21 Cool, Creamy No-Cook Desserts
Just because it's too hot to turn on the oven doesn't mean you can't whip up an irresistible homemade dessert. Try one of these easy no-cook recipes for frozen treats, fruity trifles, icebox cakes and more!
By Lisa Cericola
1. Eton Mess
A favorite British dessert, named for the famous school, Eton.
Get the recipe for Eton Mess
2. Berry Mascarpone Fool
This pretty dessert can be made with any berries of your choice.
Get the recipe for Berry Mascarpone Fool
3. Summer Pudding
This classic summer fruit dessert is traditionally made with currants, but blackberries and raspberries work well, too.
Get the recipe for Summer Pudding
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1. Balsamic Tuna Bruschetta
Tuna salad gets a sophisticated, sun-drenched makeover with the addition of smoky red peppers, salty olives, and sweet balsamic vinegar. Substitute white balsamic in place of the regular stuff for a lighter touch.
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What if all your favorite party dips joined together to form the supergroup of spreads? Part guacamole, part artichoke dip, part tapenade, this creamy green spread is 100 percent tasty -- and surprisingly healthy to boot!
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3. An Updated Classic: The Cheesy Nut Ball
Bring back those fond memories of swingin' holiday parties past with an updated version of the Hickory Farms classic -- this one featuring an extra layer of sweet and salty sundried tomatoes.
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Dig in and indulge a little! Check out these refreshingly sweet Valentine's Day recipes including cupcakes, cakes, brownies, cookies, mousse and more.
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1. Chocolate Whoopie Pies
This version of whoopie pie from Baked Explorations features a very moist, deep-chocolate cookie and a light and fluffy vanilla filling.
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2. Black-Bottom Ice Cream Pie
You can make this easy frozen pie with any flavor of ice cream you like. Just don't forget the deep, dark chocolate crust and gooey fudge sauce.
Get the recipe for Black-Bottom Ice Cream Pie
3. Mississippi Mud Cake You don't have to be from Mississippi -- or even Southern -- to come under this cake's spell. A chewy chocolate base is covered with marshmallows in this version from Southern Cakes.
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Have a healthier happy hour with these 10 tasty drink recipes! Made with ingredients like coconut water, fresh fruit and no sugary mixers, you'd never guess that these cocktails are low-cal.
By Colleen Mullaney
1. Tropical Sangria
Light and full of fruity flavors, this sangria is perfect on a hot summer day.
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One of summer's traditional cocktails, you can mix this version up with any combination of fresh fruit for a tasty and satisfying result.
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3. Watermelon Crush
Featuring summer's favorite fruit, this cocktail is an instant crowd-pleaser. Make a pitcher and invite your friends over; no one will guess it's low-cal!
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Want to know the best way to beat the heat? Fill your freezer with a selection of these icy cold summertime sweets. We've picked the best gelato, popsicles, ice cream bars and more!
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1. Ciao Bella Key Lime Gelato Squares
These addictive squares combine key lime graham gelato with graham cracker wafers for a tart twist on a popular pie.
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2. Banana Peanut Butter Greek Frozen Yogurt
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3. York Peppermint Pattie Bars
Peppermint flavored light ice cream is dipped in a dark chocolate coating to create these refreshing frozen bars.
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By Erin Berger
1. Darth Vader Burger
To celebrate the February 2012 release of Star Wars: Episode I in 3D, French fast food chain Quick hoped to draw diners to the dark side with a slew of Star Wars-themed offerings. The pièce de résistance was a spicy Darth Vader burger, complete with a jet-black bun achieved with vegetable coloring. Though only available for three days, the burger made quite an impression - not only on Quick customers but curious onlookers worldwide who rocketed the novel hamburger to viral Internet fame.
2. Burger King Bacon Sundae
We're certainly fans of bacon and ice cream sundaes on their own, but Burger King decided to go a step further and combine the two into one dessert. Their new Bacon Sundae features vanilla soft serve with hot fudge, caramel and a bacon crumble topping, garnished with a slice of "hardwood
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50 Under $50: Awesome Finds to Brighten Up Your Home This Summer By Lia WiedemannRead More »from 50 Under $50: Awesome Finds to Brighten Up Your Home This Summer
Make a statement in every room of your house without breaking the bank
1. Pretty Planters
A mix of matte earthenware and colorful glazes, these planters can brighten up a front door, backyard or any room in your home.
2. High Gloss Wine Racks
Available in bright tangerine, green or bold black, these glossy wine racks will keep your bottles organized and perk up your counter top.
3. Ombre Organizer
Conquer clutter with this stylish wall hook that has beautiful shades of blue and a cool chevron pattern. With three gold hooks, it can hold your keys, jewelry, leashes and more.
4. Colorful Lamps
Add a pop of color or keep it crisp with white with these sleek table lamps.
5. Bamboo and Blooms
These faux bamboo vases are pretty on their own, but they'd look even better with a bunch of blooms. You can also fill it with cooking utensils and display it on your kitchen counter.
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1. Bold and Bright
In this kitchen, designed by Jonathan Adler for fashion designer Liz Lange, white Ikea cabinets and stainless-steel appliances -- a Viking stove and dishwasher -- provide a calm and neutral background for exuberant bursts of color to create the happiest room in the house. Carrara marble countertops are amply stocked with Adler's own pottery and a white vintage glass vase full of orange mums brightens the island. Ceiling fixtures from Rejuvenation take the place of recessed lights to lend a shot of warmth to the space. Walls sheathed in Carrara marble tile and open shelves are perfect for showing off bold blue-and-white dishes from Villeroy & Boch. Adler's giant stoneware horse bowl is both a lively focal point and a fun way to keep fruit and healthy snacks close at hand.
2. Snowy White
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1. Stop Wine-ing
This whimsical wine rack not only presents your bottles like a bouquet of fresh flowers, it also saves space by holding them upright, away from the circular base. Because it's made of metal dressed in a spiffy black finish, you can place it on your dining room table as the perfect centerpiece.
2. Boxes of Beauty
These shiny, candy-colored boxes are the consummate way to stash your favorite foods. The Harabu House Takenaka Bento Box is both microwaveable and dishwasher safe, plus it comes with a movable divider so you can wrap multiple foods in foil and pack them together. It's available in nine bright colors, perfect for the office or your kid's backpack.
3. Color Me Elegant
It's not often your storage remedies are as pretty as this Mano Storage Jar. The smooth, pastel-colored glazed jar