathtub through acres of grocery aisles, then driving home to cram them into a refrigerator roughly the size of my first apartment. (P.S. I know that there are large, acres-of-aisles-style grocery stores in Europe and I know that there are people in America who shop every day on foot. In general, though, I think the categories still apply. Please, illuminate me in the comments if you disagree.)

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Recipe: Lemon Yogurt Icebox Tart — Recipes from The Kitchn

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It's spring, the sun is shining, and that feels like reason enough to celebrate. It's just the right time to serve this bright, zingy lemon tart, a simple, no-bake dessert that combines Greek yogurt and bottled lemon curd in a tender pastry crust. It's a pretty, no-fuss sweet perfect for a sunny weekend brunch.

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Recipe: Southern Smashed Potato Salad — Side Dish Recipes from The Kitchn

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Everyone's mother has a signature potato salad recipe, at least in the South it seems. I've got about four versions I rotate between, including an Ina Garten recipe that uses whole-grain mustard, and my mother-in-law's recipe with Greek yogurt and plenty of chives.

With warmer weather promising lots of potential potlucks and barbecues, I decided it was high time I came up with my own signature potato salad.

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Appetizer Recipe: Mediterranean Turkey Meatballs with Herbed Yogurt Sauce — Recipes from The Kitchn

This recipe came about as many do: in an effort to clean out the fridge before a little getaway. We had a bit of ground turkey in the refrigerator, some leftover feta and ricotta, and some Italian parsley. I remember reading about lentil meatballs on Sprouted Kitchen months back and have been dying to add lentils to my meatballs ever since. So, here we are:the Mediterranean turkey meatball was born.

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How To Make Marshmallow Peeps at Home — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

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I'm not sure where the harebrained idea to make my own marshmallow Peeps came from, but I'm sure glad it did. Yes, they are a lot of work. Yes, they involve gelatin (an ingredient I don't often use). And yes, they are loaded with sugar and not much else. Oh, and yes, they are a tremendous amount of fun to make and eat! Happy Easter, my friends!

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