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Summer Fest: The 5 Best Picnic Sweets

You’ve lunched on sandwiches, nibbled on potato salad and slaws, then washed it all down with a refreshing iced tea. What’s next? Dessert, of course. But with the summer sun pounding up above, it’s best to avoid delicate layered cakes or quick-to-melt ice cream. Before you head out, fill up your baskets with these champion travelers and we guarantee dessert will be a grand finale.

1. S’mores Bars (pictured above)
Kelsey layers chocolate chips and marshmallow fluff between graham-flavored blondies to make bars that possess all the campfire flavor of s’mores, minus the gooey mess.

2. Apple and Blueberry Hand Pies
No need to fumble for forks and plates. These flaky, grab-and-go pies — stuffed with cinnamon-dusted apples and blueberries — are as easy to devour as they are to transport.

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Sifted: Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream Sandwiches, Shrimp Rolls + More

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1. This isn’t your childhood ice cream sandwich. Half Baked Harvest‘s grown-up take packs a scoop of peanut butter cup ice cream into hot-from-the-oven pretzel buns.

2. The size of little cream puffs, Cooking for Keeps’ mini dill-flecked shrimp rolls are the perfect summer substitute for tea sandwiches.

3. To make this beautiful (and gluten-free) summer tart, Bakerita arranges slices of ripe mango in concentric petal-like circles.

4. Up your brunch game with the Kitchen Magpie’s crowd-pleasing French toast rolls, filled with Nutella and fresh strawberries.

5. Looking to serve wild salmon on a budget? 1-2 Simple Cooking turns one serving of salmon into two servings with these teriyaki salmon kebabs.

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Chocolate Chip-Pecan Kentucky Pie for the Final Four

Many college kids don’t exactly follow a healthy meal plan, and I was no exception. Since the majority of restaurants in my Alabama university town accepted our campus dining card, I would often order a lavish takeout dinner. Excess was the rule. One of my all-time favorite splurges was a rather large slice of warm Kentucky Pie from a local deli. That sublime chocolate chip cookie/pecan pie hybrid, a riff on Louisville’s famous Derby Pie, was the stuff that dreams (and the dreaded ‘freshman 15′) were made of.

This Saturday, whether you’re cheering on the Kentucky Wildcats or a fan of gooey chocolate chip desserts (because surely you are at least one of these things?), consider making this riff on crowd-pleasing Kentucky Pie for your fellow March Madness revelers. Serve slabs of this soft cookie-pie warm, straight out of the oven, with whipped cream or ice cream if you so please. (I do.) And if you want to do it like a real Southerner, offer a nip of bourbon on the side.

(Want even more recipes inspired by famous college town foods? Check out Cooking Channel’s Bracket Battle of the Best College Eats.)

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Easy Rhubarb-Cherry Pie


This pie was baked by my 14-year-old son. He made the dough, mixed a filling of tart rhubarb and sweet cherries, and then he created the lattice. I sat back, trying not to take over, and just watched in amazement as he figured it all out. It was a thing of beauty to see him moving so confidently in the kitchen and his pie, well you can see for yourself, the kid has skill. I was in heaven. There is nothing sweeter than a kid in the kitchen and especially when he’s baking my favorite pie.

Rhubarb-Cherry Pie Recipe

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Our Top 3.14 Pie Recipes to Celebrate Pi Day

In case you forgot to mark your calendars, today is Pi Day, a day to celebrate mathematics! Or if you’re like me, it’s a day to celebrate pie! I don’t care if it’s fruit-filled, crumble-topped or served a la mode, if it’s wrapped in a tender, flaky pastry crust then I’m a fan.

Sometimes I ask myself, “Do I really need another excuse to eat more pie?” (No). But while pi is certainly irrational, we think eating some pie today is very rational (nerd joke).

Since Thanksgiving is long gone, this holiday calls for a resurgence of pie-making. So grab your rolling pin, assemble your buttery crusts and roll out some new pie recipes.

Here are our top 3.14 pie recipes that will make Thanksgiving jealous:

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13 Days of Pumpkin: Throwdown Over Pumpkin Pie

Pie’s on the line, not in the sky, when Bobby faces an award-winning baker.

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Easy as Pie: Apple Galette

A galette is a French tart, or simply a pie without a plate. It is easy to make and there is no fancy fluting or lattice top crust to worry about. Right now apples are abundant, with many varieties to choose from. You can mix and match to suit your mood. Some will turn to sauce (McIntosh), some will keep their shape (Prairie Spy), others will be sweet (HoneyCrisp) and some will be tart (Haralson). The crust should be tender and flaky and just barely strong enough to hold up to the apples. It adds to the drama if some of the juices escape, which is why we bake on a sided baking sheet.

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25 Amazing Things to Make With Strawberries

Zoe Francois’ Beautiful No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake

Shake off the winter blues and welcome in the vibrant, fresh flavors of spring! Strawberry season has commenced early this year, so celebrate with pies, smoothies and so much more. Here are 25 ideas to start enjoying everyone’s favorite berry. In no particular order…

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Sifted: Banana Cream Pie, St. Patrick’s Day Ideas and More

Banana Cream Pie

Peanut Butter Banana Cream Pie with Hot Fudge Sauce

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  1. Happy Pi Day! It’s okay if you don’t like math, we think banana cream pie is a fine way to celebrate.  — Annie’s Eats
  2. Boozy Foods: This St. Patrick’s Day, Irish Whiskey Butter may just be the decadent twist your soda bread needs. – Brown Eyed Baker
  3. Craving: Steak and mashed potatoes whipped with goat cheese. Those “meat and potato” types must be onto something. –Food52
  4. Not in the mood for boiled cabbage? Braise it, and throw in a little chorizo while you’re at it. — Pork, Knife, and Spoon 
  5. In between seasons: Everyone is anxious for spring, but show some last bits of love for winter produce while awaiting the arrival of rhubarb and asparagus. — Not Without Salt
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Candy Bar Pie

Take 5 Pie Recipe

I’m not going to lie—I’d never tried a Take 5 candy bar until just a few days ago. When I took my first salty, sweet, insanely delicious bite I immediately wondered what in the heck I had been waiting for. Seriously, what could possibly be wrong with a combination of pretzels, peanuts, peanut butter, caramel, and chocolate? Nothing.

Take 5 Pie Recipe

So when it came time to come up with a stellar Super Bowl dessert —because really, it’s all about the food—I knew a replication of the Take 5 bar would be a guaranteed knock-it-out-of-the-park success.

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