9 Crowd-Pleasing Desserts for Your Memorial Day Party

Berry Tart

When it comes to warm weather desserts, there are a few very key considerations:

1. You don’t want something that’s going to get gooey or wilt in some way—it can be surprisingly warm on Memorial Day weekend!

2. You want something that’s easily portable, so fancy things that are perishable, delicate or have elaborate toppings are probably out of the question, too.

3. All that, and it’s got to be delicious and eye-catching, too — right?!

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9 Crowd-Pleasing Desserts for Your Memorial Day Party

Berry Tart

When it comes to warm weather desserts, there are a few very key considerations:

1. You don’t want something that’s going to get gooey or wilt in some way—it can be surprisingly warm on Memorial Day weekend!

2. You want something that’s easily portable, so fancy things that are perishable, delicate or have elaborate toppings are probably out of the question, too.

3. All that, and it’s got to be delicious and eye-catching, too — right?!

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Citrus-Brined Grilled Pork Chops

Grilling Pork Chops

Boneless pork chops seem to be a popular grilling option during summer because they are always available and are easy to season and toss on a hot fire.

But they also tend to dry out quickly and are easy to overcook.

That’s why I love this Citrus Brined Pork Chop recipe! The salty sweet brine keeps the pork chops really tender and moist, even if you do accidentally overcook them a few degrees.

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Texas Sheet Cake

Texas Chocolate Sheet Cake

Have you ever had Texas Sheet Cake? It’s made up of a thin layer of moist chocolate cake topped with a layer of warm, poured chocolate icing and sprinkled with pecans — an easy, unfussy cake to make for a crowd!

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Citrus-Brined Grilled Pork Chops

Grilling Pork Chops

Boneless pork chops seem to be a popular grilling option during summer because they are always available and are easy to season and toss on a hot fire.

But they also tend to dry out quickly and are easy to overcook.

That’s why I love this Citrus Brined Pork Chop recipe! The salty sweet brine keeps the pork chops really tender and moist, even if you do accidentally overcook them a few degrees.

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Texas Sheet Cake

Texas Chocolate Sheet Cake

Have you ever had Texas Sheet Cake? It’s made up of a thin layer of moist chocolate cake topped with a layer of warm, poured chocolate icing and sprinkled with pecans — an easy, unfussy cake to make for a crowd!

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Meal Plan for May Week 4

Meal Plan for May Week 4

This month, Megan Gordon is back with us sharing her weekly meal plans! Megan is a writer and recipe developer living in Seattle, WA, the author of Whole Grain Mornings, and mom to a 2-year-old. Please welcome Megan!

I can’t believe we’re staring down at the end of May already! Our son is too young to think about summer camps or activities, but we’re all starting to get pretty excited about getting outside and taking short hikes, packing picnics, and riding our bikes on the weekends.

To allow for more time outdoors and a little less time in the kitchen this week, I chose recipes that are easy to make in advance (or that, like Monday’s meal, basically make themselves).

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Meal Plan for May Week 4

Meal Plan for May Week 4

This month, Megan Gordon is back with us sharing her weekly meal plans! Megan is a writer and recipe developer living in Seattle, WA, the author of Whole Grain Mornings, and mom to a 2-year-old. Please welcome Megan!

I can’t believe we’re staring down at the end of May already! Our son is too young to think about summer camps or activities, but we’re all starting to get pretty excited about getting outside and taking short hikes, packing picnics, and riding our bikes on the weekends.

To allow for more time outdoors and a little less time in the kitchen this week, I chose recipes that are easy to make in advance (or that, like Monday’s meal, basically make themselves).

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Curried Chicken Salad with Mango

Curry Chicken Salad

Adding curry powder to a dish is like sewing a few sequins on a dress. You haven’t done much, but the whole dish sparkles.

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Curried Chicken Salad with Mango

Curry Chicken Salad

Adding curry powder to a dish is like sewing a few sequins on a dress. You haven’t done much, but the whole dish sparkles.

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Strawberry-Rhubarb Crumble Bars

Crumble Bars with Rhubarb and Strawberry

The appearance of rhubarb at the market is the first sign of spring for me! I look forward to seeing bright red stalks of this celery look-alike every year—it’s one of my favorite ingredients.

Perhaps I love the fleeting nature of the produce, available for a few short months (or less, depending on the season or where you live). Or maybe it’s the vibrant red color of the stalks, which I just adore.

Either way, I can’t wait to get my hands on it, and when it finally shows up, I buy it by the bagful.

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Sparkling Strawberry Sangria

Sangria with Strawberries and Sparkling Wine

Like moths to a flame, we are drawn outside the moment the early spring chill leaves our bones and the sun has officially, and finally, warmed us all the way through. Dinner parties, family get-togethers, and long evenings watching fireflies ensue.

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Strawberry-Rhubarb Crumble Bars

Crumble Bars with Rhubarb and Strawberry

The appearance of rhubarb at the market is the first sign of spring for me! I look forward to seeing bright red stalks of this celery look-alike every year—it’s one of my favorite ingredients.

Perhaps I love the fleeting nature of the produce, available for a few short months (or less, depending on the season or where you live). Or maybe it’s the vibrant red color of the stalks, which I just adore.

Either way, I can’t wait to get my hands on it, and when it finally shows up, I buy it by the bagful.

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Sparkling Strawberry Sangria

Sangria with Strawberries and Sparkling Wine

Like moths to a flame, we are drawn outside the moment the early spring chill leaves our bones and the sun has officially, and finally, warmed us all the way through. Dinner parties, family get-togethers, and long evenings watching fireflies ensue.

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Meal Plan for May Week 3

Meal Plan for May Week 3

This month, Megan Gordon is back with us sharing her weekly meal plans! Megan is a writer and recipe developer living in Seattle, WA, the author of Whole Grain Mornings, and mom to a 2-year-old. Please welcome Megan!

This week is all about simplicity!

I’ll be out of the house for a handful of evenings this week teaching cooking classes, so I want to plan to have a few meals all set and ready for my husband to assemble while I’m gone. (He cooks too, for the record, but is much more of an impromptu ‘what’s in the cupboard’ kind of cook!)

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Meal Plan for May Week 3

Meal Plan for May Week 3

This month, Megan Gordon is back with us sharing her weekly meal plans! Megan is a writer and recipe developer living in Seattle, WA, the author of Whole Grain Mornings, and mom to a 2-year-old. Please welcome Megan!

This week is all about simplicity!

I’ll be out of the house for a handful of evenings this week teaching cooking classes, so I want to plan to have a few meals all set and ready for my husband to assemble while I’m gone. (He cooks too, for the record, but is much more of an impromptu ‘what’s in the cupboard’ kind of cook!)

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To Fast Yet Feast: 3 Muslim Women on How They Cook During Ramadan — The Ramadan Table

At the heart of Ramadan, the month-long Muslim holiday that runs from May 15 to June 14, is a powerful dichotomy: During the daylight hours, adherents steadfastly avoid consuming all food and drink, while at dusk, they indulge in extra-special, bountiful meals; feasts prepared without the benefit of tasting along the way.

To learn more about this tension between fasting and feasting, we spoke with three observant Muslim cooks whose lives revolve around food, whether at a professional or an amateur level. Here's how their rhythms of cooking and eating change, in both obvious and not-so-obvious ways, during this holy month.

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A Mom of 2 on What It's Like Feeding Her Family in Japan — Real Mom Cooks

Aiko Tokunaga is a mom of two living in Tokyo, Japan. She's spent a lot of time living in the United States, both for school and after, but has only cooked for kids in Japan. Her experience involves something many of us don't think about on a daily basis: food safety.

Since the 2011 earthquake in Japan's Fukushima prefecture, there have been concerns about radioactive contamination from the Fukushima nuclear power plant, so much of what Aiko does for her family involves finding great, safe foods.

We talked to Aiko about what her day-to-day life is like in Japan.

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Frozen Veggie Burger Taste Test: We Found the Best Veggie Burger For Every Preference — Shopping

Long gone are the days of settling for the one or two lone options in the freezer section when you need to pick up a box of veggie burgers. These days, the selection seems to be ever-growing — with patties for all sorts of preferences and eaters.

With that in mind, we held an official taste test to help you find the veggie burger that's just right for you.

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The Must-Have DIY Cleaning Solution You've Never Heard Of — Cleaning Tips from Kitchn

I love inexpensive, simple DIY household cleaners with one giant caveat: They have to work. One of my very favorite homemade cleaners is Alvin Corn. I've mixed one up for every bathroom in the house and one for common areas. It's the one cleaning solution I'll never replace.

What the heck is Alvin Corn and what does it do? Keep reading to find out.

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Get a Nespresso Machine for 40 Percent Off on Amazon Today — Amazon Deal of the Day

Coffee pods have long been a boon to people who crave both caffeine and convenience. And Nespresso has been the high standard for single-serve coffee and espresso that feels both simple and luxurious. Of course, that high standard usually comes with a high price tag to match.

Today, however, you can get the Nespresso Vertou Coffee and Espresso Maker with a milk frother for 40 percent off on Amazon.

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How To Make Great Ribs in the Oven — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

Who says you need a grill to cook good ribs? The lack of outdoor space for a grill at my apartment led me to pass up a good many recipes for barbecued ribs over the years.

Now I'll be making up for lost time. I do believe I've cracked the code to making perfectly tender and mouth-watering barbecued ribs in the oven.

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Sorry, I Just Can't Get Behind Nut Milk in My Coffee — Strong Opinions

I have multiple friends who swear that giving up dairy has given them more energy, helps regulate their digestion, and makes them feel leaner. Those all seem like great things to me, so I've tried it — I really have (most recently, for a whole week — read about it here).

While there are many instances where I find it easy enough to avoid or substitute out a dairy alternative, there's one place I just can't make the switch: I'm sorry, but I can't get behind nut milk in my coffee.

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4 New Ways to Enjoy Rosé This Summer — On Trend

With the unofficial start of summer upon us, it's time to think pink. Drinking rosé outside on a hot day is never going to get old (sorry, haters). And like any good trend in food and drink, rosé has come out of the bottle and is finding itself in new, interesting ways to consume. Once you've had enough glasses of the real thing (here are some recs, by the way), check out these four new ways to #RoseAllDay.

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Of All the Top Canned and Bottled Iced Coffees from Starbucks, These Are the 5 Best Ones — Shopping

If there's one thing Starbucks has in spades, it's choices. Let's see, do you want a caramel Frappuccino or a mocha Frappuccino? Whip or no whip? One pump or three? Oh, you just want black coffee? No problem. Want it brewed on a Clover or a siphon or maybe in a Chemex? And which café are you going to — the one on the northwest corner or the southeast corner? Or maybe the one up the street?

And that's just the coffee shops. The company's vast lineup of bottled and canned coffees is just as dizzying. Flavor options range from chocolate or honey to, yes, pumpkin spice. Some are spiked with energizing additives like guarana, or offer a wallop of protein. And even the plain, unsweetened versions come in two options: iced coffee and cold brew (and yes, there seems to be a difference).

With iced coffee season upon us, we decided it was high time to figure out which of these cool and caffeinated drinks are worth stocking up on. So we asked Starbucks to tell us which of their bottled and canned iced coffees were the fan favorites, then we gathered them all up for a taste test.

Here are our five top picks!

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