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?


Here Are the Top Trends on Pinterest for Foodie Travelers — On Trend

A major part of any travel experience, along with exposure to a new culture and seeing new sights, is food. Local cuisine, and their take on global cuisines, can be an experience in itself for those traveling the globe. Now, a new report from Pinterest is shedding light on food travel trends based on the activity of users on the platform.


Why Pizza Is Actually the Best Wedding Gift — The Happy Ever After Wedding Registry

Earlier this year, Domino's launched a wedding registry website — something entirely separate from its main website — allowing couples to register for pizzas for the wedding night, post-honeymoon life, and other special packages. The idea is being marketed as "the first registry for couples who prefer delicious melty cheese to crystal gravy boats." The internet kind of exploded over the silliness. Would couples seriously register for pizza? Turns out, the answer to that question is yes: Tons of registries have been created since the site launched in February. (Company reps were tight-lipped when we asked them to tell us exactly how many.)

And for good reason! You see, pizza is an excellent wedding gift. Here's why you should consider registering for pizza or, if you're a guest, gifting a cheesy pie.


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