Beef Burger Recipes

When you're craving the meatiest, most succulent burgers around, page through this collection of irresistible beefy takes on the great American sandwich. The toppings won't disappoint: We stacked beef burgers with an assortment of final finishes, including fried eggs and tangy shredded pickles.

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How to Make Popcorn Balls

This all-time favorite dessert is offers instant nostalgia (remember Grandma making them?). Bring them into your own kitchen with our incredible easy steps.

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5-Minute Lunch Box Ideas

Lunch, fast. Two words that may mean a drive-through to you, but we have more than a dozen ways to pack your lunch box with a delicious meal in 5 minutes. Noon just got tastier.

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How to Make Kombucha

Kombucha tea is a fermented tea gaining popularity for its health benefits as a functional drink. You can find lots of kombucha tea products in health food stores and on supermarket shelves, but you can make kombucha at home using our kombucha recipe and tips for how to make kombucha, from making the SCOBY to bottling the finished kombucha.

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Quotes About Food That Nailed It!

You know those times you need to pause and rewind because a character in a movie or TV show just said something that's speaking directly to you? Food quotes make us do that. Here are some quotes about food that speak the truth.

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How to Mail Cookies

Send your famous cookie recipe to loved ones anywhere! See how to pack cookies so they won't crumble and other tips for how to mail cookies.

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DIY Drink Stations

Our favorite party trend? Creative DIY drink stations that let party-goers play mixologist. We're sharing our favorite beverage stations, including an infused vodka station, a mojito station, and more. Once you set out the listed supplies, you're all ready to party!

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Our Best Vanilla Cakes and Cupcakes

Vanilla cakes and cupcakes, including simple plain white cakes and cupcakes, as well as more upscale versions such as a cozy rum-infused variation, make irresistible desserts everyone will love. Plus, we fill you in on darling ways to dress up these classic treats!


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    • Classic Vanilla Cake

      Forget glitzy sprinkles and elaborate icings. Simplicity is best when it comes to classic vanilla cake. Cover the nostalgic dessert in swirls of pure white frosting made with a special ingredient: sour cream.

    • Simple White Cupcakes with Creamy Frosting

      Simply classic, these tender vanilla cupcakes are ready to be dressed up with a swirl of creamy frosting and your favorite toppers.

    • Cherry-Almond Vanilla Cupcakes

      The mellow flavor of vanilla partners with rich almond extract and tart cherry juice in these dreamy pink desserts. Hide a maraschino cherry in the center of each cupcake for a sweet surprise.

    • Vanilla Sparkling Wine Pound Cake

      Make tea time sweeter with a slice of this luscious vanilla pound cake. We add a splash of sparkling wine to its special homemade glaze to give the cake some crisp flavor.

    • Vanilla Ruffle Cake

      When it comes to pretty vanilla cakes, ruffles never go out of style. Use a frosting-filled pastry bag to pipe adorable pink ruffles onto this plain Jane cake. Watch here for tips and tricks on how to decorate!

    • Buttercakes with Sour Cream Frosting

      Sour cream frosting makes a luscious topper for cupcakes that get their moist texture from buttermilk. A filling of strawberry jam makes for a sweet surprise.

    • Raspberry and Vanilla Stack Cake

      Tart raspberries and sweet vanilla bean paste offer delightful contrasting tastes for your dessert tray. We combine the two favorites in this jelly-filled stack cake, perfect for potlucks and summer parties.

    • Black-and-White Irish Cream Cupcakes

      Irish cream liqueur is stirred into the batter, while ganache frosting and white icing lend a mellow richness to these dark chocolate-vanilla combo cupcakes. Use a toothpick to make the impressive swirls.

    • Sprinkle-Me-Happy Cake

      The surprise ingredient in this sprinkle-covered vanilla cake? Sweet potatoes! The earthy root veggie helps keep the cake extra moist, while bananas and pineapple add natural sweetness.

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      Plain Jane Lets Loose Cupcakes

      Add a splash of chocolate liqueur to fluffy white frosting to take these vanilla cupcakes from simple to sensational. Add raspberries or blackberries for an oh-so-cute topper.

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      Cranberry-Vanilla Bean Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

      Bright and zippy, this gorgeous vanilla bean cake features delicious fixes of fruit. Fresh orange peel is baked inside, while sugared cranberries and zesty lemon strips top it all off. 

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      Video: How to Frost a Layer Cake

      Frosting a layer cake is easier than you think. Using tips and tricks from the Better Homes and Gardens Test Kitchen, we'll show you how to frost your layer cake to perfection.

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      Rum Vanilla Bean Bundt Cake

      Our vanilla bean Bundt cake -- laced with rum and dusted with powdered sugar -- makes a light and cozy dessert for any occasion. Plus, it's less than 300 calories per serving!

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      Vanilla Cake with Buttercream, Berries, and Jam

      For an elegant dessert, place fresh berries and swirls of buttercream frosting between stacks of soft vanilla cake. Don't forget to drizzle on strawberry jam for extra fruity flavor.

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      Italian Cream Cake

      Flaky coconut, crunchy pecans, and smooth spoonfuls of cream cheese frosting take this simple vanilla cake from bland to beautiful. The Italian-inspired cake makes a delicious addition to any party or special occasion.

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      Vanilla Bean-Coconut Cupcakes

      Vanilla infuses these mouthwatering cupcakes with its inviting flavor and aroma. Toasted coconut adds a subtle touch of color and flavor as a garnish.

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      Creative Birthday Cupcakes

      These inspired cupcake ideas will make your birthday celebration even sweeter. Whether you prefer chocolate cupcakes, vanilla cupcakes, or a more sophisticated take on the popular birthday dessert, this collection includes some of our favorites.
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