15 Breezy Memorial Day Desserts Anyone Can Pull Off

After all the barbecues, burgers, beach trips, and backyard hangouts, what’s the best way to end Memorial Day weekend? With a sweet treat, of course. But not just any sweet treat—one that’s easy enough to put together in the hubbub of the big weekend; …

After all the barbecues, burgers, beach trips, and backyard hangouts, what's the best way to end Memorial Day weekend? With a sweet treat, of course. But not just any sweet treat—one that's easy enough to put together in the hubbub of the big weekend; one that's tasty and carefree enough to help you ease back into the most dreaded of Tuesdays.

These 15 simple dessert recipes fit the bill, for Memorial Day and, frankly, all summer long. Check 'em out and let us know if you give any a try.

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Our 23 Favorite Orzo Recipes for Speedy, Satisfying Dinners

Orzo is pasta pretending to be rice, and nobody is upset about it. It’s a perfect shape for “grain” salads that won’t glop or go stiff after a few hours in the sun. The spoonable shape makes it a natural addition to warm soups and stews too, and it takes on the flavor of meaty entrees like a champ. In the spirit of orzo appreciation, here are 23 wonderful ways to use it.

Salads

1. Grilled Zucchini Orzo

Don’t have a grill or grill pan? Roast or broil the vegetables here instead, especially the garlic. I’ve written a love letter to this recipe before, specifically the contrast created by the orzo-to-zucchini ratio and the wildcard ingredient of sesame oil.

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Orzo is pasta pretending to be rice, and nobody is upset about it. It’s a perfect shape for "grain" salads that won’t glop or go stiff after a few hours in the sun. The spoonable shape makes it a natural addition to warm soups and stews too, and it takes on the flavor of meaty entrees like a champ. In the spirit of orzo appreciation, here are 23 wonderful ways to use it.

Salads

1. Grilled Zucchini Orzo

Don’t have a grill or grill pan? Roast or broil the vegetables here instead, especially the garlic. I’ve written a love letter to this recipe before, specifically the contrast created by the orzo-to-zucchini ratio and the wildcard ingredient of sesame oil.

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Our 34 Favorite Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast Recipes

Oftentimes, boneless, skinless chicken breasts are equated with a lack of flavor and a dry texture. While it’s true that skin and bones are what breathe life and soul into many of our favorite chicken recipes, boneless, skinless chicken breasts can be …

Oftentimes, boneless, skinless chicken breasts are equated with a lack of flavor and a dry texture. While it's true that skin and bones are what breathe life and soul into many of our favorite chicken recipes, boneless, skinless chicken breasts can be just as appealing as bone-in cuts. Our proof? These 34 boneless, skinless chicken breast recipes that we make all the time.

1. Chicken Fingers 

Whether you bake or fry these chicken fingers, you’ll be transported to your childhood. Serve these crunchy tenders with your favorite dipping sauce.

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How to Make Oatmeal Perfectly Every Time

Ready to learn how to make oatmeal once and for all? Before you get cooking, there’s a lot to know about this simple pantry staple. There’s a world of cooking variations to familiarize yourself with depending on how the raw grain was milled, which make…

Ready to learn how to make oatmeal once and for all? Before you get cooking, there's a lot to know about this simple pantry staple. There's a world of cooking variations to familiarize yourself with depending on how the raw grain was milled, which makes a difference in the preparation of your perfect bowl.

Like most grains, oats are best enjoyed in either a crunchy or a softened state. Dehydrated, toasted oats become granola. Oatmeal, on the other hand, is defined by the fullness of its hydration. In terms of cookery, oatmeal just might be the world's most forgiving dish. The recipe can be reduced to a simple equation. Oats + liquid + time = oatmeal. You can mess it up, but it's not easy, especially if you understand the ratio of oats to liquid. Oats can absorb a lot of water, so you need substantially less oats than water by volume: 1/2 cup of oats is a reasonable place to start for a single portion.

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18 Lightning-Quick Chicken Recipes for Conquering Any Weeknight

While I’m a fan of slow, quiet Sundays babysitting a simmering pot, Monday (and Tuesday and Wednesday, well, you get it) nights are another story. Between work and life in general, I’m often not thinking about dinner until 7 p.m., and there’s no time t…

While I’m a fan of slow, quiet Sundays babysitting a simmering pot, Monday (and Tuesday and Wednesday, well, you get it) nights are another story. Between work and life in general, I'm often not thinking about dinner until 7 p.m., and there’s no time to waste—it’s a Chopped-style countdown until food is in my belly.

Enter chicken: It’s affordable, versatile, a speedy supper ready to 'wing' anything. Nearly ten times out of ten, I turn to a quick chicken cutlet or a hands-free sheet-pan number for a last-minute dinner. In short, chicken is a weeknight winner. And to prove it, I’ve gathered 18 lightning-quick chicken recipes from our site to prep and cook in 30 minutes (or less!). Check them out below:

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My Favorite Weeknight Staple Takes Less Than a Minute to Cook

Let’s face it: Some nights are harder than others. I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve saddled up, ready to work at my kitchen counter―sleeves pushed up, hair pulled back―and had a stare down with the cutting board, willing a dinner idea to revea…

Let's face it: Some nights are harder than others. I can't tell you the number of times I've saddled up, ready to work at my kitchen counter―sleeves pushed up, hair pulled back―and had a stare down with the cutting board, willing a dinner idea to reveal itself.

And especially these days, that's fine. I don't have to tell anyone about the importance of keeping a well-stocked pantry, but there are a few specific ingredients that have proven their worth, time and time again. In my kitchen, udon noodles enjoy that MVP status.

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15 Simple & Comforting Recipes for Dinner Tonight

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I’m an introvert and a homebody. Friday night to Sunday is this precious pause of time and space; I get to catch up with a close friend or two over a video chat and cuddle with my dog, Quentin. The weekend is …

I've said it before and I'll say it again: I'm an introvert and a homebody. Friday night to Sunday is this precious pause of time and space; I get to catch up with a close friend or two over a video chat and cuddle with my dog, Quentin. The weekend is a gift we don't take lightly.

But it’s a cycle: Sunday afternoon hits, and you start thinking about all the fun things you didn't get to this weekend. Then Sunday evening rolls around, and that Monday-morning meeting looms just a little larger with every passing hour. Before you know it, the weekend is gone...forever. It's the “Sunday Scaries,” as some people like to call that sudden surge of dread (and by “some people,” yes, I mean me).

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Tortellini Soup

TORTELLINI SOUPWe’re right in the middle of winter and all I’ve been craving is this easy, cozy and delicious Tortellini Soup! I love how there are some many things going on in this soup and they all compliment one another so well. I love e…

TORTELLINI SOUP
We’re right in the middle of winter and all I’ve been craving is this easy, cozy and delicious Tortellini Soup! I love how there are some many things going on in this soup and they all compliment one another so well. I love enjoying this tortellini soup…
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Easy Chicken and Dumplings Recipe

EASY CHICKEN AND DUMPLINGS RECIPEOur Easy Chicken and Dumplings Recipe is finally here and we couldn’t be more excited! Our simplified and delicious version is so cozy and makes fluffy biscuit-like dumplings. It’s perfect for chilly weather…

EASY CHICKEN AND DUMPLINGS RECIPE
Our Easy Chicken and Dumplings Recipe is finally here and we couldn’t be more excited! Our simplified and delicious version is so cozy and makes fluffy biscuit-like dumplings. It’s perfect for chilly weather season! What are Chicken and Dumplings? Chicken and dumplings is a slightly thickened chicken…
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The Chillest-Ever Holiday Dinner (No Oven Required)

We’ve partnered with Sprouts to share ideas for the most laid-back, utensil-free holiday meal you can imagine. And since you can buy all the elements in just one shopping trip—even for feasts that are gluten-free, organic, or plant-based—the prep work …

We've partnered with Sprouts to share ideas for the most laid-back, utensil-free holiday meal you can imagine. And since you can buy all the elements in just one shopping trip—even for feasts that are gluten-free, organic, or plant-based—the prep work is zero fuss.


While a happy, raucous holiday dinner—full of aunts and uncles, grandparents, and toddlers in seasonal onesies, with everyone sprawled across the house sipping eggnog—is my favorite part about the season, it’s just not in the cards this year.

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