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Sifted: S’mores Cake Balls, Banana Cream Pie Cupcakes + More

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1. Can’t wait for campfire season? Butterlust Blog rolls chocolate cake, graham cracker crumbs and marshmallow frosting into bite-size s’mores cake balls.

2. Piped full of banana custard and garnished with snappy chips, these banana cream cupcakes from Tidy Mom taste fantastically similar to the pie that inspired them.

3. Eclectic Recipes takes the good ol’ BLT sandwich up a notch with a runny egg and Sriracha-spiked aioli.

4. Spring is in full bloom and so are Bake Love Give’s gorgeous rose-shaped ombre cookies.

5. These chicken wings from Spoon Fork Bacon are juicy and flavor-packed, thanks to a tangy yogurt marinade and final dusting of smoked paprika.

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Sifted: Rhubarb Panna Cotta Tart, Flower Bouquet Cake Pops + More

 

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1. Hummingbird High’s impressive tart has three surprisingly easy-to-make components: a crunchy brown-butter crust, creamy panna cotta filling and roasted rhubarb topping.

2. Mother’s Day brunch will be a breeze with A Pinch of Yum’s one-pan coconut French toast bake.

3. This green shakshuka from What Jew Wanna Eat gets its verdant hue from tomatillos, spinach and freshly chopped cilantro.

4.  Toast mom with Half Baked Harvest’s fizzy raspberry-rhubarb bellinis, garnished with a sprig of mint and a playful blueberry stirrer.

5. What’s even better than a bouquet of spring blooms? These gorgeous floral cake pops by decorator extraordinaire, Bakerella.

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  • Plan out your Mother’s Day celebration with recipes that mom is guaranteed to love.
  • Celebrate the fruits of spring with these delightful seasonal desserts.

Sifted: Neapolitan Macarons, Matcha Mint Julep + More

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1. It’s hard to go wrong with the classic combination of vanilla, chocolate and strawberry — Make Bake Celebrate elevates the ice-cream-truck trio into these playful Neapolitan macarons.

2. The Bojon Gourmet gives her Derby Day julep an Asian spin and a gorgeous green color with a spoonful of matcha powder.

3. Hot buns! These yeasty, golden-brown Hawaiian rolls by Milk and Honey are lightly sweetened with pineapple juice.

4. A Cozy Kitchen’s dreamy creamsicle chiffon pie channels our favorite summer ice pop with fresh-squeezed juice, a dash of orange liqueur and plenty of zest.

5. Gear up for Cinco de Mayo with How Sweet Eats‘ adobo-and-lime-marinated shrimp tacos, topped with a springy strawberry salsa.

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  • Cook up the ultimate fiesta menu with Cooking Channel’s mouthwatering Mexican recipes.
  • Sate your sweet tooth with more all-star cookies, from classic chocolate chip to fluffy French madeleines.

Sifted: Brownie Sundae Cups, Beer-Battered Onion Rings and More

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1.  With a cherry on top: Bake brownies in a muffin pan and top with a scoop of your favorite ice cream to form these childhood-inspired hot fudge brownie sundae cups from Leanne Bakes.

2. This stunning three-layered cream cake from Box of Spice is studded with chopped pecans and shredded coconut, then smeared with fluffy cream cheese frosting.

3. Our Four Forks gives empanadas a tropical twist by stuffing the flaky pockets with sweet potato and topping them with a bright mango salsa.

4. Frozen blackberries and raspberries double as ice cubes in Boulder Locavore’s elderflower gin fizz cocktails.

5. Paired with a smoked paprika aioli, Knead for Food’s beer-battered onion rings are the perfect party finger food.

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Sifted: Tax Day Cocktails, Triple Berry Dutch Baby + More

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1. Get your morning off to a delicious start with Joy the Baker’s puffy triple berry dutch baby.

2. Drink away your IRS woes — or celebrate your imminent refund — with tax day-themed cocktails on Flicks and Food.

3. Girl Versus Dough swirls creamy Nutella into her showstopping, streusel-topped babka.

4. There’s more to chickpeas than hummus, like these hors d’oeuvres-sized patties topped with harissa aioli from A House on the Hills.

5. Pass the Sushi blends together fresh peas and sprigs of mint to form a bright, springy sauce for grilled king salmon.

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Sifted: Easter Cupcakes, Homemade Milk and Cookie Shots + More

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1. Pastel-colored speckled jelly beans inspired these tiny Easter cupcakes from Urban Bakes.

2. Spring rhubarb becomes a tangy compote for French toast at Eats Well with Others.

3. Dominique Ansel debuted his logic-defying cookie cup to wild acclaim and curiosity last month; try it at home with Kirbie’s Cravings‘ chocolate chip-studded rendition.

4. If a Spanish vacation seems out of reach, try Everyday Maven‘s garlicky, sherry-splashed shrimp pil pil.

5. Lighten up the mornings with Live Laugh Rowe‘s grab-and-go broccoli-bacon frittata.

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Sifted: Key Lime Pie Bars, Peanut Butter Jelly Cups + More

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1. Put a spring in your step with these sunny, citrus-loaded key lime pie bars from Averie Cooks.

2. If you’re a fan of retro sandwiches and peanut butter cups, you’ll love To Her Core’s homemade PB&J cup mash-up, which layers blueberry jelly in between the nutty base and chocolate top.

3. Smother cutlets in Steamy Kitchen’s luscious ginger coconut sauce to take your pork chop dinner up a notch.

4. Planning your Passover menu? Consider 5 Second Rule’s flourless coconut macaroon cake, topped with chocolate ganache and chopped pistachios.

5. Who needs chickpeas? Just a Taste blends edamame, peas and tahini into a creamy, green dip that’s perfect for warm weather entertaining.

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  • Find blondies, brownies and more portable sweets in Cooking Channel’s round-up of bar cookie recipes.
  • Before your next big bash, whip up a giant bowl of our favorite dips, from guacamole to hot spinach and ricotta.

Sifted: Snickerdoodle Ice Cream Sandwiches, Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie + More

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1. Follow in Bakers Royale‘s sweet footsteps and stuff your favorite ice cream between homemade, cinnamon-laced snickerdoodles for a well-spiced ice cream sandwich (pictured above).

2. Who needs eggs when you can hide these cloud-like pastel-hued meringues by Sweet Style CA for your Easter hunt?

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Sifted: Deep-Dish Chocolate Chip Cookie, Lemonade Cake + More

Deep dish chocolate chip cookie from A Pinch of Yum

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1. Shelve your baking sheets — A Pinch of Yum layers caramel, sea salt and cocoa-studded dough in a cast iron skillet to form this giant, gooey chocolate chip cookie of our dreams.

2. Usher in the first day of spring with Not Quite Nigella’s cheerful lemonade cake, filled with alternating layers of bright curd and fluffy whipped cream.

3. If you love kung pao chicken, try the Sichuan wok-fried chicken from Appetite for China, a smokier and spicier rendition of the takeout standby.

4. Half Baked Harvest takes all the elements of our favorite campfire treat — chocolate, graham crackers and marshmallows — and repackages them into these beautifully torched s’mores cakes.

5. Upgrade your next bowl of noodles with Pickled Plum’s speedy instant ramen hack. Toss out the powdered flavor pack and whip up a fragrant soup base with chicken broth, miso paste and a dash of sake.

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  • Indulge in 13 mouthwatering spins on the classic chocolate chip cookie.
  • Set your taste buds on fire with Cooking Channel’s spiciest dishes, featuring flavorful recipes using cayenne, chipotle and chile peppers.

Sifted: Irish Coffee Cheesecake, Taco Pizzas + More

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1. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with an indulgent Irish coffee cheesecake that features a double dose of whiskey. Buttercream Blondie adds a swig of the brown stuff to the coffee-infused cake batter and the rich chocolate ganache.

2. What’s Gaby Cooking tops store-bought naan with traditional taco fillings such as black beans, jack cheese and cilantro to fashion these fun, easy-to-make Mexican pizzas.

3. To take chocolate cookies over the top, Completely Delicious stuffs them with a spoonful of Nutella and caramel-filled chocolates, plus a sprinkle of fleur de sel.

4. How Sweet Eats’s grown-up grilled cheese sandwich can double as dessert. Her sweet take on the childhood classic features brie and dark chocolate layered between slices of banana bread.

5. Fill flaky phyllo cups with creamy wasabi goat cheese and smoked salmon to create Kitchen Confidante’s elegant bagels and lox-inspired hors d’oeuvres.

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