How To Make Jello Jigglers — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

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Let's have some fun with gelatin, you guys! I personally don't think that jigglers should be reserved just for the kiddos, and here's why: You can set nearly any liquid into a gelled state with very little effort and serve layered juicy, fruity squares of flair for your next book club, cocktail party, or even a playdate. Your friends will be seriously impressed. And when they ask you which box of powdered Jell-O mix you used, you can smile and say, "I didn't. I just used some fresh ingredients and gelatin." Then prepare for the round of applause and all the tags on Instagram.

With this recipe you'll learn to combine three of my favorite liquids for jigglers — dragonfruit purée, coconut milk, and sweet mango juice — into a balanced bite of sweet, creamy, and tangy that's juicier and fruitier than a strawberry Starburst. Here's how to turn any liquid into jello from jellied desserts to jello jigglers.


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The Best Ways to Use Frozen Puff Pastry, Phyllo, and Pie Doughs — Tips from The Kitchn

You know puff pastry, phyllo, and pie dough as the backbone of many a sweet dessert, but these versatile doughs are good for so much more. In fact, one of my favorite ways to use them is for savory snacks and appetizers, from puff pastry cheese sticks to fresh corn galettes. Frozen dough is my secret to no-fuss, last-minute get-togethers with friends and family.

But these doughs, while similar, are not created equal. You might think of puff pastry, phyllo, and pie dough as interchangeable, but each has distinct qualities that set it apart. Here's what you should know, including the best ways to use whatever dough you've got stashed in your freezer.


10 Ways to Turn Puff Pastry into an Easy, Fancy App — Recipes from The Kitchn

There are a few things that my freezer is never without: A pint (or two) or ice cream, a rotating variety of pesto that I've made, and a box (or two!) of puff pastry. The frozen dough makes me an appetizer champ (after years of throwing a bowl of olives on the coffee table). All you have to do is let it thaw on the counter or in the fridge and you have a base for any number of flaky, buttery, crowd-pleasing snacks that bake up in a flash.

Here are 10 recipes to get you started.


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The 10 Things to Register for at Target — The Happy Ever After Kitchen

You know to go to Target when you need trash bags and adorable decorative baskets, but have you thought about registering for your wedding there? You should!

For starters, the site and the registry app are both incredibly easy to navigate. And Target sells all the brands you know and love (think: KitchenAid, Nespresso, Vitamix, to name a few), and the oh-so-cute in-house brand, Threshold, which has never made something we didn't want. Plus, we're guessing your friends and family are shopping there anyway, so this makes the gift-getting process a little easier for them.

Here are 10 things you should register for.


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