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This Seriously Cheap Find Will Help Your Magic Eraser Habit — Apartment Therapy

From Apartment Therapy → Melamine Foam: A Seriously Cheap Fix For Your Magic Eraser Habit

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These Low-Light Houseplants Can Survive (and Thrive!) in Really Dark Rooms — Apartment Therapy

From Apartment Therapy → Hero Houseplants That Survive (& Even Thrive!) in Really Dark Rooms

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Recipe: Very Berry 4th of July Cupcakes — Recipes from The Kitchn

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Ever since I started baking in my awkward tween years, I declared that every Fourth of July barbecue my family hosted needed a red, white, and blue dessert in order to be at its most festive. I scoured cookbooks and the internet to churn out things like flag cakes, berry pies, star-shaped fruit tarts, and layered fruit salads. Years later, I haven't strayed from my declaration. This is my contribution this year.

These cupcakes are as celebratory as ever: Red raspberries, white cake and buttercream, and blueberries ensure the color scheme is taken care of. Seeing as we are in the heart of berry season, the fruit lends the cupcakes the sweet juiciness that only feels right this time of year. Plus, the spike of lemon in the buttercream gives the baked treats an extra zip for good measure.

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Recipe: Pepperoni Chips — Easy Snack Recipes

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The first time I made these pepperoni chips for a dinner party with friends, I put them down alongside the cheese and olives, turned back into the kitchen to get my wine glass, and by the time I returned, the chips were gone. I really am not kidding. These crispy, crunchy, salty, spicy little guys are sure to be a hit among anyone you serve them to. Not only do they require just one ingredient, but they also happen to be gluten-free. Make a big batch to enjoy over happy hour, to pack up for a snack for the kids, or to munch on during the afternoon slump — they work no matter the occasion.

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Why You Shouldn’t Register for a Set of Pots and Pans — The Happy Ever After Kitchen

Whether you're registering for your wedding or just restocking your kitchen, there are a bunch of things right off the bat that you just do not need. You do not need unitasking tools. You do not need whiskey stones. And you do not need a full set of pots and pans. Actually, ditto when it comes to knife sets.

Let us explain.

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3 Signs It’s Time to Toss Your Dates — Ingredient Intelligence

In addition to their irresistibly sweet flavor and versatility, dates, when stored properly, have a seriously lengthy shelf life. Even when they lose moisture and harden, there's still a way to revive that tender bite. But that doesn't mean they last forever. Dates can, and do, go bad.

Here are the three telltale signs those sweet dates have taken a turn for the worse.

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